I’ve been loving a lot of things lately and this latest find comes from one of my favorite grocery stores: Trader Joe’s. They have a little section in my neighborhood Trader Joe’s with all of the newest products and as soon as I saw this I grabbed it and stuck it in the cart.
[partially popped popcorn / $2.49]
Popcorn! But not just ANY popcorn. Oh no…. partially popped popcorn! It’s those little bits you get at the end of the bowl with part of the kernel sticking out. They’re sometimes a little hard on your teeth but they’re so crunchy and seem to have soaked up all the leftover butter and salt since they’ve been hanging out at the bottom of the bowl.
It’s a whole BAG full of just that stuff!
They still look like the kernels, but a little puffier. Amazingly these little suckers aren’t hard on your teeth (unlike the leftovers in your popcorn bowl). It’s kind of like eating popcorn and corn nuts together. You get the crunch of a corn nut but the flavor, taste, and slight puff of the popcorn. They’re buttery and have the perfect amount of salt. I find them to be MAGICAL (and dangerous) since I just want to keep munching on them! We’ve already finished off the bag at our house and I need to go out and get another bag. Or two. Or three. Hey, don’t judge.
The only down side (if you can call it a down side) to eating the partially popped popcorn is that they’re so crunchy they cancel out all other noises. Basically, don’t watch your favorite show while eating these – you’ll miss all the dialogue! Thankfully there’s DVR for that.