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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Mini Pops Air Popped Sorghum Grain

Today I would like to introduce you to a snack food company who makes a product called Mini Pops. I have never heard of Mini Pops or air-popped sorghum grain until I did this review.

Here is some information given to me about the company and their products:

Sorghum grain, is a healthy cereal grain whose primary use here in the USA is for gluten-free sorghum flour, sorghum syrup (or even sorghum beer). But a little secret about it is that it pops just like popcorn – and that's precisely what we do. Being a drought friendly grain, the citizens of India and Africa have been consuming popped sorghum for centuries, but no one has manufactured it on a large scale here in the USA until we did – in 8 different flavors.

We source our Non-GMO grain from Family Farms in Texas and Kansas and certify our product Organic, Gluten-Free and Kosher. Given sorghum’s favorable nutrition profile and the fact it’s quite hypoallergenic, we’re on a mission to bring this great snack to the organic and gluten-free masses.

My husband is a HUGE popcorn eater and he will eat popcorn at least 4 times a week. After getting the information on this product, I knew right away that I wanted him to try it since it would be a healthier alternative for him.
The company sent us 4 bags of their Air Popped Sorghum Grain Mini Pops in the following flavors: Itty Bitty Butter, Baby White Cheddar, Subatomic Sea Salt and Hot n' Chilly Chili.

These snacks are Gluten-Free, USDA Organic, Non-GMO, All-Natural and more nutritious than traditional popcorn!

When you open up a bag you will see that they look identicle to popcorn but they are super small in size, smaller than a green pea. You will definitely want to eat these by the hand-fulls.

Hubby tried the Itty Bitty Butter flavor first and loved them! He said it does taste different than popcorn and they have a unique taste. He said he was surprised to see how small they were and they looked just like popcorn. He said they were flavorful with the butter flavoring but felt like they could use some salt. He ate the entire 100 calorie bag in about 15 minutes.

The second one that he tried as the Subatomic Sea Salt and to be honest with you, he thought they were bland. He was expecting a salty taste (he loves salt) and could barely taste anything salty on them. He ended up melting some butter and drizzling it on them. *Just being honest like I always am*

The third one that he tried was the Baby White Cheddar and out all 4 bags, this one was his favorite. He said he would not improve a thing with this flavor at all and wish he had more of it! hahaha! He said you could taste the white cheddar but it wasn't over-powering at all. Just perfect!

The final one was snagged by my future son-in-law who loves hot and spicy foods. The Hot 'n Chilly Chili was all his and he left us know that right away. He opened the bag and immediately dug-in. He was expecting them to be mouth-burning hot, they are not! They have a slight kick to them so the entire family can enjoy them, including the kids. My husband was hoping to taste them but Big E wasn't in the mood for sharing. He gobbled up that large sized bag in about 30 minutes.

As you can see, my family enjoyed 3 out of the 4 flavors that we were sent for the review. I asked hubby and Big E if they would ever buy this product and both said yes (except for the bland Sea Salt variety).

You can find out more about this company and their products by visiting their web site. We would like to thank MINI POPS for participating in this foodie review.

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