Unwinding with #OrvilleCWC This Winter: Review of ‘Caramel & White Cheddar Popcorn’


Last month I was lucky enough to not only relax at home with family and friends for the holidays, but was given the opportunity to taste test the latest Orville Redenbacher creation treat care of Influenster Canada with the Orville Redenbacher VoxBox. As a huge fan of popcorn (and the beautiful city of Chicago), you can imagine my excitement when Orville’s latest concoction was a gourmet bag inspired by the famous “Chicago Mix,” featuring a blend of caramel and white cheddar popcorn.

I’ve tried plenty of popcorn companies and Orville is one I seriously love. The combo of sweet, buttery caramel and savory cheddar is very well done, and one that blends perfectly for a snack that is super addictive and the quintessential accent to your couch potato day. Throughout my journeys to the Midwest, the “Chicago Mix” has been a favorite among so many for the mere fact that the two very different flavors help to satiate two cravings at once. The two flavors together might sound a little awkward, but it’s totally awesome as the flavors play on the sweet and salty really well, with a sort of nutty finish. It’s super rich in its flavor, and the perfect accent to a lazy weekend with a Blue Moon or crisp rosé wine. I love that it was also a super fun treat for the holidays too! I can see this being passed around at parties or just a night in with movies.

I definitely recommend it, especially if you are looking for a great snack to complement your sweet tooth without over indulging. Orville Redenbacher’s Caramel and White Cheddar Gourmet Popcorn is now available at your local grocery store and totally ready to eat.

Have you tried any of the new Orville products? What were your thoughts? Share with me in the comments below.

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Age Shouldn’t Matter Unless You’re Cheese

What is it about aging that scares some of us? Is it the influx of age defying facial lotions advertised between sitcoms like Cougartown or the commercials of a dapper silver-haired fox driving through the desert in a truck for Viagra? Whatever the case, age isn’t something society is accustomed to embracing in a positive and quite frankly, age shouldn’t matter unless you’re cheese. If you are cheese, well that’s a pity because in most cases, you would smell like feet.

I had the honour of interviewing one of my favourite actors a few years ago and we stumbled upon the discussion of aging in the industry quite briefly. He told me that disclosing his age factors into some of the roles he wants and it does make sense, sadly. I think it has for many decades. Look at Hitchcock’s Vertigo for example with a then 25 year-old Kim Novak lip locking with a nearly double her age, Jimmy Stewart or The Misfits starring a 60 year-old Clark Gable with a 35 year-old Marilyn Monroe. Sure, it was downright hot but there were plenty of other actresses with sex appeal and talent who could have played those roles and been older. The thing is, young is sexy in some twisted way and cinema has shown that spectrum throughout the years.

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{Daily Prompt, March 22 2014: Young At Heart}