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Blue Diamond Flavored Almonds

widehomehi Jun 9, 2007 10:49 PM

Wasabi & Soy Sauce Almond

Honey Roast Almonds

Jalapeño Smokehouse Almonds

Lime 'n Chili Almonds

Maui Onion & Garlic Almonds

Roasted Salted Almonds

Salt & Black Pepper Almonds

Salt & Vinegar Almonds

Smokehouse Almonds

I just tried Wasabi and Soy Sauce Almonds and thought they were awsome.Has any one else had any experience with any of these Blue Diamond Flavored Almonds?What ways have you used them in cooking?
-Thanks in advance

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  1. sarahvagaca RE: widehomehi Jun 9, 2007 10:56 PM

    My dad used to get these from some special work source and the mystique around them was that they were a special treat/prized commodity. The only varieties we ever got that I can recall is Roasted Salted and Smokehouse. Now you can get them in the grocery stores so they're not quite as exciting, but still tasty! I haven't used them for cooking or baking, though you certainly good if you didn't mind using a pre-seasoned item. The roasted salted variety would be good chopped up as a topping on a hot fudge sundae...but maybe that's just what I'd really like at this particular moment. : )

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      stolenchange RE: widehomehi Jun 9, 2007 11:25 PM

      I've tried the Wasabi & Soy Sauce ones and they are my equivalent of crack. Seriously, once I roll back that tin cover there is no stopping. I'm almost grateful that the stores around here charge $4 for a can b/c the price is the only thing that limits them to an occasional treat.

      The Maui Onion & Garlic ones I tried only b/c the Wasabi ones were sold out and i thought they were....good/ok. Wasabi still rules in my book.

      I have yet to try the others b/c the wasabi ones haven't been sold out again. ;)

      I haven't tried cooking with them yet though. I bet chicken breast covered with ground almonds would be good.

      1. hrhboo RE: widehomehi Jun 10, 2007 11:39 AM

        I've tried them all. The wasabi ones are the best, followed by the Maui Onion. The others just weren't potent enough, the flavours were too muted for my taste. The most disappointing and bland ones were the Jalapeno smokehouse and the lime n chili - neither of them were spicy at all, much to my disappointment.

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          Val RE: widehomehi Jun 10, 2007 01:53 PM

          Yes, I also love the Wasabi Soy ones...the only thing about the flavored almonds is that you need to (if you care about this) watch the sodium content of flavored nuts. They are healthier than doritos or potato chips, sodium wise, though, I will say that. Walgreen's had a sale on the Blue Diamond almonds last week, buy one-get one free.

          1. PseudoNerd RE: widehomehi Jun 11, 2007 01:01 AM

            The jalapeno smokehouse and lime & chili almonds are awesome-- they're great combinations of smoky, spicy, and acidic flavors.

            I hadn't seen the salt & pepper and salt & vinegar flavors, but they sound really intriguing too (and really easy to make).

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              widehomehi RE: PseudoNerd Jun 11, 2007 04:38 AM

              I haven't seen them in the store but thats the list from the website.

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              Janet from Richmond RE: widehomehi Jun 11, 2007 06:13 AM

              Love the Wasabi & Soy and the Chili and Lime ones...have not tried any others.

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                CorinneM1 RE: widehomehi Mar 6, 2008 01:40 PM

                I am addicted to the Lime and Chili almonds. I like the maui onion and garlic and the wasabi and soy...but IMO, the lime and chili are the best.

                1. mrsbuffer RE: widehomehi Mar 6, 2008 05:49 PM

                  haven't tried the others, but the smokehouse ones are crack...

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                    garfish RE: widehomehi Mar 6, 2008 06:35 PM

                    So far I've tried the Smokehouse and Roasted salted. I've taken to rolling them in thin slices of ham or salami and eating those while I work at night on the computer. I probably have the greasiest keyboard in the neighborhood.

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                      Docsknotinn RE: widehomehi Mar 7, 2008 04:49 AM

                      I nearly cried when Costco stopped carring the Wasabi Soy...snifff.

                      1. romansperson RE: widehomehi Mar 7, 2008 05:55 PM

                        I made an apple quick bread using the smokehouse almonds - the recipe called for regular sliced almonds but I didn't have any so I whizzed the smokehouse ones in the blender to chop them up and added those. The entire bread was infused with the smoky flavor - it was surprisingly good!

                        1. meatn3 RE: widehomehi Mar 7, 2008 08:34 PM

                          My father loves the jalapeno/smoke flavor. I tried it recently - the jalapeno flavor was pretty true. The combined flavor didn't do it for me. Smoked meats & cheese I like, smoked flavored chips, etc. just don't rock my world.

                          1. im_nomad RE: widehomehi Mar 8, 2008 03:50 PM

                            LOVED the Wasabi Soy flavor....the Lime & Chili tasted pretty good, but was very pungent and didn't do good things to my mouth.

                            I've had salt and pepper peanuts in other brands and those are very good, so i would imagine same goes for the almonds.

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