Monday, November 18, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide 2013 :: G.H. Cretors Gourmet Popcorn {Giveaway - Ends 11/27}

 I received complimentary product for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.

I'm kicking off the start of this years Holiday Gift Guide with a delicious treat for the whole family.

POPCORN!

If you've been around from the beginning of my blog, you know I have a bit of an obsession with popcorn. It all started as a teenager with my first job at a movie theater, and the rest is history. I enjoy a wide range of flavors and textures, and I'm excited to report that I have found a new favorite for a while.

Introducing G.H. Cretors, a delicious line of gourmet popcorn that is naturally gluten-free treat for everyone.

G.H. Cretors is the newest venture by Cornfields, Inc., a private label manufacturer of “better for you” popped corn, rice, potato and vegetable snacks and confections. G.H. Cretors is women-owned and operated by the mother-daughter team of Claire and Phyllis Cretors in Waukegan, Illinois. This is not far from Chicago where another branch of the Cretors family still makes commercial popping machines invented by Claire’s great grandfather in 1885. G.H. Cretors is their first direct-to-consumer brand.

G.H. Cretors kindly sent me their Sampler Pack to enjoy and review.

The Sampler Pack includes a total of five bags of popcorn, and arrives in a fun striped box.

  • (2) 7.5oz bags of Chicago Mix
  • (2) 8oz bags of Just the Caramel Corn
  • (1) 6.5oz bag of Just the Cheese Corn 

G.H. Cretors popcorn kernels are fluffy and light, which comes from their choice of "mushroom" popping corn for their products. Each bag we opened was very fresh, and only tasted stale if we forgot to seal the bag between indulging (dangit!).

The Just The Caramel Corn tastes like caramel would on a classic caramel apple. Each piece is completely covered in caramel, so there is an abundance of flavor in each bite. I love that they have chosen to not use corn syrup, and instead opt for brown rice syrup which has a lower glycemic index but still offers a lovely sweet flavor. 

The Just The Cheese Corn tastes creamy and rich, but not artificial at all. Real aged cheddar cheese is used to create this delicious masterpiece. This is Buddy's favorite variety.

I was really skeptical of the Chicago Mix, which is just a combination of the cheese and caramel varieties, but of course I had to try it. I never thought for a second that caramel and cheese together would taste good, but I was so wrong. It's fantastic! The sweet and savory compliment each other very well. With the crunchy texture of the caramel corn it's ever better. LOVE!

Last week I stumbled upon G.H. Cretors at my local Sprouts grocery store and I'm so happy to see it's easy to find! At just $3.99 for a nicely-filled bag of delicious popcorn, you can't beat it. If you're looking to gift a popcorn treat this Christmas and want a popcorn company that has been around for quite some time and knows what they're doing, G.H. Cretors is your best bet. Really. Their experience and pride shows in their product, and I'll definitely be raving about their popcorn for a while.
 
Buy It: Purchase online at GHCretors.com or find a retailer near you!
 
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28 comments:

Ray said...

Just the Cheese! Thanks!

lana simanovicki said...

chicago mix

Amanda Rauch said...

I would love to try Just the Cheese!

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Darlene said...

I would love the Just the Cheese flavor.

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

Would like to try the Chicago Mix.

latanya t said...

the chicago mix

Jackie said...

I would like to try the Chicago Mix.
Thank you!

jill24295 said...

Chicago Mix sounds good!
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akronugurl said...



the chicago mix

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apple blossom said...



Just the Caramel Corn

Georgette C said...

I'd like to try the Chicago Mix.

kenny hall said...

chicago mix..yum

deb c said...

Just the Caramel.

G said...

Just the Cheese would be lovely!
Georgiana

Tamara B. said...

YUM Just The Cheese Corn flavor

Jen F said...

I would love to try Just the Cheese Corn.

Fawn said...

I would most like to try the Chicago Mix

Tiffany Christie said...

I'd love to try the Chicago Mix

renata said...

Just the Cheese! Yummy!

Melanie Schemanski said...

I love cheese popcorn so would enjoy the Just the Cheese popcorn!

rebecca williams said...

I'd pick caramel

Krista Grandstaff said...

I think Just the Cheese would be wonderful! Or Caramel! :)

Amanda said...

I would like to try the Chicago Mix!

Nicki Joseph said...

Would love to try caramel

pmj said...

Just the caramel corn- love some good caramel corn.

Brittney Minor said...

I am all about the caramel corn!

Ashleigh C. said...

Caramel corn for me please!

Audra O'Hara said...

I'd like to try their Just the Carmel Corn.