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Blue Diamond Launches Crafted Gourmet Line of Almonds, Embraces Entertaining Category

Blue Diamond, the world’s leading almond marketer and processor, today announced a new line of Blue Diamond Crafted Gourmet Almonds, created for any entertaining occasion. The new product line is the latest example of Blue Diamond’s dedication to offering high quality California-grown almonds that deliver on flavor and taste.

What makes this new line of Blue Diamond Crafted Gourmet Almonds unique is the process. First, the almond skins are removed for a smooth texture and nutty crunch. The almonds are then roasted, seasoned, and cured with a blend of herbs and spices to create a rich and savory taste.

Blue Diamond Crafted Gourmet Almonds are available in four unique and trend-worthy flavors, including Pink Himalayan Salt; Black Truffle; Garlic, Herb and Olive Oil; and Rosemary and Sea Salt. The new line complements other gourmet foods like cheese, charcuterie and olives. They can be included in any grazing table creation or enjoyed on their own.

“Gourmet foods are an exciting new genre for Blue Diamond and this is an example of our dedication to food innovation,” said Blue Diamond Senior Vice President, Global Consumer Division, Raj Joshi. “We were inspired by foodies and moments of celebration when developing this Gourmet line. People love finding new delicious foods and sharing them with friends and family. We hope this new line becomes a go-to addition for any special occasion, whether it’s a dinner party, holiday, book club, or happy hour.”

Blue Diamond Crafted Gourmet Almonds are a rich new addition to Blue Diamond’s wide range of more than 20 almond flavors– from bold varieties like Sriracha or Salt ‘n Vinegar to oven roasted varieties like Dark Chocolate and Salted Caramel.

“With high-quality ingredients, and an elevated new package and overall presentation, this is much more than just a new line of almonds,” said Joshi. “From the orchard to the table, special care goes into each bag of Blue Diamond Crafted Gourmet Almonds.”

Blue Diamond Crafted Gourmet Almonds will be available in March 2018 and will be sold at most major retailers.

About Blue Diamond

Blue Diamond Growers is the world’s leading almond marketer and processor. It led the development of California’s almond industry since the co-op was founded in 1910 and opened world markets over 100 years ago when Spain and Italy were the major producers of almonds. While the U.S. market is the largest single market for almonds, over 70 percent of them are exported to 95 countries worldwide. Almonds are California’s largest food export and they rank among the top ten food exports in America. California produces over 80 percent of the world’s supply. For more information, visit www.bluediamond.com.

SOURCE: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180305005284/en/Blue-Diamond-Launches-Crafted-Gourmet-Line-Almonds