My kiddos are sweet, and they know what they like. My husband’s great aunt sent the children a care package in March. It was filled with some terrific fun, but when the Santa-shaped box came out of the package, eyes widened. The kiddo holding it up for everyone to see; they saw it stamped with this:
There were serious squees!
Perhaps it has been overhearing talks between Mom and Grandma about sending a gift from Harry & David to someone. It’s probably more because we’ve been sent Harry & David. Either way, this is a true story.
So, Harry & David is spotted on the Santa Shaped Box. It’s March. The unpacking comes to an abrupt halt. All eyes are on the Santa box. There’s no time to draw straws, so the first kiddo to say, “I’ll open it!” got the gig.
The box opens, and inside there is popcorn.
Not this popcorn:
Nope! this popcorn:
Shoulders sagged, eyebrows furled, and someone dared to ask, “Mom, is Harry & David real?”
Don’t get me wrong. We love popcorn. We love it popped fresh, covered in chocolate, soaked in caramel, texturized with nuts. Yeah, we love popcorn.
Auntie, bless her heart, she’s older, was being very kind and thoughtful. Eating the real deal and then regifting. I couldn’t blame her!
Fast forward to last week when we returned from our vacation, and I saw this:
“We love Moose Munch® Popcorn. And we know you do too. But it’s so hard to pick which flavors you like the best. There’s a lot. So go ahead, pick four. You can get few of your favorite flavors and try some new ones.
When we set out to create our own caramel popcorn snack, we ended up with something completely different. And way better. Moose Munch® Popcorn is not your average caramel popcorn. We pay attention to every single detail of our secret recipe. Right down to the way the popcorn looks and sticks together. We make over 5 million pounds a year. So we’ve got a lot of practice. Using only the finest ingredients, never wavering from our gourmet recipe. It took us over 160 tries to get it just right. And when they’re cooking a new batch of Moose Munch® Popcorn in the kitchens, the whole Harry & David campus smells like caramel. Now that’s a good way to start the day.”
I like options. Especially when they go like this:
Option of Fat-Free Totally Caramel, Totally Caramel, Milk Chocolate Caramel, Dark Chocolate Caramel, Milk Chocolate S’mores, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, Totally Milk Chocolate, Totally Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter, Sugar Free Milk Chocolate, Sugar Free Dark Chocolate, Sugar Free Caramel, Milk Chocolate Cinnamon, Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroon, Milk Chocolate Mint Chip and Dark Chocolate Fleur de Sel.
When the kiddos were outside, I opened the top:
Quietly, I unpacked the box:
With Ninja skills, I put the bags of deliciousness back in the box and tied it back up.
While watching Breaking Bad, I feasted on the White Chocolate Macadamia Nut. OH, HEAVEN! The textures and taste is tantalizing!
I’m working my way through the flavors. The other day, a kiddo with eagle vision saw the box sloppily tucked behind my nightstand and asked me, “Mom, is that green box what I think it is?”
I did the only thing I could do, “If you think it’s from Auntie, it is! I didn’t want you to have to worry about getting punked again with her popcorn shenanigans, so I took care of it!”
So? Now, that’s over, and I can finally enjoy ALL four bags of the best, taking popcorn around in peace and quiet–all. Alone!
Grab yours! Pick 4 Moose Munch Popcorn Bags for $29.95–don’t worry, I won’t tell.
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