Almondina is a crunchy, low calorie, cholesterol free, natural, satisfying, healthful nut cookie available in several flavors. (Wow, that’s a mouthful!) KosherEye deems these little treats delicious and amazingly addictive! An Almondina biscuit is a crunchy, crispy-riffic delight. The cookie is packed with nuts, fruits and spices and is free of coloring and preservatives. What a wonderful accompaniment to coffee or tea — (try dipping as we did) and munch away at this guiltless stand alone treat! More good news: a serving of 4 cookies is only about 130 calories.
According to “Almond-Dina” legend, the original biscuits of Almondina are based on the 1929 secret cookie recipe “Petit Gateau Sec” of “Grandma Dina”. Years later, her grandson Yuval Zaliouk, a symphony conductor and gourmet chef realized that this healthful, nutritious cookie, was a perfect snack for our time!
According to Yuval: "Generous as she was in giving away her recipes, Grandmother Dina kept the one for her Petit Gateau Sec a total secret until the end of her life. Only then did she finally reveal the secret to her daughter, Ahuda, my mother. And now, it is with pride that the Zaliouk family shares these delicious, healthful wonders with your family."
Yuval, Grandma Dina’s entrepreneurial grandson, has expanded the company and offers eight variations of the original; Almondina is sold in all 50 states and around the world. Almondina is a four time winner of the prestigious National Association of Specialty Food Trade award for best cookie!
Almondina is non-dairy, and all flavors are certified parve. And just one more thing for chocolate lovers, as a special treat, and just a few more calories (a serving of 2 cookies are 130 calories) try the Dark Chocolate dipped biscuits!