FOOD FUN: Candy Pop & Cookie Pop Popcorn: M&Ms, Oreos, Twix, Snickers & More
Friends and family know that we don’t enjoy “newsstand” candy, with three exceptions (Hershey’s Peanut Butter Cups, Twix and York Peppermint Patties).
The rest just have too much sugar and/or mediocre chocolate.
Even M&Ms, the favorite of our youth, is unenjoyable to us. When the first thing you taste is sugar, well: not for us any longer.
With a focus on fine foods, we’ve had the best artisan candy available, from chocolates to marshmallows to toffee.
Now, there’s another exception we love: Candy Pop and Cookie Pop from Snack Pop. They get a round of applause from The Nibble.
Candy Pop and Cookie Pop coat popcorn with favorite candy flavors.
We often create a “movie mix” with popcorn, peanuts and M&Ms—we have friends who do the same.
So why did it take so long for a blend like Snack Pops? They’ve combined popcorn with with popular candy brands they’ve licensed.
The popular, low-calorie line of flavors currently includes Butterfinger Candy Pop, Chips Ahoy! Cookie Pop, M&M Minis Candy Pop, Oreo Cookie Pop, Snickers Candy Pop and Twix Candy Pop.
They’re only 150 calories per serving, low sodium, non-GMO and OU Kosher (Dairy).
The latest is Snickers Candy Pop, now on shelves at Sam’s Club. Premium popcorn is drizzled to perfection with Snickers caramel and nuts. A 20-ounce party size bag is $ 5.98.
Warning: We can single-handedly make the 5.2-ounce bags disappear in 15 minutes.
Buy Online From Snack Pop (5.2-ounce bags)
Buy 3-Flavor Variety Box (no Oreo) From Sam’s Club (photo #4)
The concept for Cookie Pop came about in 2015, when Snack Pop company founder Frank Florio added Oreos to his popcorn.
One bite told him that the combination of cookies and popcorn was a winner.
It took a year, but Florio and his team were able to develop the first commercialized cookie-covered popcorn. It was introduced at a major food trade show in January 2016. Beyond their wildest expectations, Cookie Pop became an instant hit.
The team then began work on expanding the line, and the delicious outcome is available in stores nationwide, plus online.
Florio went on to co-found SNAX-Sational Brands, which also sells Bow Tie Puffs, Bow Tie Minis, Penne Straws, Pasta Bow Ties and Pasta Chips.