Organic Tamari Roasted Almonds

Organic Tamari Almonds

April 8, 2011   79 Comments

When I saw these, I just HAD to try them. Could these be the perfect snack?

Perfection is relative, but I think these are pretty close. This is one of those foods where you can know your farmer, and I find that exciting.

The company that produces these almonds is Equal Exchange has been around for 20 years.

From their website:

It all started with an idea: what if food could be traded in a way that is honest and fair, a way that empowers both farmers and consumers? What if trade supported family farms that use organic methods, rather than industrialized agribusinesses that rely on harmful chemicals?

Yea! If you think back 20 years ago, were we even talking about organic? Seems like Equal Exchange is in a "sweet spot" right now having been ahead of the curve.

The farmers who grew these almonds are in the Big Tree Organic Farm Co-op and you can support them by buying this product. They are located in California and they use combinations of vinegar, vegetable oils, and lemongrass as herbicide.

Do you hear that? Monsanto, I am talking to you - no Roundup used at these farms.

When you buy a bag of almonds, you are voting with you dollars for the kind of food that you want to eat. I wish I had the money to always support small organic farmers, but I can support this group by telling YOU about them.

The almonds are delicious and a fantastic snack when you need something quick. They aren't too salty and they have a CRUNCH that is very satisfying.

Comment below on your thoughts on organic farming to enter to win a bag of Organic Tamari Roasted Almonds and Organic Chai tea from Equal Exchange.

Equal Exchange products are available in cafes, co-ops, supermarkets, and natural food stores throughout the United States. If you can't find any near you check out their Retail Web Store.

This product was received for review consideration. No other compensation was provided.

What will I win?
A 5 ounce bag of Organic Tamari Roasted Almonds and 1 package of Organic Chai Tea.

How do I enter?
Comment below on your thoughts on organic farming.

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Am I eligible to enter?
This giveaway is offered to US residents only.

When do I find out if I am the winner?
The winner will be announced on April 15th, 2011. You will have 2 weeks to e-mail us back with your home address so we can mail the prize.

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First 20 Comments: [ see all 79 ]

Wouldn't it be nice if all our food choices were organic??

on April 8, 2011

As I continue to recover from Anorexia Nervosa, organic farming is very important to me to stay on track on not go back to hurting myself. It feels good to eat healthy, knowing where my food comes from and the process it goes through.

on April 8, 2011

Well, it's so important to me that I started a blog about it! :)

Organic farming IS the future. Traditional farming with chemicals and pesticides may be cheap and easy now, but it is RUINING the soil, so that it becomes unusable. Organic farming actually preserves the soil so it is sustainable for future crops.
And that's just ONE of the MANY downsides of traditional farming...

on April 8, 2011

I'm not a fan of Chai but I love love love almonds and I'm trying, as much as I can, to make all my purchases fair trade and organic so these almonds would be perfect.

on April 8, 2011

I love the idea of organic farming. I am so happy that it's almost farmer's market season so I can get fresh, local, organic produce!

on April 8, 2011

Equal Exchange also supplies teas and coffees.
It, and other organic farmers, are doing good and much needed work in bringing us closer in touch with the earth.

on April 8, 2011

I love to buy and eat organic foods. And like you said these are the perfect snack!

on April 8, 2011

I try to purchase organic and fair trade whenever possible. Hopefully we can make these items less costly in the near future. If I don't win, I will totally find a place to buy some.

on April 8, 2011

I do think that farming and livestock production should occur without man-made chemicals such as pesticides and hormones. However, I still will always object to the term "organic" as all carbon-based compounds ARE organic, by definition. I'm a chemist :)

on April 8, 2011

Organic farming is the way everyone should go. Not only is it safe and healthy it is a way to eat guilt free and eat something full of flavor not bland and mixed up with chemicals. I would choose organic farming anytime I got the chance to.

on April 8, 2011

I try to buy organic when I can and especially on 'dirty dozen' items but I'd like to do more - would love to give these a try. I love both almonds and chai!

on April 8, 2011

I heard a hilariously sad "joke" the other day:
"Try organic food. Or as your grandparents called it, food." It is so unsettling that our health, and the earth's health has been negotiated against so a few small companies could dominate agriculture with their poisonous and unsustainable profit mongering.

on April 8, 2011

I volunteered on an organic fruit & herb farm one semester in college. It only took a few hours to instantly understand the connection between the land and my body via food. The organic raspberries and apples I got to eat tasted incredible and the experience really changed how I understand food production!

on April 8, 2011

Awesome! I love almonds and adore Chai tea! I'm working on a new life for myself for better health and I'm educating myself on organic, natural and REAL food. No more processed fake food. My family is having a health makeover!

on April 8, 2011

I have been trying to buy organic whenever possible for quite some time now. I feel better about the environment and I can truly say that I feel better myself when I eat organic. I believe that the chemicals we put in our soil really do make us sick.

on April 8, 2011

Been eating organic my whole life. I guess it helps that I grew up in the country! I follow SG on Facebook and get the e-mails as well. Great giveaway!

on April 8, 2011

We are what we eat so organic farming ensures that we eating less toxins & more nutrients. This company gets it on so many levels. Kudos to Equal Exchange.

on April 8, 2011

I love supporting organic farmers and buy organic whenever I can. I also belong to an organic farm CSA so that I can support an organic farm near me. Great information about Equal Exchange, thank you!

on April 8, 2011

Thank God for organic farming. What with all the chemicals used on conventional farming and now the increase of genetically modified foods, we need something safe and wholesome to eat. "Organic" farming used to be called just "farming," and I look forward to the day when it is once more.

on April 8, 2011

We buy only organic produce in our house. We really strive to find organic, local produce as well! So glad the Farmer's Market opens back up this weekend!!

on April 8, 2011

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