One of my favorite all-time, so-bad-for-me but I loved it, snack was cheese popcorn. I rarely bought it because I was like the Coneheads at Subway with it. As in inhale the stuff. It was crack in a bag for me. If it had cost more than $3.00 or so a fix, who knows what I would have done if I needed me some. So. In case you didn't pick up on that, I really, really liked cheese popcorn.
Then came Vegan. And pretty much the end of cheese anything. No more cheesy nacho tortilla chips, etc. etc.
NO MORE CHEESE POPCORN! yeah. So I tried to satisfy that itch on occasion with nutritional yeast sprinkled over freshly popped corn. Delicious in it's own way, but not the bagged cheese popcorn mouth party.
Yesterday, while doing massive amounts of grocery shopping, after I got overwhelmed with the vast amount of activity in my week and ditched a violin lesson and Bible study, I found Earth Balance aged white cheddar popcorn on Whole Foods shelves. It was on the highest shelf, just out of my reach, and I never would have seen it if it hadn't called out to me. "Look up!" it said. I asked for help in retrieving it and hoped that what I wanted in to be in there truly was.
Oh yeah. It is. That crunchy squeaky mouth feel that only bagged popcorn has. And the taste. Oh my. Powdery, but not so much it coats your fingers, cheesy, sharp, savory, deliciousness. I won't ever have to feel shame at succumbing to the vivid orange, greasy, dairy infested cheese popcorn that the rest of the world has to offer ever again. Nor will I have to deal with the digestive distress. Also, this product is made without GMOs, and with the fiber it's nearly a health food. : ). Thank you, Earth Balance.
Change. I've learned to embrace it, ride it out til the end. Sometimes I'm kicking and screaming, other times weeping with my eyes clinched tight. Once in awhile I ride like a dog in a car, head out the window snorting what life has to offer. Mother to young adult children, a marriage of thirty years, and a desert to mountain to valley waltz with God have shaped me into someone I never imagined I'd be. Life is short and I want to live it. Tears, sighs, laughter and change. Every morsel granted to me. Scrambled, shaken or stirred.