Chocolate & Almonds is a stellar combo that seems to be making a takeover bid for the title of "Most Popular Desert Combo", from the reigning champions, Chocolate & Peanut Butter. Seriously, just check out our reviews of Almondina Choconut Almond Cookies and Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Unsweetened Chocolate Almond Milk) to see how delicious this sweet & nutty combo truly is. Or you can simply just keep on reading!
I found 100 calorie packs of Emerald Cocoa Roast Almonds at Target tonight and could not pass them up (I have had great experience with flavored almonds). I decided that $2.79 for (7) 18 gram baggies of dark chocolate nutty goodness was well worth every penny. Was I correct?
You bet your bottom dollar I was! The second you open your flavor-packed pouch, the aroma of dark cocoa powder consumes all of the air in at least a 2 foot radius around you. You almost wouldn't have to eat them to get your chocolate fix (however, I wouldn't go that far because you would really be missing out). The crunchy, smooth, nutty almond base is the star of the show with the dusting of cocoa offering a subtle chocolate essence (the smell is what really makes these little gems so superior). Furthermore, after consuming your special treat, you will possess a chocolate satisfaction without having to go through the sugar roller-coaster that many sugary treats take you on.
Each 18 gram bag of Emerald Cocoa Roast Almonds is small enough to fit into your pocket or a small zipper compartment in your purse (perfect for an emergency snack). One chocolate infused serving provides 100 calories, 8 grams of fat & 0.5 grams of saturated fat (13% & 3% of the RDA), 15 mg of sodium (1% of the RDA), 2 grams of fiber (8% of the RDA), 1 gram of sugar and 3 grams of protein. The naturally nutritious almonds also pack in 20% of the RDA for Vitamin E.
The ingredients consist of dry roasted almonds covered in modified food starch, natural & artificial flavors, cocoa powder, salt, acesulfame potassium and sucralose - yes, there are artificial sweeteners used in this, which was a little it of a surprise to me.
Emerald Nuts has concocted a fabulous and more diet-friendly replacement for those sinful chocolate covered nuts that are so delectably delicious. So, if you're not averse to the sweeteners, go out and get your chocolate fix in a less caloric way, right now, with Emerald Cocoa Roast Almonds.