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Things I Love Thursday- Emerald Nuts

  I have mentioned before how nuts are one of our favorite snack foods around here. Well for most of us. Not my hubby cause he is allergic. And we like him a lot and don’t want him to you know, die, so we try and keep the nuts away from him. But, he doesn’t know what he is missing. Especially now. Cause some genius over at Emerald Nuts has found a way to make nuts taste like chocolate.

I am not kidding people, chocolate!! Here is the press release for Emerald Cocoa Roast Almonds:

Emerald Cocoa Roast Almonds’ baked-in dark chocolate flavor boasts the same chocolate taste without the calories and fat of chocolate-dipped nuts. This new low-sodium, low-fat, trans fat-free nut snack provides a great source of protein and Vitamin E (a powerful antioxidant that may help protect against diseases such as Alzheimer’s).  One serving, which can be served by using the portion control lid of the container, is only 150 calories — the same number of calories as a handful of regular almonds! The lid measures out 1.5 oz servings, which is the FDA’s daily recommendation for heart health. Also, according to Runner’s World, a recent study found that “the fiber in almonds actually blocks some of the nut fat from being digested and absorbed,” and that “participants also reported feeling satisfied after eating almonds, so they naturally compensated for the calories in the nuts by eating less during the day.” Oprah also just named nuts as one of her “seven foods for a longer life”

While that is all nice and good, who really cares? Cause they taste like chocolate. And did I mention the chocolate. And it is good for you too. And the chocolate. Perhaps this isn’t the best “time of the month” to write an impartial review of the chocolate tasting nuts. Ahem.

They also are releasing a new Sea Salt & Pepper Cashew which nicely satisfy any salty craving you might be experiencing. Not that anyone is having any cravings, mood swings, or need to curl up in the fetal position all day with her salty and chocolate nuts. Again, ahem.

Anyway, but are very yummy and conveniently packaged with a lid that holds the recommended serving size which is great so you know when to stop eating them. But really it is just a suggestion, so if you find yourself consuming half the canister, don’t feel bad. Nuts are healthy, right?

Have anything you love? Particularly of the chocolate variety? No? Well, anything would be good really. Just brush up on the guidelines and link away. And spread some comment love around to the other participants. Thanks for playing!!

Comments

  1. *pulls up a heating pad* those sound yummy!

    Brookes last blog post..Things I Love Thursday

  2. Now if they could just make chocolate flavored green vegetables, this whole mothering thing would be a snap.

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  3. these sound really good! maybe my kids would eat nuts if they tasted like chocolate.

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  4. Those sound awesome! I like the portion control part too. I could eat almonds all day.

    Candace (Mama Mia)s last blog post..Things I Love Thursday- Bertolli Oven Bake Meals

  5. I just saw those at the store and was wondering how they tasted. Almonds have so many health benefits already, adding dark chocolate is just bonus!

    Amess last blog post..things I love thursday: rachel’s yogurt

  6. Got to love nuts that taste like chocolate! Especially dark chocolate.

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  7. Rachel says:

    Holy cow, I want to leave work and go buy some of those RIGHT NOW. (And it’s not even that time of the month for me!)

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  8. You had me at “cocoa roast.” What a wonderful world we live in!

    Beckys last blog post..Around the House: Melamine Plates

  9. those sound…. interesting. I might have to try them. but I’m not optimistic. “baked in chocolate flavor?” what does that mean, anyway?

    Erin Gs last blog post..Playtime with Nathan

  10. I am a lover of nuts. Especially cashews. Those are my favorite. I don’t know about the chocolate part though. I am not a huge fan of chocolate. I like the fact that the top lets you measure out the right portion amount. That is neat. I am still going to give them a try though. I will be looking out for them on my next trip to the grocery store.

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  11. Those sound yummy! I love chocolate “at that time of the month” :) I will have to try these out.

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  12. Love me some almonds!

    BTW, I left you an award on my blog!

    jubilees last blog post..You Found Me, How?!

  13. haha, thanks for the email jill… I actually DON’T wish I lived closer, even if it would mean trying your chocolate nuts. the weather just isn’t worth it. [shudders] I heart NC where fall doesn’t start until october. most years, anyway.

    Erin Gs last blog post..Let the October Madness Cease

  14. the pecan pie ones are AWESOME! The hubby and I almost ate the whole bag ourselves when we were supose to share with the college kids. We just couldn’t stop eating them!!!

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