Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Pop It, Top It

What is Pop It, Top It you ask?  Well, it is exactly what it sounds like.  You pop the popcorn and top it with yummy goodness.  This is one of those ideas that I wish I would’ve thought of. 

I was lucky enough to receive a sample of Pop It, Top It; Candy-coated, Sninkerdoodle-flavored popcorn.  It is an easy and unique snack. You basically pop the popcorn in the microwave; put the candy coating in the microwave to melt it; drizzle it over the top of the popcorn; stir it together; and top with the “S” topping, which is basically a cinnamon mix.   

The first time I made this was with some girlfriends and we missed the last step of pouring it onto wax paper and letting it cool completely (I blame the vino).  We dove right in!   It was warm, gooey, very sweet, and very cinnamony.   (Maybe too cinnamon; and we didn’t even use all of the “S” seasoning.) 
My friend, Michelle, enjoying the warm Pop It, Top It
The second time I made it, I followed the instructions all the way until the end and allowed it to cool completely.  It was also really good.  I kind of liked it both ways equally.  The warm way was good and and gooey; and the cooled off version reminded me a little bit of caramel popcorn with an entirely different flavor.  Both versions were hard to stop eating; I had to step away from the bowl slowly and leave it alone.

I love this idea and I hope they come out with some new flavors.  I think a turtle version would be awesome with chocolate, caramel, and cashews.   Or a savory version, like a parmesan and herb concoction or something.  

Definitely kudos to these two local best friends, Mary and Maggie, for coming up with such a unique item that would make the perfect hostess gift for the holidays. 

You can buy it online for $7.00 here: http://www.northairemarket.com/collections/pop-it-top-it or you can try to get your local retailer to carry it by going here: http://www.northairemarket.com/pages/store-referral .  I always like to support local business owners.  I want everyone to be successful, especially when they are doing something they are passionate about.  And if the store decides to carry it, they will send you a dozen of their products free.   Win, win.  


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