Dry Roasted and Salted In Shell Almonds

by Spicie Foodie on November 2, 2013

Dry Roasted and Salted In Shell Almonds by @SpicieFoodie | #nuts #almonds #roasted

This past week I had the chance to taste almonds in a different form: in their shell. Previously I had only seen photographs of almonds still in their shell and always hoped to come across them some day. Well, this past Wednesday was my lucky day.

I’m no stranger to almonds, in fact they are probably my favorite nut. I love to eat them on their own, grind them for flour to use in cakes and cookies, use them as toppings or stuffing, and milk them into a refreshing vegan drink. They also make an incredible spread called almond butter which goes great inside baked apples. Almonds are so versatile that it’s easy to get creative and incorporate them into all sorts of recipes.

Anyway, back to these lovely whole almonds.

Dry Roasted and Salted In Shell Almonds by @SpicieFoodie | #nuts #almonds #roasted

Have any of you ever tasted almonds still in their shell? If you have then you know that this is the best tasting way of eating them. Plus if they have been dry roasted and salted then you know it’s a whole other level of yummy goodness. Seriously, once you try them like this you’ll never want to eat shelled almonds again.

Dry Roasted and Salted In Shell Almonds by @SpicieFoodie | #nuts #almonds #roasted

The shells on these almonds are very thin, so it’s easy to crack open and eat. The taste is sweet, slightly salty and some roasted undertones. It’s difficult to explain just how delicious they taste and smell — they taste out of this world good!

Dry Roasted and Salted In Shell Almonds by @SpicieFoodie | #nuts #almonds #roasted

I was planning on cooking with these almonds but by Friday afternoon there were only a few left in the bag. What can I say, I pigged out!:) Though scrumptious, almonds do have quite a high caloric count, so I need to wait at least another week before going to buy another bag. Hopefully that bag will get used in some recipes to share with you…but please don’t hold me to that.

Have a great day and I hope you get to try almonds like these.


Look for almonds in their shell at Middle Eastern food stores or health food stores. If not you can always find them online here and here.


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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa November 2, 2013 at 10:29 AM

Surely delicious and extremely addictive!




2 Spicie Foodie November 2, 2013 at 5:27 PM

They really are, thanks Rosa;)


3 Ramona November 2, 2013 at 12:21 PM

I have never seen almonds like this… now I want to and eat it roasted like this. :)


4 Spicie Foodie November 2, 2013 at 5:28 PM

I hope you find them sometime because they are amazingly good!


5 Angie@Angie's Recipes November 2, 2013 at 3:38 PM

They look very delicious, Nancy.


6 Spicie Foodie November 2, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Thank you Angie!


7 Victoria of Flavors of the Sun November 2, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Gorgeous, as always.


8 Spicie Foodie November 2, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Gracias, Victoria!


9 Joanne T Ferguson November 3, 2013 at 1:31 AM

G’day Nancy! You have an extraordinary photography eye, true!
Almonds are one of those foods where you can’t JUST have one too!
Cheers! Joanne


10 Phong Hong November 3, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Hi Nancy! Yes, I have eaten almonds that are roasted and salted in their shells and I agree with you that they are out of this world! I ate a lot too when my partner’s sister gave them to us.


11 Angela @ Canned Time November 3, 2013 at 2:58 PM

They sound fantastic. My husband’s friend eats peanuts in the shell but they’re not roasted like this. Must try! ♥


12 john@kitchenriffs November 3, 2013 at 5:08 PM

I’ve had almonds in the shell! Truly delish, as you pointed out. Fun to roast them yourself, too, and not hard at all (although I’m more apt to roast peanuts than almonds – they’re easier to source). Good stuff – thanks.


13 Ash-foodfashionparty November 3, 2013 at 9:17 PM

We used to find the shelled ones in India, haven’t seen them in the States.
They look good.


14 Laura (Tutti Dolci) November 3, 2013 at 11:10 PM

I’ve never tried almonds in the shell, what an addictive snack!


15 Spicie Foodie November 4, 2013 at 10:13 PM

They really are Laura, I’m sure you’d love them and bake them into something yummy!


16 Carla November 4, 2013 at 1:21 AM

I love almonds but have not used them in all the ways that you have. I need to branch out more. Yum! And now I’m also wondering if I’ve had them in their shell or not.


17 Spicie Foodie November 4, 2013 at 10:15 PM

I hope you can find them sometime, they taste fantastic. Thanks Carla!


18 mjskit November 6, 2013 at 4:12 AM

When I was a kid my mother always bought nuts in the shell. They were excellent. Now a days they are very hard to find except around the holidays. Not sure why that is, but I always buy them in December when I find them. You’re right – they are so much better. Now what I haven’t had is dry-roasted almonds in the shell. Those sound absolutely awesome! Thanks for making me aware that such a thing exists!


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