Friday, August 29, 2014

A favorite snack and the Blue Diamond review!

As a runner, I am frequently always hungry and I prefer to grab healthy snacks to munch on.  I was recently chosen to be a Blue Diamond tastemaker.  For me, this was incredibly exciting as Blue Diamond's almonds are 9 times out of 10 my go to snack (with the occasional avocado and froyo thrown in - hey, old habits die hard)!  Almonds are simple to grab on my rush out the door in the morning and easy to eat between the daily rush of the work day, meals, and workouts.

For the month of August I received the Honey Roasted Vanilla almonds and the Honey Roasted Chipotle almonds.

I'm not normally a Chipotle fan but even I enjoyed these.  I liked the pop of spice and the additional flavor that set these apart from the normal low salt almonds that are staples of my grocery list.  As my tastebuds do not cover the whole of America's, I asked coworkers and the husband to taste them as well.  My husband said it best when he told me that he "enjoyed the heat and would definitely buy more of these."  When I put them in front of him, he said he was ready to eat the whole can but we were just sitting down to dinner.  

We also tried the Vanilla almonds...and I fell in love.  I tried a few with my coffee to start, and really enjoyed the honey flavor with the added vanilla.  They have enough sweetness to get me through that tough afternoon craving, and also allow me to avoid the cookies and candy that seem to appear out of nowhere in the kitchen of my office.  Grabbing a handful of almonds has always been my go-to snack, but being allowed the opportunity to try these two flavors makes me look forward to the tastings that come my way in the future.

Based on the fact that my husband can't wait to have more of the chipotle flavor, and I am going through the vanilla canister pretty quickly, I would say that these two flavors in my house (and office) are quite the success.

Thank you, Blue Diamond for this opportunity.

*In the interest of full disclosure, while this post is sponsored by Blue Diamond, I was not paid to write this post and all opinions stated above are my own.

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