Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Our Winter Break : Movies and Jolly Time Popcorn

Hi GUYS !! How has everyone's winter break been ?? Anthony has been home from school for a little over a week now and man I feel like we have done nothing LOL ! My kids are apparently just as much of lazy bones as I am ! 

One thing we have been doing together is watching movies all snuggling up on the couch under a cuddly blankey eating popcorn. Today we are actually doing exactly that but I just wanted to pop in to tell you guys about this popcorn we have been having,  it is seriously that good !! 
Jolly time did send me a few boxes of this popcorn to try out but you guys know by now I wouldn't talk about something my family didn't genuinely enjoy and recommend. In fact right before these arrived I had just purchased 2 boxes of this exact type at my local Fry's supermarket. Go figure - its ok though because we can never seem to keep it in the house for very long :-)

Have you seen this The Snowman and the Snowdog movie before ?
Its a silent animated film. Sophia LOVES it !
Now I like my popcorn a bit burnt ( so does Anthony ) but Sophia is all about the buttery goodness so I usually have to either make two batches or pop it normally -- comment below if you are a slightly burnt popcorn fan like I am :-) you know when its lightly gray and crispy mmmmmm........

So as I just mentioned we have been enjoying Jolly Time's Microwave Pop Corn made with the Smart Balance . The Smart Balance being the difference that makes this popcorn as delicious as it it. For me this brand of popcorn is way more flavorful than other healthier versions on the market that are just so bland and blah.

Smart Balance is a unique blend of oils, with zero grams of trans fat naturally and absolutely no hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils.

You may also know, I have been trying to live a bit healthier all around : food, exercise, sleep, since mid November. But the one thing I couldn't give up was my popcorn. Luckily I don't feel guilty about it either because Jolly Time Pop Corn is actually whole grain, gluten free snack made with non-GMO popcorn. That means it is FULL of antioxidants and dietary fiber. woop woop !

I also talked about this popcorn in my Smart Balance JOLLY TIME Popcorn Review - The Perfect 'Healthier' Late Night Snack - The kids and I are just obsessed with it !

It does come in two different versions, Butter and Butter Light. We of course prefer the Butter one. It's not over the top buttery, its not going to get your fingers grossly soaked but has the perfect amount of buttery amazingness. Now if it is just me snacking on it and not the kids I will be "better" and pop myself a bowl of the Light version sometimes sprinkling a light hint of garlic powder or cajun seasoning over top to spice it up a bit for fun. 

Jolly Time popcorn is just one of those snacks I don't get tired of. 

What is your favorite topping on popcorn ? Plain, buttery, those new salty seasonings ?

I received one or more of the products mentioned to facilitate and honest review. 


  1. We really love Jolly Time Popcorn but our absolute favorite is Pop Secret Homestyle!

  2. JT is the only brand of popcorn my husband will eat LOL.. I'm not a fan of the slightly burnt popcorn but my son is.. which is really weird b/c my mom is the only one who eats her popcorn that way :)