I was loving Blue Diamond's Wasabi & Soy Sauce Almonds...until I looked at the ingredients. Sugar. I know everyone is sticking it in their products now 'cause we're used to it (plus, it's addictive), but still, why in Wasabi flavored almonds?
Lest you ask why I didn't check before trying, I was given them at someone's house who doesn't eat sugar and made the mistake of trusting without verifying. I actually bought a container and ate a few before my taste buds raised the question as to that tinge of sweet I was tasting. It's slight, but if you're not a sugar-eater, it's noticeable.
Here's the list of ingredients:
Wasabi & Soy Sauce Flavor
Ingredients: almonds, vegetable oil (canola, safflower and/or sunflower), sugar, modified corn starch, salt, soy sauce (soybeans, wheat, salt), horseradish, onion, spice, fractionated coconut oil, garlic, maltodextrin, yeast extract, natural flavor, citric acid, disodium guanylate, disodium inosinate.
What's really strange is that Blue Diamond has a great recipe for Wasabi Almonds on their website that doesn't contain sugar, Here's a link to the recipe. I'm making it now. http://www.bluediamond.com/applications/recipes/?theView=recipeDetail&recipeid=23
Just in case you're curious, here's the ingredients on a few other Blue Diamond products. All contain one of more forms of sugar. Some of their flavors, like the barbecue, would obviously have sugar in them so I didn't include.
Jalapeno Smokehouse Flavor
Ingredients: almonds, vegetable oil (canola, safflower and/or sunflower), salt, maltodextrin, torula yeast, spices, jalapeno pepper, onion powder, natural smoke flavor (contains soybean oil), natural flavors, and garlic powder.
Lime 'N Chili Flavor
Ingredients: almonds, vegetable oil (canola, safflower and/or sunflower), salt, sour cream (cream, nonfat milk, cultures), maltodextrin, modified corn starch, paprika, citric acid, spice, corn syrup solids, lime juice solids, vinegar solids, natural flavor.
Salt 'N Vinegar Flavor
Ingredients: almonds, vegetable oil (canola, safflower and/or sunflower), salt, sodium diacetate, dextrose, lactose (milk), and malic acid.