Let’s face it, Old Bay seasoning goes well on anything it touches. While we primarily use it for shrimp boils and Cajun dishes, the pairing of Old Bay and Goldfish is something that caught fire last year.
Last spring, Old Bay seasoned Goldfish were released and sold out so quick that I wasn’t able to even try them. When I heard they were going to be back in stock this spring, I made sure to put a calendar reminder and get some before they were gone.
Where To Get Old Bay Goldfish?
I found my bag of Old Bay seasoned Goldfish at Target. The bags were $2.99 each but on the app, they had a 10% off coupon that saved me some change. I was able to snag one bag to try. You can also find them at Walmart and Amazon, but you’ll need to hurry. Pepperidge Farm’s website says Kroger carries them, so chances are Dillons has it too.
How Do The Old Bay Goldfish Taste?
After the very first bite, I was thinking to myself, “These are actually pretty good.” So good, that I hopped on my Target app and purchased four more bags immediately. I walked around the house and offered the goldfish to others and was met with eyebrow raising looks that screamed, “Not bad!”
Each goldfish was lightly seasoned to get that Old Bay accent of flavor that popped in your mouth. It offered enough to keep you wanting more. Move over Pringles, one you pop Old Bay seasoned Goldfish, you can’t stop.
What Happens If I Can’t Get Old Bay Seasoned Goldfish?
If you were unlucky in your search, your best bet is to make them yourself. I saw this recipe online that will walk you through in making your own.
Preheat oven to 250 °F. Have a large sheet pan ready.
Melt 5 tablespoons of butter in 7-10 second bursts in the microwave. When just a few slivers of butter remain, stop microwaving and stir until the butter is completely melted.
Mix the 1½ tablespoons Old Bay and ⅛ teaspoon MSG into the melted butter.
Pour one bag of Goldfish crackers into a large mixing bowl, then stir the melted Old Bay butter into the crackers until they are fully coated.
Pour the Goldfish onto the sheet pan and use a spatula or your hands to arrange them in an even layer so they don’t stick together.
Bake for 20–40 minutes (or longer, if needed) until the Goldfish are dried throughout. Shake or stir the pan every 10–15 minutes as needed. Remove and let cool completely before eating.
Store in an airtight container.
Of course, if you can find the bags, it’ll save you a lot of time.