canada
Snacking on Almonds
Canadians are the biggest almond snackers. Many were first introduced to almonds during the holidays with fond memories of eating chocolate covered almonds in their grandmother’s home.
china
The Seasonal Snackers
Almonds are most popular during autumn and winter—especially during the Chinese New Year—as a roasted, salted snack. Unique flavors such as abalone are also in play.
france
The Sweet Treaters
Almonds are used in French patisserie treats such as marzipan and almond-cream-filled puff pastries called Galette des Rois (the cake of the Kings) enjoyed on the Feast of the Epiphany.
germany
The Anywhere, Any Timers
Almonds are used for Germany’s mouth-watering marzipan confections and are starting to become more popular in snack foods eaten at open-air fests and Christmas markets.
india
The Smart Thinkers
Here, almonds are considered “brain food” for kids and play a key role in traditional sweets known as mithai. Almonds are also a common gift during the festival of Diwali.
italy
The Candy-Coated Gifters
Italians started the tradition of giving Jordan almonds as wedding favors, and now they use them to mark other milestones too: red for graduations, green for engagements, blue for a baby boy and pink for a baby girl.
japan
The Chocolate Lovers
The Japanese swoon for delicate oval balls of almonds coated in chocolate, and pretzel sticks dipped in milk, dark, or white chocolate and coated with diced almonds.
korea
The Strivers
Korean’s strive to live an active, vibrant, beautiful life and almonds are the ideal snack.
mediterranean
The Health Nuts
Ancient Greek medical texts are among the oldest to discuss the use of almonds, and today they’ve remained an integral part of the health-focused Mediterranean lifestyle.
middleeast
Celebrating with Almonds
Candy-covered almonds, or mlabas, are considered aphrodisiacs and are always on hand at weddings and other important celebrations throughout the Middle East.
russia
The Perfect Pair
This market has a major sweet tooth with a love of cookies, biscuits, and chocolate.
spain
The Originators
Franciscan Padres from Spain originally brought the almond tree to California in the 1700s, and Spanish cooks still use almonds in several traditional treats and recipes.
sweden
The Superstitious Crunchers
The Swedes have been known to hide an almond in rice pudding as a symbol of good fortune. Whoever finds it is said to get married in the coming year.
uk
The Snackers
For many years, almonds were seen as a holiday treat and the perfect gift. But those in the United Kingdom are quickly becoming daily almond snackers to help carry them through their busy days.
usa
The Hometowners
80% of the world’s almonds are produced in California, and from raw almonds and almond butter to almond flour, almond milk and almond oil, Americans love all things almonds. United States of Almonds…there’s a nice ring to it, don’t you think?

Japan

The Chocolate Lovers. The Japanese swoon for delicate oval balls of almonds coated in chocolate and for pretzel sticks dipped in milk, dark or white chocolate and coated with diced almonds.

China

The Seasonal Snackers. Almonds are most popular during autumn and winter. Especially during the Chinese New Year as a roasted, salted snack. Unique flavors such as abalone are also in play.

India

The Smart Thinkers. Here, almonds are considered brain food for kids and play a key role in traditional sweets known as mithai. Almonds are also a common gift during the festival of Diwali.

The Mediterranean

The Health Nuts. Ancient Greek medical texts are among the oldest to discuss the use of almonds, and today they've remained an integral part of the health-focused Mediterranean lifestyle.

Italy

The Candy-Coated Gifters. Italians started the tradition of giving Jordan almonds as wedding favors, and now they use them to mark other milestones too: red for graduations, green for engagements, blue for a baby boy and pink for a baby girl.

France

The Sweet Treaters. Almonds are used in French patisserie treats such as macaroons, marzipan and almond-cream-filled puff pastries called galette des rois (the cake of the kings) enjoyed on the Feast of the Epiphany.

Spain

The Originators. Franciscan padres from Spain originally brought the almond tree to California in the 1700s, and Spanish cooks still use almonds in many traditional treats and recipes.

Germany

The Anywhere, Anytimers. Almonds are used for Germany's mouth-watering marzipan confections and are starting to become more popular in snack foods eaten at open-air fests and Christmas markets.

Sweden

The Superstitious Crunchers. Swedes have been known to hide an almond in rice pudding as a symbol of good fortune. Whoever finds it is said to get married in the coming year.

U.S.A.

The Hometowners. More than 80% of the world's almonds are produced in California, and from whole almonds to almond butter, almond flour, almond milk and almond oil, Americans love all things almonds. United States of Almonds has a nice ring to it, don't you think?

U.K.

The Snackers. For many years, almonds were seen as a holiday treat and the perfect gift. But those in the United Kingdom are quickly becoming daily almond snackers to help carry them through their busy days.