I’m attempting to find a balance between eating better and not giving up the flavors that I love. I had to find a way to still have chocolate, and I was also trying to increase the amount of protein in the mornings.
I’ve found that if I mentally feel like I am “sneaking in” chocolate, I won’t sabotage myself by eating a candy bar by the end of the day. I bought Emily’s Milk Chocolate Covered Almonds hoping they would fill these needs. I love almonds and I love chocolate – so it seemed a match made in heaven … so long as the taste was good.
Emily’s Milk Chocolate Covered Almonds come in a very attractive tan pouch with very well thought out logo and design. The bag reseals – so I simply store it in our snack cupboard and then shake out my 5 pieces into a container to take to work.
“Almonds are one of nature’s superstars: high in protein, rich in anti-oxidants and absolutely stellar with smooth milk chocolate. Net Wt. 5 oz.”
I paid around $4.00 for my bag, which I felt was a very good price. The serving size is 10 pieces for 170 calories and 13 grams of fat. Well, I knew going into it that pairing chocolate with almonds would not be low fat or low calorie. I use these only as a mid-morning snack, and I pack only 5 pieces, which makes this snack 85 calories and 6.5 grams of fat.
They are made with whole almonds, and then coated in a thick layer of chocolate. I find myself thinking I am eating something decedent, so I really feel this is a quality product. I really am surprised to find these so affordable – I could see them easily charging more than this and people paying for them. The chocolate is very rich and delicious and yet not overly sweet. They really do curb any cravings and keep me satisfied until lunch! The almonds have all been crisp and whole – no pieces or shreds in the bag. Since they are coated they are larger than a regular sized almond, and I feel that 5 really do make a nice mid-morning snack. I don’t know that I would like these as well other times of the day.
I’ve finished off the whole bag of Emily’s Milk Chocolate Covered Almonds (in 5 piece increments of course!) in about 5 weeks and already plotting to get my next bag! I feel that they are a great snack and a great value.
Milk Chocolate [sugar, cocoa butter, chocolate liquor, whole milk powder, soy lecithin added as an emulsifer, vanillan (an artificial flavor), and natural vanilla flavor], Almonds Roasted In Peanut Oil, Corn Syrup, Tapioca Dextrin, Confectioner’s Glaze (refined lac.).