Thursday, June 24, 2010

Gluten-free kettle corn made in Georgia

Recently, I stumbled on yet another interesting gluten-free find. Though most packaged kettle corn (and versions I've had at festivals) is gluten-free, not all of them are labeled as such. The Ike & Sam's brand is labeled gluten-free and it's totally addictive. If you heat it in the microwave for a short time, it will taste like someone just scooped you up a bag of freshly popped kettle corn at a county fair!

It's nice to support local companies when possible which is why we buy White Oaks pastures beef and Springer Mountain chicken. We try to get out to local farmers markets for fresh veggies and herbs as often as possible too. There are many fine food companies based in Georgia, but I have not even heard of the town where my latest gluten-free find is made. The town is called Chickamauga and the kettle corn company there is called Old Mill General Store. I was so excited to see the words "GLUTEN FREE" on the front of the bag of kettle corn that I quickly dropped it into the shopping cart. The corn contains only real ingredients, but I did miss a tiny bit of useful info on the bag. There is a large white sticker on the front of the bag that says "Kickin' Korn". Yes, this version of the kettle corn is VERY spicy. It contains Cajun seasonings and cayenne pepper.

I absolutely love kettle corn but sadly, this hot version was too hot for me. After checking out the company website, I am very interested in finding the original version that is not spicy at all. The texture of the spicy corn is perfect so I know I'll love the regular version if I can find it. If anyone has seen this product in the Atlanta area, please let me know. I got my bag at Earthfare in TN and will be checking that store on our next visit if I don't locate the product here.      

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