True confession time. 1.) You can totally see my reflection on the bottom tip of that fork above. But more importantly, 2.) I really hate eating almonds. I love their flavor, and I love them as an ingredient. But just straight-up snacking on a handful of almonds? It literally feels like I went to the beach and started shoveling sand into my mouth. I mean seriously, could they be any drier? Give me cashews or pistachios any day, but don’t make me snack on almonds.
However, I’ve recently discovered Marcona almonds . These almonds are imported from Spain, although you can usually find them at upscale grocery stores here in the States. They are plump, sweet and more moist than the almonds we’re used to in America. They’re often lightly fried in oil before being packaged and sold. So yeah, they’re basically deep fried almonds. A true fat kid’s let’s-just-pretend-this-is-healthy-because-it’s-almonds snack.