I Can’t Believe It’s Actually Butter!

I Can’t Believe It’s Actually Butter!

So let’s get real for a sec… those of us who LOVE popcorn also tend to share affections for the liquid gold known as butter! Popcorn is soooo good and butter is the necessary evil – right?

Wrong! If you haven’t been introduced before, meet Clarified Butter, or as we like to call it “Butter 2.0”. There’s no need to feel guilty when snacking on our Stella*s Clarified Butter with Brazilian Sea Salt or our decadent S’mores when you know that the butter won’t bite back.

Seriously! Did you know that regular butter consist of only 80% of fat? Believe it or not, the other 20% of is actually a combination of water and milk proteins which is why we tend to avoid it. In comparison, vegetable or coconut oil are 100% fat which is pretty consistent with most of the fats you cook with.

Still skeptical? Clarifying butter gets rid of the 20% we don’t want and leaves us with the buttery milk fat. This is not only healthier and guilt-free but it enhances the buttery flavor that we all love. So snack easy friends, Clarified Butter has saved the day!

To learn more about “Butter 2.0”, check out this cool article. And, once you’ve finished reading, check us out at our super cute shop or our uber cool truck to try it yourself. Tasting is believing and we promise you’ll be hooked (we already are)!

XO Kristina

To Eat Popcorn or Not to Eat Popcorn, that is the Question

To Eat Popcorn or Not to Eat Popcorn, that is the Question

IMG_1310Ahhhhh…the age old question: Is popcorn really a healthy alternative to chips, candy and pretzels? It’s light, airy, whole grain, and fills you up quite nicely! Junk food is basically anything processed and bad for you. Does popcorn qualify as junk food?  Is junk food a food group? I kind of don’t care, I dig popcorn and I think there are many people like me (those who actually consider popcorn a food group :-)).  I LOVE POPCORN, specifically my PopKern. When I started my business, I knew two things – that I have a pulse on food (having been in the culinary world for twenty some odd years) and that I wanted to create something delicious and different, with popcorn as my vehicle. I decided to start with wet popped corn (corn cooked in a traditional popcorn kettle) with pure virgin coconut oil.  I really don’t like air popped corn – to me it tastes like cardboard (this is just my opinion, of course). After that, I wanted to create my own spin on the popped kernels.  And I do that – I create some cool and funky flavors and it’s fun, a good creative food outlet for me and super tasty!  With that said, I went about searching for answers to validate my LOVE of popcorn that would make me feel better about my addiction. Here are some results:

Love this one: Healthy benefits of popcorn

And this one is cool too: Popcorn – the healthy snack

But, to me, I just LOVE popcorn and I feel like we are here once folks – we should enjoy it and if we can snack on something really yummy, whole grain and nutritious, then let’s do it!

I’d love to hear some yummy flavors of popcorn that you’ve created or would be interested in me creating…please share!!

XO Kristina