The Ranting Chef does not get paid or receive any revenue from manufacturers or retailers of products reviewed. I occasionally receive products that I am asked to use and see what I think. I take a look, try them out and tell you all about them.
Something new came this week!
Inside the box was a variety of Toastees ™, a delicious product from Almondina. You may remember that I have previously reviewed the Almondina cookies, and loved them. Available in three flavors, Cranberry Almond, Sesame Almond and Coconut Orange Almond, these thin crisps have no cholesterol, no added fat, salt, trans fats or preservatives and are dairy free.
On the left are the Sesame, the middle are the Coconut Orange and the right are the cranberry. These are delicious by themselves and only have 60-70 calories per serving (4 pieces).
I love them without anything on them (and they are oh, so addictive), but I decided to try a variety of toppings.
The sesame, while still sweet, paired with some sharp cheddar for a more savory snack
I added some raspberry preserves and a fresh raspberry to the Coconut Orange. The mix of the flavors was fantastic!
The Cranberry and a bit of hazelnut/chocolate spread is a combination that is pure decadence!
The next morning I added a few as some crunch to my greek yogurt.
My Take: The Almondina Toastees ™ are a great guilt-free snack. A quick couple of crisps gives you great flavor with little calories. A creative pairing with some toppings makes is simple to do and is a hit at any party. You can find the Almondina Toastees ™ online (Amazon.com and Almondina.com) and at many major retailers such as Walmart, Giant Eagle and Kroger.
In addition…..a giveaway!
The great folks at Almondina are giving away some of their Toastees ™ to a reader of the Ranting Reviews and Ranting Chef blogs. If you would like to be a winner, send me your name, address and phone number by Friday, February 24 at 12PM Eastern Standard Time (sorry only US locations are eligible). I will randomly select one reader and provide the information to Almondina for shipment. Send your information to email@example.com.