RATING: Doritos – Poppin’ Jalapeno

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Doritos - Poppin Jalapeno

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REVIEW: Golden Flake – Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese Puffs

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Golden Flake - Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese PuffsGolden Flake’s Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese Puffs are yet another version of the classically flavored combo.  How does their version rank up against some of the others we have reviewed over the years?  Well….

They are not as good as these.

But, certainly better than these.

Absolutely no where near as great as these.

And definitely better than these.

Initially, what we noticed about Golden Flake’s puffs were their unique shape.  Most cheese puffs, or curls, that we know, come with at least a slight curve to them; and some of them are practically a half circle.  Not Golden Flake’s though!  These puffs are straight as an arrow.  And, sort of unusually long as well.  Which isn’t really that weird when we think about it, but we had simply never seen anything like these puffs, and we weren’t prepared!

Golden Flake’s cheese puffs are made with real cheddar cheese! From the looks of the front of the bag, the puffs are swimming with hot and melty cheddar cheese, and a giant green jalapeno!?  Unfortunately, upon another glance into the bag, we did not see any pool of melty cheese, or green chile pepper – we just saw those straight, long, and orange-reddish puffs.  The puffs are loaded with seasoning.  A sweet and salty combo of cheese, jalapeno, garlic and there must be sugar somewhere in there.

All in all, these are more than satisfactory cheese puffs, that we would be happy to crunch on again if we ever pass through Golden Flake territory again!

As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think.  Agree or disagree, let us know.

Discovered at Meijer; Lexington, Kentucky

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RATING: Deep River Snacks – Baked Crisps with Sea Salt

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Deep River Snacks - Baked Crisps with Sea Salt

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RATING: KotaCorn – Jalapeno Cheddar Popcorn

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KotaCorn - Jalapeno Cheddar Popcornx

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RATING: Route 11 – Cinnamon & Sugar Sweet Potato Chips

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Route 11 Cinnamon & Sugar Sweet Potato

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REVIEW: Jenny’s Old Fashioned – Hot Cheese Popcorn

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Jenny's Old Fashioned - Hot Cheese PopcornJenny-Jenny Bo-Benny, Banana Fanna Fo Fenny, Hot Cheesy Popcorn A-plenty, Jenny!!

Just a few days ago we reviewed a different sort of spicy cheese popcorn, and while that one was notable, yet disappointing, Jenny’s Old Fashioned Hot Cheese Popcorn was extremely lip-smacking, and utterly surprising!

WOW!  Spicy? Check. Cheesy? Check. Popcorn? Check!  Super tasty? Check, check!

First, let us discuss Jenny’s unique popcorn itself.  No extra light and puffy popcorn here, instead each kernel was extra hearty and toothsome.  We really loved the rich, and savory flavor that the popcorn exuded, not sure if it came more from the corn being used, or the oil.  Some kernels even had a slightly overcooked, nutty, burnt flavor to them, adding to the flavor depth, and their rusticity.  Plain and simple, the popcorn tastes homemade, or as Jenny calls it “old fashioned”.

What really sets this popcorn apart is the hot cheese seasoning, because really it is so much more than simply hot cheese.  Of course it does include a good amount of heat, and plenty of salty cheese, but what sets it apart is the inclusion of some sweet sugar, and some smoky paprika! To top it off, or round it out, there is also a good dash of flavorful garlic in the background.  The sweet, and salty, and savory, and smoky, and spicy, combo is simply delicious.  And for those of you concerned, the heat level is moderately spicy, but does diminish rather quickly, so there is none of that lingering heat that requires a glass full of milk.

We love this popcorn, and we wish it was available in our region of the country.  It is without a doubt one of the best salty snacks we have tried this year, and easily some of the best popcorn we have ever tasted!

As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think.  Agree or disagree, let us know.

Popcorn provided to Chip Review by Poppy’s Popcorn, Inc. for review

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RATING: Old Dutch Ripples Appetizers On The Go – Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders

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Old Dutch Appetizers - Bacon Cheeseburger

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