This weekend, LA Foodie hosted its Treatoberfest2 at the Angel City Brewery in DTLA. If you missed it, the event had a wide variety of vendors that were giving away samples of some of their best treats. Talk about adult trick-or-treating. Here’s a list of some of the companies that were there including
- Batch Please Cookies
- Chocolatier Blue
- Jarritos Soda
- The Kandy Jar
- LA Coffee Club
- Peddler’s Creamery
- Popsalot Gourmet Popcorn
- Popsicle Culture
- Sweet Spils
I’d have to say that there was definitely a tie between Popsalot Gourmet Popcorn and Peddler’s Creamery.
First, I’ll start with Popsalot. Popsalot is a gourmet popcorn company that is gluten free, whole grain, non-GMO, uses no high fructose corn syrup, and is free of transfats. Best of all, they has an exclusive flavor called “the screamsicle” which is a blood orange and vanilla bean flavored popcorn with ghost pepper. I was afraid to try it (mainly because of the ghost pepper) but it was absolutely amazing! It was sweet and definitely spicy, but I found myself just wanting to keep eating more of it! Check out some of their other flavors here!photos courtesy of PopsALot Facebook page
Secondly, my other favorite was a vendor called Peddler’s Creamery. How cool is it that they churn their ice cream using in-house bicycle power. Yeah…BICYCLE POWER. It only takes about 20 minutes of bicycling to make two gallons (one batch) of ice cream. Get this. You can even become a member of the “Peddler’s Club” and help them make ice cream by bicycling. The more ice cream you churn, the more free merchandise (and of course ICE CREAM) you get. How cool is that?! I ended up sampling their honey-lavender flavor and it was so delicious. The honey flavor wasn’t overbearing and so I could actually taste the lavender. If I’m ever downtown, I will definitely make a stop at their shop.
Of course we couldn’t just stop there, we also had to make a stop at Angel City Brewery’s Bar to try a flight of Angel City Brewery’s latest brews: Eureka Wit, Amber Ale, California Common, White Nite, and Marilyn. Choose your custom flight of five 4.5oz beers for only $9!