Saturday, December 22, 2012
When I was contacted by Loeb's Onion Crunch to do a review, I'll admit that my first thought was "Oh oh, I hope I am going to like it or I won't be able to give a good review". We're not a fried onion product kind of family. I haven't bought or eaten it in probably 15 years. When we eat fried onions, we do it ourselves.
The package came and smiled a bit at the very happy onion on the jar. The jar is easy to open and shake out. I cracked it open and shook some into my hand and into my mouth. Um, yum. I was fully expecting some greasy soggy onion bits. These were light, crunchy and you could really taste the sweet onion flavor. They weren't super salty either.
Since I'm being candid, I will admit that I put them aside for a while since I had no idea how to use them. I mean, I could've done the classic green bean casserole that you think of fried onion product. I gave it a good faith effort and bought green beans, but in the rush of holiday and work and kids, I forgot and they went bad. I was feeling a bit desperate to come up with some fancy dish to showcase these onions. And I was having cooking-block.
Then finally, I thought I'd just sprinkle them on some eggs I had made. And it was delicious. It added a delightful crunch and flavor. So then I tried it on my soy dog. Yummmm. I even tried it on a sandwich and again, it added a subtle onion fried goodness with a great crunch. I convinced Jimi to try it on his eggs and after an initial "Really??", he was sold and enthusiastically nodded a yes when Abe asked if it was good.
I've sprinkled them on the frozen veggies I've made for dinners. I'm going to try it on salads. I bet they will add a yummy texture element (see, there's the foodie touch you've been looking for!).
They are simply onion, palm oil, wheat flour and salt. Crunchy yummy goodness.
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*I have received a sample of this product to review, but have not been compensated. My opinion is my own.*
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