Saturday, July 28, 2007

Caramel Corn


A couple of days ago, Mrs BigKat took the kids to a local farm. They love it there because there's all sorts of fun places for them to play in (like the Nut House. They love the Nut House. It's this little room filled with hazelnuts. Piles of hazelnuts all over the floor).

Anyhow, she came back with a bag of caramel corn that you can see in the picture. Kind of weird looking stuff. Each piece is huge, much larger than a standard piece of popcorn. And it says that there are no hulls or kernels in the bag. So what you have are a bunch of monster-size-cheetos-like-caramel-coated-Franken-corns. I tried a piece and it was REALLY good. Too good. I had a couple more pieces. Then a couple more. It was hard to stop eating it.

But it turns out that there is a very good reason for stopping. This stuff is really bad for you! This little bag pictured above contains 11 servings! Each serving is 2/3 of a cup. Which is like maybe 4 or 5 pieces. If you ate the whole bag, you would've consumed 99 grams of fat (33 of them saturated) and over 1500 calories.

I think we've discovered the Haagen Dazs of popcorn.

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