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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Snacktion: Wright's Pink Popcorn

Posted By on Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 7:00 AM

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Pink Popcorn

Wright's Popcorn and Nut Company

Origin: San Francisco

Found at: Wishbone (601 Irving)

Cost: $1.25

Ingredients: Popcorn, sugar, corn syrup, coconut oil, soy lecithin, color added (includes FD&C Red #40), artificial flavor, water

Calories per serving: 130

Why I bought it: I have fond memories of being a young child and gobbling this pink popcorn at the San Francisco Zoo. I have never seen it anywhere else, so I got was pretty excited to see it on the shelves at the eternally cute gift shop Wishbone and learn from them that it has been made right here in town for more than 40 years.

Tasting notes: This recipe seemingly hasn't changed in decades, so don't expect something, you know, farm fresh. The hint of weird, artificial sweetness is still hard for me to put down, but it is hard to tell whether that's nostalgia talking.

Would I buy it again?
As soon as possible, though now I need to track down the caramel peanut variety I never knew existed.

What other blogs/sites thought of it:
It is "as good as I remember" for Erik's Rants and Recipes, too, and he also concedes that it "has a slightly stale and fake taste."

-- Tamara Palmer

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