You can do spicy popcorn wrong (as a bunch of us learned recently) or you can do it very, very right. Palo Popcorn’s Hot White Cheddar snack is alarmingly addictive. The cheddar flavor helps a lot, but the real secret is Hot Charlie’s Hot Sauce Dust, which is made by Oakville’s own Charlie Backer. It’s pleasingly hot, if you like it hot, but watch out — it’s hard not to eat the whole bag in one sitting.
Size • 7 ounces
Price • $3.79
Available • Dierbergs, some Schnucks, Oakville Butcher Block, Beef Jerky Outlet, Saucy-One, Paddy O’s, Cotton’s Ace Hardware of Affton
— Daniel Neman