Each month, Rachael Ray Every Day staffers try hundreds (seriously, hundreds) of new food products (it's research, people!) in hopes of determining the best of the bunch for our monthly Checkout column. The problem? We never have enough room in the mag for all the products we love from the taste test. Introducing: Food Fave, a new web column where we'll show a little extra love to our editors’ favorite new food and bev picks. Check back every week for your grocery store aisle inspo!
This Week's Food Fave: Double Good Popcorn
Like you'd expect from its name, Double Good Popcorn makes some very good handmade popcorn. The flavors (and their names) are a bit wacky, ranging from "Fruity Fruity Bang Bang" (tropical fruit-flavored) to "In Queso Fire" (cheesy meets spicy) to "In A Caramel Nutshell" (sweet, nutty, and caramely), but so delicious that we didn't know how to pick a favorite (so we didn't). Even better, Double Good donates 50% of each purchase through their Double Good Foundation, which helps "to provide the equipment, education, and opportunity for kids with special needs to get all the benefits that sports and extracurricular activities provide." Now, that's definitely double good.
Here's what our staffers had to say:
"White cheddar popcorn is legitimately my favorite snack in the world, and Double Good's version sets the bar: It's perfectly cheesy and tangy—and actually tastes like real cheddar.”—Alexa Weibel, senior food editor
"Usually, when it comes to caramel corn, I can take it or leave it. I've never understood why someone would want sweet popcorn. But from the second I got a taste of Double Good's Easy Peasy Caramel Cheesy, I was hooked. Like I-lost-count-of-how-many-tens-of-handfuls-I-grabbed hooked. The caramel and cheese equally coat each piece (like Chicago mix in one kernel, but better) for a flavor that's mostly salty and a just little sweet. And you know how some pre-popped popcorn bags scam you out of half the amount by filling the rest of the bag with air? Yea, Double Good doesn't do that. I'm pretty sure each large bag weighed roughly five pounds and was packed as full as possible with cheesy, caramel-y, popcorn-y goodness."—Kendall Wenaas, editorial assistant
Flavors: Find them all here.
Price: Starting at $16 for a jar.