The day Sofia Vergara tweeted about my blog

Sofia Vergara Tweet Home Cooking Memories

This is a story about the day that Sofia Vergara tweeted about my blog.

And this is a story about how I almost missed it.

But, let me first make sure that you know who Sofia Vergara is. She plays the beautiful Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, wife to Jay and mom to Manny, on the hit ABC TV show, Modern Family. We didn’t watch Modern Family when it first premiered, but after hearing so many great things about it, we caught up on all the seasons about a year ago and now we are sure to watch every episode. Our whole family loves it.

Anyway, onto my story…

Back in November, I did a blog post about Loeb’s Onion Crunch — which are these yummy fried onions in a shaker bottle. You can read the entire post here.

Shortly after my post went live, the president of the company, Nick Loeb, wrote me directly. He told me I had a fantastic blog and about how Onion Crunch was a small start-up company and he thanked me for sharing them. He also mentioned that he would have his girlfriend tweet about my blog (he mentioned that she had over a million Twitter followers).

I wrote him back — I was very appreciative and thought it was cool to hear from him. I had no idea who his girlfriend was, but I’m always happy with anyone tweeting about Home Cooking Memories (even if they don’t have a million followers), so I said thank you and told him that I was happy to post about Onion Crunch because I really did love the product.

At some point in November 2011, I had a BIG traffic surge on my Onion Crunch blog post. I was really happy with the traffic and thought, wow…people really have an interest in this Onion Crunch product! I didn’t think much else about it.

A few months passed. In March 2012, I was on Facebook and the Onion Crunch page posted. And I read the names: Onion Crunch + Nick Loeb + Sofia Vergara.

Ding! Ding! Ding!!

My mind started racing…was this the “girlfriend” that would tweet about me? I remembered the huge surge in traffic, could that have been why?

I rushed and told my husband and our daughter. Wellie immediately went through Sofia’s twitter feed. She had to keep scrolling back, but then she saw this:

You could see that she retweeted the tweet where Onion Crunch shared my blog post!!!

How awesome is that? I can’t believe it took me so long to make the connection, but I just didn’t know who Nick Loeb’s girlfriend was! Of course, now I do and I had to share the story with all of you. Who would have thought that a post about fried onions would end up getting me a tweet by a popular actress?!? I never would have imagined it, but now I’m on a quest to get more stars to tweet me…as soon as George Clooney does, I will be sure to let you all know!  ;)

About the Author: brandie (551 Posts)

Brandie Valenzuela is a food blogger and writer at Home Cooking Memories. She lives in Las Vegas, NV where she enjoys cooking, baking, modern-day recipe keeping and making everyday memories with her family. She is known to have an extremely normal obsession with cupcake liners, ribbons and office supplies.


  1. That is so cool Brandie! Love that you promoted a start up company, just because you loved the product. :-)

    • Thanks Abbie! I was actually hired by Collective Bias to find Onion Crunch first in Vegas so I could create a recipe with it. All that didn’t work out when Vegas didn’t have it for sale in the bottle. The only place I found it was the mini mart, but we still tried it with the hot dogs they were selling and we loved it! Since then, I’ve found it for sale at Fresh & Easy so I bought a bottle there…but they sold out fast!

  2. Awesome! How fun! And it is nice that the mystery of the traffic surge has been solved. :)

    • LOL…totally. I gotta tell you, every time I have a surge in traffic, I’m clueless of how it happened. I think I need a google analytics class….lol.

  3. Oh my goodness! What a fun story! Isn’t social media amazing?? Congrats!

  4. LOL awesome!

  5. Oh, what a cute story! So cool and always fun to have those things happen!

  6. That is not just any actress, either! She’s a huge one! Way to go, Brandie! And to think you almost missed it…

    • I know, right?? And when he told me his girlfriend would tweet, he was probably thinking I totally knew who she was and that I would be freaking out, but I seriously had no clue. I was a bit curious why his girlfriend would have 1.2 million followers, but I wasn’t thinking a celebrity. lol

  7. That is so cool Brandie! Small world!

    Keep up the great posts!

  8. That’s AWESOME!

  9. That’s so cool. Yer famous. Whenever I think of her I think of that (pepsi? or is it coke?) commercial she’s in.

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