Product: Angie’s Uncommonly Salted Caramel Popcorn – $3.99+
Two of my favorite words.
It doesn’t get much better than that salty-sweet richness of caramel speckled with flakes of salt. There is just something so tantalizing, mouthwatering, and sinfully delicious about anything that remotely involves something salty and caramely…especially when mixed together. That is heaven. Heaven in whatever salted caramel form said delicacy takes. Pure and simple.
Over the holidays, my friend Shana, directed me to Target in search of this amazing sounding (and it was super yum, btw) holiday popcorn – Holidrizzle Dark Chocolatier Sea Salt Popcorn by Angie’s. I searched, I hunted, I discovered, I took home and devoured. Seriously epic. My coworker bought the other Holidrizzle flavor – White Chocolatier Peppermint and it was super delish as well. It made for good eats while at the office. Trust me.
Upon discovering this epic popcorn, however, I needed more of it. I got online and looked up Angie’s Web site. And there I found a plethora of flavors just awaiting my discovery. The only problem was…finding the regular flavors. I couldn’t. Not anywhere.
Until the New Year rolled around and I was in Columbus, Ohio visiting my friend Jenn. We all piled into the car one snowy morning and took a road trip down to Cincinnati to visit Jungle Jim’s…the most epic grocery store in the world. Seriously…foodie heaven. No joke. And the gluten-free section. HA. The gluten-free section was HUGE!! No joke. And waiting for me on a few shelves…were a variety of flavors of Angie’s Popcorn.
OH. MY. POPCORN. GODDESS!
I knew my pantry was already stocked, so I settled on one flavor…and only one flavor…this time. And the winner of said luck-of-the-popcorn-draw: Angie’s Uncommonly Salted Caramel Popcorn.
I had a few (okay…a lot) of products to work through before I could get to this popcorn. And it sat in my pantry up until yesterday…mocking me. Begging me to open it up…take a taste…fall in love. I behaved. I resisted. But I polished off the protein bars that were nearing their sell by date and this was the next item up on my pantry list. I couldn’t have been more excited. I might have squeed in anticipation.
I dished up a serving of the popcorn, which is 1-3/4 cup (or if you weigh your servings like I do…28 grams). I packed it up to haul to work with me and then had to eagerly wait for my 3 p.m. snack time to roll around. I was ready for it when it did, and out of my drawer this popcorn came. I opened it up, grabbed a light, fluffy kernel, and popped it in my mouth.
Amazing. It is sweet, without being too sweet. The saltiness isn’t overwhelming at all. In fact, it’s more sweet than salty. The darker bits of popcorn is where the flavor magic happens. Those are the popped kernels that are harboring the golden caramel flavor with that burst of saltiness. It is fantastic. It’s much lighter than you would expect caramel corn to be. And I found that the sweet and salty flavors were rather balanced…more sweet than anything. The interesting part of this popcorn is that you will feel satisfied after eating a serving, but you won’t feel like you gorged on something bad. No kidding when I say how light this popcorn is…even when coated with that golden caramel.
A serving of this popcorn will set you back 140 calories and 8 grams of fat. The fat content seems a little high…but this is caramel corn, right? Let’s not dwell on that. A serving of Angie’s Uncommonly Salted Caramel Popcorn has only 70 mgs of sodium, 2 grams of fiber, and 1 gram of protein. As for the sugar content – only 8 grams. Not too bad for a sweet treat, yes?
And the ingredient list is so recognizable it’s craziness. Popcorn, sunflower oil, evaporated cane crystals, invert cane syrup, natural flavor, sea salt, caramel, and annatto (a seed used in South America for cooking and body paint), which is added for colors. LOVE that. This popcorn is also made from whole grains. It is all-natural, non-GMO, vegan, kosher, gluten-free, cholesterol free, contains no trans-fat, and no high fructose corn syrup. AWESOME!
What you get from Angie’s popcorn is a natural goodness. Bite-for-bite you will fall in love with the amazing flavor, the lightness of the popcorn, and just how delicious it is. I recommend you portion it out into serving sizes, less you risk eating the entire bag in one sitting. It really is that good. There is nothing uncommon about Angie’s Uncommonly Salted Caramel Popcorn. The only anomaly here is that you have yet to try it. Go. Find it. Eat it. Enjoy it. Devour. Start again.
Oh yeah…I’ve fallen hard for popcorn. And Angie’s fits my taste profile perfectly.