I was recently sent a catalog from Popcornopolis. They’re offering a seasonal caramel corn that is red velvet inspired. A 2-gallon container goes for $49.99. I thought it would be a nice idea to develop a similar recipe, not knowing what ingredients they use. OMG! Now I know why it goes for that price! Plain, it’s such a delicious snack! However, when topped with the creamy topping that I created, this red velvet popcorn is just incredible! I predict that their product and this recipe will be the talk of the holiday season and continue to be popular thereafter. The combination is truly incredible.
Feedback From My Husband’s Co-Workers:
UPDATE Dec. 18, 2016 – When my husband brought the red velvet caramel corn to work, he received phenomenal feedback. “It all disappeared so quickly,” he said, sounding disappointed. I promised him that I would make more.
No. This recipe does not contain nuts. However, it has a bit of a nutty flavor though it does not contain any nuts. It’s simply wonderful! I’ve never tasted anything like it.
No. While it looks like the creamy white coating would be messy, it’s not. It sets up nicely. You can grab a piece of caramel corn without any mess to your hands, and the caramel corn does not stick together either.
How Long Does It Keep?
I made this recipe late Monday evening. He brought it to work the following day. The coating stayed firm all morning in his office. When he left for a business luncheon, he placed it on the reception area. When he got back, he wanted his customer to taste it because it was that good. The receptionist said that she had to move it because she was eating too much. She placed in the break room. He checked in there, but it was all gone. That just doesn’t normally happen with sweets in his office. So, I’m guessing that people find it addictive!
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