Gourmet popcorn offers a healthy snack alternative

Oct. 14, 2008

The brainchild of a small group of college friends who wanted to create a healthy snack alternative, Denver-based Oogie's Snacks LLC rolls out Oogie’s Gourmet Popcorn in unique flavors featuring bold, aged cheeses, fresh aromatic herbs and zippy spice combinations.

Using a proprietary hybrid corn, 100 percent corn oil, and authentic ingredients, the corn is popped in big kettles. Savory mouthwatering flavors include: Smoked Gouda (Gouda and seasonings); White Cheddar (artisan white Wisconsin aged cheddar); Sun-Dried Tomato & Parmesan (imported tomatoes, garlic and a Reggiano Parmesan finish); Asiago & Cracked Pepper (Asiago cheese plus four different varieties of pepper); Spicy Chipotle & Lime (Chipotle, nine spices, toasted onions, toasted garlic and fresh cilantro); Caprese (sun-ripened sweet tomatoes and a seven-herb blend); and Romano & Pesto (Pesto, Pecorino Romano cheese, fresh basil and roasted garlic).

All-natural, without any artificial flavors or colors, zero cholesterol and zero trans-fats, Oogie’s Popcorn is also gluten-free and certified kosher by KOF-K, and is available at Whole Foods and other fine retailers. www.oogiesnacks.com

Suggested retail price for a five-ounce bag is $2.99-$3.99.