Tuesday, March 1, 2011

479° Popcorn Review

As featured on Oprah Magazine's "O" List!

About 479° Popcorn:

479° Popcorn began with a fond childhood memory of cozy evenings spent playing cards and devouring fresh popcorn with my family. My mom refused to serve anything other than organic popcorn cooked in a sturdy stovetop popper that she'd hand crank until the kernels turned into a delightful fluffy treat. Then, as now, a bowl of popcorn could turn an ordinary moment into a special occasion.

Over the years, I experimented with making my own organic popcorn and flavoring it with exotic seasonings inspired by my international upbringing and training at Le Cordon Bleu in London. In the process, I came upon the discovery that 479 degrees Fahrenheit is the optimal temperature for popping corn. I knew immediately that this would be the name of my popcorn company, because it reflects the careful attention to detail that I work so hard to incorporate into every single element of the business, from the pristine ingredients to the beautiful packaging to the avid dedication to customer satisfaction.

These days, as I make popcorn by hand in the San Francisco kitchen I started with my husband, I am reminded of how simple, honest pleasures are often the most rewarding. As we continue the tradition of making this satisfying organic snack by hand, using the highest quality ingredients, our hope is that 479° Popcorn will become a treasured indulgence for you too.

My Review:

I was really excited when I received my box of 479 Popcorn in the mail. I opened one large box to find 5 smaller boxes of popcorn in it. They offer some really yummy and gourmet flavors and I received the following: Black Truffle with White Cheddar, Fleur de Sel Caramel, Ginger Sesame Caramel, Madras Curry Coconut + Cashews, and Vietnamese Cinnamon Sugar.

I can't wait to eat all 5 flavors. I have, however, eaten all of the Ginger Sesame Caramel and it was wonderful. The Caramel was really sweet while the Ginger kicked it up with a little spice!

As far as this flavor goes, I give it a 9.5 out of 10!

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Disclosure: While I was sent tasting samples, all opinions presented here are entirely my own


Christina said...

I have had the truffle popcorn and you are in a real treat when you try that one. I have not had the pleasure of the other ones.

The Amateur Southern Gourmet said...

I am gonna crack open the Vietnamese Cinnamon Sugar tonight when I get home :-)

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