07 March 2011

479° Popcorn

My Dear Friends,

479° Popcorn began with a fond childhood memory.  Founder Jean Arnold remembers cozy evenings playing cards and eating fresh popcorn with the family.  The memory stuck, and over the years the popcorn experimentation began.  Jean was lucky enough to not only have an international upbringing but got to train at Le Cordon Bleu as well! 

In the process, Jean came upon the discovery that 479 degrees Fahrenheit is the optimal temperature for popping corn, & from that came the perfect name for her popcorn company -  479° Popcorn.

"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." -Jean Arnold

Made by hand in small batches in copper kettles, the popcorn takes longer to create, but you can sure tell the difference.  Your order is shipped out the same day it is made, ensuring that it arrives fresh and tasty at your door.

479° Popcorn takes pride in their product.  They only work with farms & buyers who support sustainable organic farming & fair trade practices.  Most items used in production are from family farms in California. 

Every product is USDA certified organic. That means that all their popcorn flavors are 99-100% organic.

479° Popcorn says NO to spongy bland commercial popcorn. They use heirloom organic popcorn, which has a distinctly corny, nutty taste, and an enticing toasty aroma. The popcorn comes from a small family-owned farm in operation since 1945, way before organic became a "trend". They employ strict sustainable farming practices that are heavily reliant on rotations and natural compost.

I particularly enjoyed the Popcorn Facts section of the 479° Popcorn website.  There were so many interesting facts about popcorn that I have never heard about!  

479° Popcorn has an impressive flavor selection.  Choose from Alderwood Smoked Sea Salt, Truffle & White Cheddar, Chipotle Caramel & Almonds, Fleur De Sel Caramel, Madras Curry Coconut & Cashews, Ginger Sesame Caramel, Pimenton De La Vera, & Vietnamese Cinnamon Sugar.

You also have the option of getting a Sampler Pack, Pop It Yourself Kit or Popcorn Collection as well, if you are having a hard time choosing which flavor you wanted to try!  You can even get Corporate Gifts which can be personalized to your tastes.

You can order online or check the list of retailers in your area to see where you can buy your own!

I was provided the Sweet Tooth Sampler for review.


The Sweet Tooth

You were the kid who always had one hand in the candy jar. Today, you still wish dessert was served first. We created this luxurious popcorn sampler to satisfy your sugar-coated heart.

One word - Incredible.  

Each flavor is just as exciting and tasty as the next.  My favorite was the Fleur de Sel Caramel, as I completely adore the mix of sweet & salty.  It was perfect.  The Vietnamese Cinnamon Sugar was reminiscent of a Cinnamon Toast breakfast from when you were younger.  Chipotle Carmel & Almonds provides a kick of spice to the sweet partnering of the caramel.  The Ginger Sesame is a pleasantly zesty flavor accompanied nicely by the crunch of sesame seeds.

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*479Popcorn provided me with a sampler pack for review.  I paid for shipping charges but the pack was donated by 479 popcorn.  My opinions are my own and I did not receive compensation for this review. 

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