If you’re not from the Mid-Atlantic region, you may not be familiar with the awesomeness that is Old Bay Seasoning, but Duff Goldman can’t get enough of the stuff. He recently tweeted, “I would eat the hell out of @oldbayseasoning old bay toast crunch.” What’s in this blend that makes it so amazing? McCormick, makers of this seasoning, say it contains celery salt, red and black pepper, and paprika. While it was originally meant to be used on seafood and is an integral part of every Maryland crab boil and crab cake, McCormick adds that Old Bay is “great on everything else!” and provides recipes on its website for such out-of-the-crab-pot dishes as Old Bay Lemonade and Old Bay Bacon Streusel French Toast.
Baltimore magazine also notes that Old Bay has been used to season artisanal chocolates and caramel sauce, and one of the comments on Goldman’s tweet even speaks of an Old Bay caramel ice cream. The Smith Island Baking Company, another Maryland institution, has even used Old Bay to flavor one of its signature multi-layer creations. Who knows? Perhaps the former Ace of Cakes star may someday create an Old Bay cake of his own.
While Cinnamon Toast Crunch has yet to respond Goldman’s suggestion, perhaps it really ought to consider it. After all, if they’re going to start adding shrimp to their cereal, what better way to enhance it than with a sprinkling of Old Bay?