Hawaiian Hurricane Popcorn Mochi Crunch & Nori Review

The other day my husband came home very excited. He had a surprise for me and couldn't wait to give it to me. My first thought was that he been to the neighboring city that has my favorite chocolates, See's candies, and picked up a box. Therefore, when he gave me a bag of Hawaiian popcorn, I wasn't as excited as I should have been. Hawaii Popcorn Company, whose motto is "We're Poppin in Paradise", has a delicious popcorn product. Preparing this microwave popcorn product was a touch more involved than standard popcorn. Enclosed in the bag of Hurricane popcorn came a microwave popcorn bag, a bag of mochi & nori, a bag of buttery topping and a plastic bag where you mix all (the hurricane). It was very easy to prepare and it was great … [Read more...]

Blue Diamond Almonds BOLD Wasabi & Soy Sauce review

Smart Snacking I'm glad the container of these almonds is labeled "smart snacking", because I have almost finished the entire container. These seasoned almonds are amazingly delicious. The aroma off the container is nutty, roasted and spicy (nasal clearing).  The taste is a wonderful balance of sweet, salty, roasted notes with the pungency of wasabi. There is no vegetative/broccoli like off notes that wasabi or horseradish sometimes have. The savory character of the almonds balance beautifully with the heat of the wasabi. Umami The delicious savory character is described as Umami  in flavor science. Umami means "pleasant savory taste" in Japanese  and is usually attributed to glutamates or nucleotides. This boldly seasoned almond does … [Read more...]