Sweeten Your Coffee with Rock Sugar Stir Sticks

Rock sugar stir sticks are a great way to add some extra sweetness to your coffee or tea as they slowly dissolve in your drink. Our quality stir sticks are made from premium ingredients that are sustainable and organic and can be ordered in bulk quantities. Sweeten your drinks with swizzle sticks that are made from pure organic cane sugar and you’ll never want to go back to regular sugar again.

These sticks are a perfect addition to a beverage table at a buffet and your guests will be thoroughly impressed when you serve them at your next dinner party. Many fine restaurants and cafés also offer their patrons stir sticks as a delicious alternative to regular table sugar.

These sticks can be used to garnish and sweeten tea, cappuccino, espresso, latte, coffee and much more. They help create a memorable conclusion to a meal while providing a smooth sweetness to an after-dinner drink. Not only are these stir sticks delicious but they are also elegant. When presented on a silver tray the effect is absolutely amazing.

Offices and businesses often purchase our Almondena White Sugar Sticks and offer them in their employee or guest coffee stations. These sticks make a culinary statement of their own. If you are trying to impress the people arriving at your place of business, there’s no better way to leave a lasting impression than to offer a stir stick with a complementary tea or coffee. It’s also a great way to let your employees know that they are valued and appreciated for the work they do.

Rock candy swizzle sticks are also perfect for weddings and for other special events. They make an elegant addition to a champagne glass on New Year’s Eve and can garnish any type of hot or cold drinks. They are lovely at any time and when you’re expecting company they are an impressive way to serve sugar.

These sticks take some time to dissolve and can be removed once the desired sweetness is reached. Our rock sugar sticks are available in bulk quantities and at wholesale prices. When you want to create a lasting impression on your customers, clients or guests, these sticks are an affordable and elegant option. To find out more about Almondena crystal sugar sticks please visit almondena.com or call Qualifirst today at 1-800-206-1177 to place an order.

Pink Praline Nuts Sweeten Any Dessert

Pink praline nuts are a specialty item from Lyon, France and they can be used in a number of different desserts to add extra sweetness or as a main ingredient. They can be used as a desert flavouring or they can be enjoyed on their own. They also make an exquisite decoration when placed on top of truffles and chocolates and can adorn the top of any cake in style.

Chefs in Lyon have been using these sweet treats for years as part of many treats that are praline- based and anyone with a sweet tooth appreciates them. Enter any bakery shop in Lyon and you’re sure to find a “tarte aux pralines“. These are often considered to be Lyon’s signature tarte coming from the heart of gastronomy in France. If you’ve ever had the good fortune to visit Lyon, you’ve no doubt been searching for them upon your return back home. They leave a lasting memory and impression of the extraordinary culinary French legend of cooking.

Another famous bakery item using these pink nuts is the “brioche aux pralines”. This delicacy is made with a brioche that is as soft as a pillow which has been formed into a muffin or a loaf with neon pink praline nuts dotting the top of them. The nuts inside also provide a burst of colour once you bite into the brioche.

Pink praline nuts are also commonly used in meringues, biscottis, praline chocolate mousse, ice cream and gelatos and much more. These nuts add a touch of colour to any dessert recipe and can be used as a garnish on cakes, cupcakes, pies and any other desert creations. There is absolutely no limits when it comes to using these nuts and many chefs have their own secret recipes that include them. When you’re looking for something extra for your favourite dessert masterpiece but don’t know exactly what it is, consider adding pink praline nuts as an ingredient or as a garnish to spruce things up a bit.

Find out more about Almondena pink praline nuts and how you can order them wholesale and in bulk quantities at almondena.com. You can also call our distributor Qualifirst at any time to find out more about these exceptional praline nuts that are a must-have ingredient in the culinary city of Lyon. Use them for your favourite dessert recipe to bring a splash of French cooking into your home, restaurant or café.

Pesto from Scratch with Pine Nuts

Pine nuts are an essential, fundamental ingredient for any pesto sauce. At Almondena we are proud to present buttery, sweet, crunchy and nutty pine nuts that outshine any others. They have a remarkable distinctive taste that make any pesto come alive when it is made from scratch.

There really is no substitute when it comes to making a true authentic pesto. Only Pine Nuts will do. Any fine chef will tell you that other nuts simply can’t hold their weight as part of a pesto recipe. Pine nuts add their own distinctive flavour to this amazing vibrant green sauce. As you taste the strong basil on your palette you’ll also be able to recognize the flavour of the pine nuts shining through.

Homemade pesto sauce

  • A large bunch (2 cups) fresh basil
  • A handful (1/3 cup) pine nuts
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 fresh lemon (optional)

Pesto can be made in a few short minutes when you’re using a food processor or you can choose to use a mortar and a pestle instead if you have some extra time. Start with a large bunch of fresh basil, which amounts to approximately 2 cups, one clove of garlic and a handful, approximately 1/3 cup of pine nuts. Grind them with your mortar and pestle or drop them directly into your food processor. Stir in 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese and then drizzle olive oil over the mixture until the sauce becomes bound. Salt-and-pepper to taste. You can also add one squeeze of pure lemon juice to add a slight tangy flavour to the pesto.

This is a basic recipe for pesto and many chefs use it as a base for creating their own specialized pesto sauces. If you want to make pesto sauce from scratch you’ll want to use only the freshest ingredients and the best pine nuts available on the market. The pine nuts will add a buttery and nutty flavor to the pesto that will pull all of the other flavours together perfectly.

At Almondena our pine nuts for pesto and other recipes are offered at wholesale prices and in bulk quantities. To find out more about placing an order please contact our distributor Qualifirst at 1-800-206-1177 or visit our website at almondena.com. The best pesto sauce always starts with fresh, premium ingredients.

Make Gelato with Premium Pistachio Paste

Ask any gelato lover what his favourite flavour is and many will answer “pistachio” without a moment’s hesitation. Pistachio gelato leaves an impressive taste on the palate and when prepared correctly it can outshine other gelatos and leave them appearing tasteless. It can be quite difficult to find a great tasting pistachio gelato, however, since the pistachio flavour is quite often counterfeited. You can find artificial pistachio flavourings on the market but a true gelato connoisseur can tell the difference between an imitation and a genuine pistachio gelato.

The key to preparing an outstanding gelato is the paste. A true pistachio paste provides an authentic pistachio flavour and you’d never find anyone in Sicily or Italy using a fake product. It simply wouldn’t happen!

Almondena premium pistachio paste can be added directly to a classic or Sicilian-style gelato base. The mix of ingredients are then added to the ice cream maker bowl and frozen according to the instructions provided by the manufacturer. Once the gelato becomes slightly icy but is still soft, the machine should be stopped.

The mixture can be kept frozen for approximately 2 weeks. It should be taken out of the freezer for approximately 10 minutes before serving to allow it to soften for easier scooping. You’ll be amazed to see the lovely green appearance of the gelato and its flavorful aroma as it makes its way from the serving dish to the individual bowls. You’ll be twice as impressed once you taste the gelato and recognize the bold presence of the pistachio taste.

Preparing pistachio gelato has never been easier than it is today. We have done all the hard work for you so that you don’t have to grind your own pistachios to make a homemade paste. Our quality ingredients make this a premium paste that is just as good as or even better than what you could make yourself.

Find out what authentic pistachio gelato really tastes like by using our premium paste. At Almondena we offer only the freshest, ethically sourced products that are full of providence and flavour. View our Premium Pistachio Paste at almondena.com or give our distributor, Qualifirst, a call at 1-800-206-1177 to place your order today. The paste can be ordered in bulk quantities at wholesale prices by individuals, fine restaurants and specialty shops that only want to serve the best, authentic pistachio gelato.