Every year we leave the traditional snacks for Santa (homemade molasses cookies and milk) and for his nine tiny reindeer (baby carrots). But this year, we really wanted to get in good, so we left him a new snack -- a big bowl of Popcorn Indiana's new Drizzled Kettlecorn. That's right. We needed to bring out the big guns because our gimme list was big this year (between Monster High for the child, papa wanting an iPad, and mama "needing" a new pair of red-soled shoes). We wanted to make sure the Big Guy was happy.
And from what I've tasted from this snack, he should have been plenty pleased. My husband was not, as I led him away from the mounding bowl of sweet-salty goodness. Not for you, dear. Not for you.
My friends have been "seeing red" for years, passing by all those overly salted bagged popcorn in favor of Popcorn Indiana's recognizable red bags full of tasty handmade kettlecorn. I was a newbie and now I've seen the light. Actually the dark and the light, in some cases.
A sweet, salty and crunchy snack, Popcorn Indiana'??s Drizzled Kettlecorn comes in five flavors and one of them has become a staple in our snack cabinet...the Black & White. It has the best of both worlds with rich dark chocolate blending with dreamy white chocolate drizzles. I'm not a huge fan of either chocolate or popcorn, but for some reason this just...works. A little too well, since I'm often found hiding bags from my family. Mine mine all mine.
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Chocoholics can also dig deep into a bag of their Dark Fudge Chocolate Chip with decadent dark fudge drizzled with tiny chips made from real semi-sweet chocolate. The Cinnamon Sugar kettlecorn is another keeper that tasty just like tiny crunches of sticky buns with cinnamon, brown, sugar, topped off with creamy white chocolate.
New on their treat list is my favorite--the holiday-inspired Dark Fudge Peppermint. I broke up with my plain old Christmas candy cane and grabbed this sweet drizzled in rich chocolate fudge sprinkled with cool peppermint. Hubby loves the brand new Chocolate Peanut Butter, a healthier alternative to Reese's but with the same dynamic duo that's been making us happy for year.
And speaking of happy, seemed the red coat liked seeing the red bag. Success! I can't wait for next year. But...I think we're going to need a bigger bowl.
Cheryl Fenton is a Boston-based freelance writer, who writes beauty, fashion and fitness for Boston Common, Stuff and Glamour magazines.'?¨
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