Thank you to real mom, Kerrie, for this honest review!
School is almost out in sunny Massachusetts. It means beach and pool days, fun in the sun, carefree days, and, for us, the start of 3 little boys asking every 5 minutes for a snack.
Somehow, while they’re in school, they manage to keep their bellies full with only one snack during the day, but during the summer, they’re always hungry. This presents a problem in our house because the big kids (ahem, I mean my husband and me) have no willpower. I buy lots of fruits and veggies for them to eat, but sometimes they just want a treat. The problem is, if I bring the cakes and cookies into my house, we’re gonna eat them- and that does not go well with bathing suit season. I’m always looking for lower calorie snacks that we will all enjoy. I found just that when I had a chance to try the new twice baked Nonni’s THINaddictives.
I opened up the box to find 3 different varieties of almond thins to choose from. I swear the kids have the ability to smell new foods when I bring them into the house, so it wasn’t long before I had a mini-tester with me to try them out. Each box had 6 100-calorie packs. Ryan was first to open his pack of Cinnamon Raisin thins. His reaction? “These are so good! Can we go buy more?”. When asked for a description, he said “they’re cinnamon raisin-y and almond-y.” It seemed like he took the easy way out in his description, but at 10, I figured I wasn’t going to get much more out of him.
Ok, so it passed the first test. Now it was my turn. I grabbed the cranberry ones. Expecting a cookie similar to biscotti, I was surprised at the texture of these cookies. They’re crunchy, but, not overly brittle. I don’t like cookie that feel like they are going to break my teeth. These didn’t have almond flavoring, they had slices of almonds and pieces of cranberry. Now I understood Ryan’s description. My cookie was cranberry’y and alomondy-y. His description was actually perfect. They are described as “slightly sweet”. The flavor of the fruit and nuts really come out, and aren’t overpowered by a super sweet cookie.
After trying the first 2, I knew that the 3rd variety would be good too, but had to test it out just in case. I asked Alex, my little chef, to try the 3rd one, the pistachio. “These are awesome!”. Not being a pistachio fan, I almost didn’t ‘try them, but he assured me I wouldn’t regret it if I did. He’s right, they’re just as good as the other 2.
I think we’ve found a new addition to our snack bag. They’re easy to pack, not high in fat and taste good, according to 3 out of 3 of today’s testers.
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