One of my favorite Christmas traditions is watching Christmas movies. Every year as a child, it was tradition to have a Christmas movie night. I was thankful that I always got two nights – one with my Grammy and one with my Mom. After working in the kitchen with Grammy all morning, we would arrange gift baskets for friends filled with Christmas sweets and canned goods straight from the garden. Then we would make air popped popcorn with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and watch classics like It’s a Wonderful Life and The Walton’s The Homecoming: A Christmas Story. My Mom and I would have movie and wrapping parties. We would wrap all the presents at one time while laughing to some of our favorites like Home Alone and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
This year, we are celebrating our first year moving back to our small hometown in our tiny cabin. Our tree is smaller this year as we focus more on getting back to basics, but our movie night is still in full effect. My husband, furbaby and I will be having some delicious vegan snacks during our Christmas movie marathon!
Earth Balance Aged White Cheddar Puffs
I have always been a fan of Wise Cheese Doodles and they were one of my favorite snacks. This is very reminiscent of that crunch with a lighter cheese flavor without the crazy orange fingers. I have purchased these several times over the past year and really don’t see me stopping! They are clearly labeled with some of my family’s requirements like non-gmo and vegan too.
Wannabe Vegan Rating: 9/10 | Omnivore Rating: 8/10
Earth Balance Aged White Cheddar Popcorn
I have been looking at store after store for this product, but I haven’t had any luck at the usual spots like Whole Foods and Kroger in my surrounding area. I did find and order them from VeganEssentials.com though! This website has been a life line for me when I can’t find a specific product anywhere. Like the puffs, the package clearly shows the vegan label as well at the non-gmo which is very important to my family especially when purchasing corn products. The cheese flavor is the same as the puffs and just as addicting! It’s the perfect replacement for my childhood favorite.
Wannabe Vegan Rating: 10/10 | Omnivore Rating: 9/10
Trader Joe’s Caramel Popcorn
Trader Joe’s has done it again. I love the fact that so many of their products that traditionally have animal products are made vegan on purpose and labeled as such at an affordable price. This is the perfect sweet accompaniment to the other savory options we had available. Plus it doesn’t get stuck in your teeth!
Wannabe Vegan Rating: 9/10 | Omnivore Rating: 7/10
Merry Christmas y’all!