Children in the countryside still carry some tostado in their pockets to eat during recess at school.
2008, Carolyn D'Avanzo, Mosby's Pocket Guide to Cultural Health Assessment, ISBN0323086047:
An ancestral food combination, which modern nutritional experts have stated to be highly nutritional because it increases protein intake, is a mixture of cereals and legumes, such as rice with lentils or beans, grilled corn kernels (tostado) with edible lupine seeds (chochos), and specially prepared maize kernals (mote) with broad beans (habas).
2008, John Thorne & Matt Lewis Thorne, Mouth Wide Open: A Cook and His Appetite, ISBN146680646X:
Maiz tostado takes longer to burst open than popcorn, so to prevent the kernels from burning, you have to keep tossing them, one hand securing the lid, until the noise stops.
"Whatever you wish; but if you're tired and ... Hey, Angel!" he shouted at the individual who was already moving away, “tell your wife to prepare some tostado, our dessert wine, and some cake. Fancy that, my dear fellow, fancy that!”
2013, Jeff Goins, The In-Between: Embracing the Tension Between Now and the Next Big Thing, ISBN0802485057:
You have to understand something: Spanish tostado is nothing like a slice of crusty American carbohydrates pulled from a plastic bag and burnt beyond freshness. Tostado -- at least in Loli's house -- was a huge hunk of freshly baked bread, lightly toasted to perfection and smothered with whole-fruit mermelada that made store-bought jams and jellies back home seem flavorless.