Here we are again, snacking fabulously on something spotted in a unconventional place. This bag of fantastic toasted coconut caramel popcorn by 479 Degrees was spotted in CVS by my mom here in NYC. Im not a huge popcorn fan and I am definitely not a huge caramel popcorn fan (because you know, cavities). I do enjoy freshly popped hot popcorn every now and then, especially when my dad and I are cruising through Target, filling the shopping cart with things we didn't intentionally plan to buy.
My mom spotted this unsuspecting bag of popcorn and brought it home for us to try one evening after work. "I don't like caramel popcorn" I said as she insisted I taste some. After popping a few pieces in my mouth, followed by a few more, and a few more again, I was hooked. With the faint taste of toasted coconut, buttery caramel, and fresh popcorn, I had already told her to bring me another bag the next day. This artisan popcorn, made in small batches comes from 479 Degree Popcorn, based in San Francisco California. Having freshly popped organic popcorn growing up, 479 degree founder Jean Arnold knew that her popcorn was special. Not only is this popcorn delicious, its also environmentally friendly. 479 Degrees popcorn is made from organic, non-GMO heirloom kernels, values fair trade practices and sustainable agriculture, and even uses natural non-toxic products to clean their kitchens! How fabulous is that!
There are 9 flavors to try, including a limited edition flavor. I cant wait to try other flavors like White Cheddar + Black Truffle, Chipotle Caramel + Pumpkin Seeds and Creamery Butter.
FUN FACT! Did you know that 479 degrees Fahrenheit is the optimal temp for popping corn!