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PRODUCT: The Best Truffle Popcorn

Black truffles are among the costliest foods in the world. The finest can cost more than $2,500 a pound. Fortunately, you don’t need a pound to enjoy their unique musky aroma and distinctive flavor.

Even the chips and flakes that fall off the whole truffles are costly. They‘re used to make truffle oil and truffle salt that in turn flavor other foods.

There have been a few truffle popcorns launched in the last couple of years, some more successful than others.

But we say “wow!” to the truffle popcorn from 479° Popcorn, a luxury producer or heirloom popcorn that is a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week.

We’d previously had the company’s excellent popped Black Truffle + White Cheddar Popcorn. But truffle lovers will love the latest truffle popcorn in a pop-it-yourself (PIY) kit: regular popcorn with truffle salt and truffle oil. It’s simply marvelous, and (spoiler alert to our foodie friends) we’ve designated it as our personal holiday gift for 2010.

Truffle oil, combined with truffle salt
makes the best truffled popcorn.
Photo by Katharine Pollak | THE NIBBLE.

The secret to the deeper truffle flavor comes from drizzling the crunchy popcorn with premium truffle oil from La Tourangelle, another Top Pick Of The Week.

Simply pop a batch of the beautiful popcorn kernels in heirloom strains of Dakota Black, Shaman Blue, White Diamond and Yellow Topaz. Drizzle with a few drops of black truffle oil and sprinkle with truffle-infused sea salt. Then inhale the famous aroma as you devour the popcorn.

  • The Black Truffle PIY Kit is $45.00, which may seem high, but remember the price per pound of the truffles required to make the truffle oil. You can purchase it at
  • Read our review of 479° Popcorn.
  • Learn all about truffles in our Truffle Glossary.


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