Emerald Cocoa Roast Almonds

These are manufactured by the Diamond Nut Company.  As it happens, I actually contacted them years ago to ask about integrated pest management.  It turns out that they do utilize IPM which means they spray only the  smallest amount of pesticides necessary; sometimes, none.

I saw these at Target the other day and had been wanting to try the little 100 calorie packs, as they are good for traveling, handbags, and the car.  The nuts are very attractive, with a dark cocoa coating that I feared would be messy, like that on French truffles, but it wasn’t.  It’s almost as if a very thin cocoa veneer has been lacquered on each nut. One bag has only one gram of sugar, so they aren’t sweet, but they are very satisfying and different.  Extremely crunchy, fresh, and full of goodness: 4% of iron, 4% of calcium, 20% of vitamin E, 3 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber and only 15mg of sodium.

I would buy them again in a heartbeat as their portability makes them an excellent choice when healthy options are unavailable.

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