Film critics can’t help but become popcorn aficionados. It’s one of the hazards of the job. I’ve doubtless sat in hundreds of theaters, watched thousands of movies, and downed millions of kernels of popcorn in my day, and I hate to say it, but I’ve gotten to the point where I mostly mindlessly munch. The big differentiator is theater popcorn versus what I eat at home. And until a few weeks ago, the theater popcorn was hands down the winner.
Then I received a boxful of bags of Gaslamp Popcorn’s Malibu Mix in the mail. I think my cinema snacking habits have changed forever, but oddly enough, my waistline hasn’t. A full cup, which is filling enough to satisfy anyone, is only 50 calories. Also, all Gaslamp Popcorn is gluten-free and made from non-GMO corn. I’m telling you, this stuff is a revelation!
I think it’s the flavor variety that makes Malibu Mix such a unique treat. It’s a combination of Gaslamp Popcorn’s signature Sea Salt & Olive Oil, White Cheddar and Kettle Corn. Since it all looks alike, you never know what you’re going to pop in your mouth next, and the combinations are all delicious.
I’ll be honest with you, Frankie Feldman doesn’t really eat popcorn, although the website CanIGiveMyDog.com says that small amounts won’t hurt him–butter and salt and kernels in mass quantities are not good for dogs, but they’re not good for humans either. And with Gaslamp Popcorn, you don’t have to worry about that anyway.
But the mere mention of this delectable treat was enough to get him a date with the lovely Lola Caccavo Margott, a fellow Australian Labradoodle whom he’s had his eye on for quite some time. In the past, she’s been a bit indifferent toward him, but one whiff of Malibu Mix and they were frolicking together like the closest of doggie friends, before settling down on the couch to watch their favorite film, Cats and Dogs. Incidentally, Lady and the Tramp is another favorite, but they’d both seen it a million times. Frankie advises staying away from Marley and Me, and especially Amores Perros, because you know, the dog…
Yes, everybody and their dog is a critic these days, but this film critic is a former food critic, so when I say Gaslamp Popcorn’s Malibu Mix is pawsome, you know I know whereof I speak.