Thursday, February 11, 2010

Almonds

We went to Sam's Club today for the specific purpose of getting almonds; for years I've bought a great big bag of them there for around $10.  When I'm eating right, it really helps me out to have whole, unsalted almonds around.  Believe it or not, I can nibble on a quarter-cup of almonds for over a half-hour. 
Today, all they had in the big bags were sliced almonds.  This happens a lot at Sam's Club: a product I absolutely love and have purchased for years is suddenly gone.  
On the way in, I had noticed some big plastic jars of almonds, so I went to check those out.  OK, the almonds are salted, but they'll be fine for munching, I thought.  And then I caught sight of something I had never heard of before:  Chocolate almonds. 
And what's more, the sign beside them said they had the same number of calories as regular almonds.  I checked the label.
OK, I'm always ready to try a new product.  I got one jar of regular, salted almonds, and one of the chocolate ones.  Back in the car, I opened the jar of chocolate almonds, tasted one, and fell instantly, insanely in love.  I gave Cliff one, and he, too, was smitten.
I'm not so sure I'll be able to hold my consumption to nibbling a quarter-cup a day, but I'll give it my best effort.  

17 comments:

Sugar said...

how many calories? i didn't see that on the label pic. just wondering.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Thanks for the heads up! I'll look for these at Sam's. We had been getting the unsalted almonds as well. Figures! -Tammy

Donna said...

Sugar, 1/4 cup of almonds is 205 calories. I know that's a lot for a small amount, but they have lots of nutrients, and I can make that 1/4 cup last for a long time.

Tammy, I'm hoping this was just a temporary thing, because they had plenty of the sliced ones, and that's usually what they're out of.

madcobug said...

We don't have a Sam's here but they are saying there is one going to be built in a mall pretty close to here soon. They stopped the grading once due to there was an Indian mound near it. Don't know if it will continue or not. Not in that spot I don't think. Chocolate almonds sounds good. Helen

RNSheets said...

I don't go to Sam's no more, just wondering if Walmart has them. I love almonds and chocolate...both together, yummy!

Donna said...

Ron, Walmart has a bag of almonds about 1/5 the size for about half the price of the Sam's big bag. I refuse to pay that much for my almonds; I'll do without first.

Tango said...

OH yummy. I love chocolate + almonds :)

natalie said...

hiya
come to see me at Lurkynat please and leave a commwent!
my question is: how do they do that without more calories? it sounds heavenly
natalie

ingasmile said...

It is a powdered chocolate coating which has Splenda in it. I love them too. They also sell them individual serving sizes in the snack aisle.

Inga

Lindie said...

Is it a dark chocolate? That would be good for us!

Diane@Diane's Place said...

I love the fact that those chocolate almonds actually contain almonds. I read the ingredient list at the bottom. ;o)

Anita said...

Sounded very tasty until one of the people commented that it has Splenda in it. Still, if I see them I'll probably try it. My husband and I eat almonds regularly.

Midlife Mom said...

I try to keep almonds in the house too. Chocolate almonds sounds like something I would dive right into with both feet! I think keeping it to a quarter cup will be a problem for me.......sigh.....

Milly said...

My goodness these sound good! Do you go to the Sam's on 71 Highway? I'm not crazy about almonds but everything is improved by chocolate! MGW

PS Every time I open your blog and see that great picture of your dog by heart just smiles!

ingasmile said...

Sucralose = Splenda

Donna said...

Millie, we patronize the Sam's Club just off I-70, near Independence Center.

Dory said...

OMG, I love almonds almost as much as pistachios. I gotta check this out!