Rating: ©©©©-1/4 chips (lip-smacking)
It is not very often that we stumble upon something completely new in the industry that we love; but when we do cross paths with a wonderful discovery, we welcome it with open minds, and open mouths!
The discovery that we speak of in this case, is of course the addition of ‘anise’ onto the classic sweet and salty kettle corn combination. For any of you out there unfamiliar with the anise plant’s flavor, it can probably most easily be described to you as tasting like black licorice. That unmistakeable, slightly spicy, savory and definitely commanding, fennel-ly flavor. And you know what? It works, very well, with Crave Canyon’s kettle corn.
All of us at Chip Review were in agreement, the addition of anise extract transformed this sweet and salty kettle corn into something completely abnormal – in the best way possible. While all tasters were impressed by the flavor combination, some of them said that the anise flavor was a bit overwhelming, and they could only stand to eat a handful or two of the kettle corn at a sitting. Which was perfectly fine with some of the other tasters, who used that opportunity to eat more of the kettle corn in the other tasters’ absence.
Crave Canyon’s popped corn kernels were on the smaller side, and light and crispy. Their sweet and salty levels were accurate. Overall, the kettle corn was perfectly satisfactory, but it was the addition of this “secret ingredient” that catapulted it from merely, pleasantly acceptable kettle corn, into that next level of extraordinary, top-level, lip-smacking kettle corn.
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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