Yuval Zaliouk was a world renowned musical conductor (www.zaliouk.com) and for the past two decades has been the owner of Almondina.
Zaliouk’s company is based in Ohio and his Almondina (the Dina part was his Grandma’s name) biscuit type cookies (his Grandma Dina’s secret recipe) are sold in all 50 States and several foreign countries.
I don’t know if you’re familiar with Almondina biscuits/cookies (think “thin, light, crunchy”) – I was not before I had this opportunity to try them. I wasn’t sure I’d like them by just looking at a picture. Boy, were we in for a treat!
And, the background story is a treat too. The cookies are an old family secret. Grandma Dina called them Petit Gateau. They were later renamed for her Almondina (Dina).
They make a great treat – especially if you drink coffee. I think tea and hot cocoa would be good with them too and I read that go well with soft cheese! My husband and I both enjoyed this review opportunity.
Almondina’s are all-natural, have no added fat or salt, no cholesterol, no preservatives; and they come in many flavors.
The ones we sampled were:
Original, Sesame, Choconut, Chocolate Cherry, Cinnaroma, Almonduo and Gingerspice. I’d say Chocolate Cherry, Choconut and Gingerspice were some of my most favorite. Especially the Chocolate Cherry.
Almondina’s can be found in many stores, some of which are Fairway, Hy Vee, Giant Eagle, Brookshire, Mollie Stone’s, Hannaford, Jewel, Whole Foods, The FreshMarket, Walmart, Trader Joe’s, Cost Plus World Market, and TJ Maxx, Marshalls. Check out the store locator at the Almondina website for more stores.
ENTER to WIN!
I’m very happy to be able to giveaway a large sampler prize package to one of you too! Each package contains approximately 15 cookies and the winner will get about 7 packages of various flavors. Approximately a $32 value! So, plenty to share with your friends and family!
Just follow the Rafflecopter instructions. The only mandatory entry is to leave a comment in the comment form here at the blog. Everything else gives you extra chances to win. Winner picked by random and will emailed.
Open to USA residents only; previous Almondina winners are not eligible to win this giveaway.