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July 16, 2013 at 9:24 AM

New popcorn flavors really Pop!

As a restaurant critic, eating is my job, so I try to limit snacking, or at least choose healthy ones. My willpower was sorely tested this weekend when David Israel, CEO of Pop! Gourmet Popcorn was a guest on KIRO Radio’s “Let’s Eat.” He showed up at the studio heavily armed with samples of his many-flavored wares.

Pop! Gourmet Popcorn made with Rogue Creamery Blue Cheese really does melt in your mouth.

Pop! Gourmet Popcorn made with Rogue Creamery Blue Cheese is my new vice.


Sure, it’s easy to make popcorn at home, even to bump it up a notch by rummaging through your salts and spices. But it’s not so simple to infuse it with smoke or coat the kernels with blue cheese.


Pop! Rogue Blue, made in partnership with the Oregon’s Rogue Creamery, won a gold award for “Outstanding Snack” at this year’s Specialty Foods Show. Turns out it’s a favorite  of my “Let’s Eat” co-host, Terry Jaymes too. His tip: “Shove as much as you can in your mouth and don’t chew, just suck on it. Sounds weird. I didn’t know it could actually be juicy.”


I have to admit, he’s right. The stuff melts in your mouth.  I discovered it goes great with a dry martini, too.


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