Let’s talk popcorn. Popcorn WINNERS.

First I used one of those random number pickers. This one to be exact.

First it came up with this comment by Beth.

Hmmm, there seems to be a lot of popcorn fans out there!

I love me some Orville popcorn. When the bag just comes out of the microwave I pour it in a plastic bowl and then throw in a handful of regular M&M’s. The chocolate melts a bit and is a perfect combination of sweet and salt. It is the cheap mans version of Peterbrooke’s (local chocolatier) chocolate covered popcorn.

I also love, love, love chocolate chip cookies. When they are warm from the oven put a few in a bowl and then put a scoop of vanilla ice cream over them and hear them sizzle and ooze. Yummy!

…and now for the part where I kiss up. Your blog is seriously the first one that I check each morning. LOVE IT!”

Promise I didn’t pick it on my own from all the gratuitous comment blog love. Promise.

Our second winner is Nicole.

I can’t tell you how long I’ve been counting down the weeeeeeks until So You Think You Can Dance came back on! It’s BY FAR the best show out there….especially in summer.

On to my snacks… our family loves ice cream. We’re totally ice cream people. But I will not allow an ice cream with a hardened chocolate in it in my house (ie: It’s gotta be Oreo and not chocolate chip)…cookie dough is the one exception to the rule.

You have to try my popcorn, though. A bag of popcorn (even butterless would work if you’re being healthy) sprinkled with fresh lime juice and….wait for it…hot sauce. YUMMY!”

And thanks to all of you who commented, made me undeniably hungry and made my grocery store trip today $30 more than usual. (The whole ham wrapped pickle with cream cheese was by far the most popular suggestion. Closely followed by hot popcorn tossed with M&M’s.) *drool*

Then there was the urban legend popcorns. A few of you mentioned Orville Redenbacher’s Corn on the Cob flavor, one of you thought it was a Canadian specialty. Another one of you wept because you were sure that Orville had stopped making it. Guess what?

Urban Legend no more.

Another one of you didn’t believe that Orville’s Buttery Garlic truly existed. I say NAY!

My second favorite. First if we're counting mini bags.

And then bunches of you agreed with my suggestion that Old Fashioned Butter is WHERE IT’S AT.

Old Fashioned Butter, my favorite.

And then there’s the “Go big butter or go home” people. They balanced out the air/stove popped only crowd.

Note this, no one said they DISLIKED popcorn. Seriously. We all like it in different ways and combinations. But we pretty much all like it.

Remember the whole egg/syrup debate of spring 2008? Not only do some people not like eggs and syrup to touch, some people don’t even like eggs, or syrup. I’m pretty sure there was at least a dozen people who don’t even like breakfast.

Popcorn on Earth and goodwill to men. Congrats to the winners.


And in a completely random baking side note.

Hello new best baking invention since cubed Crisco

These are the best baking invention since individually wrapped sticks of Crisco. Seriously, little chunks of caramel that melt evenly, that don’t have to be unwrapped, go perfectly on ice cream and can be shoveled in your mouth handfuls at a time. Or, erm, uh. AND! No high fructose corn syrup!


  1. After having read those tasty comments and in preparing for a memorial day bbq, I wanted to bring the ham/cream cheese/pickle wraps. My husband acted like it was a crazy idea. Well. His MOM is a crazy idea.

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  2. Ham wrapped pickles? Yummy!!
    Congrats winners!

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  3. So the new highlight to my day? Making it on your blog! Seriously, I feel all warm and gooey inside just thinking that I made it on the Moosh….even if it was totally random. I think i’m going to go celebrate with some popcorn!

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  4. individually wrapped sticks of crisco? what? canada sucks sometimes…grr…

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  5. Nice!

    I too must confess that your blog is first on my roll to check daily.


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  6. caramel bits. yum! i can’t wait till we get back to america!

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  7. omg…

    i have to go to the grocery store RIGHT NOW

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  8. My eyes have been open to new possibilities, and it’s all because of your blog. Thank the moosh for me.

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  9. Lisa in TX says:

    It’s a good thing I went to the store *before* I read this. Who know what would have made it into my cart, otherwise. Didn’t comment last time, but my favorite popcorn is kettlecorn. Extra buttery is a close second, but kettlecorn rocks.

  10. Even when faced with a picture of the buttery garlic popcorn I am still suspicious. I haven’t been able to find it! Although, I can’t find those stupid teething tablets, so maybe I should change where I shop.

  11. Sadly, I kind of depend on those little individual caramel wrappers to slow my caramel-scarfing ass down.

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  12. suddenly i’m very very hungry….

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  13. Actually, I don’t like popcorn… but that’s why I didn’t enter to win. 🙂

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  14. Oh those caramel bits look delectable…must…search…grocery.

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  15. Love Love Love your blog. Just found it tonight. I reside in Indy too – Greenwood actually. (about 15 minutes south of Indianapolis) We seem to have a ton in common (i.e., photography, falling down stairs, etc.) Ha ha!

    Should you ever do another bloggers night out with the girls, I’d love to meet all of you. I need some “local” fellow blogging friends. 🙂 You can reach/email me directly at: angie@angelicagracedesigns.com
    Keep up the great work here on your blog.

    Blessings, Angie Seaman

  16. ok caramel bits are a must have. And I don’t think I have seen them before. Will have to look for them!

  17. man i must be tired, just commented and totally typed my address wrong. I will now dream of caramels

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  18. I think I just wept over that bag of caramels. Why didn’t I win the popcorn lurve? Sad…so utterly sad.

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  19. I NEVER win anything! Unless you count 3 free karate lessons that some friends entered my name in as joke in the third grade at the local Pic-N-Save (a store that is about two notches below K-Mart)! Seriously, this has made my day!

  20. Well, this confirms what my husband has been sying for a while now: I am the ONLY person in the world who doesn’t like popcorn. Although, if I were inclined to try it, the recipe with the chocolate sounds delicious!!

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  21. Fun contest. Popcorn, popcorn, popcorn. Fun to make and fun to eat! My dog likes it too. hehe

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  22. I’m smacking my lips at the thought of buttery garlic popcorn. That’s just genius. I’m an avid theater popcorn eater and so I often have time to sit and contemplate the state of popcorn and compare and contrast what’s out there.

    And yes my life is as pathetic as it sounds.

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  23. Confession: I don’t like plain butter popcorn. I can do caramel or kettle, but plain old butter popcorn I cannot eat.


    After 4 months of miserable HG and eating nothing, I finally got on a pill that allowed me to eat, and to celebrate I went to a movie (LOTR 1 to be specific) and I ordered a JUMBO bucket of popcorn intending to share. I SNARFED THE ENTIRE JUMBO HUGE DESIGNED FOR FOUR PEOPLE BOX ALL BY MY SELF. And I was rewarded with the worst case of food poisoning I have ever had in my life. Until you have repeatedly barfed popcorn through your sinus cavities and had to live with salty/buttery nastiness flavor inside of your face for three days until it wears off, you have not lived.

    To this day, I can’t eat plain butter popcorn, which used to be my favorite, without wanting to retch. It has been 6 years.

    I miss popcorn.

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