Okay, so that title is a bit misleading. I'm not whoring to get anything free. I got some free stuff that's an extension of that fateful blog post I wrote the day the mailman delivered the Bacon Salt I'd ordered.
It turns out that the Bacon Salt empire is expanding at an impressive clip. They've teamed up with the folks at Bigs to produce Bacon Salt-flavored sunflower seeds. I'm sorry. The flavor is actually called "Sizzlin' Bacon."
So, in the course of exchanging e-mails with Justin and Erin, the marketing manager for Bigs, I found out that there are other flavors of sunflower seeds -- including dill pickle. WHY WAS I NOT INFORMED? They've got to be good, right? I mean, I loves me some dill pickle potato chips. I made a note to check out these other flavors of sunflower seeds.
I'd kind of forgotten that I was expecting a package, so when I got home on Friday and saw the box on the stoop, it was a delightful surprise. But the surprises didn't end there -- I didn't just get a bag or two of the Bacon Salt sunflower seeds. Oh no. There were SIX bags of sunflower seeds in the box -- two Bacon Salt and one each of the other flavors: dill pickle (YAY!), zesty ranch, plain (salted and roasted, actually) and buffalo wing. Needless to say, I am intrigued.
The Sizzlin' Bacon flavor is delightful. I thought I'd just have a few, to try them out. However, I quickly became addicted. Fortunately, I'm somewhat inept at eating sunflower seeds in the shell, so I was forced to give up. Plus, all the salt will destroy the inside of my mouth if I eat too many. My restraint is admirable. I dove into them again last night for a bit. I was sitting on the deck, reading comics, drinking wine and eating sunflower seeds. Since I was outside, I didn't really have to worry about the shells. It was awesome.
I've not yet tried the other flavors. I toyed with the idea of opening each package and trying them all, but I don't want them to go rancid (probably not as much of a problem for nuts that have been processed and are still in the shell ... still) and my freezer is fairly packed full. Honestly, I don't see how they can't be good. Well, maybe not the ranch. That's just a personal taste thing, though.
Erin sent along some marketing-type stuff, including a press release. Ah, it feels good to be back on the receiving end of those. Also, since I'm no longer a journalist and needn't maintain the appearance of objectivity, I can totally accept a box of free sunflower seeds. I have tried to keep the cursing to a minimum in this blog post. Something about the officialness of the accompanying press materials has me in a mind to stay in line. And yet, I use the word "whoring" in the title of the post. I'm a complicated woman, y'all.
Anyway, the sunflower seeds, they are good. I'm going to break down and try the dill pickle ones sooner rather than later. My mouth is already watering.