Blue Diamond Oven Roasted Almonds, Mint Dark Chocolate, 8-Oz

Now you can enjoy delicious dark chocolate mint in a nutrition-packed snack. Too good to be true. You might want to try them and decide for yourself. We brought together the oven-roasted goodness of almonds, the full richness of real dark chocolate and natural chocolate mint flavor. Then we added a little sugar and naturally no-calorie stevia extract. The result is a snack so delicious you’ll want to enjoy some every day and so nutritious that you can.

Quick facts

  • Pack of three, 8-Ounce (Total of 24-Ounces)
  • Natural over roasted almonds
  • No added oil, no cholesterol
  • A handful of almonds a day is a healthy snacking choice
  • Good source of Fiber and Protein

Top reviews

not my favorite

The delivery was extremely quick, the packaging was fine, and if you suck off all the honey, the almonds even taste pretty good. but i for one do not like this flavor. Mind you, I could eat 3095826 honey roasted PEANUTS.
MaricelaJames City, PA

NOT as good as the ones in the tins

Local retailers stopped carrying the Blue Diamond Honey Roasted Almonds in the small tins for some time now. Not planning ahead enough to buy another case, I picked up these in hope that “oven roasted” + “honey” = that same goodness. NOT TRUE. These almonds are cloyingly sweet. They also taste a bit milky, but there are no milk products listed, which just makes the flavor even stranger. They don’t have that crusted on goodness of the tin ones. However, my 6 year old really likes them and, while I don’t have a container to compare, I’m thinking that the lack of crusty goodness *might* make these a somewhat healthier choice for her. So I give the product 3 stars – an average of 5 from her and 1 from me.
LucinaFluvanna, TX

Tastes like Pistachios

These taste good and are edible but I am only giving 1 star to let people know that this product tastes like Pistachios to me, not almonds. I don’t know why. If I wanted Pistachios I would’ve bought them. I had a craving for almonds and these just don’t do the trick. They also contain a weird ingredient; CORN MALODEXTRIN. WHY?! They are ALMONDS! All you need is almonds and salt, maybe oil! So much for being “All natural”.
ShalandaSunrise Beach, MO

Not a big fan of these

All the 5-star reviews convinced me to buy these…I wish I hadn’t 🙁 It’s been two months since I purchased them and I still have four out of the six containers unopened. They’re just blah. Now the chili lime flavored almonds from Blue Diamond, on the other hand, are Mmm Mmm good!
HienBeaumont, VA

Incorrect information

At the time of purchase, the production description stated:

Blue Diamond Natural Cinnamon Brown Sugar Oven Roasted Almonds 8 oz
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List Price: $32.55
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Product Description
Blue Diamond Almonds Oven Roasted Cinnamon Brown Sugar – 6 Pack

Both the list price and description suggests that it is a 6 Pack.

I ordered 2 and received 2 “1 packs”.
This is a single 8 oz container.

AntoniaShelby, MT

Not the same as the canned version

I expected that these canisters of Blue Diamond “Roasted Almonds – Honey” would be the same product as the little cans of Blue Diamond “Honey Roasted Almonds” ( Blue Diamond Almonds Honey Roast, 6-Ounce Tins (Pack of 12) ) but they’re surprisingly not the same, and have a very “off” taste. What a disappointment! Blue Diamond has apparently seen fit to add much more maltodextrin and “other natural flavors”, which I suspect cause the odd taste, thus ruining a fabulous product.

I’ve been having a hard time finding the small cans of Blue Diamond “Honey Roasted Almonds” at the supermarkets, despite all the other flavors being carried. It’s as if Blue Diamond just, for some reason, *wants* this product to fail. First they make it hard to get the canned version, then they completely change the taste of a great product and package it in a canister, using a name that is so similar that it contains all the same words, but without a hint that it’s not the same product.

I’d contact Blue Diamond and complain, but I already know that they never respond to customers despite having a contact link on their website. In the past, I wrote to them when they test-marketed and then removed some wonderful silvered almonds (not “slivered” but silvered, as in almonds with a very light sugary coating); when I wrote to ask, instead of appreciating my interest as a customer, they simply ignored me.

So I’m offering this review as a warning to anyone else who might make the same mistake, and think that these almonds will be like the similarly-named canned “Honey Roasted Almonds” from the same company. The ones in the can are great; these are just plain awful, and I’ll be throwing out 2.9 canisters of 3 purchased.

AndreasBangor, WI

Nice salt on a very dry nut.

OK, I like a little richness. These nuts have a flavorful salt taste, but are almost too dry to get down your throat.
LeonardaPort Henry, NY

Too much sugar – big time headache!

These gave me a headache, too much sugar, and other ingredients that didn’t sit well. I would not recommend to someone trying to eat healthier.
PauletteHarveysburg, OH

Best Tasting Almonds

Great taste. Almonds are high in overall fat but low in saturated fats that most contribute to weight gain. Buy a case; they stay pretty fresh when sealed for 6 months
SuzanBrandt, SD

wow really

So the hottest-hot-off-the-press recommendation is an ounce of almonds a day will help keep the doctor away…. and for good reason. They’re full of B (and other) vitamins, fiber, –not-cholesterol, not-sodium, not-empty calories, and not tasteless wallpaper paste….

But these — these new Blue Diamond almonds (I’ve so far tried both the Brown Sugar Cinnamon and the Vanilla — are soooooo good that it’s hard to stop at an ounce. This has become my after-dinner treat.

To help fight the sodium bugaboo, they’ve instead coated them with a velvet dairy whey based powder (take note, lactose-intolerant folks) that is loaded with flavor. They’re not sweet — except the sweetness of the lactose. And they’re not the least bit salty. They taste like a great dessert in both flavor and texture.

Thumbs way up — licking my fingers kind of up.

VikiLeopold, IN

I prefer the flavored

Diamond 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

AlishaUmbarger, TX

Cinnamon nom nom noms

These taste exactly like cinnamon toast crunch, but with the nutritional composition of almonds. They’re pretty mind blowing. Don’t be afraid of buying a 6-pack; you’ll need it.
JuliaWendell Depot, MA

delish

Sugar coated almonds…why do you even need a review. If you like almonds and sugar, you’ll like these. If you don’t, you won’t.
FranklynWilkeson, WA

Great Breakfast flavor!

So, somehow Diamond captured the perfect flavor of french toast without all the calories. Such a great flavor, after tasting only a few for the first time I immediately orderd three more. These don’t even have that “Almond” aftertaste, it finishes very nice with a hint of a butter maple flavor…wow.

Now: To Diamond please rename to “Buttery French Toast”, as this would be much better fitting.

RenayAnnandale, NJ

Unique product, well executed

The flavor of these nuts is similar to cinnamon toast cereal, yet they are filling and healthy, containing little sugar and almost no salt. I would deduct a star for being priced too high both here and in the supermarket, but Blue Diamond deserves credit for their restraint in using quality ingredients and in not producing a sugar encrusted candy. Now if they would only go against the trend of charging a huge markup for minimal extra processing cost…

The other reviewer seems to think these contain lactose. The ingredients:
ALMONDS, EVAPORATED CANE JUICE, BROWN SUGAR, CORN MALTODEXTRIN, CINNAMON, NATURAL FLAVORS AND SALT. PEANUT FREE. MAY CONTAIN OTHER TREE NUTS. Unless OTHER TREE NUTS comes from cows, I don’t think this is true.

PhillipAromas, CA

Great Snack

I ordered these nuts off a whim because of the flavor. I just got into eating more nuts because I don’t get enough Omega 3’s. Everybody that I shared these with loved them! I went through 2 containers in a week (because of sharing). This will be a staple in my house from now on!!!
NadiaWoodruff, WI

Absolutely delicious!

These have more net carbs than the Emerald Cocoa Roast almonds (6g vs 3g), but if you’re not worried about that, these are absolutely delicious! If you like flavored nuts, you’ve got to try these.
EliseoThorofare, NJ

Simply the best!

I discovered these nuts by accident. They were on clearance ay my local CVS for $1. I wish I had bought them all!
The cinnamon and brown sugar flavor is perfect together with the roasted almond flavor. It is not candy coated like other cinnamon almonds (making it a much healthier treat). Everyone that I have shared them with think that they are
phenomenal! I highly recommend this product. It is one of the most tasty and healthy snacks you can find. I only wish Amazon would put them on their subscribe and save program.
CarterRose Hill, KS

Best snack ever!

I got these at my local Publix. They’re the best tasting almonds of the bunch. The butter toffee tastes natural and the almonds are of good quality. They also make dark chocolate covered almonds. They taste like Cocoa Puffs but are still pretty good if you’re looking for a cocoa kick instead.
MarioDallas, TX

My 3rd favorite flavor

Diamond 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

MargarettaJaffrey, NH

A great little snack

At first, I thought these tasted a little artificial. After a few handfuls I realized I like them, regardless.

I am a big fan of this company’s products, and have even gone so far as to speak with one of their growers about the integrated pest management systems they employ (using the smallest amount of pesticides possible). I will keep buying all their other flavors. The Bold line, especially the Habanero, is also excellent, as are the dark chocolate variety.

TulaMarydel, MD

Incredible!

These almonds are nothing short of incredible- they are so delicious! If you are trying to follow a low-carb lifestyle (for dietary reasons or weight loss) and need a ‘sweet fix’ after meals, then this is a wonderful option – only 6 g. Net carbs! And the taste is so yummy! They are just sweet enough! I’m so glad that amazon sells them in bulk, because I could easily go through one container in a week!
SherylAthens, TN

Healthy and delicious!

If you want a truly healthy, filling snack, you must give these a try, as well as their sisters, the Vanilla Bean Almonds. They are both just lightly sweetened, and fragrant with either the cinnamon or the vanilla, depending on which you choose. The container is marvelous; there is a half flip top which is easy to do with one hand (like in the car). And they’re not roasted in more oil, so the almonds are “meaty” and sweet. And almonds are SOOO good for you. I’d recommend that you try them, and then get an Amazon subscribe and save if you can. It’s well worth it! And all natural. LOVELY!
CinthiaDalmatia, PA

The taste is crunchy,

I love these almonds. They are my favorite to date and I would definitely buy again. The taste is crunchy, they are well toasted and the salt that has been added is just perfect. Not too little, not too much. Best I have ever eaten!!
DungLowland, NC

Too Much Sugar!

This is basically candy masquerading as a “healthy” snack. They taste good – because they have three different kinds of sugar in them! Blue Diamond wants you to think that eating sugar is a healthy snack – c’mon!

I purchased these thinking they were sweetened with stevia. Yeah, there’s a miniscule amount of stevia (very last ingredient) – but sugars are the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th ingredient listed. These have corn maltodextrin – the worst thing there is on the glycemic index (can you say fat formation?). Now I’m stuck with 3 containers of this sugar snack.

ScottieDelia, KS

Always fresh!

These are the best tasting almonds. I buy them in bulk to share at work. Any time someone finds cheaper almonds, they always come back to these because they can’t be beat.
TashiaBernie, MO

Like Snickerdoodle cookies!

I love these almonds!! They taste just like a snickerdoodle cookie, but make for a much healthier snack! One of my favorites of the Blue Diamond Oven Roasted varieties. Buying them in a 6-pack is more cost-effective for me, especially now that I can’t find them in my grocery store. I wish they came in the large resealable bag like some of the other flavors, but for now I’ll stick with the 6 container pack.
JeffreyCalhoun, KY

Delicious and healthy treat!

I wouldn’t call these almonds sweet, but they do have just the right hint of sweet flavor that the almond is elevated and feels like a treat. The taste and texture of almonds doesn’t particularly appeal to me, but they’re such a healthy snack that I’m glad to find this delicious option. Also, the small container is the perfect size to have on your desk or keep in the car, or use as stocking stuffers like I plan to do for a couple of my healthy eating conscious friends!
BertRepublican City, NE

You are only getting one container!

I purchased 2 other types of Blue Diamond almonds on the same day, and they were both around $11 for a pack of 3. T his one was only ONE 8 oz. container, and I assumed it was at least 2-3 containers since the cost was over $8.
DaysiLuther, IA

Yummy!

Nice sweet treat with some nutritional value. These are fantastic! The only thing is I can find them in more local store at a lower cost.
VannessaPine Mountain, GA