If there is one thing in life that has never let me down, it’s most definitely popcorn. Popcorn is a staple in my life, and I’m sure many can relate. It’s just one of those foods that have the power of bringing people together. When I was little, my mom used to make giant bags of popcorn to take with us to the beach, we’d always have it at the movies, and now that I’m an adult, popcorn has somehow become my go-to dinner on busy days.
You know what doesn’t go well with popcorn? Technology. The perfect thing about getting your fingers buttery is that you spend less time touching your phone screen! On Easter weekend, my family and I played a couple of board games out on the patio with some sparkling water and popcorn. Boardgames are a great way to escape from technology and spend more time engaged with your friends and family.
Before we dove into our board games, I took a couple of photos of the set up so you could see the delicious JOLLY TIME Pop Corn’s new microwave butter popcorn, Simply Popped! I have to admit to something funny. See the filled popcorn bowls in the photos? This took multiple attempts because my family (and dogs) kept sneaking handfuls of the popcorn while I was in the kitchen. I don’t blame them though because it’s really really good!
I love that people take more time to read labels and pay attention to the ingredients in the foods we eat. I go as far as looking at the ingredients in my dog’s food and treats as well. It’s a big priority for me. I love that JOLLY TIME, Simply Popped is made with just four simple ingredients: butter, sea salt, non-GMO popcorn, and oil. There is no room for unpronounceable ingredients in simple snacks like popcorn. It’s a smarter and cleaner snack choice.
Popcorn is one of those foods that you can’t just stop at one bite. I’m not a single piece of popcorn type of girl. I go in one handful at a time, and that’s the best way to do it. Sometimes, I’ll finish a bowl all by myself with no shame whatsoever. Simply Popped is great for me because it’s only 35 calories per cup, has non-GMO kernels, is gluten-free, and rich with whole grains and fiber. I don’t feel as bad about choosing it for dinner now and then. #ADULTING.
My dogs disagree on the handful method, they just go straight for the bowl.
Popcorn is great all year round! You can also get creative with it. Sometimes when I have a sweet tooth, I’ll sprinkle cinnamon on top, or chili powder when I want something spicy.
I’m sure most of you are familiar with the JOLLY TIME company. It’s been around for over 100 years, and I just loved that it is family-owned. It was the first-ever branded popcorn company, and there is a reason it’s been successful for so long. I blame it on the taste.
This popcorn was so light and fresh! It was hard to believe that it only had 35 calories a cup because it had a rich buttery taste and we couldn’t stop at one bite. My mom wanted to know where she could buy it, or what I was going to do with all the extra boxes. It’s safe to say she was also a fan.
Keeping popcorn out at parties or a game night is such a great idea. It doesn’t need to stay cold, warm, or covered. And it only takes three minutes to refill. Microwave & pour! Plus, popcorn is super inexpensive. Not to mention, you won’t have to worry about anyone’s gluten allergy. It’s a naturally gluten-free food. Remember the game night I had on Christmas Eve? Popcorn was our go-to snack!
If you love popcorn, I promise you’ll love this 35-calorie per cup, Simply Popped, popcorn! It’s delicious. If you’d like to try it out, which I highly recommend, use the store locator to see which grocery stores carry it near you!
Questions for you!
- Is popcorn a staple in your life?
- Are your pets addicted to popcorn, too?
Thank you for reading today’s blog post! This was sponsored by JOLLY TIME, but like always, ALL opinions are my own!