Thursday, March 05, 2009

The Nebraska Gift of the Month CLub

For the hubby's birthday his year, his sisters gave him a 6 month membership to the Nebraska Gift of the Month Club. Now, I'm sure you're wondering why Nebraska. Well, a very small town in Nebraska called Guide Rock is where the hubby's dad and his four brothers grew up on a farm.

So for the last few months we've enjoyed salsa from Nebraska, and Italian salad dressing (I know, who knew). Now, being the massive popcorn lover that I am, I was waiting for the box of popcorn to arrive.
And arrive, it finally did.
In the box was 5 flavors of popcorn: carmel, kettle, salt & vinegar, cheese and tutti frutti.

Now I have to say, I was a little frightened at this. I'm a popcorn purist. I believe all you need is just the butter. The carmel and kettle corns were quite tasty. We tried the salt & vinegar, but neither of us liked it so we pawned it off on a friend. But the cheese and tutti fruitti just scare us.
For one thing, the tutti fruitti weights 10 oz. All that candy coating is quite heavy on the popcorn. And I'm sure you're curious about what exactly is shellacked on the popcorn since its not naturally flavored like strawberries, grapes and bananas. Such natural ingredients like; sodium bensoate, lecithin, mono and diglycerides. Yum.

The hubby is taking the cheese and tutti fruitti flavors to work in the hopes that some people will eat them so I don't have to feel guilty about throwing the food away. Although I'm sure with all of those preservatives, it wouldn't go bad.


Michael said...

Wow. I never knew popcorn could sport so many different colors.

I'm totally with you on the salt & vinegar corn....but then, I don't like the s & v chips either.

If Matt's workplace is anything like mine, I'm sure people will come running to gobble it up -- and no guilt for you! Yay!

Shannon said...

Oops. Michael's comment is actually from me. I hate it when that happens.

IdahoGirls said...

Tutti Frutt Popcorn is gross. I have had it before - still alive so I guess it is not that bad for you. you were smart to pawn away! I withhold judgement on the S and V popcorn - I love the chips so I might have liked that one. Who knew!!!

Sara K. said...

A) Who knew?

B) How fun!


Suppose there is a similar gift of the month club for the good old gem state? -S