Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Popcorn is one of my all-time favorite snacks. It can be salty or sweet. You can enjoy it plain or dress it up with butter, cheese, caramel, chocolate, barbecue flavor, even curry! You can shape it into balls, scoop it into muffin cups, or grab handfuls from a bowl.
This week we received a gigantic box of Dale and Thomas Popcorn with 12 of their best-selling gourmet flavors:
- Peanut Butter & White Chocolate DrizzleCorn
- Twice-As-Nice Chocolate DrizzleCorn
- Chocolate Chunk N'Caramel
- Black & White Biscotti
- Double Chocolate DrizzleCorn
- Dark Fudge with Praline Almonds
- Dale's Caramel
- Cinnamon Creme DrizzleCorn
- White Cheddar & Black Peppercorn
- Hall of Fame Kettle Corn
- Southwest Cheddar Chipotle
- North Country Cheddar
Each individual bag serves 2-4 people, which I would say is just about right. The bags vary in weight, from 1.5-7 ounces, (the varieties with chocolate are heavier, the salty/cheesy flavors are lighter).
We are trying to pace ourselves, but from the moment we opened the first bag, all we wanted to to is rip open all the bags and fight each other to eat as much as we could -- think Hunger Games, but much safer and more enjoyable.
So far, we've tried 7 flavors. The first three -- Chocolate Chunk 'N Caramel, Dark Fudge with Praline Almonds and North Country Cheddar -- didn't last long enough for me to swipe a handful for photos, but I managed to put aside some of the rest:
In clockwise order, from top left: Dale's Caramel, Double Chocolate Drizzlecorn, Peanut Butter & White Chocolate Drizzlecorn, and Black & White Biscotti.
Dale and Thomas, where, oh where have you been all my life? These are soooooo good. Each and every one that we've tried is fresh and crunchy. Each one has a distinct flavor, so with 12 of them, you're pretty much guaranteed to find one you like. Even Alfie, who generally dislikes popcorn, is enjoying it! My favorite so far is the Black & White Biscotti -- somehow they actually managed to make it taste like chocolate-coated biscotti! Dale and Thomas is like the holy grail of gourmet popcorn!
So far, the only one that has not received rave reviews from my family is Dale's Caramel -- it seems to be the most heavily coated of all the varieties (the rest of the sweet ones are merely drizzled), and it is cloyingly sweet. I'm wondering whether the Cinnamon Creme DrizzleCorn will be the same way... I'll update this post once I've tried it.
In conclusion: Beware. These would tempt even the Dalai Lama.
Want to try Dale and Thomas gourmet popcorn? You can enjoy 20% off your order by using promo code BMA12 at checkout (offer expires April 30, 2012).
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Disclosure: I received product samples from Dale and Thomas to facilitate my review. Dale and Thomas is also providing the prize pack for this giveaway. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.