Sunday, October 28, 2012

Happy National Chocolate Day!

Perhaps one of the greatest pros about writing your own blog are the free samples people send your way.  Some samples are better than others, but I am excited to tell you about one of the best products I have sampled so far.  My mother discovered a product called Brownie Points and told the owner about Alibabka.   A few days later a package arrived at my door.  There was a delicious assortment of popcorn and brownies with delectable flavors.  I couldn't resist opening up the popcorn first, since it is one of my most favorite snack foods. Between me and a few of my friends, we managed to consume almost all of the contents of the box within a week.  I had to taste a bit of each in order for me to write a review...it's just so so hard being a food blogger ;)

In order to prep for Hurricane Sandy or "Frankenstorm" I made some delicious popcorn inspired by the one from Brownie Points.  I recommend ordering from Brownie Points and making this recipe while you wait for the package to come.  It will definitely tide you over.  Below, you will see all the flavors that were sent to me.  The brownies are more like fudge, but nonetheless awesome.  I put them in order from most to least favorite, enjoy!

Contents of my Brownie Points box

Popcorn
(I would love to try the Nutty Caramel Popcorn)
Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt - Popcorn + Chocolate + Caramel + Sea Salt = Holy Shnikey! AMAZING!
Peanut Butter Caramel Crunch - You have to try this!  Loaded with peanut butter, caramel and chocolate!
Apple Pie - So good!  Really impressed by how authentic the taste was to apple pie!
Trendy Trash - Good, but too many flavors and textures.

Brownies
Butterscotch Sensations - We put this in the microwave for less than a minute.  It make this even more amazing!
Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt - Caramel and Sea Salt were meant to be paired together.
Buckeye Brownie - Ummm, yummm! Just look at the picture.
Raspberry Caramel Fudge - Something different and not loaded with caramel or peanut butter, the raspberry was refreshing and delicious!
Cappuccino Toffee Fudge - I should replace this with my morning coffee (or with my morning coffee)
Fudgey Cookie Crunch - Chocolate Chip Cookies + Brownie = need I say more?
Chocolate Fudge - Chocolate lovers, you want this!
Peanut Butter Passion - Definitely loaded with peanut butter, just a little too much for my taste.
"Original" Kitchen Sink - Tasty, but a lot going on.
Brownie Points is certified kosher under the vaad of Columbus.
Chocolate Covered Popcorn
3 TBS. Oil
1/3 C. Popcorn Kernels
1/2 C. Peanuts
1 1/2 C. Chocolate Chips
Salt to taste
In a large pot with a lid, heat up oil and add a small handful of popcorn kernels to start.
 When the popcorn starts popping, add in the rest of the kernels and cover the pot leaving a little bit of the lid ajar (this keeps the popcorn from becoming soggy).  When you hear a few seconds in between popping, take the pot off the stove.
Dump the popcorn onto a cookie sheet pan lined with foil.
In a smaller pot melt the chocolate on low.   When the chocolate chips are almost completely melted, take the pot off the heat (you do not want to burn the chocolate).
Mix in the peanuts on top of the popcorn and drizzle the chocolate all over the popcorn. Sprinkle a little salt over the popcorn. Pop the pan in the freezer or fridge and serve when chocolate has hardened.






Shout out to Shy and Sivan Krug for helping me consume the popcorn!

1 comment:

  1. Chocolate covered popcorn is one of my favorite treats! I love bringing it along on roadtrips! I'll definitely have to keep an eye out for Brownie Points, it all sounds fantastic!

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