We are all about eating a variety of foods in our house. With the wee ones getting just a little bit older, I’m hearing a nonstop litany of “Mom, I’m hungry” regardless of how many minutes since the last meal. I do my best to ensure that what they’re eating is healthy and doesn’t contain ingredients I’m not comfortable with. The Nonni’s THINaddictives twice baked almond thins hit the spot for a number of reasons.
I love the ingredient list, to start. Flour. Eggs. Sugar. Almonds. Cranberries. Raisins. You get the picture. It’s creating little treats the way I would were I baking them myself. You can tell this is someone’s grandmother’s recipe (true story: she emigrated from Lucca, Italy). It tastes great and like the ingredients inside it instead of fake like so many other items on grocery store shelves right now.
Nonni’s has been known for their biscotti, and the almond thins are a new branch. They are not quite wafer thin, but close, and they come in three flavors – cranberry, cinnamon raisin, and pistachio. Each has a different taste, which complements different foods.
When I first tried them, I was planning to use them like crackers and eat some homemade chicken salad on the cranberry almond thins. Instead, I ate it with the almond things. My only criticism of the product is that it is so thin and delicate that it breaks easily. Although they come in a biscotti shape – almost like biscotti sliced super thin – they are softer and more delicate. I ended up eating chunks of the almond thins instead of being able to pull a whole one out of the package. Fortunately, that doesn’t affect the taste one iota.
In fact, the almond thins have been a hit with everyone who has tried them. Because they come in 100 calorie packages (yay for portion control), each containing three almond thins, it makes them perfect to take along on the go. I brought a few of each of the three flavors we received with us to the pool, and the wee ones, their friends, and my friends all tried them out and loved them. One child even managed to get chastised by her mother for asking me again if she could have another package.
The almond thins are slightly crunchy and slightly chewy, which gives them a great texture and makes them more appealing. I’ve even been able to convince the wee ones that almond thins count as dessert because of the texture and the fact that the cranberry ones are mildly sweet. Each package contains just 3 grams of fat (4 for pistachio), and that’s primarily the “good” fat from the almonds, as none of the fat is saturated or transfats. Additionally, it is low in sodium – salt is actually the last ingredient on the list – which is something I appreciate, as I find far too many snack foods overly salty for my tastes. You can find them at many Costco, BJ’s, and other locations, as well as buying them online.
Each box contains six of the prepackaged servings and retails for $3.29. That makes a serving of this snack cheaper than many others I feed the wee ones – and it’s something I can feel good about feeding them. Nonni’s is on board with the idea of feeling good and staying healthy. They are hosting giveaways each month as a part of their “Get Addicted to Fitness” program. This month, it’s all about swimming. Check out THINaddictives on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram to stay updated on giveaways and chances to win THINaddictives, a Fitbit pedometer, swim goggles, and more.
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