Yesterday I spent some free time between doctor’s appointments window shopping at the Mall of Louisiana. I missed out on my morning coffee, since I had to fast, so I mosied upstairs to the food court to get a CC’s Coffeehouse coffee. I was shocked to see that CC’s was no longer located between the carousel and elevator, but instead had been replaced by a bright yellow business selling popcorn — doc popcorn.
I was a bit miffed and passed over the sample offered by the lady behind the counter. I grabbed some lunch from one of the many choices in the food court and sat down, consuming the calories while staring at this new mall intruder. I could see the menu from where I was sitting and the concept started to grow on me.
After finishing my meal, I decided to check out this new kid on the food court block. I ordered a bag of Hoppin’ Jalapeno for my husband to try. And because I just couldn’t help myself, I ordered a second bag, mixed with Cheesy Cheddar and Triple White Cheddar. I asked the lady behind the counter to make sure both bags were sealed, so that I wouldn’t be tempted to taste it on the way home. I could just see myself choking on a popcorn kernel while driving down Airline Highway.
After dinner, the family sampled our doc popcorn flavors. The verdict? Pretty darn good. In fact, this morning I found an almost empty bag of doc popcorn on my daughter’s desk. I guess it made the cut for a midnight snack.