Aloha from Old London: Review

With Summer right around the corner and my blogging conference being held at an indoor waterpark in just a few weeks, I am trying like crazy to loose a few pounds before slipping into a swimsuit.  Unfortunately, my passion for french fries threatens to derail my efforts.  But honestly, what I love about those french fries is the crunch and the salt so I just need to find another way to satisfy the craving.

Enter Old London Snacks.  Recently, I was sent two boxes of snacks, the Melba Toast Sea Salt and the Bagel Chips in Spicy Cheddar.  I had actually never reached for these in the grocery store mainly because I had no idea what to eat with them or if they could stand on their own.  After checking out the Old London recipes available online, I found that the snacks were actually quite versatile (did you know you could make Lasagna with them?).

I tried the Melba Toast Sea Salt snacks first.  I liked the crunch, but the flavor was nothing to write home about.  However, I spread some Skinny Cow Garlic and Herb cheese on them and was in heaven! YUM!  This made a great satisfying snack for little calories.  Next, I was up for some Spicy Cheddar.  At first, I thought, “For a New Orleanian, these sure aren’t very spicy.” But as soon as I bit into my second Bagel Chip, the spice kicked in!  These chips can certainly stand on their own and do not require a dip of any kind to create a tasty and satisfying snack.

While you are trying all of the Old London varieties, make sure you head over to their Facebook page and enter the Aloha Old London Sweepstakes through June 30, 2011.  From the website:

“Old London will send one lucky winner and a guest on a once-in-a-lifetime vacation to the energizing island of Oahu in the Hawaiian islands. While soaking up the beautiful Hawaiian sunshine, experience everything this tropical paradise has to offer with dinner for two at Tropics Bar & Grill at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa, one Hawaiian Lomilomi Massage at Mandara Spa at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa, a private cooking lesson at the award-winning Chef Mavro restaurant, two Alii Luau packages at the Polynesian Cultural Center, and surfing lessons at world famous Waikiki Beach. The four-day, three-night, all-expenses-paid experience also includes air travel and accom-modations at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa in Waikiki.”

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Old London and received product samples and a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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