Blue Diamond Almonds - Baked Nut Chips Sour Cream & Chive - 4.25 oz. (120.5g)
Blue Diamond Growers Baked Nut Chips Sour Cream & Chive are made from brown rice and California almonds. They are baked until they give you a perfect crunch and add just the right amount of natural sour cream flavor and spices. Enjoy the savory taste of sour cream and chives in a crunchy chip you can feel good about eating. You get more of what you want—delicious flavor, great crunch and 20 grams of whole grain brown rice in every serving. And you get less of what you don't want—fewer calories and 81% less saturated fat than potato chips and no trans fat, no cholesterol, no MSG, no wheat or gluten. Enjoy the savory flavor and crunch of their Baked Sour Cream and Chive Nut Chips without sacrificing your commitment to eating smart.
Blue Diamond Nut Chips are a great new way to add a little fun to your lunchbox and a lot of guilt-free pleasure to your party table! Available in 3 great flavors, these tasty baked chips are made from brown rice and almonds. With less saturated fat and calories per serving than potato chips, Blue Diamond Nut Chips are more than a snack.
* According to the USDA Nutritional Database, 2010, SR 23, Sour Cream and Chive Baked Nut Chips contain 81% less saturated fat than sour cream and onion-flavored potato chips (.5 g saturated fat in Sour Cream and Chive Baked Nut Chips vs. 2.7 g of saturated fat in sour cream and onion-flavored potato chips) and 13% less calories (130 calories in Sour Cream and Chive Baked Nut Chips vs. 159 calories in sour cream and onion-flavored potato chips)
Blue Diamond Growers History
Throughout the early evolving years between 1910 and 1915, the Exchange worked to establish itself as a leading force within the global almond industry, but issues from broker incompetence to independent growers destabilizing prices continued to work against them. At that time, California only had about 20 percent or less of the world supply of almonds, while Spain and Italy grew the lion's share of at least 80 percent. It became quickly apparent to the members of the cooperative that a change in selling strategy was needed and that a name that translated into a high quality image for consumers was the answer. But what label could they attach to their boxes and burlap bags of California almonds that would differentiate them from imported almonds and leave consumers with a lasting high quality image of California almonds?
The answer, they thought, had something to do with a leading American symbol of the highest quality products circa early 1900s, the diamond. However, the intuitive growers wanted more than just any diamond. How about a blue diamond, the rarest diamond in the world at the turn of the century? Yes, that was it! By depicting their almonds in the shape of a blue diamond, the seal of dependability, the growers would begin to distinguish the high quality California almond versus the then prevalent Spanish and Italian imported almonds.
In their minds, it was clear that the Blue Diamond brand also provided U.S. consumers with a consistent way to recognize new California almond products as they developed throughout the century. When the newly formed brand was named a Grand Prize Winner at the Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, California in 1915, the Exchange's efforts to establish the Blue Diamond Brand as a leader in the almond industry clearly launched the beginning of 100 years of new almond products in all shapes and sizes for consumers worldwide!
In 1915, the label itself simply said Fancy Almonds Brand inside a blue diamond-shaped logo. It was during the Panama Exposition that this label was placed on burlap bags, boxes and clear glass jars and that a young girl of about 8 years old began posing for displays and promotional materials for the Exchange. Her name was Thelma Tucker, the young daughter of the first General Manager of the Exchange, T.C. Tucker, who was hired to oversee the marketing and sales of the Exchange from its original office in San Francisco, California in the famous Dollar Building owned and operated by the Dollar Shipping Lines.
"Can we create a contemporary new look that can be versatile enough to retain the most recognized name in the almond business but also be adaptable to every product and segment of our business?" That was the challenge for the Blue Diamond consumer marketing staff in 2004. In early 2005, a standardized contemporary logo with a touch of orange-gold tones was added to the outside of a newly stylized blue diamond shape with three-dimensional shades of blue designed for depth and introduced to the world. A flag across the bottom of the logo was designed to change according to the color of the packaging used for the product inside. So, began the initiation of a new logo with a formula that was adaptable to any Blue Diamond product and business segment. With retail and natural foods business sales rocketing to new heights on an annual basis, the newly designed Blue Diamond label resonated well with consumers and stood out among competing products.
With success like that, why not adapt the new Blue Diamond logo for the cooperative itself? The final proof of its adaptability emerged as the new corporate logo became the same one used on all products, except that the flag would simply say Growers under the famous Blue Diamond name! As responsible stewards of the land who produce the safest, best quality almonds using sustainable production practices, the color green was chosen to best depict the word growers on the now official corporate name, Blue Diamond Growers.
After 100 years, all growers now refer to the cooperative as Blue Diamond. After many struggles, strains and strategizing about corporate names and brands, it seems apparent that it just may stay that way for another 100 years! And as the growers celebrate their centennial, the new corporate logo proves its versatility once again as it captures the essence of its longevity as a cooperative in the words carefully placed below its brand: 100 Years of Partnership!
About Blue Diamond Growers
Headquartered in Sacramento, California, Blue Diamond Growers is the world's largest almond processing and marketing company. Founded in 1910, the 102 year-old cooperative is owned by half of the state's almond growers who produce over 80 percent of the world almond supply. Blue Diamond led the development of California's almond industry from a minor domestic specialty crop to the world leader in almond production and marketing.
Blue Diamond, the world's leading almond brand, continues to build markets and create new products, new uses, and new opportunities for global consumers. In May, 2013, Blue Diamond will double their capacity by opening the first phase of a new plant in Turlock, California, designed to create more value-added global products using state-of-the art technology. Plans also include expanding their research and development capabilities as global demand continues to increase 10 percent annually.
The California almond crop is marketed to all 50 states and more than 90 foreign countries, making almonds California's largest food export, the sixth largest U.S. food export and the #1 specialty crop in America. The California crop is currently valued at over $6 billion dollars.