After rebranding last year, Navot and I wanted to introduce a new flavor for the new Santé. During our weekly meetings over coffee we'd sample the latest batches trying to land on the perfect spice combinations. At some point, I realized we didn't really have an almond that complemented either coffee or tea particularly well. We thought this was a shame because really, who doesn't like a little treat with daily caffeine intake?
Hooked at first bite.
The next week, Navot was grinning from ear to ear as he handed me a bag of almonds. "Try it with coffee," he suggested. I took a sip and a taste and immediately reached for more. The complex flavors coated my mouth and the crystal sugar delivered a tantalizing extra crunch. "These taste just like a cinnamon coffee cake!" Apparently I hit on it, because coffee cake is exactly what he was going for when creating this flavor! A little indulgent and delightfully complex, we knew this was the perfect recipe to launch during the holiday season.
A spiced taste of home.
Spicing coffee and tea is a common practice in several cultures. Navot and Sara (our mom and founder) wanted to create a flavor that paired well with tea, but also reminded us of a middle eastern spices. It turned out that a lot of middle eastern spices taste great but are hard to combine with an almond. After a few attempts, they hit on the idea of Chai spices on almonds. Chai Almonds have a complex flavor combination with six spices working harmoniously. They're great any time, but try them with a strong cup of black tea for a real treat.
Like all of our flavors, these almonds are roasted one batch at a time and seasoned by hand — a craft process that makes our nuts uniquely crunchy and delicious.