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Feb 15, 2010 07:34 PM

National Almond Day is February 16! Check out Chicago locales selling almond-based desserts!

National Almond Day has come upon us, and there are quite a few Chicago shops that serve a good almond croissant, amaretti (almond macaroons), almond cookie, almond milk and the like!

• Did you know that the almond we know as a “nut” is actually a fruit? Botanically speaking, that is!
• Almonds have been around since the early ages 3000 BC to 2000 BC.
• The name “almond” comes from the Old French word “almande” or “alemande.”
• Almonds are a rich source of Vitamin E
• Almonds help lower LDL cholesterol

Below are Chicago shops that sell almond-laden desserts:

Teuscher Chocolate of Switzerland
900 N Michigan Ave, 5th Fl
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 943-4400
Try Teuscher’s chocolate and almond marzipan
Pop sweet Jordan almonds into your mouth one by one

Nuts on Clark
Union Train Station
Chicago, IL
(773) 549-6622
Take home a bag of fresh chocolate-covered almonds

Milk & Honey Café
1920 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 395-9434
Try their almond croissants!

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