I'm a big fan of going to the movies for a few reasons. Of course, I love films... but movie snacks are also a huge factor in my movie-going experience. I mean, who can resist a big bag of buttery popcorn?! I definitely can't. However, I just came across a new kind of popcorn that's about to make movie watching so much more fun -- and it's boozy AF. You read that correctly: boozy popcorn exists and I really want a bag for my next binge-watching session. If you do too, I'm sure you're wondering where to buy boozy popcorn. Well, my friends, I have you covered.
Before we get into detail about how to acquire this boozy treat for your pantry, let's talk a little bit about it. My first thought when I saw the words "boozy popcorn" in one sentence together was, "What the heck would this taste like?" As a gal who loves both booze and popcorn, I assumed I'd like it... but after reading about the flavors, I was convinced. Boozy popcorn by Joe & Seph's -- a UK-based popcorn company -- comes in a few alcoholic-infused flavors that include Zingy Margarita, Crisp Gin & Tonic, Fruit Cosmopolitan, and Refreshing Mojito.
According to Cosmopolitan, some of these flavors have an ABV of 5 percent. However, packaging on the flavors also lists the percentage of alcohol used in each batch. For example, Crisp Gin & Tonic is infused with 5 percent gin and 5 percent tonic, while Zingy Margarita is infused with 5 percent tequila and triple sec. There's also a Caramel, Macchiato, & Whiskey popcorn flavor -- which I'd probably fall in love with -- but that one doesn't boast an alcohol infusion.
Either way, it's pretty cool, right? I've come across some creative boozy treats, but this popcorn is by far the most innovative and these flavors are certainly poppin'. Now, let's talk about where to get these bad boys... because you probably won't find them in your local snack isle for a few reasons. Instead of snooping around the grocery store for a boozy bag, stop by Joe & Seph's website, hit "Shop Pouches," and browse their beautiful popcorn selection. Since the company is based in the UK, you'll be forced to order them online (unless you have a friend who can bring some back to the U.S. for you). Each small bag is roughly $5, but if you're having a bag shipped to America, you'll have to pay a $14 delivery fee. So, if I were you, I'd probably buy a ton of bags so you can avoid the fee next time you're craving some boozy popcorn.
I can only imagine how much more enjoyable winding down and watching a movie with Joe & Seph's boozy popcorn is going to be. I also can't help but wonder if people have tried bringing it into movie theaters yet -- but I can imagine that's a risky move. In fact, I'd suggest staying home and cuddling on the couch with a bag. Who wants to share their popcorn with their friends at the movies, anyway?
Instead of bringing boozy popcorn to the movies, maybe you can try spaghetti, instead. I'm not kidding. Back in July, a genius woman decided to bring bags of spaghetti to the movies so she could relax while eating a delicious Italian dinner. Here's a picture to prove it:
Genius, I tell you.
Apparently, Twitter was super harsh on her decision to bring the bagged noodles to the theater, but I think it was a great idea. So instead of bringing boozy popcorn to the theater with you, bring spaghetti instead -- and then indulge in boozy popcorn when you're home watching Netflix. But if you do bring the boozy popcorn along, make sure you have a ride home from the show (and that's your 21 years old, of course).