I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Old London Melba Toast and received a sample to facilitate my candid review. Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.
Because I am sure that my last 2 posts sparked everyone’s appetite, I thought I would change the subject. So, food! Ha. Seriously, I love melba snacks. It really is an illness. When someone buys the bags of ready made chex mix? I totally dig for the melba toasts in it. When there is dip that shares a plate with melba snacks at a party? I totally go for that dip first because it has to be good on melba snacks and if the dip disappoints, I can snag a few extra melba toasts to eat plain. The sea salt is very light on the salt (the box says new bold flavor – I personally didn’t find the flavor bold but I liked them as is) – just a nice, crunchy treat. I ate most of the box of the sea salt while I was sick this week. No toppings, no recipe, no frills – just melba snacks and me on the couch. My children love them too – they are like pigeons and draw around me as soon as they see the box…one saying “I want some Mommy. I like those” and the other signing hungry and more.
The Spicy 3 Pepper flavor was bold and I liked it. It made me think of spices in taco seasoning – definitely some peppery flavor and a little cumin in the background I think. Fabulous with hummus. Yum! It didn’t overpower the hummus at all…just added another layer of flavor. And it wasn’t like a powder coating of flavor like you find in chips (you know those orange fingers you get) – it seemed to be baked in. It didn’t leave my tongue burning but it was a little too spicy to let my kiddos try (darn, couldn’t share).
They included a link to a few recipes and they sound yummy – unfortunately with the sick lingering in my house this week, I haven’t done much cooking. But the idea of dipping 1/2 of a sea salt toast into melted semi-sweet or dark chocolate and sprinkling with crushed pistachios? Gah. I love the salty/sweet thing.
They also included a link to a sweepstakes to win a trip to Hollywood! From their website:
“Dance Your Way to Hollywood” will send one lucky winner and a guest to Tinseltown for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, including private dance lessons and tickets to watch the taping of a highly popular television show. The four-day, three-night, all-expenses-paid experience includes air travel and accommodations at a popular Hollywood hotel. Sweepstakes entries accepted March 17 through June 30, 2010.
Sounds like a good time. (Wonder if they would stock my hotel room with boxes and boxes of melba toast?) I’ve never been to California but there are several cities there I would love to visit – and having Old London pick up the tab would be sweet!