Monday, May 22, 2006

Cinnamon Almonds: I Can't Believe It's Not Treifa

Our unbelievable kosher delight this week comes from the single (closest thing we have to a) bastion of kosher delicacies in Santa Cruz, Trader Joe's. In the nuts section, down the aisle from the dried fruits and on the side of the store nearest the fruits and vegetables, you'll find Cinnamon Almonds, a self-proclaimed "irresistible snack."

And yes, they are irresistible. They're just almonds coated with cinnamon and sugar. Sometimes they're best to much one-by-one or sometimes it's better to suck on them, break off the sugar-cinnamon coating inside your mouth, and then chew up the almond. Either way, the bracha is "borei pri ha'eitz" (i.e. "Baruch Atah [Hashem] Elokeinu Melech ha'olam, borei pri ha'eitz," lit. "Blessed are you G-d... Who creates the fruit of the tree").

You just might want to set a limit for yourself when you open up one of these bags, because the whole thing might disappear (in your tummy) before you know it.


Blogger JewSlug said...

G-d Squad first introduced me to the goodness that is Cinnamon Almonds from Trader Joe's. They really are irresistible, but also short-lived. I finished a package within a couple of days.

But I must say, if you like almonds, you'll love these.

(this is not a paid promotion for Trader Joe's or Almonds, I just really like them)

Tue May 23, 06:50:00 PM 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a blessing for almonds?

Tue May 23, 07:47:00 PM 2006  
Blogger Fedora Black said...

There is a blessing for everything, my child...well, at least for everything we eat.

Tue May 23, 10:06:00 PM 2006  
Blogger G-D SQUAD said...

Werd, Jewslug, you know I hook up the kosher goodness...

Wed May 24, 10:56:00 AM 2006  

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