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Sweet & Salty Popcorn Is A Nonstop Party In Your Mouth

Often, truly exciting food comes in the form of an unexpected combo. Think chicken and waffles, cured meat and fresh fruit, or that oft-debated little bit of bacon that elbows its way into the syrup on a breakfast platter. The simplicity is key. Sometimes, delectability comes purely down to throwing together two foods that embody a flavor profile, like sweet and salty in the case of the aforementioned dishes. 

This, I think, is why one of my recent favorites, Cretors Cheese & Caramel Mix Popcorn, is so mind-blowingly addictive.

I’ll be honest, too, usually I’m not one for flavoured popcorn. Butter and salt is all this guy needs. But, a mix of cheese and caramel? That’s interesting enough to intrigue even the most seasoned popcorn veteran.

But beyond the fact cheese/caramel duo in and of itself is quite striking. This stuff is  amazing because Cretors is doing it right. Their tagline is “Handcrafted Small-Batch Popcorn,” a mantra that they fully live up to.

For the crucial details, the small-batch caramel is handcrafted in copper kettles, creating a complex taste, perfectly walking the line between luxurious and subtle. The cheddar, however, is not to be outdone, having been sourced from high-quality sharp cheddar cheese. Every plush kernel is evenly layered with caramel or cheese, the two flavors eventually intermingling into one explosive tasting experience. There’s a reason this is Cretors #1 selling flavor.

You can find bags of this mix, along with the rest of Cretors variety of popcorns, at most grocery stores. Go ahead and cop multiple. It’ll save you the trip once you find yourself polishing off the whole bag before you know what’s happened. 

Created in partnership with Cretors Popcorn.


Nothing Like Ghost Guts On Your Popcorn

Who you gonna call? Suzie Ridler from Suzie the Foodie for her Ghostbusters-themed ectoplasm slimed popcorn. It’s simple, but brilliant: drizzle a mixture of white chocolate, heavy cream, and green food coloring paste over your popcorn for a sweet-and-salty snack. Perfect for cuddling up on the couch in front of your favorite horror flick.


How to Make Turtle Chex Mix Marshmallow Treats

We’re taking sweet and salty to the next level with Turtle Chex Mix Marshmallow Treats. Chex already did half the work for me, adding that sugary, chocolaty goodness to salty Chex and pretzels. But the addition of butter and marshmallows, is an extra but necessary bit of sweet to bring it all together.

You know you want to sink your teeth into this tower of sweet, salty… and sweet, gooey, crunchy awesomeness.

 Turtle Chex Mix Marshmallow Treats
  • 2 bags (8oz each) Turtle* Chex Mix (Yes, you do need to use it all, so if you plan on doing some pre-snacking, buy an extra bag for yourself)
  • 4c mini marshmallows
  • 3T butter
  1. Grease 9×13 pan with shortening.
  2. Melt butter and mallows in large pot over medium heat on stove top.
  3. Mix in Turtle Chex Mix.
  4. Spread Chex/mallow mix in pan and cool to room temp.
  5. Slice and consume.

As if it weren’t already super easy to wreck a bag of Turtle Chex Mix by itself, now I’ve gone and made shoveling them into your face more efficient. I don’t know whether I should apologize or accept gifts; I’ll leave that for you to decide.

*No turtles were harmed in the making of these treats, but your waistline might be.


Fair Food, Chocolate Covered Fritos

If your tongue is bipolar like mine is, you’ll love this sweet and salty snack brought to us by Nick at who discovered it at the Wisconsin State Fair. These chocolate covered fritos by Ultimate Confections will apprehend any craving you have going on. Move over chocolate covered bacon! There’s a new rival and its packing a trifecta of sweet, savory, crunchy goodness.


Cravings Sweets

Fritos and Reese’s Cup Pancake

It just got very interesting… Fritos, Reese’s Cups and pancakes just unofficially joined forces to make this Fritos and Reese’s Cup Pancake! The mix of salty and sweet is definitely going to make your taste buds stand up when you take a bite out of this pancake! Maybe you can add some syrup or jelly for an extra kick if you’re feeling short on sugar! (Thx TheCerealBaker)


Craving: Salted Caramel Brownie with Ice Cream

Have you ever had the sweet and salty Chex mix? I can imagine this being a lot like that except a hundred times better. Close your mouth it’s not attractive. I understand that this salted caramel brownie sandwich filled with tin roof ice cream and drizzled with hot fudge sauce is making you second guess your life, but don’t worry tomorrow is a new day. (Thx FPD)


Craving: Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Candied bacon baked into chewy chocolate chip cookies. Sweet and salty flavors at their prime! (Thx TCA)