Blue Diamond spreads honey across product lines

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Blue Diamond Growers, an almond processing and marketing company, on Wednesday announced the launch of a new line of honey-flavored products across the Snack Almonds, Nut Thins and Almond Breeze lines.

“Honey is growing in popularity as a great natural alternative to sugar,” said Al Greenlee, director of marketing at Blue Diamond Growers. “Honey’s sweet, yet understated flavor adds complexity to any meal or snack. We’ve incorporated honey flavors into everything from Snack Almonds to Almond Breeze Almondmilk.”

The new products include:

  • Four new flavors of Snack Almonds: honey roasted, honey roasted vanilla, honey roasted cinnamon and honey roasted chipotle, all of which come in 6-oz. cans;
  • New honey cinnamon and honey mustard Nut Thins, available in 4.25-oz. boxes; and
  • Almond Breeze AlmondMilk in Hint of Honey and honey vanilla, available in both refrigerated and shelf-stable cartons.   

Blue Diamond also announced that it is donating $100,000 to Project Apis m., a nonprofit whose mission is to direct research that will enhance the health of honey bees while also improving crop production. Since 1976, Blue Diamond has helped fund research for more than 70 projects focused on bees, pollination and colony health.

“We understand the importance of honey bees in the process of the food chain and the critical role that they play in the success of our business,” said John O’Shaughnessy, general manager of consumer foods division, Blue Diamond Growers. “We are committed to supporting honey bee health as demonstrated with this donation effort to Project Apis m.”

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