A few days ago I won a contest on Facebook. The prize? A sampler of the new almond line from Lush Gourmet Foods. If you aren’t familiar with Lush Gourmet Foods, let me introduce you! This Michigan-based company handcrafts amazingly addictive peanuts and almonds using high quality ingredients, no added oils, and no preservatives or artificial flavors. The end result is delightfully crunchy, melt-in-your-mouth, sweet-n-salty, full-flavored, coated nuts. Got that? Here are some fun facts:
- Made with USA-grown peanuts and almonds
- Good source of protein
- Handcrafted in small batches
- 100% vegan
- Natural ingredients
- Eco-friendly packaging
I regret to inform you that I plowed through these little bags without a single thought of sharing even one nut. Well, there are a few left, but who knows if Tim will find my hidden stash before I finish them…
The sampler included three varieties: Coconut Orange Peel, Coconut Lavender, and Dark Cocoa Chili.
Coconut Orange Peel
These were my favorite of the group. I loved the bright, fresh orange and tropical coconut flavors mixed together. Just look at that yummy, crunchy coating!
Ingredients: almonds, cane sugar, coconut water, coconut flakes, orange peel, sea salt
While I am not usually a fan of flower essence in my food, the Coconut Lavender almonds surprised me! I kept going back to the bag for another handful. The flavors are perfectly balanced which is why I think I enjoyed these almonds.
Ingredients: almonds, cane sugar, coconut water, coconut flakes, lavender, sea salt
Dark Cocoa Chili
The romantic combination of intense, dark cocoa and smoky, slightly spicy chili powder makes these almonds extra special. I think they would be delicious sprinkled over a few scoops of your favorite vegan vanilla ice cream.
Ingredients: almonds, cane sugar, dark cocoa powder, sea salt, chili powder
Tempted yet? You should be! I highly suggest you visit the Lush Gourmet Foods website and order some of their peanuts and/or almonds. Aside from the almonds, I have also tried all six varieties of peanuts (Salt & Pepper, Hot Curry, Coffee, Dark Cocoa Chili, Original, and Cinnamon Spice). I’m nuts. You should join me.