For generations, the family of Yuval Zaliouk enjoyed his grandmother Dina’s Petit Gateau Sec. The recipe for these crunchy wafers with natural and healthy ingredients was once closely guarded. Late in her life, Dina shared the secret recipe with her daughter Ahuda. With her blessing, Zaliouk began making the nutritious cookie in his Ohio kitchen in 1989. Meeting the growing demands of families looking for nutritious snack alternatives, his company began offering Almondina Brand Biscuits in all fifty states and seven foreign countries.
We had the opportunity to try the following cookies from Almondina: Original, Sesame, AlmonDuo (Almond and Pistachio), Ginger Spice, Cinnaroma, Choconut, and Chocolate Cherry.
Almondina is known for their thin crunchy biscuits that are packed with roasted almonds. They are all-natural and do not contain cholesterol, added fat, trans-fats, salt, or preservatives. So that means no high fructose corn syrup and ingredients you can’t pronounce! Here’s what you’ll find in the Original flavor:
- Flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour)
- Pure Cane Sugar
- Egg Whites
- Natural Flavors
So that means no high fructose corn syrup and ingredients you can’t pronounce! They are also low in calories.
Although they are delicious right out of the package, you can also dip them in coffee, tea, milk, or a dessert wine. We enjoy making our own ice cream and yogurt and found that they make a great topping when broken into pieces. You can also dip them in a soft cheese. My favorite Almondina cookie was the original flavor. The raisins added a nice sweetness to the cookie while not overpowering the almonds. I like that they can be eaten as a snack without crumbling into difficult to eat pieces.
Where to Purchase Almondina Products
You can find Almondina products at Fairway, Hy Vee, Giant Eagle, Brookshire, Mollie Stone’s, Hannaford, Jewel, Whole Foods, The FreshMarket, Walmart, Trader Joe’s, Cost Plus World Market, TJ Maxx, Marshalls and many others. You can also order them online from Amazon or on their website. To locate a store near you, visit here.