Almonds from Aldi – alright!

May 4, 2010 at 11:22 am 2 comments

A quick post tonight – mostly made of pictures – I just wanted to tell you about a little spoil I picked up yesterday at Aldi, North Sydney.  Of course, you might already be aware of these little gems, but if not, I’d thoroughly recommend picking some up for your lunch box.  Aldi’s “Oh so natural” almonds come in a pack of six x 30 g boxes, and make such a tremendous, healthy treat for you and yours. 

Oh so natural!

Who can resist a six pack of almonds for $3.99?  That’s 66.5 cents per box.  Pretty good value, don’t you think?  I also found on Aldi’s website that their prices are the same, regardless of from where in Australia you order.  You can find these little gems here.

Aldi's Oh So Natural almonds

Aldi's Oh So Natural almonds

So I had to sample some, and was half expecting them to be a bit mangey, but they just tasted like normal almonds.  Brilliant!  In the picture below, you can see that a few of them are imperfect, but hey, aren’t we all? 

Almonds, delicious almonds!

Almonds, delicious almonds!

The box tells me that they’re a good source of vitamin E, but you probably knew that already.  I am hopeful that corn chips and sultanas are both good sources of other things because I’ve eaten rather a lot of each today!

Almonds - a good source of vitamin E

Almonds - a good source of vitamin E

Once I have my almonds, what will they do for me?

Looking around in preparation for this post, it becomes apparent that vitamin E is particularly good for memory performance and prevention of cognitive decline.  And actually, outlines a whole host of other benefits which I won’t repeat, but see for yourself here.

How about cooking with my almonds?

In fact, I’ve been surprised how many recipes call for just 30 grams of almonds!  There’s one in particular that jumped out though – it’s Steve Manfredi’s toasted banana and almond bread, but you’ll have to wait till tomorrow night for that!

Nutritional panel - Aldi's six pack of almonds

Nutritional panel - Aldi's six pack of almonds

The low down

Mr L and I are fairly fortunate to live close to an Aldi, but not everyone does.  If you’re interested in tracking down your local store, visit the website at

In case you’re wondering, this post was not sponsored by Aldi, I’m just passing the deets of a good deal on to you!


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Official working dinner @ the Summit Steve Manfredi’s toasted banana and almond bread

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. superluminous  |  May 5, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Nice find! I also recommend the dried apricots from Aldi. They are delish!

    • 2. myfavouritefruits  |  May 5, 2010 at 11:51 am

      I might just have to give those a go, Cando. Look out Aldi! 🙂


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