We are a snacking family in this house. We tend to pull out snacks after school (but before dinner) or after dinner if we are watching TV. Sometimes we even grab a snack for the road if we are headed out somewhere. One of our very favorite snacks is popcorn, but we are picky about our popcorn so it needs to be GOOD popcorn. (Okay, I might be the one who is especially picky about it, but I’m the one who does most of the food purchases, so that’s what matters right?) I had first encountered Gary Poppins when I was at the Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago. I was rushing to get somewhere else and passed by their booth. Someone handed me a sample and I popped it in my mouth about halfway down the aisle. It was good enough that I took note to check and see where I could grab some once I got back home.
So you can imagine how thrilled I was when Gary Poppins reached out to see if we could partner on a post letting all of you know about their popped goodness AND the amazing giveaway they are running right now.
First, just in case you aren’t familiar with Gary Poppins, here’s a little background. Gary Poppins is obviously a take-off of the popular musical and movie, Mary Poppins. The company logo is of a man in silhouette holding an umbrella, just like the beloved fictional nanny. It is a USA-based, family-owned company and they offer 45 different gourmet flavors of popcorn. In addition to traditional butter or cheddar cheese, you can find everything from salt and vinegar to dill pickle to coffee flavored.
So in addition to an amazing selection of flavors, what makes Gary Poppins Popcorn so special? Well, it’s handcrafted in small batches the day you order it. You read that right, they don’t even pop and flavor it until you place your order. That makes a huge difference and is not something you can buy at the grocery store. It’s made in the USA and is made with whole grain, non-GMO corn. All of this combines to make some of the best tasting popcorn you will ever have. And if you don’t agree for some reason (though I can’t imagine it!) they offer a 100%, no questions asked guarantee. I have a feeling you’ll be taking advantage of their “free shipping on orders over $60” offer instead!
So the folks at Gary Poppins sent over some samples for me to try. They sent The Best of Gary Poppins Collection which consists of:
- Caramel Cheddar Kettle, 3 bags, 1.4oz (sweet and cheesy – a perfect amount of each)
- Classic Caramel, 2 bags, 3oz (not too hard, yet still crunchy and the perfect amount of sweet)
- Classic Cheddar, 2 bags, 1oz (the perfect cheddar popcorn IMHO)
- Kettle, 1 bag, 1.2oz (just the right amount of sweet glaze)
- White Cheddar Jalapeño, 1 bag, 1oz (A personal favorite – smokey with just a little bite)
- Creamery Butter, 1 bag, 0.65oz (a delicate hint of buttery flavor)
I’m sure by now you are itching to get some of your own Gary Poppins Popcorn! Lucky for everyone, they have a great giveaway going on right now. Once a week through August 31st, they are giving away a Best of Gary Poppins Collection single serve 10 pack (like what I received above). To enter, go to their contest page and enter – easy peasy!! Make sure you have a list of popcorn loving friends handy since you can earn more entries by sharing the contest information.