Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Do you like popcorn? We do. We LOVE it. We eat it all the time. A few years ago, our microwave was on the fritz so we had to resort to actually popping it on the stove! You know what? It was FANTASTIC. It tasted so much better than the bland over salted, under popped, microwave popcorn we'd gotten used to. Since then we've always popped it on the stove. We've found Orville Redenbacher pops the best and biggest kernels. As much as we love our popcorn, it wouldn't be the same without our favorite topping, Kernel Season's White Cheddar Popcorn Seasoning. We first discovered it in a movie theater in Illinois and had to buy some to use at home. It made popcorn even better without adding a ton of fat or calories. Yay!
***Let me stop right here and say this is NOT a paid advertisement. I have gotten nothing for writing this,was not asked to do a review, was not offered a sponsorship and not expect anything for my thoughts. I just think if you find a great product and a great company, you should tell people about it.***
Okay, now that that is out of the way, let's move on. We could not find our favorite topping overseas, so I had my family ship some to us, but the stores where they live are frequently out of the white cheddar (because it's so freaking awesome) . One day, quite by accident, I found their website, where I could order it online and have it shipped directly to me! Oh, happy day! Several months back, I ordered 5 bottles of it and a week later a lovely box arrived at our post office with the return address for Kernel Season's. You'd have thought it was Christmas we were so excited. When we opened the box, we discovered not 5, but 10 bottles of white cheddar topping and a note that read "Thank your for your service. We've doubled your order so you have some to share." Unbelievable. I sent a few bottles to a friend of ours in the sandbox and he was extremely grateful. We recently were down to our last bottle (gasp!) so I ran to the internet to order more. This time, I ordered 10 (it came with free shipping and was only $5 more than buying 5 and paying shipping). A box came today and instead of the 10 I ordered, there were 20 bottles!!!! Holy guacamole! Once again there was a note to James Bond thanking him for his service and stating that they had doubled our order so we would be able to share a taste of home. What an amazing company! It's rare these days to find a for profit company that shows their appreciation in this way to the military. We will be sending a few bottles to friends who are deployed and absolutely enjoying the rest. They have 16 different flavors of topping, both savory and sweet, and they can be used on more than just popcorn: vegetables, dips, casseroles, etc (they have great recipes on their site). They also carry other popcorn related products and amazing gift packs. You can order online or use their store locator to find them locally. Please support companies that support our troops and their families.
James Bond (popcorn popper extraordinaire) is whipping up a batch for us right now.