Amazon Fine Food Reviews


IDIdProductIdUserIdProfileNameHelpfulnessNumeratorHelpfulnessDenominatorScoreTimeSummaryText
450162450162B004HOLDH4A1TMAVN4CEM8U8Gunner0151331942400I prefer the flavoredDiamond Almonds
Almonds are a good source of magnesium. One ounce contain approximately 20% of the RDA for an adult recommended dietary allowance (RDA)
Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) the amounts of selected nutrients considered adequate to meet the known nutrient needs of healthy people. The RDA is based on scientific knowledge and has been presented by a committee of the Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). The Canadian equivalent is the Recommended Nutrient Intakes. RDA is generally accepted throughout the world as a valid source of information. At least 40 different nations have as well as organizations have published standards similar to the RDA.

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is essential to good health. Approximately 50% of total body magnesium is found in bone. The other half is found predominantly inside cells of body tissues and organs. Only 1% of magnesium is found in blood, but the body works very hard to keep blood levels of magnesium constant.
Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. Magnesium also helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, and is known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis. There is an increased interest in the role of magnesium in preventing and managing disorders such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Dietary magnesium is absorbed in the small intestines. Are you taking enough magnesium in the diet? The recommended daily allowance is 300mgs/day for men, 350mgs for women. Magnesium is extremely safe by mouth - too much simply causes diarrhea. Try increasing the amount of magnesium you take by mouth until it causes diarrhea, then reduce the dose slightly so it does not. This is called taking magnesium to bowel tolerance (just like using vitamin C to bowel tolerance.

Almonds are a good source of Fiber.
One ounce contains approximately 12% of the RDA for an adult.
So, in summary, Almonds are a very healthy snack, so what's left to say?

Two things:
1st be cautious about "bowel tolerance" or "happy bowels" if you prefer.
2nd Taste. I realize that taste is a personal thing. That's why they make chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla.

Here's my current favorites"

1st Blue Diamond Dark mint dark chocolate (reminds me of the chocolate mint Girl Scout Cookies with less sugar).

2nd Blue diamond Dark Chocolate Oven Roasted
3rd Blue diamond Blue Butter Toffee
4thd Blue Diamond Almonds Bold Habanero BBQ (reminds me of BBQ potato chips again with less sugar).
5th Bold Blazin Buffalo Wing
6th Blue Diamond Almonds Cinnamon Brown Sugar
7th Blue Diamond Almonds Lime `n Chili
8th Blue Diamond Almonds Smokehouse
9th Bold Wasabi & Soy Sauce

But that's just me: you might have a completely different take on these flavors.
4th and 5th are very close.

Gunner
May, 2012
450163450163B004HOLDH4AZ66W0PC0SRY1C. Cruz0151325980800Great snackI love the portability and taste of this snack. I wish the caloric and sodium count was less, But the protein count is perfect.
450164450164B004HOLDH4ALE3LQ8C99YKEshauntell19710141324080000i love them after i rub some of the salt off!smokehouse almonds are great but i just can't take all of the salt so i rub some of the salt off of them and then i go to town, if they sold lightly salted ones i would probably not only be addicted but broke as well from eating them so much love love love this product and will buy again.
450165450165B004HOLDH4AIHJLCZBF6KE8robert dee0151313884800deez nutz.great deal on these nuts. whole family loves these nuts. nuts for nuts. arrived fresh and tasty. great for a snack or packed in a lunch.
450166450166B004HOLDH4A18TST0YO1NN2M. Copeland "puddykat"1311329868800Too salty to eatThese almonds had an unbelievable amount of salt on them. I love salt but this was over the top. I've bought this brand from other stores and they have never been this salty. Maybe the machine went wacko when processing these. ???
I can't eat these unless I take the time to try and wipe off the salt, which talks forever!!
450167450167B004HOLDH4A2HXOW6CAGCQRPDylan Bishop1331257379200I love these almonds and all......but the cans were smaller than I expected for the price I paid. I dunno, I just expected to be saving a lot more than that when buying in bulk. It's the same price (about $3 a can) at the local Target. Plus, and this is a personal problem, I had a hard time being conservative with em. They are delicious (not as good as the smoked ones though which Amazon doesn't sell for some reason) and I couldn't stop eating them! I went through two cans in the first night! I love to snack, but almonds aren't the best for snacking in large quantities, and I won't explain exactly why but it messes with your digestive system. Anyways, the nuts are perfectly fine and it's a decent price (considering you're not paying sales tax outside of NY and that there's free shipping if you're patient) so I can't not recommend them, although I will never buy em again in this quantity.
450168450168B004HOLDH4AI0BCEWRE04G0Stoney0351337644800DeliciousDESCRIPTION:
> Blue Diamond Roasted-Salted Almonds are moderately roasted with canola, safflower, or sunflower oil (but not oily or greasy), and lightly salted. These are "heart healthy" oils which are actually good for you, as is the almond oil itself. Roasted Salted Almonds are available in bags or small cans small.
> Blue Diamond Smokehouse Almonds are similar with wonderful smokey flavor. At this time Smokehouse Almonds are available from Amazon only in 16 oz (and smaller) bags.
> I have not tried the "lightly salted" variety but I presume that they have almost no salt.

CANS vs BAGS
Various types of Blue Diamond Almonds are available in bags or small cans. The small cans (3 1/4" in diameter by 2 3/8" high) are very convenient and assure that the almonds stay fresh until openned, and afterward, because they don't stay "openned" long (it is easy to eat a whole can at one setting). Arguably the bags more environmentally friendly, but you don't get much of a price break for the much cheaper packaging. I prefer the convenience and freshness of the cans.

EVALUATION: Excellent and flavorful. Well roasted and crunchy. I cannot decide which I like best: the Roasted Salted or the Smokehouse. Although not oily, the roasting oil does effect the flavor. Whether that's a good thing or not is a matter of individual tastes. I happen to like the roasted-in-oil flavor.

LESS ROASTED ALMONDS
If you prefer less-roasted almonds, roasted without added oil, consider Back To Nature California Almonds, Sea Salt Roasted, 11-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 3)

UNROASTED ALMONDS
Unroasted almonds are available Back To Nature California Almonds, Unroasted & Unsalted, 11-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 3) but beware that thorough roasting makes almonds more digestable. Unroasted almonds are susceptable to fungus which can be carcinogenic. While commercial domestic almonds sold in the US do not contain significant levels of cyanide, bitter almonds, (which have a much richer almond flavor, particular in baked goods). Indeed natural almond extract is made from bitter almonds---artificial almond extract is safer. Bitter almonds are sometimes illegally sold in the US and are often encountered in other countries, and do contain dangerous levels of cyanide when raw. 7-10 raw bitter almonds can kill a child. Moreover, a child raised on raw almonds may conclude that raw peach pits (essentially a variety of almonds) are safe to eat---they are NOT. The safest practice is NOT to eat unroasted almonds.
450169450169B004HOLDH4A10GVY892KV8P8Mahali Benjamin0411338508800100% Natural or Chocolate covered for meI bought Blue Diamond Natural Chocolate almonds before & 100% Natural almonds it was good but this one made me feel sick i only eat 10 for the day & i dont know if it's the salt or something else with this but i have to throw this away. i cant even move to workout im hoping i can sleep this off. but i guess im the 1 in 1 million that this happens to.
450151450151B004HOLDH4A3OXJ6N5FUHGXFAl2341342656000Purchased a bag with way too much salt - Company provided a replacement: almonds were perfectOriginal review -- I thought I had purchased salt with almonds in it. The amount of salt is RIDICULOUS and very unhealthy. Almonds are a healthy snack but not if they are this salty.

UPDATE -- I contacted the company and they provided a replacement. The new bag was perfect, the almonds were tasty and not too salty. It seems that I purchased a bag from a bad batch. The company was prompt at correcting the problem. I originally gave the product a 1 star rating, I'm updating the review and giving the product 4 stars.
450170450170B0019FR0F8AAIOS2ZVW89MKStarwaster8851276300800Good quality teaLove this tea, I order it regularly for drinking. Be sure to sift it for smoother less bitter taste. Any bitterness comes from clumps; sift your tea before pouring the water. On the subject of water, don't bring it to a full boil or else let it cool. If the water is too hot you will burn and scald your tea!!!!
450171450171B0019FR0F8A57JRDBSAJZ1AEspressoNCream141751237939200MatchaI bought this matcha at a health food store. It cost me $29. At first I hated myself for spending so much on such a tiny tin. Then I tried it in a matcha frappucino and I am hooked. It all started with a green tea frappucino at starbucks....It was ok but not great...I knew I could make it better. After some research I found out that this brand is indeed the finest quality matcha around. I will be purchasing the 2nd harvest matcha next time as i only want to make lattes with it and its cheaper because the quality is not as high with the 2nd harvest. my recipe is this: in a blender add one cup milk ( I have also used almond milk and thats good) 1/2 cup ice, 1 tsp matcha, and one tablespoon torani vanilla syrup. These are honest guesses since i only eyeball things, if it doesnt taste right add more or less of something. I top it with whipped cream sometimes.
450152450152B004HOLDH4A368USVQJ2DUCSanibeljac0051349827200The best tasting almonds lower sodium is just a bonus
450153450153B004HOLDH4A28J2SWLFS8Z5LGali0021349136000Good Almonds, Terrible PriceThese are good, though a bit too salty for my taste. But you can get these for about 40% less at any grocery store. Save your money!
450154450154B004HOLDH4A39E3BK969RI3EKristina Chung0031348704000good tasteIf you like an almond this is a good product and it is cheaper than the name brand. To me this product taste the same as the name brand, I like paying less and having the same taste!
450155450155B004HOLDH4AJWD2QR81RLX1Douglas K Turley0051346889600Delicous salty snackIts hard to stick to the rule of doing everything "in moderation" with these tasty snacks around. Salty, smokey, a wonderful and more nutritious alternative to potato chips. Good with cocktails, good by the handful. I've snacked on them before dinner, watching tv, having a drink, or at bedtime. And did I mention the price? The 3 pack is so much cheaper than buying singles at the grocerystore. All round great snack!
450156450156B004HOLDH4A1Z2ZFURQGW9HFMom of "0031340064000
450157450157B004HOLDH4A27KTLDSBWXNEDDavid C. Filmer "David Filmer"0051334793600Delicious Blue-Diamond quality, half the sodiumI need to watch my sodium - but I'm not really a fan of salty foods in the first place.

These almonds are perfect, at half the salt. I would prefer them over the regular salted almonds any day! I have no idea why anyone would want to put MORE salt on these delicious nuts.

The three-count 16-ounce bags (with Prime shipping) pop on and off of Amazon - buy them when they are available. Otherwise you must buy the six-pack of small cans, at a higher price per ounce.
450158450158B004HOLDH4A3RU7QI4PLON76fancydancey0051323388800TASTY!What's not to like? Delicious smokehouse almonds in the perfect size package. I keep them in my locker at the gym for a post workout snack. They are very smokey-don't leave an open package in your car, like I did...It made my car smell like cigarettes. However, this is unlikely to happen as it is hard to only eat part of the package as they are so good.
450159450159B004HOLDH4A3R7RQ6H059YRASunny0051310947200Good almondsWe like these almonds and were unable to get them at our local store anymore so found them on Amazon and ordered them.
450160450160B004HOLDH4AY74M03WTAOMBNut Nut0051226534400Best Roasted AlmondsI've tried several other brands of roasted salted almonds available via the Internet and in stores. The Blue Diamond brand is definitely the best tasting of all.
450161450161B004HOLDH4A1TMAVN4CEM8U8Gunner0151332288000I prefer the flavoredDiamond Almonds
Almonds are a good source of magnesium. One ounce contain approximately 20% of the RDA for an adult recommended dietary allowance (RDA)
Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) the amounts of selected nutrients considered adequate to meet the known nutrient needs of healthy people. The RDA is based on scientific knowledge and has been presented by a committee of the Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). The Canadian equivalent is the Recommended Nutrient Intakes. RDA is generally accepted throughout the world as a valid source of information. At least 40 different nations have as well as organizations have published standards similar to the RDA.

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is essential to good health. Approximately 50% of total body magnesium is found in bone. The other half is found predominantly inside cells of body tissues and organs. Only 1% of magnesium is found in blood, but the body works very hard to keep blood levels of magnesium constant.
Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. Magnesium also helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, and is known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis. There is an increased interest in the role of magnesium in preventing and managing disorders such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Dietary magnesium is absorbed in the small intestines. Are you taking enough magnesium in the diet? The recommended daily allowance is 300mgs/day for men, 350mgs for women. Magnesium is extremely safe by mouth - too much simply causes diarrhea. Try increasing the amount of magnesium you take by mouth until it causes diarrhea, then reduce the dose slightly so it does not. This is called taking magnesium to bowel tolerance (just like using vitamin C to bowel tolerance.

Almonds are a good source of Fiber.
One ounce contains approximately 12% of the RDA for an adult.
So, in summary, Almonds are a very healthy snack, so what's left to say?

Two things:
1st be cautious about "bowel tolerance" or "happy bowels" if you prefer.
2nd Taste. I realize that taste is a personal thing. That's why they make chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla.

Here's my current favorites"

1st Blue Diamond Dark mint dark chocolate (reminds me of the chocolate mint Girl Scout Cookies with less sugar).

2nd Blue diamond Dark Chocolate Oven Roasted
3rd Blue diamond Blue Butter Toffee
4thd Blue Diamond Almonds Bold Habanero BBQ (reminds me of BBQ potato chips again with less sugar).
5th Bold Blazin Buffalo Wing
6th Blue Diamond Almonds Cinnamon Brown Sugar
7th Blue Diamond Almonds Lime `n Chili
8th Blue Diamond Almonds Smokehouse
9th Bold Wasabi & Soy Sauce

But that's just me: you might have a completely different take on these flavors.
4th and 5th are very close.

Gunner
May, 2012
450172450172B0019FR0F8A3FSK7NY0DMRILUmily "Uhoang"4451246665600Matcha Green TeaI was very impressed with this product. Great fragant and the taste was very exquisit. I would definitely recommend this product and would definitely buy this again.
450173450173B0019FR0F8A348KQ72VO2LZ7Jess3351307577600DoMatcha Green TeaI just recently started drinking green tea and I purchased a green tea set with some Teas' Tea Matcha. I wanted to try some different brands of matcha to see which one I liked better. I trid the DoMatcha last night and it had a more leafier taste and it was much stronger (I made a face when I first had it) than the Teas' Tea Matcha in my opinion. I'm not a seasoned green tea drinker so I'm not sure if a better quality green tea tastes stronger or not. Even though I made a face when I drank it I'm still giving this 5 stars because the product is everything it says it is. I can't give a bad review just because I'm not used to the taste.
450174450174B0019FR0F8AID1XF4K5KQ3FEddie A.2251323388800a pleasure to drinkthis Matcha is high in quality and taste. it is fragrant, has an abundance of flavor, no bitterness whatsoever, and it goes down smooth. it comes in a thick sealed foil-type bag inside of a vacuum-sealed tin, and mixed in with the Matcha is a silica gel packet which keeps the Matcha humidity-free and fresh...this sort of packaging it top-notch. it produces a very thick foam when whisked and is a pleasure to consume. see pics i posted for a close-up view.
450175450175B0019FR0F8A33PVCHCQ2BTN0Bali Bound1151303516800Very nice.I had never tried matcha before, and read several articles online as well as the reviews on Amazon to help me choose a brand and grade to try. I settled on DoMatcha and am happy with my purchase and plan to reorder.

Since I've never experienced matcha before, I don't have anything to compare it to. I expected something very smooth and grassy, which is what I like in a green tea. This wasn't as smooth as I thought it would be as it did have a hint of a bite to it. However, I'll assume it's just the way it is and I've learned to enjoy it. I make a serving every morning and I enjoy the process of sifting and whisking the mixture. There is something very peaceful about the process. I have noticed that I really do feel better after I drink it. I don't feel the effect right away. It gradually sneaks up on me then I feel more alert and energetic for a few hours. I don't feel jittery, either.

I would like to try the second harvest DoMatcha to see how they compare. But I am happy with this and even though the package is small, it goes a long way.
450176450176B0019FR0F8AZ6RFS2EA2C3Elemayrenee2841252713600Green Tea from JapanWe love teas. I host a tea party at my home every friday after work. We sample different teas with a snack. We frequently complain about our jobs as we sample new teas. This was not the best tea we have ever had yet it was fun since it is different. We all agreed we do want it left in the teas we want to sample a second time. As with any new experience one needs to take time and savor new flavors like this tea.
450177450177B005S70LJKA3RIY7GHPD8O0BMahler fan1151344816000wonderful productI use this corn when I make my Stetson Salad, which is a signature salad course at the Cowboy Ciao restaurant in Scottsdale AZ (google the recipe and make it!). It is sweet and cruchy: it feels like a cracker jack but tastes like the succulent fresh corn from the heartland of the American farm belt. Utterly amazing taste and texture sensation.
450178450178B0040IZMROA25S316QRB4BQCGina Cinquegrani0011329350400Blew up everywhereI thought I had left a review on this as when I opened the package, the majority of them had exploded (lids came off/up from the canister) Talk about a mess to clean!!
450179450179B000MNRF8UA3D6TFYRMIV3ZLThemis-Athena4541212883200Malty Breakfast.Given that it was a Scotsman - a 19th century Edinburgh tea master named Drysdale - who first marketed his particular blend under the name "breakfast tea" (and given that Drysdale's creation would soon come to be (mis)appropriated by tea houses south of the border, who proceeded to add the word "English" to its name), it seems only fitting that the Scots should have their own version of breakfast tea, too, after all. Even stronger than the already potent English Breakfast blend, this particular one is made to match not only the traditionally heavy English but even the Scottish breakfast, which like the English variety includes pork, sausages and eggs, but is amplified by that so distinctly Caledonian culinary creation: haggis (to most of the rest of the world, a classic case of "acquired taste" at best). A blend of primarily Indian teas, Scottish Breakfast contains a particularly high percentage of Assam, which with its malty flavor ideally complements the soft Scottish mountain waters ... as well as Scotland's famous single malt whiskies, the "water of life" ("uisgue beatha") likewise coming from the areas where those same mountain waters are flowing.

Due to its strength, Scottish Breakfast tea maintains its flavor very well with the addition of cream or milk. As an everyday "work horse" and early morning pick-me-up it is easily as good as (if not better than) its more famous sibling from south of the border, or any kind of coffee. Enjoy!
450180450180B000MNRF8UA2L2G946WCAWIWB.A. "mastiff luv'r"0051311984000Taylors' Scottish Breakfast TeaI really love this tea, and I cannot start the day without it. It has a full bodied and malty flavor. I like it with a little milk, but it's also great on its own. I wish the leaves were whole, as is the Taylors' Assam, Doomur Dulling, but that is my only nick against it. I've tried both, and I still prefer the taste and fully body of the Scottish Breakfast Tea.

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