Sunday, July 17, 2011

Jodys Gourmet Popcorn

When I was younger,  my mother popped popcorn kernels on the stove,  and added her own butter.  Now days people use their microwave to pop their own popcorn.  But,  why make it yourself,  when you can purchase gourmet popcorn from Jody's Gourmet Popcorn!  But,  before I begin to tell you about their popcorn,  let me tell you a little about Jody herself!  Jody and her husband(Allen) lived in Chicago,  and enjoyed visiting the local Carmel corn store,  and then taking long walks while snacking on the treat. 

Allen even proposed to Jody using a box of cracker jack caramel corn with her engagement ring sealed inside an envelope hidden inside the box.  Who knows how he managed to get it in there,  thirty three years later and it still remains a mystery! When they moved to Virginia Beach they were disappointed to find there was no local Carmel corn shop,  which inspired them to open their very own gourmet popcorn shop!  But first,  they began testing recipes in their garage until they came up with the perfect Carmel corn recipe,  after 53 tries he created the perfect recipe,  which they off course named "Secret Recipe 53 Carmel Corn!  Jody's Gourmet Popcorn opened in September 2005 offering only four flavors,  now they offer over 23 delicious flavors of popcorn.
Not only do they offer popcorn,  but they also offer yummy treats such as fudge(in an assortment of flavors), Hand Dipped Apples,  Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Sticks,  and many other very tasty treats.   They offer over ten different flavors of fudge including Rocky Road,  Choco Toffee Fudge,  and Cookies n Cream Fudge,  just to name a few!  Their selection of gourmet popcorn is awesome!  You will find everything from classic flavored popcorn(Secret Recipe 53 Caramel Corn) to more unusual flavors(Cheesy Ranch).  They even offer movie popcorn,  which makes a perfect treat to much on,  while watching your favorite movies.

Jody's Gourmet Popcorn sent me four 1.5 ounce bags of popcorn(each a different flavor) to review.  I was really able to get a good feel for their products,  as I tried all four scrumptious flavors! Each bag contains 4 servings,  so there is enough to share and spread a little popcorn love!   Below I will let you know my thoughts about each flavor.
  1. Double Cheddar - This flavor isn't my favorite,  but my sons loved it! I think I tend to like the sweeter popcorn flavors.   
  2. White Cheddar - I liked this flavor better than the Double Cheddar.  I have always been a fan of White Cheddar,  and the flavor actually goes well with the popcorn. 
  3. Recipe 53 Caramel Corn - I see why it took so long for them to develop this recipe!  It is the best Carmel corn I have ever tried!  It is sweet yet not too sweet,  just right!
  4. Funfetti - This popcorn is definitely allot of fun!  It is full of bright uplifting fun colors and tastes as sweet as it looks!  I think it would make great favors at a birthday party,  or a great snack to display at a party.  Colors include: Blue,  Red,  Yellow and Green.

If you are unsure which flavor you want to try you may want to purchase Jody's Sampler Gift Pack.  Each gift pack comes with six fun flavors including Cinnamon Toast,  White Cheddar,  Double Cheddar,  Caramel and Nut,  Kettle Corn, and  Secret Recipe 53.  They also offer some fun college popcorn in different team colors.  You can even purchase personalized popcorn favors with customized labels.  All of Jody's Gourmet Popcorn is  available in four different convenient sizes: Sample Size,  Small,  Regular,  and Large.  Jody's Gourmet Popcorn and treats make a perfect gift for any occasion or a special treat for yourself! 

You can purchase Jody's Gourmet Popcorn on their site.  Jody's Gourmet Popcorn is located at 205 Laskin Road (across from the Hilton) in Virginia Beach,  VA,  so if you are ever in the area it is definitely worth stopping by and checking out!  You can connect with Jody's Gourmet Popcorn on Facebook. 

*Disclaimer - Jody's Gourmet Popcorn sent me popcorn to review.  In no way does this alter my opinion of their products.  All of my opinions are one hundred percent honest and true.*


motherbutterspopcorn said...

This is such a creative snack idea! I love that its something different than the norm and that it’s probably a good source of fiber. I’m always on the look out for good tasting, fiber-rich foods to add to my day.You know more about the Gourmet Popcorn visit atGourmet Popcorn