Dr. Lankins Awesome Almonds
Overall Score: 4/5
A little while ago I received some awesome samples from Dr. Lankin! I love almonds, they’re so yummy, and they also have tons of nutritional benefits too! They are the best whole food source of vitamin E, in the form of alpha-tocopherol, which may help prevent cancer, and contain more magnesium than oatmeal or even spinach! Also, one ounce of almonds provides you with 12 percent of your daily allowence of protein, and contains as much calcium as a 1/4 cup of milk! With all of these healthy benefits, the almond makes a perfect healthy snack or a topping for your oatmeal or yogurt, but I have to admit, sometimes they get a little boring! Well, these almonds really liven things up! They come in three delicious and pretty unique flavors! There’s Cinnamon Vanilla, Cocoa Java, and Orange Vanilla!
These Awesome Almonds are made from all natural ingredients of just almonds, pure beet sugar, real vanilla extract, cinnamon, cocoa, coffee and orange juice. They also contain no partially hydrogenated oils, trans fat, or artificial colors. They were also developed by a real doctor!
These almonds all have a nice sugary coating that’s perfectly sweet and crunchy! The texture is really great. They’re not overly sweetened, and not disgustingly sicky sweet like other sugared things tend to be! They all taste natural, not artificial tasting at all, and are super addictive!
The first flavor I tried, Cinnamon Vanilla, was probably my least favorite of the three, however it was still very good! The combonation of the cinnamon and vanilla created a smooth, sweet taste, but there was definitely lots more of a cinnamon flavor than vanilla.
The next flavor I tried was Cocoa Java! This was also really, really good! They were nice and chocolaty, and had a subtle, yet decadent coffee flavor! They’re roasted in coffee, so the flavor isn’t just in the coating, it’s actually in the almond itself, which really takes the flavor to a whole new level! They reminded me of chocolate covered espresso beans! They weren’t too sweet, and had just the right amount of chocolate-coffee balance!
The last flavor, Vanilla Orange was my absolute favorite! Now, before trying these, I was a bit hesitant, only because sometimes I find some orange flavored things to be too “orangey” or artificial tasting, but not these! They tasted like an orange cremesicle! Like the Cocoa Java, these are actually roasted in orange juice, so they flavor is amazing! They vanilla and orange flavors balanced out each other so well, and they orange flavor definitely didn’t overpower like I thought it would!
So, overall, these almonds really do live up to their name – they’re awesome! They’re all incredibly unique, and super tasty too!