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G.H. Cretors Popcorn Review

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Popcorn is by far my favorite snack food. I either make my own brown bag style or buy the pre-popped kind in a bag. When G.H. Cretors asked if I would like to review some samples I accepted their offer, delighted. Imagine my surprise when the “samples” arrived – 5 full sized bags in 5 different amazing flavors. Unfortunately, the rest of the family saw the box and I had to share. UGH.

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GH Cretors Popcorn: Caramel. Cheese, Chicago Style, Olive Oil, Lightly Salted

There was only 1 unopened bag left at the end of a week. Husband – fan Me – fan Baby – superfan Kiddo – decided he no longer liked popcorn and refused to try any (aka was an almost 6 year old)

Confession: I had never had chicago style popcorn. I had seen cheese and caramel mixed in bags before and thought it looked weird and despite being Chicago-born (but not raised) and a fairly adventurous eater, I never tried it; sounded way too weird. So, I opened the caramel corn first.

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So. Much. Caramel. Goodness.

It was delicious. So delicious I considered hiding the bag from my family and all of the bags of G.H. Cretors, if only I had an empty cupboard to stash it in. But I relented and shared.

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Everyone loved it! Truman cried when I put it away. In retrospect, I’m not entirely sure why I wasted any on a toddler in the first place. He’s an enthusiastic fan of G.H. Creators ¬†popcorn, though. Carmel corn – loved it. Cheese flavored – loved it. Plain – loved it. Chicago Style – clapped his hands with glee and repeated one of his favorite words over and over again – more! more! more!

 

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World’s Youngest Popcorn Connoisseur

So about that Chicago Mix – it’s delicious. A definite would buy with my own money. AND I found it at a local store, so I know it’s out there. G.H. Creators is available nationally and there is a store locator on their website. Amazon has it too!

I kept back one unopened bag for after I finish my July Whole30. I am very excited about it. To be honest, I actually had a dream about the Chicago Mix the other night – it’s that captivating. AND it is the one flavor available in my dinko town of 3000 people so I am sure there is some available near just about everyone. Go get some today!

 

The Juice is Loose

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

I don’t get the juice hate. Sure, it isn’t the most nutritious thing in the world and water is a better thirst quencher. I give Spencer (no sugar added) juice (cut with water) daily. Maybe a total of 6 – 8 ounces. He also eats whole fruits and tons of vegetables. I consider our diet sound. My doctor even asked if I was giving him juice and was pleased with the answer yes.

So, when I see the I never allow juice in my house, it’s like beating your child’s health with a sippy tweets, I must admit I roll my eyes a bit. Maybe, I am missing something. I know there is a childhood obesity epidemic, but I really don’t think juice is the culprit. I mean juice juice, not fruit punch or lemonade or sugary drinks masquerading as juice.

This could be because I live in an area where it is not uncommon to see soda poured into bottles. Not sippy cups, bottles. In the waiting room of my doctor’s office, Spencer was snacking on raisins (I suppose those are evil, too) and here is the list of what the toddler set was snacking on: strawberry milk, doritos, twizzlers, m&ms and one kid had a capri sun. And this was at 9:30 in the morning.

So, tell me. Why am I supposed to hate juice again? I buy organic after all…

He had chips on his birthday. And lemonade. Call CPS.

 

Tang-O-Lanterns

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

I have the ability to be crafty, I just lack the patience. And now, with Spencer tall enough to reach all of the tables, I lack the space. I’ve made these a ton and as far as I am concerned, they totally count as a craft. I like to take these as a hostess gift when I go to Halloween parties. Always adored.

Halloween crafts for kids

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All you need is a Sharpie and a bunch of tangerines, clemintines or oranges. Once, I even did this on kumquats. Wash the fruit, dry the fruit, draw the face. Done!

And they make my kitchen window super festive.

Wordless Wednesday: First Beater

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

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