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Melba Toast Day

Get ready to toast to Melba Toast Day! Enjoy this crispy and versatile snack with your favorite toppings for a deliciously crunchy celebration.
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March 23
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Get ready to celebrate a crunchy and delicious snack on March 23 for Melba Toast Day! This special day is dedicated to the beloved toast that was created by an Australian chef named Auguste Escoffier in the late 1800s. It's believed that he made the toast for opera singer Nellie Melba, who was trying to lose weight at the time. Ever since then, Melba toast has become a popular snack all around the world, perfect for dipping into soups or spreads. So let's raise our toasts (Melba ones, of course) and enjoy this tasty holiday!

History of Melba Toast Day

Melba Toast Day Dates

Melba Toast Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1861</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Birth of Nellie Melba</div><div class='timeline-text'>Dame Nellie Melba, the celebrated Australian opera singer for whom the toast is named, was born on May 19th, 1861.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1897</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creation of Melba Toast</div><div class='timeline-text'>Melba toast was first created by Nellie Melba's chef, Auguste Escoffier, when she fell ill and needed a light diet.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1920s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Popularization of Melba Toast</div><div class='timeline-text'>Melba toast gained popularity in the 1920s as a diet food for weight loss, often served with salads and soups.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Wide Distribution</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the 1960s, Melba toast began to be sold in supermarkets in pre-packaged boxes, allowing it to be enjoyed by consumers at home.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Modern Use in Cooking</div><div class='timeline-text'>Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay popularized Melba toast again in 2012 by using it in several dishes on his TV show, "Hell's Kitchen".</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Melba Toast Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your own Melba toast</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Homemade Melba toast is a delicious and easy snack to make. Simply slice bread into thin pieces, toast in the oven until crispy, and top with your favorite spread or toppings.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a Melba toast tasting party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends over to try different types of Melba toast and toppings. You can even have a competition for the most creative and delicious combination.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a Melba toast charcuterie board</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Add Melba toast to your next charcuterie board for a unique and tasty addition. Pair with cheeses, meats, fruits, and spreads for a delicious snack or appetizer.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try different flavors of Melba toast</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Melba toast comes in a variety of flavors, such as garlic, sesame, and cinnamon sugar. Pick up a few different types to try and see which one is your favorite.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Share Melba toast recipes on social media</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spread the love for Melba toast by sharing your favorite recipes on social media. Use hashtags like #MelbaToastDay and #HomemadeMelbaToast to join in on the celebration.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Melba Toast Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a versatile snack</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Melba toast may seem like a simple, plain cracker, but it can be enjoyed in so many different ways. It's the perfect base for toppings like cheese or hummus, and also pairs well with dips like spinach artichoke or salsa.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a healthier option</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Compared to other types of crackers or chips, Melba toast is a healthier option. It's low in calories and fat and has no added preservatives. So you can enjoy this tasty snack without feeling guilty!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a nostalgic treat</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Many people have fond memories of eating Melba toast as a child, whether it was spread with peanut butter or used as a topping for classic party appetizers. National Melba Toast Day is the perfect chance to revisit those memories and enjoy this classic snack once again.</p></div></div>

5 Crunchy Facts for Melba Toast Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Melba Toast is Twice-Baked</h3><p class='facts-content'>To achieve its unique crispy texture, Melba toast undergoes a process of being twice-baked. Regular bread is first toasted and then sliced in half again before it's toasted a second time.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Melba Toast has a Specific Thickness</h3><p class='facts-content'>In production, the toast is sliced to a thickness of only about a quarter of an inch (0.635 cm), adding to its 'light' and 'crispy' characteristics that so many people love.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Melba Toast is Named After a Person</h3><p class='facts-content'>This thin, dry toast got its name from Dame Nellie Melba, a famous Australian opera singer in the late 1800s, as her chef Auguste Escoffier created it specifically for her.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>It was Initially Part of a Doctor-Prescribed Diet</h3><p class='facts-content'>Escoffier made Melba toast specifically for Dame Nellie Melba while a doctor had her on a on a strict diet following an illness, and so the Melba toast was born.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Melba Toast is Available Worldwide</h3><p class='facts-content'>Loved for its light, crispy texture and versatility, Melba toast is now produced, sold and consumed globally, in different sizes, flavors and variations.</p></div></div>

Melba Toast Day FAQs

When is Melba Toast Day?

Melba Toast Day is celebrated on March 23 every year. In 2024 Melba Toast Day will occur on a Saturday.

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