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Kernel Seasons Review And Giveaway

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Between today’s depressed economy and our own household expenditures, we watch every penny we spend. We may have a full cupboard and a full refrigerator, but our food purchases are affordable ones especially our snack choices. We always have some popcorn in the house.

I’ve been eating popcorn since I was a little girl. Over the years I have made it in a covered pot on the kitchen stove, in a popcorn machine, in an air popper, and in a microwave. But no matter how I’ve made it, it always tastes best when I am eating it in a movie theater. I think it is the buttery topping the counter person pours on that makes it that way.

At home I have melted butter and poured it over. Disappointment– not the same. At home I have melted different margarines. Again disappointment–not as good. I recently received  some samples of Kernel Season’s products. When I got Kernel Season’s Premium Raw Kernel Popcorn, my every expectation was negative.  I asked hubby to lend a helping hand.

Hubby got my stock pot (it has a glass cover) and followed the directions explicitly. He added in two tablespoons of kernels. Within minutes, five cups of fluffy white pop were ready with only ten kernels not popping. I took some for myself while hubby poured on Kernel Season’s Popping and Topping Oil and try for the movie taste. He succeeded.

Independent taste tests by both him and me unanimously found that the popcorn actually tasted fresh. It seemed pure, tender, definitely not salty, larger pieces too. It was a better value as there was more for the money. Then we disagreed. He felt there was a lot of work in the preparation. Who is he kidding? I was left with kitchen cleanup. Years ago I banished my air popper when popping bags arrived on the market. I’ll just get it out again–one problem solved.

I myself like flavored popcorn. When I go into the supermarket looking for a topping, selection is limited to none. Seeing a full list of seasonings that appeals to every taste–sweet, salty, cheesy, spicy, and not to forget buttery, I knew Kernel Season’s fourteen flavors of popcorn seasonings had me made.

Now the problem with air popcorn is that it has no adhesiveness when flavorings are applied. So all the butter, nacho cheese, white cheddar, ranch, or kettle corn taste never makes it to the tongue. Kernel Season put just put a new product called Popcorn Spritzer on the market. I didn’t want hubby complaining about being over-worked, so I gave my popcorn a spray or two. The topping really did adhere. Another problem solved.

I ate one cup of popcorn with him feeling no guilt (I am on a diet). I kept its being healthy a secret as he finished the remaining four cups. Popcorn is a good food choice. It is a whole grain, complex carbohydrate, low in calories with only 24 calories per cup nude.

Wouldn’t you know it? The following evening hubby was hungry and out in the kitchen foraging again. He was having another MUNCHIE attack. I still hadn’t done my weekly shopping, so we were low on the goodies. I also realized hubby was not in a do-it-yourself mood and wanted me to serve him quick and fast dreamer that he is. Quick fix idea! “Honey, here’s a bag of Kernel Season’s Microwave Popcorn. Try this.”

“O–K.”

Quicker than I could change the channel with the remote to something I wanted to watch, the bag was made, in his hand, in his mouth, then empty.

“Well, what do you think?”

Now hubby knows what is expected when he is sampling. His answers help me decide if the items in my shopping cart are keepers or not.

“Salty, not overly oily, bigger kernels, fuller bag than the brand we used before. Smells fresh. Lot of unpopped corn at the bottom though.”

“But, Honey, how does it taste?”

I heard him mumble, “Good,” as he exited the door to return to the kitchen to make another bag. I found three pieces of popcorn in the bag he left behind. I grabbed them and popped them one at a time into my mouth. I ditto his every comment.

More than 18,000 grocery stores across America including Walmart, Target, K-Mart, and Blockbuster carry Kernel Season’s products. They are also available on line at www.NoMoreNakedPopcorn.com. Most items list at $3.99 each although some may be on special.

WIN IT!

TWO winners will each receive a Kernel Seasons gift pack.

HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)

To enter visit the Kernel Season’s website and then come back here and leave me a comment telling me which flavor seasoning you’d most like to try.

BONUS ENTRIES

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1 – Place my button on your blog.

Leave an additional comment for each entry you qualify for. You must have completed the first entry according to the instructions to be eligible for any bonus entries.

THE SMALL PRINT.

US addresses only please. This contest will end on Tuesday 05/26/09 at 11:59 pm est.  If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. The winner must contact me to confirm they wish to receive the prize within two days of my email notifying them they’ve won.  Good luck to everyone!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

100 Comments on “Kernel Seasons Review And Giveaway”

  1. #1 John M
    on May 20th, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Sour Cream and Onion.

  2. #2 John M
    on May 20th, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Following on Twitter. JMarsden92

  3. #3 John M
    on May 20th, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Technorati Faved… JMarsden92

  4. #4 Pat.
    on May 20th, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    John,

         Hi.\!

    Pat.

  5. #5 Pat.
    on May 20th, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    John,

        Thank you.

    Pat.

  6. #6 Pat.
    on May 20th, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    John,

         see what motivates you most.

    Pat.

  7. #7 Jackie
    on May 20th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    They all sound good…but I think I would most like to try the White Cheddar. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  8. #8 Jackie
    on May 20th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    I subscribe via google reader

  9. #9 Pat.
    on May 20th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Jckie, Hi!

    Pat.

  10. #10 Pat.
    on May 20th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Jackie,

         That was the first one I picked up.

    Pat.

  11. #11 Pat.
    on May 20th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Jackie,

         That was the first one I picked up.

    Pat.

  12. #12 Tamara B.
    on May 21st, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    I would love to try their White Cheddar seasoning.

  13. #13 Tamara B.
    on May 21st, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    I am a subscriber.

  14. #14 Pat.
    on May 21st, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Dear Tamara,

         Hi.

    Pat.

  15. #15 Carla Pullum
    on May 22nd, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    love to try kettle corn flavor!!
    Carla
    cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

  16. #16 Marci
    on May 22nd, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Parmesan and Garlic is speaking my name….

  17. #17 Pat.
    on May 22nd, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Dear Marci,

           I ham dreaming of Italian right now–as I legally diet.

    Pat.

  18. #18 Pat.
    on May 22nd, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Dear Carla,

            Their variety of sweet ones really syrprised me.  Chocolate, mmm; caramel,yummy,

    Pat.

  19. #19 Janet Carpenter
    on May 23rd, 2009 at 4:30 am

    I’d love to try the Caramel. they all sound so yummy!

  20. #20 Janet Carpenter
    on May 23rd, 2009 at 4:33 am

    i subscribe to your feed with google reader.

  21. #21 Janet Carpenter
    on May 23rd, 2009 at 4:33 am

    I follow you on twitter, I’m janetmom2maya

  22. #22 Janet Carpenter
    on May 23rd, 2009 at 4:33 am

    i faved you on technorati, i’m mom2maya

  23. #23 Janet Carpenter
    on May 23rd, 2009 at 4:34 am

    i stumbled I’m mom2maya

  24. #24 Janet Carpenter
    on May 23rd, 2009 at 4:36 am
  25. #25 Janet Carpenter
    on May 23rd, 2009 at 4:36 am

    i have your button on my blog

  26. #26 Pat.
    on May 23rd, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Janet,

          Hi.

    Pat.

  27. #27 Pat.
    on May 23rd, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Janet,

         Will check it out.

    Pat.

  28. #28 Pat.
    on May 23rd, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Janet,

         Thanks.

    Pat.

  29. #29 Pat.
    on May 23rd, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Janet,

         Busy lady you are..

    Pat.

  30. #30 Pat.
    on May 23rd, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Janet,

          Hope you enjoy the read.

    Pat.

  31. #31 Pat.
    on May 23rd, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Janet,

          You are one busy lady.

    Pat.

  32. #32 Pat.
    on May 23rd, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Janet,

          Hope one of your entries is the lucky one.

    Pat.

  33. #33 Pat.
    on May 23rd, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Janet,

         I myself prefer cheesy not spicy.

     Pat.

  34. #34 Susieqtpie
    on May 24th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    I would love to try the barbeque at home. Our theatre carries these but i’ve never purchased them. I’ve never had BBQ flavor! Thanks you made me want to go to the movies just to have some popcorn!

  35. #35 Susieqtpie
    on May 24th, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    I’m following your feed via email at arteachersusan at gmail dot com

  36. #36 Susieqtpie
    on May 24th, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    I’m following you on twitter as susieqtpie

  37. #37 Susieqtpie
    on May 24th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    I gave u a thumbs up STUMBLE!!!!!

  38. #38 Susieqtpie
    on May 24th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    I just gave you a fav on Technorati!!! I’m susieqtpie on STUMBLE and Technorati!!!!

  39. #39 Susieqtpie
    on May 24th, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    I just put your sweet button on my blog –

    http://homeschoolmessenger.blogspot.com

  40. #40 andrea v
    on May 24th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Cajun sounds good.

  41. #41 andrea v
    on May 24th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    email subscriber

  42. #42 Pat.
    on May 24th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Andrea,

         Hi!

    Pat.

  43. #43 Pat.
    on May 24th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Andrea,

        I prefer cheese to spice myself.

    Pat.

  44. #44 Pat.
    on May 24th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Susieqpie,

         Keep promoting reading.  It helps education happen.

    Pat.

  45. #45 Pat.
    on May 24th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Susieqpie,

         Thanks again.

    Pat.

  46. #46 Pat.
    on May 24th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Susieqpie,

         The popcorn is well worth its price.

    Pat.

  47. #47 Pat.
    on May 24th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Susieqpie,

        I like thumbs up.

    Pat.

  48. #48 Pat.
    on May 24th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Susieqpie,

        As a public school teacher of many years, I really should find ouot more about homeschooling.

    Pat.

  49. #49 Pat.
    on May 24th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Susieqpie,

        Lucky woman.  The ones I’ve been to only have plain and butter.

    Pat.

  50. #50 Susieqtpie
    on May 24th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Just got back from seeing Night @ The Museum – took dd and her friend so I could get popcorn! LOL I tried the Kettle corn Kernel Seasons… wow sweet treat! LOL

  51. #51 Pat.
    on May 24th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Dear Susieqtpie,

         I never thought about bringing my own flavoring although I do bring my own candy sometimes.  Hmm.

    Pat.

  52. #52 Around the Blogosphere - Week 85
    on May 25th, 2009 at 1:32 am

    [...] Here and There Kernel Season’s gift pack (5/26 US Only) [...]

  53. #53 Leslie M
    on May 25th, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Hi Pat.. I hope you are feeling GREAT and Chipper and ALMOST Back to your OLD Self.. ONLY a lot better! hahah
    What a super Giveaway!
    You spoil us! haha
    I would LOVE to try the Barbeque Flavor.. how much fun is that?
    Wow.. I would LOVE that on a Baked Potato too, that is how I use Kernel Seasonings.. I don’t use butter and just sprinkle some Kernel Seasons on! YUM!

    Thanks for the Chance to win!
    Leslie

  54. #54 Leslie M
    on May 25th, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    I subscribe by Google RSS Feed
    Leslie

  55. #55 Leslie M
    on May 25th, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    LeslieVeg is following you on Twitter

    Leslie

  56. #56 Leslie M
    on May 25th, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    I Faved you on Technorati. My user name is LeslieVeg

    Leslie

  57. #57 Leslie M
    on May 25th, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    I was HAPPY to stumble this post! My StumbleUpon user name is LeslieVeg

    Leslie

  58. #58 Pat.
    on May 25th, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Leslie,

          I love your blog.  Thanks for visiting.

    Pat.

  59. #59 Pat.
    on May 25th, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Leslie,

          I have a single cup coffee maker.  I wish I owned a Keurig–bought one as a Christmas gift for my son.

    Pat.

  60. #60 Pat.
    on May 25th, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Leslie,

          Thank you.

    Pat.

  61. #61 Pat.
    on May 25th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Leslie,

          Good luck on the contest.  I enjoyed my Kernel Seasons.

    Pat.

  62. #62 Pat.
    on May 25th, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Leslie,

         I want to try it on baked potatoes and veggies when I get clearance.  I am still on puree–not yum.

    Pat.

  63. #63 Kelly B
    on May 25th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Follow you on Twitter and tweeted your giveaway here:
    http://twitter.com/kellyblackwell/status/1915427903

    Thank you again.

    Kelly

  64. #64 Kelly B
    on May 25th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    I just noticed my first entry did not come through. I was saying that I would LOVE their jalepeno flavor. I made a jalepeno popcorn now and it takes FOREVER!

    THANKS

  65. #65 Kelly B
    on May 25th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    I am also subscribed to you.

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

  66. #66 Barbara Leatham
    on May 25th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    I think the ranch flavor would be awesome! Yummy on potatoes..mmmmm
    thanks
    bleatham(at)gmail.com

  67. #67 Maria Delgado
    on May 25th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    I would be most interested in caramel.

  68. #68 Barbara Leatham
    on May 25th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    I subscribe to your RSS feed! Thanks
    bleatham(at)gmail.com

  69. #69 Barbara Leatham
    on May 25th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    I follow on twitter as sleatham1
    bleatham(at)gmail.com

  70. #70 Barbara Leatham
    on May 25th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Faved on Technorati as sleatham1
    bleatham(at)gmail.com

  71. #71 Barbara Leatham
    on May 25th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Stumbled as allysmama
    bleatham(at)gmail.com

  72. #72 Pat.
    on May 25th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Barbara,

         And how are Ally’s mom and Ally doing?

    Pat.

  73. #73 Pat.
    on May 25th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Barbara,

         Thank you.

    Pat.

  74. #74 Pat.
    on May 25th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Barbara,

         Glad you stopped by.

    Pat.

  75. #75 Pat.
    on May 25th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Barbara,

         Good luck on the giveaway.

    Pat.

  76. #76 Pat.
    on May 25th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Maria,

           I’m having a sweet tooth craving right now so I can identify with that.

    Pat.

  77. #77 Pat.
    on May 25th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Maria,

           Because hubby likes things plain and bland, after preparation seasonings like this are great for me and my taste buds.

    Pat.

  78. #78 Pat.
    on May 25th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Kelly,

           I am going over to check oout your blog spot.  Enjoy.

    Pat.

  79. #79 Pat.
    on May 25th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Kelly,

          I’ve gotten good comments from other people who have tried this product.

    Pat.

  80. #80 Pat.
    on May 25th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Kelly,

          I love that wedding picture and its message.

    Pat.

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    on May 26th, 2009 at 7:08 am

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  82. #82 Vickie Bartlett
    on May 26th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    I would like to try the Butter, followed by the jalapeno and ranch

  83. #83 Vickie Bartlett
    on May 26th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    follow on Twitter vlbsweeps

  84. #84 Vickie Bartlett
    on May 26th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    stumbled vlbsweeps

  85. #85 Vickie Bartlett
    on May 26th, 2009 at 5:43 pm
  86. #86 Vickie Bartlett
    on May 26th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    subscribed in reader

  87. #87 Linda F
    on May 26th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    I’d like to try the Kettle Korn flavor.

  88. #88 Naddez
    on May 26th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    I’d like to try the Nacho Cheddar.

  89. #89 Naddez
    on May 26th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Fave this blog on Technorati- Naddez.

  90. #90 Naddez
    on May 26th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    I stumbled- Naddez.

  91. #91 Naddez
    on May 26th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Posted button on my blog @ http://naddezsgoodycorner.blogspot.com

  92. #92 Naddez
    on May 26th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Follow on Twitter- Naddez.

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  94. #94 Rajee
    on May 27th, 2009 at 12:34 am

    Sour Cream and Onion.

  95. #95 Rajee
    on May 27th, 2009 at 12:35 am

    follow u on twitter

  96. #96 Rajee
    on May 27th, 2009 at 12:35 am

    subscriber

  97. #97 Rajee
    on May 27th, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Have ur button

  98. #98 Pat.
    on May 27th, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Dear Rajee,

            A favorite of mine as well–sour cream on baked potatoes, yum; souor cream ppotatoe chips,mmm; sour cream flavoring, good.

    Pat.

  99. #99 Pat.
    on May 27th, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Dear Naddez,

          I would too but there are so many other flavors I think I like and want to try first.  I have to be moderate now.

    Pat.

  100. #100 Pat.
    on May 27th, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Dear Linda,

         ‘Tis a  sweet treat.

    Pat.