Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Oogie's Gourmet Popcorn Review **Closed**

Mmm, you are going to love this review! I thought I had tasted the best popcorn already but that was before I tried Oogie's Gourmet Popcorn! When the box first came I did not know what the heck I had gotten because it was so big! I can tell you one thing, these people do not scimp! I had full size bags of every flavor they make and I had a small snack size bag of 2 flavors. Wow, I thought to myself who in the heck is gonna eat this much popcorn!!

And guess what I realized almost as soon as I unpacked the bags of popcorn there were two flyers inside with immediate information about the popcorn. Oogie's popcorn is NON-GMO! Remember we just talked about NON-GMO products in the EO Products Report that I posted?

Here is the list of what makes this popcorn so different from others:

1. All Natural
2. Gluten Free
3. NON-GMO Corn
4. Trans Fat Free
5. Cholesterol Free
6. 100% Whole Grain
7. Ridiculously Delicious!

I am so glad that more and more companies are starting to make Gluten Free products! I have not been diagnosed with having any Gluten problems but I do have IBS, so I decided to try Gluten Free just to see if it would make a difference or not. I am still testing and unfortunately, I don't work (I draw disability), so I can't afford for everything to be Gluten Free and I rely on company's like this to help me figure it out. So, the jury is still out, but I will keep you posted. I can tell you that I love the popcorn! Especially the Kettle Corn!

OMG, I loved it the minute it hit my mouth! And guess what, it still has all 7 properties listed above! I have eaten other Kettle Corn before and did not like it because it was either too sweet or too salty. Oogie's uses natural ingredients including evaporated cane juice, sea salt and their own corn. They say it is corn that is both traditional and modern all at once and I agree, except that it tastes the best! You can have that stuff you buy in the stores that is loaded with fats, I am sticking with Oogies!

Here is a list of the other flavors we got to try:

1. White Cheddar has Wisconsin premium aged sharp cheddar
2. Smoked Gouda has 5 different peppers to create a sweet smoky flavor
3. Sun Dried Tomato & Parmesan has smooth Reggiano Parmesan & touch of garlic along with the sun dried tomatoes
4. Hatch Chili Con Queso has red chili peppers and real cheddar cheese
5. Movie Lovers Butter has real churned butter for a fresh popped flavor
6. Spicy Chipotle & Lime is a spicy treat with Chipotle and lime
7. Cracked Pepper & Asiago is complex & rich with cracked black pepper and Asiago along with a dash of cheddar and parmesan for a well rounded taste

Now, I will tell you that there were several I had to just let my husband and some of his friends sample. I have I.C. (chronic bladder pain), so I can't eat anything spicy or my bladder will be on fire within 15 minutes! So, he took the Hatch Chili Con Queso, Spicy Chipotle & Lime and the Cracked Pepper & Asiago to work one day and he said it was all gone even before they left that morning to go out on their calls! They have meetings every morning before they all take off in their trucks so they sit around usually eating breakfast or whatever while the bosses talk to them.

Hubby said the bags were passed around so fast he could not keep track of who got what but at the end of the meeting, all the guys agreed that they were all pretty darn good! We did not tell them that they had just eaten healthy popcorn! Why spoil their fun??

I did get to eat besides the Kettle Corn the Movie Lovers Butter and it was my next favorite out of the bunch. It had the buttery flavor without that greasy after taste that makes your mouth feel like cold grease!

I know you know what I am talking about! Since I try not to eat greasy foods and have done that for years, it only takes one bite of something greasy for my mouth to get that greased feeling on my tongue and then I feel nauseated and imagine that grease in my arteries!

But with Movie Lovers Butter I did not get that feeling and it was so nice to finally find a butter popcorn that was light but still buttery. I also got to try the White Cheddar and it was my third favorite. I love cheese so much and years ago when a heart doctor told me what cheese does to your arteries, I swore off cheese. Then the reduced fat kind came out and I could eat it sometimes without feeling too bad.

Then the 100% fat free came out and I have to tell you it was awful! I just could not do it so I just quit eating it period. I used to be the person who would go to parties and my plate would be filled with the little cubed cheeses of all flavors that is how much I love cheese! Well, with this popcorn, I get to have my guilty pleasure and it is good for me! Remember, all of Oogie's popcorn is Trans Free Fat and Cholesterol Free! Yay, I get to have some cheese back into my life! Thank you Oogie's!!

Now for Smoked Gouda you would not think it would be something I can't eat but unfortunately it was because of the smoked flavor along with the peppers. I also have GERD (acid reflux) and take daily medication for it but still if I eat something too rich or spicy it doesn't matter if I took it or not, I still get heartburn. So, on Smoked Gouda I let my best friend have that bag to review. I also had to let her do the Sun Dried Tomato because of two things: one, acids in tomatoes cause heartburn and two, acids in tomatos burn my bladder.

So, I can't even eat Italian (at least not the ones with tomato sauces)! Does that not suck? But, my friend Lynette, loves those type of foods and she and her mother ate both bags and reported back to me that they loved them both. So, I was happy that I could get honest opinions on the ones I wasn't able to eat and could still write a really good review for Oogie's.

Oh, by the way, for every Party Pack that you buy on their website you will get a Free Oogie's T-Shirt! But hurry because the offer ends October 31st! You can go to this link and read some more reviews other than mine about what other bloggers think about Oogie's. So, you don't have to take my word for it how good they are. And I tested it on several other parties and everyone really and truly liked the popcorn!

So, this review was actually 3 reviews rolled into one. We got a group of men to review the really hot ones, my friend & her mother reviewed two bags that I could not eat and then lastly we reviewed the other bags here at home. So, all in all, it turned out pretty good!

There really wasn't too much of a history section so we won't have one of those but I can give you several ways to reach out and contact Oogie's:

Mailing Address:
Oogie's Snacks LLC
1932 West 33rd Avenue
Denver, CO 80211
Telephone: (303) 455-2107
Oogie's email:

Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. The photo's used in this review were provided by me and my sometimes cranky camera but it was all me with no copied pictures.


amyorvin said...

I love popcorn. Never heard of this before.