Grabbing a bag of Edward Marc Coconut Chocolate Almonds has always been my guilty pleasure ever since I discovered this product at my local Costco warehouse. As is often the case with new snacks, sometimes you just have to give it a try and see if you like it. For me, I was instantly hooked the moment I opened the bag and tried the very first chocolate almond ball. The umami of the almonds, dark chocolate, coconut, and sweet vanilla combination was simply irresistible. Moreover, those of you who are almond joy fans will likely enjoy this product as well.
With no artificial flavors or preservatives, this delicious confection is good quality and delicately made. I found each of the almonds to be whole with no broken fragments. The dark chocolate also covers the coconut mixture and almond well. Although this recipe is made with dark chocolate, I actually found the taste to be closer to a typical milk chocolate instead.
Edward Marc Coconut Chocolate Almonds Product Details
- Costco item #1073647.
- From Edward Marc chocolatier.
- Coconut almonds with dark chocolate.
- Made with sustainably sourced cocoa.
- No artificial preservatives or flavors.
- Over a century of expertise in chocolate making.
- Sourced with Cocoa Horizons.
- Women-owned enterprise.
- Made in the USA.
Edward Marc Coconut Chocolate Almonds Ingredients List
Main ingredients include white confectionery coating, chocolate, almonds, and vanilla. Other ingredients listed are in the image below.
Allergen notice: This snack contains tree nuts, milk, and soy.
There are about 21 servings per container. 10 pieces of chocolate almond balls count as one serving. This is where it hurts a bit. With each serving, there are 16 grams of fat (counts as 25% of daily value), which is definitely on the high end. Moreover, if you look at the saturated fat row, each serving is 51% of daily value at 10 grams of saturated fat.
Despite this being so addictive and delicious, you should try to avoid finishing half the bag in one sitting. On the other hand, there is about 6% of iron and 5% of calcium in each serving (daily nutritional value for adults). Both of these are considered small amounts.
About Edward Marc the Company
The Edward Marc brand own the Milk Shake Factory, Edward Marc chocolatier, and the popular Snappers (crispy pretzel with caramel chocolate snack). This Pittsburg-based company started as a family operation in 1914 and has quickly grown after a rebranding in 2007. Interestingly, I learned that Costco wholesale’s candy buyer approached them back in 2013 to create something good for warehouse members.
As a result, the company revealed Snappers, a twist on their classic chocolate pretzel. Early release in the Northeast market was a success. Now, you can find one of their popular chocolate products at every Costco location. Which ultimately leads us to the beautiful chocolate coconut almond.
Why Are Coconut Chocolate Almonds So Addictive?
I wish I knew the answer. Regardless, I believe I understand the cause. In fact, you can easily taste the different “layers” when you take a bite. First, Edward Marc chocolatiers use whole almonds sprinkled with salt. Then, they blend sugar, whole milk, and vanilla with dark chocolate. This is finished with the right texture and coating.
It’s hard to describe the flavors but almond joy definitely brings some similar comparisons. It’s creamy and sweet with the ideal airy crunch. Not to mention the addition of coconut is just genius. I bought this in Big Island, Hawaii, as well when we made a Costco trip for water and supplies. To this day, its savory flavors still bring me back to the white sand beaches and volcano hike paths.
Where to Buy Chocolate Almonds?
Currently, most Costco warehouses should have this item in stock at their snack section by the checkouts. If you are unable to purchase this item in person, Amazon has this item in stock at a good price with shipping included.