Rocky Mountain Popcorn started up about twenty years ago, in the good old state of Colorado. The company spent a sizable block of time serving a loyal local following until it went national (about five years ago). Now you hear of the company quite a bit, and can purchase the product at Walmart stores located in Colorado, in convenience stores located in most any state, and/or online, the latter two options of which are favorable for customers like me who live on the other side of the country. Rocky Mountain Popcorn is an environmentally-aware company that is, and has always been dedicated to creating a healthy alternative for snacking. Their popcorn is an all-natural non-GMO product that is also Gluten-free, nut-free, and some of the flavors are even dairy-free.
The most surprising fact I learned is that the nutrition in popcorn is a lot different than I previously believed. I knew popcorn was a grain, but I also thought it consisted of next to nothing in terms of nutrition. Turns out that popcorn, as a grain, has more protein than any other whole grain. According to the website, the outer layers of popcorn, including the hull, are good sources of protein, iron, and phosphorous. Even more astounding, at least to me, is the stated fact that popcorn contains more iron content than spinach or eggs. In terms of snack comparison, popcorn has more phosphorus and fiber than baked chips or pretzels, and it is high in antioxidants...most notably, polyphenols, which are a group of natural plant chemicals known to have health benefits. Polyphenols are also from the group of compounds found in red wine, tea, olive oil, and chocolate that make them have beneficial properties.
Award winning Rocky Mountain Gourmet Popcorn comes in (8) flavors: Butter, Caramel, Cinnamon Sugar, Kettle, Naked, Jalapeno, Southwest Cheddar (formerly Red Chili), and White Cheddar.
The box arrived at our house looking like this:
Everyone in our house selected a favorite...mine was the Jalapeno. Hubby liked the White Cheddar best (which he did share), but said Caramel Corn (which he did.not.share) was a close second favorite for him, and the kids liked the Cinnamon Sugar. The only flavor I really did not care for was the Southwest Cheddar. I liked the twist of Lime it had to it, but it was a heavy hot that didn't really appeal to me (unlike the light hot of the Jalapeno, which I found delicious!). Hubby disagreed and said it was, and I quote, ''really good stuff." The only flavors we haven't tried thus far are the Butter and the Kettle Corn, but we're working our way towards them.
|Taste Test Favorites in our House!|
Rocky Mountain Popcorn was a huge success in our home, and we'll be purchasing it in the future. You can keep in touch with the company by following them on their website, Twitter, or Facebook. You can also read press releases on their product(s) here. If you are purchasing online, be sure to check out the coupon section of their site for any good deals: There is one running right now for 5% off any online order. There are also some great gift ideas to be found, including some really pretty popcorn tins and a year-long subscription to their Popcorn of the Month Club.
Now for the promised giveaway: Rocky Mountain has agreed to send one lucky winner the same case of (12) popcorn bags that we received (with all eight flavors included). The winner will be selected randomly by Rafflecopter and notified via e-mail. The potential winner will have (48) hours to respond or a new winner will be randomly selected. The giveaway is for US residents only. Please enter on the Rafflecopter form below:
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