Chipotle Caramel + AlmondsBrand: 479° PopcornOrigin:
San FranciscoFound at: Rainbow Grocery
(1745 Folsom at 13th St.)Cost:
Organic cane sugar, organic popcorn, organic almonds, organic agave syrup, organic butter, organic molasses, organic sunflower oil, organic coconut oil, organic spices (chipotle, ancho, cumin, allspice), sea salt, baking soda.Calories per serving:
Not listed. The word:
Jean Arnold uses organic heirloom kernels (and not that inbred mess that appears in your microwave bag) and hand grinds her own spices for her haute popcorn line. Tasting notes:
Mellowed out by the sweetness of the caramel and the natural fat in the almonds, the chipotle flavor is warm without being overtly spicy. Small, dense kernels pack a pleasing crunch. So pleasing, it isn't hard to inhale what appears to be a large box in one sitting. Buy it again?
Yes. Extra credit:
There's a danger that you'll find at least one of Arnold's eight flavors to be insatiably addictive. Even with our sweet tooth, it's the White Truffle + Cheddar for us, followed closely by this one.