Old London For Holiday Snacks Up for Grabs

by Pam on December 13, 2011

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During the holiday season I seem to pack on a few pounds. There is so many tempting snacks I only have once a year. When asked to bring treats for holiday parties, I bake up a fattening dessert. This year, in light of my husband’s recent health problems and subsequent loss of a lot of weight, I decided to try something new-healthier snacks for the holidays. On the other hand, I didn’t want to show up at holiday events with tasteless “good for you” treats. I’d probably never be invited back! I could imagine the comments, “Pam, what is this?”

Instead I am taking snacks made with Old London Melba Toasts and Snacks. The Old London story began in 1897 when a famous opera singer, Miss Nellie Melba, began worrying about her figure. She believed her bread was too thick and sent it back to the kitchen. There the chef made it into a thin slice and named it in her honor. Today Old London has expanded to carry over 20 flavors of authentic, original, crunchy taste sensations in Rounds and Toasts.

The Melba Snacks are perfectly suited to make snacks. These crunchy, single sized bites in sea salt flavor provide a delicious texture when paired with our homemade pimento cheese. For a added bite, we made small roast beef bites to pair with the Spicy 3 Pepper snacks.

For party trays, we made several recipes using the Melba Toast. These look like a small piece of flat bread and can be used in place of sandwiches. Our favorite variety was the rosemary and olive oil. I was pleased when people liked the snacks I brought and didn’t complain (too much!) of how much they missed my fattening desserts. Although they did ask if I could bring both dishes in the future. Hmmm….maybe I have made my life harder?

Here’s a simple recipe for Bruschetta Stacks:

8 ripe plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
1/4 cup each, coarsely chopped fresh basil and finely chopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp each fresh olive oil, lemon juice and chopped onion
10 Melba Toast Classic

Mix tomatoes, basil, parsley, olive oil, lemon juice and onion. Spoon over garlic toasts.

Or try the Monterey Shrimp:
7-10 shrimp, fully cooked (41-50 count), roughly cut up
1/4 Cup Light Sour Cream
1 Tablespoon green onion (green part only) or chives – to taste
1/4 Cup Artichoke heart (from a jar) well drained and finely chopped

Mix the above ingredients and spoon onto Sesame Melba Snacks. Can add Fresh Lemon Zest or Minced Garlic to taste for added flare. Keep chilled until ready to eat.

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Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

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Ladytink_534 December 13, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Love their Bagel Chips

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Clifford Jeffery December 13, 2011 at 3:19 pm

I think the bagel chips look good and I have never tried them.

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Fawn December 13, 2011 at 11:10 pm

I love the Rosemary & Olive Oil Melba Toast
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Lori Thomas December 14, 2011 at 4:21 am

I like the bagel chips

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kat December 16, 2011 at 7:29 pm

I would love the Spicy Cheddar Bagel Chips.
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rondadoug December 16, 2011 at 7:43 pm

The sea salt melba rounds

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buzzd December 16, 2011 at 7:50 pm

the bagel chips ar egreat

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Anonymous December 16, 2011 at 8:12 pm

bagel chips…a bad flavor doesn’t exist!

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marcia goss December 16, 2011 at 8:30 pm

I like the Sea Salt Melba Snacks.
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katklaw777 December 17, 2011 at 7:27 am

I like the JJFlats Flatbreads Everything Flatbread…yum!

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Anonymous December 17, 2011 at 1:44 pm

seafood on melba crackers
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Anonymous December 17, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Melba Toast and bagel chips are great with cheese.

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Jenny December 17, 2011 at 10:26 pm

I like Melba Toast- classic

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tarter95 December 18, 2011 at 11:38 pm

I have never had any of them…so would love to win.
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lyndsey December 19, 2011 at 3:28 am

i love french onion bagel chips
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skkorman December 19, 2011 at 12:43 pm

I do not think I’ve ever had any of their products, but I’m looking forward to trying them!

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Selinda December 19, 2011 at 3:29 pm

I love any Bagel Chips!

Thanks!

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Laura December 19, 2011 at 5:07 pm

I think the Bagel Chips looks great.
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Gianna December 19, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Bagel Chips.

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Linda December 20, 2011 at 2:39 am

I like the Sea Salt Bagel Chips

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coriwestphal December 20, 2011 at 5:54 am

The Whole Grain Melba Snacks are perfect for spinach dip! Yum!

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Anonymous December 20, 2011 at 6:04 pm

I love the melba snacks when I can find them

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eclairre December 22, 2011 at 6:30 am

I like the Sea Salt Melba Snacks.

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Dree Getz December 22, 2011 at 7:01 pm

I like the Sourdough Melba Toast.

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ltlbitone December 23, 2011 at 2:19 am

the bagel chips are great..

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