I love popcorn! If I got to the movies, I always need a bag. If I’m at home, it’s the snack I want to munch on. Even better if it is flavored! There are so many times I’ve ordered from big name companies who will remain nameless where the popcorn arrives stale, lacking flavor, or just completely undesirable.
Luckily, Baltimore, a local city not to far from where I live, has some of the most delicious tasting gourmet popcorn around! Locally owned and operated, Popsations delivers gourmet popcorn that makes the most perfect gift for any popcorn fan. Don’t worry though if you aren’t local. Popsations ships anywhere in the United States. This is great if you want to send something special to a loved one on the other side of the country or just in the next State.
Using their own artisan recipes, Popsations only uses the finest, yet simple, ingredients to create the most delicious popcorn packed with flavor. They actually make the popcorn in small batches and then mix in the flavor ingredients by hand! This insures the popcorn is covered with just the right amount of flavor for the perfect taste. Reading their bio, I was quite impressed with their passion for popcorn!
Popsations generously sent me a gallon of their Classic Mix, which combines Caramel and Cheddar flavored popcorn mixed together. You can purchase Cheddar and Caramel separately, or both in a container. You can request the flavors mixed together like mine, or split the can down the middle so that they are separate. You can also order caramel popcorn drizzled with milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or white chocolate.
As you can see in the picture above, I received the Classic Red tin. Other tin options include a Thank You tin, a Fiesta-theme, and two different snowflake patterns. Sizes included the 1 gallon pail (pictured), 2 gallon tin, 3.5 gallon tin, the 6.5 gallon tin, or ribbon bags. Keep in mind, tins and ribbon bags can be customized for corporate clients and events!
The day the pail arrived, I was super thrilled to test out Popsations’ popcorn. I was at work when the packaged arrived. I got the call that the popcorn would be waiting for me on the dining room table once I was off of work. Well that was a lie! The pail was in the kitchen and almost halfway empty! Those in my home just couldn’t wait to dig in. They claimed they only wanted a little taste, but once they tasted just a little bit, they started to gobble the popcorn right up! Luckily I was able to snap some photos and taste test Popsations for myself before it was all gone.
The Classic Cheddar was absolutely delicious. It was packed with that real cheddar flavor, the complete opposite of the popcorn that tastes just like chemicals. I liked that it wasn’t ridiculously coated either where I had to reach for a wet nap every few kernals that I ate because my hands were covered in orange cheese.
As for the Classic Caramel, so deliciously sweet! I think they used the perfect amount of caramel on the popcorn. While I love the taste of caramel, I’m not a fan of the popcorn that is so thickly covered that it becomes as hard as a rock and you can’t even taste the buttery flavor of the popcorn. Popsations does not over do it. They give you the right amount of caramel coating on each kernel!
Another aspect I really love about Popsations is that they use an electric hot air popper on their popcorn. This method of “popping” keeps all the oils and fats, that you often find in other popcorn, out of the process.
Picture above is actually my son’s first time tasting popcorn ever! I was more than confident he would enjoy Popsations. He kept saying “mmm mmm” while grabbing for more handfuls. He just couldn’t get enough! So I had to just give him a little at a time in a little bowl. Needless to say, he was not a happy man when I showed him there was no more.
Overall, I really loved the Classic Mix and Popsations is my new go to popcorn company for gifts! Plus as a Maryland girl, I love that they are local. The bonus is that they are local, but I can still have them ship up to my family in Rhode Island and Boston. I have my eye on their Dark Chocolate Popcorn. Maybe I might just have to buy a gift for myself!
No worries if your loved one doesn’t love popcorn. The Popsations tins double as the perfect makeshift drum! (Psst, that’s a joke. Anyone who tries Popsations will love this popcorn!) My son is just in love with the red tin and we still have it hanging out the house to he can play music on it!
Kids headed back to school? The gift of Popsations might just be the perfect way to welcome your child’s teacher back to the school year. Also keep in mind that Grandparents Day is on September 9, 2012. Why not show how much you love the special grandparents in your life with the gift of Popsations? My mom loves chocolate and caramel, so I’m sure she would be thrilled for my son to bring her a pail of this popcorn goodness!
Buy It: You can purchase Popsations Popcorn right off their website! To view local retailers that carry Popsations, click HERE. For those in Annapolis, both Graul’s Markets (Taylor Ave. & Cape St. Claire) carry Popsations! The 1 gallon classic red tin filled with the Classic Mix retails for $22.00.
I received complimentary product(s) to facilitate this review from the sponsoring company. This is 100% my own honest opinion. No one has influenced me otherwise though I was compensated financially. This review is solely based on my own experience with this product.