Sunday, July 1, 2012

Product Review: Sally’s Smart, Lemon Almonds

Allergen info: This product may contain traces of peanuts, beans, cashews, or pinenuts.

Product Overall Rating: A

Almonds are always a great snack. They are a wonderful source of fiber. They are high in the “good” type of fats: monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids along with alpha-tocopherols (vitamin E – a very powerful antioxidant). They have been shown to lower LDL cholesterol. They are loaded with phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium. In addition, they are a pretty good source of protein.
I love almonds and flavored almonds are a great way to mix it up. Nevertheless, I have found that it is very hard to find good flavored almonds (or any type of nut) that are not overly dry roasted and overloaded with added sodium. Additionally, many flavored nuts leave a messy residue on my fingers.
Sally’s Smart almonds finally hit the nail on the head! They come in three varieties, including Lemon (my favorite), Keylime Jalapeno, and Orange Ginger. They taste so good and they have so much flavor that I am shocked to see that they only have 35mg of sodium per serving! What I love most about the almonds is the simplicity of their ingredients, just almonds, lemon juice and sea salt. They differ from the other brands because they use a special flavor infusion method that keep your fingers clean and mess free! In conclusion, these will be regulars in my pantry!

Would I purchase again: YES.
Palatability grade: A
Potential for improvement: I would love more varieties in the future!
Dietetic Profile: A
Overall Grade: A

Where to buy: Whole Foods or check

© Kate Ezra Wolf, 2012

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