Tis the season for sweets and goodies, and Almondina can help. Almondina is the inspiring success story of a man whose great loves include both music and wonderful food. For generations his family loved his grandmother Dina’s most secret cookie which she called Petit Gateau Sec. Yuval Zaliouk, an internationally known symphony conductor and gourmet chef, always had a special place in his heart (and stomach) for this equisite, crispy wafer with the delicate flavor of roasted almonds and natural sweetness of plump raisins.
Long after his grandmother’s death, Zaliouk became aware that the remarkable characteristics of this addictively delicious but extremely nutritious cookie fell squarely in line with the growing demands of health-conscious buyers at the end of the century. Within seven years having started baking in his kitchen, the cookies, renamed Almondina® for his grandmother, were available in all fifty states, sought after in seven foreign countries, and had brought him recognition as Entrepreneur of the Year.
This all-natural, crispy almond cookie has no cholesterol and no added fat, salt, or preservatives. It is wonderfully crunchy and does not have to be dipped. It is a delightful accompaniment for coffee, tea, soft cheeses and fine light wines. The rush to eliminate fat from gourmet foods too often has also eliminated most of the flavor, a fact which is in sharp contrast to this enticingly delicious cookie.
I received a very nice assortment of the Almondina Cookies and love them. They are perfect with milk, tea or coffee. I like mine with coffee. They are crispy little cookies in an assortment of flavors :
- The Original
- Pumpkin Spice
- Chocolate Cherry
- Chocolate Dipped
- Yogurt Dipped Almodina
- Milk Chocolate
- Almondina Delights
I love love LOVE the Chocolate Cherry, with a cup of green tea. These are excellent for setting out for the unexpected friends that stop by or even for a cookie tray for a dish to pass. Almondina even if creating a gift basket for a gift. These aren’t just for special occasions though. They’re perfect for every day too.