As soon as these Northern California almonds spill out of the package, you can literally see the flavor covering them. The nuts are a deep burnt red. That’s a heavy hand of Spanish pimenton, a powerfully flavored paprika. We don’t even have to tell you that the spice is earthy and smoky, because the fragrant aroma will hit your nose almost as soon as you open the bag. Combined with the roasted almonds, the rich and fragrant result is addicting.
Clif Family Kitchen is also home to a winery in St. Helena, California. While their tasting notes say that you should pair the nuts on your cheeseboard with a full-bodied Zinfandel, we can’t help but imagine swapping that out for a Tempranillo or Grenache. If you close your eyes and breathe in the smoky aroma of the almonds, sipping on your glass of red, you’ll be transported, if only for a moment, to Spain.
Tip of the Tongue:These nuts are so fragrant and savory that it’ll be difficult not to gobble them up by the handful. But that pimenton makes a flavorful addition chopped and sprinkled on top of chicken paella or served alongside chorizo. Or simply enjoy with some shaved jamón iberico… delicioso.
Almonds (almonds, non-GMO, canola oil, salt), coconut oil, brown sugar, agave syrup, smoked paprika, spices, kosher salt, garlic powder, citric acid, mixed tocopherols.