Last Saturday, I was innocently strolling the aisles of my local produce market when "BANG!" - someone had turned on the CocoPop machine!
Every few seconds, this industrious little machine compresses uncooked rice at high heat until it explodes, then violently shoots out a crispy rice cake. I was mesmerized - I even shot a video:
The nice gentleman bagging the rice cakes gave me a fresh sample to try - crispy, light and only 16 calories each!
I probably stood there for 15 minutes before Kris finally dragged me away from the machine, but only after he promised to buy me a fresh bag of CocoPops.
The next morning, I slathered generous amounts of Nutella and Bonne Maman strawberry preserves on my new discovery - YUMMY. Go out and get yourself a bag!
P.S. Just in case anyone's confused, these are NOT the chocolate flavored Rice Krispies known internationally as "Coco Pops" ("Cocoa Krispies" in North America).