Did you know that Americans eat an estimated 17 billion quarts of popcorn each year, and nearly 70% of it at home? It’s one of my favorite snacks, especially when I sit down to watch television or a movie. So when the folks at G.H. Cretors asked me to review some of their flavored popcorn, I jumped at the chance (see full disclaimer at the end of this post.) They sent me a home movie night kit that included:
- Two bags of G.H. Cretors popcorn
- Two Oscar nominated DVDs (Arrival and Moonlight)
- Tissue packs and a soft blanket to cuddle under while watching the movies.
G.H. Cretors’ popcorn roots date back to the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago, where the very first commercial popcorn maker was unveiled by Charles Cretors. Today, the passion for obsessively delicious popcorn continues, with all popcorn varieties made with high-quality, real ingredients, like premium aged cheddar cheese, at the G.H. Cretors facility in Waukegan, Illinois.
I had the pleasure of trying the Just the Cheese and The Mix flavors. I love good cheese popcorn and this did not disappoint! It is made with real cheddar cheese, has a great crunch, is super fresh and simply addictive. You will never find microwave popcorn like this!
I have to admit that I was somewhat skeptical of The Mix flavor, which combines the same cheddar cheese popcorn with caramel corn – I just wasn’t sure how the flavors would go together. I shouldn’t have been, it was the perfect blend of sweet and salty. Yum, yum, yum! And I wasn’t the only person to think so.
Brad, my popcorn-loving husband, decided to try some once the packages were open. This is a man who lived on popcorn throughout his college years and still keeps popcorn salt in his desk. He came up to my office and said he really liked the Just the Cheese with its freshness and real cheddar flavor, no surprise there. However, his enthusiasm for The Mix was surprising to both of us, as he is not a fan of caramel popcorn, but decided he needed to take one for the team (yeah, right!) He loved The Mix and thought the caramel corn was right on spot – not too sweet and perfect with the cheese popcorn. Needless to say, once I took photographs, neither bag lasted long.
G.H. Cretors artisanal popcorn is made in small batches using only the highest quality, non-GMO ingredients. Obsessively Delicious flavors include:
- The Mix (cheddar cheese and caramel)
- Organic Chile Jalapeño White Cheddar
- Organic Dill Pickle
- Just the Cheese
- Just the Caramel
- Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Organic White Cheddar (New)
- Organic Honey Butter Kettlecorn (New)
- Organic Salted Butter (New)
So where can you purchase this heavenly stuff? I’ve found the two flavors I was sent at the Food Lion and Fresh Market closest to my home, but suggest you check out C.H. Cretors’ website and enter your information in the Store locator section for the location nearest to you. It’s also available on Amazon.com. Wherever you purchase it, make sure to buy a lot, because it won’t last long!
Disclaimer: The thoughts of this review are my own and not influenced by the kit I was sent.
Eat, drink and be merry!
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