As one F&W editor said: "Would totally cheese plate these."
Here at Food & Wine, we're big proponents of snack food. We're also big proponents of taste-testing snack foods, as we've done with all sorts of products — from Pop-Tarts to Cheez-Its. Though we love our Oreos and Goldfish, we also know that sometimes it's best to eat something that isn't so, well, unhealthy.
Almonds fit that bill, whether mixed into a bag of trail mix or candied with salt and spices. They can provide a quick boost of protein or even just a satisfying crunch. So, for our latest snack food taste test, we gathered our team together to try Blue Diamond Almonds' four recently-released gourmet flavors.
Here's what we had to say:
"Would totally cheese plate these."
"Very nice. Tastes like Christmas."
"I get some mineral hints."
"Tastes just like salted almonds."
"The truffle flavor is intense and unexpected, in a good way."
"Totally snackable and feels a little fancy."
"Would love these in a salad."
"Could eat the whole bag."
Check out these recipes for fun ways to cook with almonds.