Popcorn has always been a favourite treat for me. I have memories of getting pink popcorn with my grandfather at the mall, air popped popcorn mixed to perfection with salt and pepper by my parents and of course movie popcorn with extra butter.
I recently had the opportunity to sample a variety of G.H. Cretors‘ clean and healthy gourmet popcorn including their Chicago Mix, Just the Caramel Corn, Just the Cheese Corn, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Organic Simply Salted. Let’s just say I am not going back to air popped anytime soon, this is not your ordinary popcorn.
G.H. Cretors is Non-GMO Project Verified, completely free of artificial colours, flavours, and preservatives, it is also kosher and naturally gluten-free.
Chicago Mix combines caramel corn and cheese corn in the same bag for a perfect combination of tastes that kids and parents both enjoy. The caramel corn is made the old-fashioned way: by hand, in copper kettles. Cane sugar, brown rice syrup (a non-GMO alternative to corn syrup with a lower glycemic impact) and real butter is heated over a flame and then stirred slowly by hand to develop its rich complex flavor and crunch. For the cheese corn, real aged cheddar cheese is melted in special kettles and then gently mixed with locally-grown popcorn.
Their Chicago Mix sounded weird when I first read about it, and I didn’t quite understand how the flavours would work together but honestly it is a perfect combination of salt, sweet, and crunchy. You will find yourself needing to measure your portions because it is so addictive you will find yourself at the bottom of the bag before you realise it.
The Just the Cheese Corn is simply amazing – no artificial flavour to it, you can actually taste the real cheddar cheese in a way I have never experienced before. Just the Caramel Corn is generously coated with an authentic butter caramel that is perfectly sweet and crunchy. I actually found myself recreating the Chicago Mix with my bags of these two because they do perfectly complement each other.
I have to say though, what I love the most about G.H. Cretors Popcorn is that it actually tastes like it has been freshly popped right out of the bag. The popcorn pieces are big and fluffy without a kernel in sight.
Owned and operated by mother-daughter team Phyllis and Claire Cretors, G.H. Cretors has a history of popping high-quality, great-tasting popcorn that is five generations strong– Claire’s great-great grandfather invented the popcorn machine in 1885. At G.H. Cretors, each batch of popped corn is made with care using only the finest non-GMO ingredients including caramel made from scratch in copper kettles with real butter for the cleanest, most naturally delicious expression of popcorn ever.
New to the G.H. Cretors is a new certified organic line of popcorn, which includes Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Simply Salted varieties. The Extra Virgin Olive Oil flavour is the first ever popcorn to be wet-popped in EVOO, and the Simply Salted is seasoned with just the right amount of sea salt for a clean, classic treat. The new organic line makes use of only organic non-GMO popcorn, 100% organic oils, and pure sea salt.
You can purchase G.H. Cretors across the U.S. and Canada, as well as online at Amazon.
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Enter to win a G.H. Cretors Prize Pack. The Prize pack includes a bag each of the Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Organic Simply Salted as well as (2) 7.5oz bags of Chicago Mix, (2) 8oz bags of Just the Caramel Corn, (1) 6.5oz bag of Just the Cheese Corn. Giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the USA and closes for entry on August 24th 2014 at 11:59 pm EST. See giveaway tools form for entry and T&C.