October 20, 2009

Gourmet Magazine & Little Lad's Popcorn

Yesterday was the University of Maine Cooperative Extension's 5% Day at Whole Foods Market, where 5% of all sales went to support Extension's food preservation programming. So thanks to all of you who shopped at WFM yesterday, whether you knew it was for a cause or not. 

 As a woman said to me, "that makes me feel even better about the wine I'm buying!" Shopping for a cause is apparently a great way to get Americans to donate money.

For my contribution, I bought the last Gourmet magazine *sniff* and a bag of Little Lad's popcorn. I was recently introduced to this stuff by my boss, who has a strong affinity for the locally-made popcorn. And she's right. Although it has been described by some haters as flavored with "textured vegetable protein and Lipton's soup mix," I love its spicy weirdness. You'll have to decide for yourself.

And yes, that is my cat trying to snag a piece. He was successful but just licked the flavor off before losing interest. Smart kitty.