I found these Sconza Lemoncello Almonds at a London Drugs in Calgary around Christmas time, but it’s taken me a while to get around to reviewing them. Now that I’ve tried these little yellow bundles of sweet, creamy, lemony joy, I wish I’d sampled them sooner.
The Pitch: “Roasted almonds covered in white chocolate and lemon cream.”
The Look: Pretty, if basic. Plastic bag with a little clear window in the printing to show off the shiny yellow candies inside. The package makes it look like there are more candies in the bag than there actually are. My Canadian bag features a giant bilingual nutritional info sticker covering the back, so other product info is obscured.
The Taste: The soft candy shell has a sweet, creamy texture and a wonderfully understated lemon flavour. It’s not sharp or sour at all – it’s more like eating a piece of amply frosted lemon-crème cake or a slice of lemon pound cake at Starbucks. The almond core is, um, an almond.
RATINGS AND DETAILS
Cost: $3.99 for a 5 oz (141 g) package at London Drugs. Online candy shops seem to sell them for around $4.95 or so.
Value for cash money: Pretty decent.
Availability: Not widespread. Checked London Drugs in mid-February, and they’re still available. You can also find them online at amazon.com.
Nutrition?: Per 40 grams: 220 calories, 15 grams of fat, 20 mg of sodium, 1 gram of fibre, 3 grams of protein.
The verdict: Very yummy. Good in small quantities.