I love going to the movies, except for one thing – the popcorn, or rather, the smell of the artificial butter. Enter the new hip 479° Popcorn to the rescue. Not only is this gourmet popcorn certified USDA Organic, but it is some of the best popcorn I have ever tasted.
479° makes artisan popcorn the old-fashioned way - from scratch. The founder Jean Arnold prepares small batches in heavy copper kettles in her kitchen using only premium organic ingredients. Her ah-ha moment was the discovery that 479 degrees Fahrenheit is the optimal temperature for popping corn.
Warning – it is difficult not to eat the entire box at one time. Good luck with that. Thank goodness the beautiful colorful boxes are not super-sized, even though the salty and sweet flavors are. My favorite sampler is called The Sweet Tooth and contains the following flavors: Fleur de Sel Caramel, Ginger Sesame Caramel, Chipotle Caramel + Almonds, and Vietnamese Cinnamon Sugar. But salty snack fans, don’t worry. There are amazing choices for you too like Black Truffle + White Cheddar and Alderwood Smoked Sea Salt.
479 ships just about anywhere, and for those of you who live in California, you can find the spirited eco-chic popcorn at establishments such as Whole Foods Market, Rainbow Grocery, Bi-Rite, Oakville Grocery, Dean & Deluca, and Draeger's.
One funny question that everyone asks me, “Is the popcorn already popped?” I find this question hilarious for some reason, and the answer is a definitive yes. www.479popcorn.com