Thursday, August 27, 2015

Ending Summer on a High Note With Blue Diamond Almonds

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds.

Since becoming a Blue Diamond Tastemaker, I have come to the realization that Blue Diamond has truly outdone themselves with the fun and innovative ways they have changed the face of almonds. Don't get me wrong, I will eat plain almonds all day long. I just like the way they taste naturally, but the different flavor varieties that they offer are simply irresistible! I'll take my almonds any way.... sweet, savory, plain, flavorful. I recently had the opportunity to try 2 varieties of Blue Diamond Almonds: Oven Roasted Blueberry Almonds and Salted Caramel Almonds.

As you can see, my family could not contain themselves and busted into the Blueberry ones before I even had a chance to snag a picture of them perfectly sealed. Oh well, life happens. Needless to say, the kids like them, and I'm super OK with that because not only do they have 5 grams of protein per serving and taste delicious, but it also provides a healthy dose of some very important vitamins and minerals. For example, they provide 30% daily value of vitamin E, 3 grams of Fiber, and a measly 25 milligrams of sodium. I'm happy when the kids choose these over sugar filled, unhealthy alternatives. I find the blueberry taste to be sweet and refreshing, and the perfect pair for a Summer day. Plus, they're PURPLE! 

The Salted Caramel Almonds are absolutely a sweet treat. When I first tasted them, I knew they would be the perfect pair with ice cream. They are perfectly crunchy, yet sweet like caramel with a touch of salt. It really feels like you are indulging in something fattening/unhealthy, so you feel guilty until you read the label. There are only 3 grams of sugar per serving! AND... they provide 20% of your daily value of Magnesium. I have no idea how true this is, and I am not a medical professional, but I have read a lot lately about the importance of Magnesium, and how almost everyone is very low in it. What a great and tasty way to boost those levels! Plus, as I mentioned before, it goes undeniably perfect with vanilla ice cream, if you have a sweet tooth like me. I suppose you could put it in yogurt if you are feeling a little healthier than myself, and Greek yogurt if you are feeling uber-healthy.

My goal is to eventually try every almond variety that Blue Diamond has to offer. Next up on my list is the Wasabi and Soy Almonds. I have heard all good things, so I need to try them for myself. My favorite to date are the Sriracha Almonds. Do you have a favorite Blue Diamond Almond flavor? If so, let me know in the comments!

These Oven Roasted Blueberry and Salted Caramel Blue Diamonds Almonds wrapped up our Summer deliciously, therefore, I give them 10 stars:

If you want to explore all of the flavor options, you can do so right on their website, and then even find where you can buy them at your nearest retail location! Check it out HERE.

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