Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Gourmet Popcorn

Since we have been following the Core version of Weight Watchers, we have been having popcorn more and more often. A few months ago, we bought an air popper, and a big bag of generic popcorn. Popcorn is popcorn, right? I also have high blood pressure, so I have to be very careful of how much salt I have. We were noticing that we were having to put quite a bit of salt on the popcorn to make it tasty. And the hulls were getting stuck in my teeth (A LOT). So I thought I would look up gourmet popcorn and see what I could find. It didn't take long before I found a few places that sold in online, and I was SOOO surprised at the different kinds. The main site that caught my attention was Riehle's Select Gourmet Popcorn. They had a sampler pack where you could get 2 (4 oz) pkgs of all 13 kinds of popcorn that they have. A 4 oz packet is exactly how much will go in one batch in the air popper. It wasn't too badly priced. I ordered it on like a Wednesday, and it came on Friday. :)
Sorry the picture is kind of washed out. I couldn't figure out what setting to use on the camera. This is one of each of the kinds of popcorn that we were sent. I'll try and do periodic updates on how they do. So far we have had the Baby Blue, Baby Yellow and Sunburst. The Baby Blue and Baby Yellow were very tasty. When it popped, each kernel made a very small popcorn. They were very "delicate" for lack of a better word. They kind of just melted in your mouth. Quite tasty. The Sunburst was good, but nothing about it really seemed to stand out. Chris said we would have to try one right after the other to really get a good comparison. I'm most excited for the dark red popcorns and the one called Candy Stripe. It looks like a peppermint candy before it is popped. It is supposed to be kind of sweet.
Does anyone out there have any gourmet popcorn preferences? We definitely have to do the air popped, otherwise, it loses its effectiveness as a healthy snack.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You were right, they are tastey. We tried them and loved them. You can air pop most of them and get a tasty snack and I love popcorn. Go Weight Watchers, go Riehle Select Popcorn!