REVIEW: Angie’s – Politely Sweet & Spicy Kettle Corn

Rating: ©©©©-1/4 chips  (lip-smacking)

Angie's - Politely Sweet & Spicy Popcorn


Can we just say that we adore the witty adjectives that Angie uses to describe her kettle corn flavors.  We mean come on… many snacks have you ever heard referred to as ‘polite’?  We’re going to guess zero.

We also love putting a face, or connecting a story, with a company, and in this case it happens to be two faces.  For those of you still unfamiliar with Angie’s Delightfully Different Small Batch Kettle Corn (and we’re guessing that there are not very many of you left), according to the company’s website:

2001 – Angie and Dan Bastian wanted to start a college fund for their two children, demonstrate the value of hard work, and importantly, create something that the family could do together.  Angie was a nurse, Dan was a teacher, and they made popcorn. Boy did they ever. At local events, in their small kitchen and into the wee hours, who knew what was coming next?  The couple started selling Angie’s Kettle Corn at outdoor events and soon it became a local sensation. One day Dan and Angie decided to give the Vikings players and coaches bags of kettle corn after their summer training camp in Mankato.  They liked it. A lot. So much so that Angie’s becomes the official kettle corn of the Minnesota Vikings (who knew?).  2004 – Soon fans wanted to get it in the off-season. Dan and Angie brought the operations inside. In their small kitchen and into the wee hours, it was now a full-time job… that grew into a real business after a few years.” (

Great story.  Great sounding people, and company.  And, so far great products.

Sticking with the theme of this clever kettle corn, we are going to keep this review politely short and simple.  Angie’s crispy and light kettle corn is a wonderful vehicle for the sweet & spicy flavor combination of cayenne chili pepper and cane sugar.  Never swaying too far in one direction – not too hot and not too sweet – the flavors are complimented, and even enhanced, with the addition of garlic and cumin.  Lastly, don’t fool yourselves and think for one second that people will be politely munching away at this stuff, after one taste all manners go out the window!

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

Chip Ratings Scale:

(1/4 increments)

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©© tolerable

©©© – notable

©©©© – lip-smacking

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