Here is why Oogie's Popcorn is 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 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 ingrediants 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.
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! 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!
I got the Kettle Corn and 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. 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.
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.
So, this review ended up being reviewed by 3 separate groups and we all agreed that the popcorn was awesome. 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!
Here is a little info on Oogie's from the About Us section:
A bunch of us at Oogie’s went to college together. In fact that’s where we all met. Oogie was the nickname of one of our roommates, Doug DeMarco. Now it seems like everywhere we go someone’s got an “Oogie” story to tell us.
We ‘practiced’ for much of 2004 and 2005, trying out different flavors and recipes, sampling it out to all our friends and family here in Colorado, figuring out how to get it into stores, etc. We were up at 3am every day making it, bagging it, delivering it, demo-ing it, and then doing it all again the next day. Everyday.
And once we thought we had something special, we took the show to Broadway and went retail. We shipped our first Oogie’s order on the last day of 2005 and it’s been a trip ever since.Connect with Oogie's several ways:
Oogie's Snacks LLC
1932 West 33rd Avenue
Denver, CO 80211
Telephone: (303) 455-2107
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The great folks at Oogie's has agreed to let the winner have the same case of popcorn that I just reviewed! Yeah! Thanks so much! Good Luck Everyone and Open in the U.S. only!