2.02.2009

perfumed popcorn

all gone Yes, I know it's empty, but I'm not apologizing. I just finished the bowl of popcorn, and a little cup of Thomas Haas aztec hot chocolate. Somehow I feel a little zen-like, but I think it's just bulging belly relationship. I've had the hot chocolate before, and it's nummy, and good for those lazy days when I am too pathetic to actually...ummm...well chop some chocolate. Now call me what you will, but I don't usually eat salty snacks that come from a bag. I'm not a total health nut, I swear, but I just would rather eat something sweeter, than something salty, especially if I can't pronounce most of the ingredients. However, I have this thing for hot chocolate and popcorn. Not mixing them together or anything, but just eating both semi-simultaneously. A little salt of the popcorn, and a little sweet richness from the coooa, just a little tickle to the senses. Today though, things just got extra delicious. I'm just going to have to break it to you, and I can understand and relate to a disdain of white truffle oil, but hear me out. If you don't like it, perhaps it was rancid, or just not good? Or maybe it was just too much; been there done that. But maybe there is hope? We just picked up another, newer (albeit it pricier bottle), but it is divine. And upon the recommendation of a friend, I put it on my popcorn. Honestly, I was a bit terrified, because truffle oil can be overwhelming and devastatingly nauseating. So I did add it to melted butter. But then, I got to tasting things, and found that the popcorn could stand more. Actually, a lot more, and on it went. I added quite a bit, and some kosher salt, and now that's all I can think about. Worth trying indeed. *specific amounts are basically up to personal taste, and the brand of truffle oil.

15 comments:

HoneyB said...

I have to smile at this post! :)

I always loved to eat chocolate fudge with my popcorn. I don't do it often, but its something from my childhood that I remember and loved!

VeggieGirl said...

Sounds lovely!!

Tangled Noodle said...

There's something about salty and sweet that's irresistible and the aztec chocolate sounds delightful!

5 Star Foodie said...

chocolate and popcorn sound wonderful!

Joie de vivre said...

Oh wow....that sounds like a perfect combination.

gastroanthropologist said...

Thomas Haas ... love him! Curled up on the couch with kettle corn and hot chocolate is my favorite!

lisaiscooking said...

How fantastic! And, I love popcorn like no other snackfood.

Liz said...

Gail, try to find truffle salt, I use that on my popcorn and love it!

Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) said...

I am definitely a sweet snack gal myself! Although sweet and salty is a wonderful combo.

Thanks for your comment on my blog!

zerrin said...

Pop Corn! That's the life.

Andrea said...

Have you had the popcorn at the Muse? They drizzle it with truffle oil too. I thought the whole concept was weird...until I tried it that is! I've always wanted to try it at home, but I've yet to splurge on a great bottle - where did you get yours?

gail said...

Andrea - ummm well I got it at Bite Groceteria (I know it seems like I get everything there...), and LOVE it. I've had several other bottles before, but they lost their gusto pretty quick.

Sophie said...

That sounds so good!! What a combination!

kaleidoscop3 said...

hot choc and popcorns sounds like a good idea :) I've tried french fries with truffle oil before and it was very morish! So I can imagine how good this snack was :)

Sweetie Pie said...

I love truffles and I love popcorn so I think I am going to have to try this combo. As for the hot chocolate, yes please! That sounds soooo good!

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