As the holidays get another day closer... and then another... and another... the stress just continues to feel like it's weighing even more heavily down on you, doesn't it? Is that just me?
But in between all of the hustle and bustle of the shopping and the cooking and the traveling, it's important to take the time to sit and relax and truly enjoy your time spent with family. After all, that's what the season centers around, doesn't it?
This year it's even easier to change the meaning of "holiday crunch time" from something taxing to something restful thanks to Topsy's Popcorn and their delicious gourmet popcorn.
Since 1929, Topsy's has used an original recipe that gives its popcorn an old-fashioned great taste. In fact, Topsy's was the first company to sell its popcorn in the circular tins that we're used to seeing popcorn in now. Today, more than 75 years after that first kernel was popped, Topsy's provides the same quality taste online — making it easy to select a convenient and affordable gift for the variety of people on your ever-growing gift list.
Browsing Topsy's website, right away I appreciated the way that they make it quick and easy to find exactly what you're looking for. With four flavors to choose from — butter, cheddar cheese, caramel, and cinnamon — not only is there bound to be a flavor that will delight everyone's taste buds, but you have the option of searching specifically by your flavor of choice.
Or, if you're a fan of multiple of their yummy popcorn options, you can also search by their stylish tin designs to select the one you like best for the holidays, winter, birthdays and more. Once you've picked a cute tin and added your savory gourmet popcorn, you're ready to purchase for anyone from family members to co-workers, a child's teacher, neighbor, friend, or all of the above!
When a 3.5 Gallon Tin in the Snowflake design arrived here, it was just the thing to satisfy our family (particularly my popcorn-loving husband) while we captured a few moments together during this busy time of year.
Arriving boxed and securely taped to ensure that there wouldn't be any spills, the kids were excited about this colorful container and couldn't wait to dig in!
Love the handles!
Popping off the top, the huge amount of delicious popcorn stuffed inside this festive tin was making our mouths water right away.
The combination of the caramel, cheese, and cinnamon popcorn provided such a great mix, as it allowed us to customize our snacking from sweet and sugary to zingy and spicy depending on our mood.
I had assumed that my family would end up with favorite flavors and one of the three would end up left behind... but that wasn't the case. Everyone sampled all three and became fans of each variety, and choosing just one favorite is really hard! I've always been a fan of caramel popcorn but the cheese was very delicious as well.
I'm not one who eats cinnamon candies regularly, so my taste buds weren't as fond of the cinnamon flavor. But my husband is a big fan (so much so that he burnt his mouth eating them once), so he had no problem enjoying this unique flavor.
From grabbing a bite after coming home from shopping to sitting down with the tin to enjoy a football game, this wintery tin has kept our popcorn fresh and the 3.5-pound size has been perfect for ensuring that there is plenty to go around. What a great way to share this delicious popcorn with family at home or while visiting relatives, not to mention making a unique and much-appreciated gift that is sure to be asked for year after year.
Retailing for $34.95 for the 3.5-gallon tin of three flavors, I can see how easy it would be to make Topsy's an annual holiday tradition! But, wait! Topsy's wants to spread the cheer a little further this year with a coupon, and who doesn't love a discount? Simply enter the promo code Topsy23 at checkout and you'll receive $3 off per popcorn canister... but hurry! This coupon is only good until December 12, 2011.
And, thanks to their generosity, one person is going to be able to experience Topsy's version of "holiday crunch time" as well, because...
One lucky person will receive a 3.5-gallon tin of cheese, caramel and cinnamon popcorn from Topsy's!
To enter to win: Check out the full selection of flavors of Topsy's popcorn and tell me which one is your favorite OR which you would most like to try.
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A big thank you to Topsy's for providing a 3.5-gallon tin of popcorn for me for review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.