• Research suggests that snacking has increased in the US since lockdowns began.*
  • A new popcorn company, Opopop is revolutionizing the microwave popcorn industry.
  • Opopop's unexpected flavors and new way to pop have completely reinvented popcorn as we know it.
  • Read our full review below or visit Opopop.com for more information

Unsurprisingly, Americans have been snacking more with recent lockdowns and being stuck at home.

A long-time popular snack in America is popcorn, and the new popcorn on the block is like no other we have tried before: Opopop. This brand is so different from the usual bags of microwave popcorn you'd see in your local grocery store. Their Flavor Wrapped™ Popcorn Kernels are shaking up taste buds and putting Opopop in a league of its own.

After hearing some of the flavors, our editors were very curious about Opopop, so we tried it out. Here is how our Opopop experience went:

Opopop
Flavor Wrapped Popcorn
Gluten-Free & Non-GMO
Use code POPME10 at checkout for 10% off!

We ordered the Opopop Discovery Kit which includes their dishwasher-safe, BPA-free silicone bright-yellow popper and lid, and a family-sized serving pouch of each of their flavors: Vanilla Cake Pop, Cinnalicious, Maui Heat, Chedapeño, Fancy Butter, and Salty Umami. It even includes a Test Launch pouch of their Flavor Wrapped™ Popcorn Kernels so you can get your microwave's timing right before you try their other flavors.

It's safe to say we have never tried popcorn with these flavors before, some of them sounded kinda crazy, but we were sick of the over-buttered and boring salted popcorn we were used to. Not to mention, Opopop is gluten-free and non-GMO.

It was packaged so neatly and we were curious when we noticed that it included ice packs, which apparently makes sure the kernels don't melt during shipping (similar to chocolate). Each kernel is pre-covered in flavored seasoning, so the flavor is fresh and evenly distributed once it's popped. We also realized we'd never seen unpopped flavored kernels before! They're usually hidden inside the bag, but it was really fun to see the colored kernels, pre-popping.

To make the popcorn, just pour the kernels into the popper and microwave it! We were dying to try Vanilla Cake Pop, so that was up first, and it was really yummy! The whole kitchen smelled like a bakery. (Side note: Opopop sells scented candles of their popcorn flavors!)

Sweet without tasting synthetic and a great way to curb a sweet tooth. We were able to eat it straight out of the popper and simply put it in the dishwasher after.

The next flavor we tried was Maui Heat. If you like spicy food, you'll love this. It was hot but still had a sweet taste to it - fruity pineapple, spicy paprika and cayenne makes for an unexpectedly perfect mix. Not a combo you would expect to be delicious, but it is.

Next up, Cinnalicious, which according to the packet, should be eaten in the AM. It tastes exactly like a sweet cinnamon roll, so why not have it for breakfast? Our favorite flavor is probably the Chedapeño - a mix of cheese and jalapeño makes for another delicious spicy flavor.

Their Fancy Butter and Salted Umami both have just the right amount of butter or salt. The Salted Umami was far from the blandly salted popcorn we got before, without being too salty. And true to the words on the packaging, we couldn't stop eating it and we're not sure why.

After our editors taste-sampled every Opopop flavor, it's safe to say that our view on microwavable popcorn has changed from a dull snack to an exciting treat. Opopop truly are shaking up the industry, and we'll definitely be subscribing to get our Opopop delivered regularly and save 10%!

You can get your Opopop Discovery Kit with a microwave popper, a Test Launch pouch of their Lightly Salted flavor, and every other flavor for just $40. They also have Choose Your Own Adventure packs where you can choose 3 flavors and get 6 family-size servings of each flavor. Check it out, you won't regret it!

Update: Opopop have a special offer for our readers! Use code POPME10 at checkout for 10% off your order!

*Source: https://covid.joinzoe.com/us-post/lockdown-snacking

  • Research suggests that snacking has increased in the US since lockdowns began.*
  • A new popcorn company, Opopop is revolutionizing the microwave popcorn industry.
  • Opopop's unexpected flavors and new way to pop have completely reinvented popcorn as we know it.
  • Read our full review below or visit Opopop.com for more information

Unsurprisingly, Americans have been snacking more with recent lockdowns and being stuck at home.

A long-time popular snack in America is popcorn, and the new popcorn on the block is like no other we have tried before: Opopop. This brand is so different from the usual bags of microwave popcorn you'd see in your local grocery store. Their Flavor Wrapped™ Popcorn Kernels are shaking up taste buds and putting Opopop in a league of its own.

After hearing some of the flavors, our editors were very curious about Opopop, so we tried it out. Here is how our Opopop experience went:

Opopop
Flavor Wrapped Popcorn
Gluten-Free & Non-GMO
Get 20% OFF With Code POPMONTH20

We ordered the Opopop Discovery Kit which includes their dishwasher-safe, BPA-free silicone bright-yellow popper and lid, and a family-sized serving pouch of each of their flavors: Vanilla Cake Pop, Cinnalicious, Maui Heat, Chedapeño, Fancy Butter, and Salty Umami. It even includes a Test Launch pouch of their Flavor Wrapped™ Popcorn Kernels so you can get your microwave's timing right before you try their other flavors.

It's safe to say we have never tried popcorn with these flavors before, some of them sounded kinda crazy, but we were sick of the over-buttered and boring salted popcorn we were used to. Not to mention, Opopop is gluten-free and non-GMO.

It was packaged so neatly and we were curious when we noticed that it included ice packs, which apparently makes sure the kernels don't melt during shipping (similar to chocolate). Each kernel is pre-covered in flavored seasoning, so the flavor is fresh and evenly distributed once it's popped. We also realized we'd never seen unpopped flavored kernels before! They're usually hidden inside the bag, but it was really fun to see the colored kernels, pre-popping.

To make the popcorn, just pour the kernels into the popper and microwave it! We were dying to try Vanilla Cake Pop, so that was up first, and it was really yummy! The whole kitchen smelled like a bakery. (Side note: Opopop sells scented candles of their popcorn flavors!)

Sweet without tasting synthetic and a great way to curb a sweet tooth. We were able to eat it straight out of the popper and simply put it in the dishwasher after.

The next flavor we tried was Maui Heat. If you like spicy food, you'll love this. It was hot but still had a sweet taste to it - fruity pineapple, spicy paprika and cayenne makes for an unexpectedly perfect mix. Not a combo you would expect to be delicious, but it is.

Next up, Cinnalicious, which according to the packet, should be eaten in the AM. It tastes exactly like a sweet cinnamon roll, so why not have it for breakfast? Our favorite flavor is probably the Chedapeño - a mix of cheese and jalapeño makes for another delicious spicy flavor.

Their Fancy Butter and Salted Umami both have just the right amount of butter or salt. The Salted Umami was far from the blandly salted popcorn we got before, without being too salty. And true to the words on the packaging, we couldn't stop eating it and we're not sure why.

After our editors taste-sampled every Opopop flavor, it's safe to say that our view on microwavable popcorn has changed from a dull snack to an exciting treat. Opopop truly are shaking up the industry, and we'll definitely be subscribing to get our Opopop delivered regularly and save 10%!

You can get your Opopop Discovery Kit with a microwave popper, a Test Launch pouch of their Lightly Salted flavor, and every other flavor for just $40. They also have Choose Your Own Adventure packs where you can choose 3 flavors and get 6 family-size servings of each flavor. Check it out, you won't regret it!

Exclusive Offer: Get 20% Off Your Kit With Code POPMONTH20

Get 20% Off With Code POPMONTH20

*Source: https://covid.joinzoe.com/us-post/lockdown-snacking

FILM & TV

Grab the popcorn and keep your spirits high!

Grab your PJs and your cocktail shaker, 'cause it's gonna be a good time!

You guys, the Oscars are this weekend, and we all need to watch and take a little break from our lives and the news. What better way to escape and enjoy an evening of artistic celebration, fantastic fashion, and beautiful people, than to throw your own Oscars viewing party with your friends! So, to make life even simpler for you - you're welcome, by the way - we've compiled a list of 5 simple and delicious cocktails that will take your Oscars party to the next level. Check them out below:

PINK GIN FIZZ

Photo courtesy of Chowhound

Ingredients (1 serving)

1 ½ oz. London dry gin

1 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice

½ oz. simple syrup

½ oz. grenadine syrup

3 oz. chilled club soda

Instructions

Take a handful of ice cubes in a cocktail shaker, add gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and grenadine. Shake for about 30 seconds until the shaker is frosty and strain into a glass over ice cubes. Pour club soda over top and serve!

(Recipe courtesy of Chowhound)

SPARKLING POMEGRANATE PUNCH

Photo courtesy of Food & Wine

Ingredients (10-12 servings)

¾ cup Riesling, chilled

2 bottles (750 milliliters each) sparkling wine, chilled

3 tbsp sugar

1 cup pomegranate juice

¼ cup pomegranate seeds

2 oranges thinly sliced

1 cup diced pineapple

Ice cubes, for serving

Instructions

In a punch bowl, dissolve sugar into pomegranate juice, stirring vigorously. Add the sparkling wine, Riesling, followed by the orange slices, diced pineapple, and pomegranate seeds. Serve the punch over ice cubes!

(Recipe courtesy of Food & Wine)

THE BERNIE PALOMA

Photo Courtesy of My Recipes

Ingredients (1 serving)

½ oz. Vermont maple syrup

½ oz. fresh lime juice

2 oz. fresh grapefruit juice

2 oz. silver tequila

Instructions

Add ingredients to shaker, shake, serve over ice and garnish with lime wedge!

(Recipe courtesy of My Recipes)

ALMOND STARDUST

Photo courtesy of Pinterest

Ingredients (1 serving)

1 oz. Amaretto (Disaronno)

½ oz. vodka

1 oz. strawberry liqueur

Prosecco - to top

Instructions

In a chilled champagne flute, add the Disaronno, vodka, and strawberry liqueur. Top with chilled Prosecco and serve!

(Recipe courtesy of Complete Cocktails)

AMARULA BRANDY AND CREAM

Photo courtesy of 31 Dover

Ingredients (1 serving)

1 ½ oz. Amarula Cream Liqueur

1 ½ oz. light cream

½ oz. brandy

Chocolate shavings, for garnish

Instructions

In a shaker, add ice, Amarula, light cream, and brandy. Shake. Strain into a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with chocolate shavings - side note: can also garnish with cinnamon!

(Recipe courtesy of Complete Cocktails)

So, pop that bubbly, gather round the tv, and have yourselves a spirited evening with friends and gorgeous, golden statuettes!