{Snack} Cocoa Roast Almonds

by Leighann on March 2, 2012

Cocoa AlmondsI’m always on the look out for new snack ideas both for the kids and for myself. I like to have some snacks in my desk to get me through that last little bit of the afternoon.

I picked up a box of Emerald Cocoa Roast Almonds, which contained seven 100-calorie individual packs. Each of these servings has only 4 carbs (free food!) and has 3 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber.

(The image is of a larger container. You can buy these almonds in several different package sizes.)

These aren’t covered in milk or dark chocolate, rather they have a light dusting of dark chocolate cocoa which lends a subtle flavor. I really liked them and when I shared just a few from my bag with Q, she asked for “more, more, more!” even my four-year-old who is on the picky side likes them.

Have you or your kids tried the cocoa roast almonds?

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1 amanda March 2, 2012 at 8:35 am

Yes. We love them. We get a big container if them at Sam’s Club. I divy them up into 1oz portions in snack sized Ziploc bags (6gc). They’re great for my T1 the other kids like them too, and they’re good for my perpetual dieting. Good for you and a subtle hint of chocolate goodness!

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2 Leighann March 3, 2012 at 8:43 am

I haven’t found the big container yet. I may have to throw it in my cart next time I’m shopping on Amazon. I bet it’s a lot more cost effective per serving.

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3 Sysy March 2, 2012 at 10:13 am

We get the Blue Diamond brand because all the other brands are manufactured in a facility where there are peanuts and my daughter can’t be around peanuts, but they also have a cocoa roast and my kids love them! I do too because they are so indulgent yet, low carb. Win win!

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4 Leighann March 3, 2012 at 8:42 am

I was wondering about that. I do know several people who are allergic to only certain nuts and didn’t know if it was even possible to get nuts that aren’t cross contaminated.

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5 Amy Scheer March 2, 2012 at 12:08 pm

I keep a stash at the school for them to give my son when his BS is at certain levels, or to replace a snack if I forgot to send one. They’re a staple here!

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6 Leighann March 3, 2012 at 8:41 am

I didn’t know if my kids would like them and I was pleasantly surprised that even my (somewhat picky) 4yo does. I like that they are under 5 carbs per serving :)

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7 Johanna B March 2, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I’ve been wanting to try them. They look so good but I’m kind of afraid to try them because of the carbs. Thanks for clarifying the carbs. I should have read the label before making a snap decision.

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8 Leighann March 3, 2012 at 8:39 am

They have a dusting of cocoa powder which gives them nice flavor, but they aren’t coated in sugary chocolate. Our entire family really likes them.

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9 Shelly July 31, 2012 at 12:57 pm

I’m late to the party, but I just wanted to mention that they also make cinnamon dusted almonds now too! My daughter loves both varieties, and she’s an extremely picky 5 yr old. Haven’t come across the large jar yet but will look for them.

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