Gourmet Flavored Popcorn From CrunchDaddy
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Some people think of popcorn as a commodity snack. But artisan popcorn—made from superior (“gourmet”) kernels and flavored with the finest seasonings—are as different from supermarket or movie theatre popcorn as an everyday chocolate bar is to the world’s best milk chocolate bars.
We were happy to discover CrunchDaddy Popcorn because popcorn is a whole grain snack. Along with whole wheat pretzels and tortilla chips, it’s a low-guilt munchy for those of us who want more than a one-ounce portion. And we can give it as gifts feeling good about it, too.
CrunchDaddy has a deft hand at seasoning, whether you prefer your corn sweet or savory. There are currently 14 flavors; just don’t ask for it plain. The Sweet Butter Crunch with a hint of sweetness is as plain as it gets.
The flavored gourmet popcorn business began as a passion for “CrunchDaddy” Dan Bazis, who started out simply trying to improve a recipe for kettle corn.
He then envisioned the potential for a gourmet popcorn business, and spent several years exploring flavors, refining recipes, sourcing ingredients and equipment and creating a website—all the while “navigating the tangled web of regulations that govern the operation of a small business like mine.”*
We think he’s done a great job, and you don’t need a gift occasion to enjoy his wares. Buy this scrumptious gourmet flavored popcorn instead of empty-calorie snack foods: for yourself, as party favors, teacher gifts and as stocking stuffers.
*If you decide to start your own artisan food business, first speak with a few people in your area who have done it.
Terrific Gourmet Popcorn Flavors
It’s hard to decide where to begin. We loved everything we tasted, and have ordered the new flavors, indicated with the dagger (†).
Savory Popcorn Flavors
- Bombay Market Crunch†
- Chesapeake Crunch
- Maryland Crab Feast Crunch†
- White Cheddar & Horseradish Crunch
Sweet Popcorn Flavors
- Caramel & Peanut Crunch
- Chocolate & Peanut Butter Crunch
- Honey & Cinnamon Crunch
- Maple & Bacon Crunch
- Movie Night Crunch (sweet and salty kettle
- Peanut Butter Crunch
- Peanut Butter & Jelly Crunch†
- Sesame & Ginger Crunch
- Simply Cinnamon Crunch†
- Sweet Butter Crunch (slightly sweetened
Whose your daddy? CrunchDaddy, of course.
As you’re munching, check out the history of popcorn.
— Karen Hochman