Eliminating potato chips and other greasy (translation=yummy) salty snacks as I still try and lose weight, I found I can eat popcorn (unbuttered of course) and get the salt craving satisfied as well as feeling full after the snack with few calories.
The question is: Make it myself from kernels, and if yes, what kernels are the best, or buy it pre-cheddered???
My first attempt was buying Bob’s Red Mill white kernels (see bottom half of container) …I couldn’t find the same Red Mill white again and bought a brand of organic yellow kernels (see top half of container)
Popping it in a teaspoon of canola oil, then adding this..
Yes, it says Real Cheese but hey, who are they kidding? It tastes good tho and gives the popcorn enough flavor to enjoy without butter.
I also bought two brands of White Cheddar popcorn, Skinny Pop and Smart Foods. Skinny Pop has fewer calories but has a bit of a chemical taste to its “cheddar”. Smart Foods has more of a real cheddar taste but doesn’t have enough flavor depth to recognize it as cheddar.
I don’t really like either that much but it’s the only ones I can find easily.
The brand that gets good reviews I can’t find near me.
Cape Cod White Cheddar popcorn. Cape Cod makes wicked good potato chips (don’t ask me how I know!) so I’m assuming their excellence in chips transcends to popcorn. Searching their website to find the product near me, it sends me exclusively to Acme Markets, the closest of which is up Route 22 a hoof, too far for one bag of popcorn.
I see I can buy it online but seems silly to do that. I’ll keep looking while on the road. maybe I can find it in North Carolina.
Any other popcorn connoisseurs in the peanut gallery here? Jiffy Pop was the default in my house growing up. I can’t tell you how many times we started a stove top fire!
Microwave popcorn has been banned here, after one nasty incident where I burned a bag of it (seeing a trend?) and the house stunk for a week. The microwave was almost unusable too.
Add your favorites here. I’m game for new ideas.
UPDATE: Sound Beacher’s private Cape Cod stash. Mmmmmmmmmmmm. Raid!!!!!