Popcorn Pairings with Skinny Pop!

I used to be a huge fan of ScandalI always loved that after Olivia finally got home for the night, and took off whatever gorgeous coat she was wearing, she liked to settle in with a giant bowl of popcorn, and an equally large glass of red wine. It was something quirky she did that you don’t normally see on TV. People on TV are suppose to have their shit together. They’re suppose to eat perfectly styled & healthy dinners at their large oak dining table in their beautiful homes. But not Olivia, she always ate popcorn. Every single time one of those scenes played, I wanted some wine and popcorn pairings too.Popcorn Pairings with Skinny Pop

Wine and popcorn isn’t something that most people would automatically pair together, but it actually works so well! Similar to cheese, the popcorn has an Umami type of flavour which complements the wine beautifully.

They work together so well, infact, that the people over at Skinny Pop devised an entire infographic devoted to wine and popcorn pairings. As a food blogger, I was asked to share their infographic on the blog, and was happy to do so.

I went to a grocery store near work, but found that they only had the original and white cheddar flavours. I tend to go for more unusual flavours as opposed to originals, so I went with the white cheddar. I wanted to try both the white and red wines with the popcorn pairings, so I purchased a Chardonnay along with a Malbec. Popcorn Pairings with Skinny Pop

If you like my selected pairings, then feel free to try them out! Also, here’s a look at the infographic from Skinny Pop so that you can come up with some popcorn pairings of your own!

Popcorn Pairings with Skinny Pop!

SkinnyPop Wine & Popcorn Pairings

Like Olivia Pope, I can eat an entire bowl of popcorn to myself, so I’m more than grateful that the Skinny Pop White Cheddar popcorn is only 43 calories per cup! The flavour of the popcorn was great though! It had a good amount of flavour, which I don’t think was compromised by how light in calories the popcorn was. The popcorn also contains no artificial preservatives, is non GMO and is gluten free! I also liked that the popcorn wasn’t too salty. Nothing ruins good popcorn like too much salt!  Popcorn Pairings with Skinny Pop Popcorn Pairings with Skinny Pop Popcorn Pairings with Skinny Pop

I loved pairing the Chardonnay with the popcorn because the lightness of the popcorn paired well with the light tones of the wine. The popcorn also worked really well with the Malbec because, hello, cheese! I’m not usually a huge fan of red wine, but the flavours really worked to enhance one another and made for a nice pairing. It’s also so easy to have your wine in one hand and popcorn in the other for easy delicious snacking. Popcorn Pairings with Skinny Pop Popcorn Pairings with Skinny Pop

For my next TV night in I would love to try and find the Jalapeno popcorn or the Sea salt and pepper to be able to pair it with a Pinot Grigio or Zinfandel!

Let me know what popcorn pairings you would love to try!


xo, tess.

19 responses to “Popcorn Pairings with Skinny Pop!”

  1. I’m a huge fan of Scandal too but funny, I never noticed the popcorn! I noticed the wine, lots of it haha. This is so interesting. I’m more into white wine (red gives me headaches) and I will prolly pair that with cheddar.

  2. Kara says:

    Definitely trying this when I am home! I love popcorn and wine! I especially love that this company is GMO-free. Something I’ve recently been informing myself about lately. I would have never known about them without this post. Thanks Tess!! <3

  3. Kathleen says:

    We are obsessed with Skiny Pop….it’s sooo good! I love my wine too ?

  4. Uma Srinivas says:

    I love popcorn pairing with chai;) May be no one likes this! Never tried this brand though 🙂

    • Tess says:

      That sounds delicious also, Uma! It’s good popcorn, I enjoyed the white cheddar flavour that I had!

  5. Denisa says:

    I’m obsessed with skinny pop, now after reading your post im totally setting up a popcorn wine tasting for my girls . Fun

  6. kali1103 says:

    what a fun post! this is a great idea!!

  7. Nicole says:

    This is something very new! I will really gove it a try!

  8. Alice Shiya says:

    Popcorn and wine are seriously the best, and I love skinny pop as well! I actually had no idea they had such a variety. Thanks for sharing!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

  9. lastchance3 says:

    What?! I never would have tried this or even known it was a thing. How did you stumble across pairing the two?

    • Tess says:

      Yes, it so is! Popcorn and wine is delicious! I was approached by the company and asked to try their pairings!

  10. I love Popcorn but I have to admit I have never tried it with wine! The pairing does seem like the perfect way to unwind after a tough day at work.

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