A month ago, I visited the tulip festival in Seattle. It was pretty awesome.
The food tents were also awesome, because that is where I tried kettle corn for the first time. I didn’t know the difference between kettle corn and popcorn, but I decided to get a bag because each kernel of kettle corn looked really wholesome and complete, like an upgraded version of popcorn. It ended up being the tastiest snack I have ever tried. When I got back to Vancouver, I really wanted to buy kettle corn but I didn’t know where I could find it. A Google search only led me to kettle corn recipes. I didn’t try any of them, for fear of ruining even more pans than I already have. I decided that maybe kettle corn was the type of food you could only get at fairs and festivals, like elephant ears and cotton candy.
After a short period of horrible withdrawal, I went to an organic market to put together a food basket for Aryan’s birthday. Guess what I found getting a ton of exposure near the cash registers? Kettle Korn!
The flavor I like is called “Sweet ‘n Salty”. I can’t even describe how tasty and addictive it is. It’s sweet, but not too sweet, and each kernel is crunchy and holds its shape. It’s nothing like the crap you get at movie theaters. Movie theaters cover their popcorn with cheese and it’s disgusting. I know this website is about stuff I love, but if I had a website called Stuff I Hate (someone who helped me get this website running thought it would be a hilarious sister site), movie theatre popcorn drenched in movie theatre cheese would totally be on the list. In fact, I went from dance class to a movie recently, and since I had a gym bag, I was able to sneak in a bag of Kettle Korn.
Kettle Korn is phenomenal. I often find myself driving to the store just to purchase a bag of Kettle Korn. To be more efficient, I now buy four bags at a time.
It is a really great snack. It’s also a nice thing to bring when you go to a friend’s house for a movie. Way cooler than chips.
For list of retailers, go to www.realtreats.ca. It might only be in BC for now.
Price: just under $4