Rocky Mountain Popcorn – Cinnamon Sugar
Rating: ©©-1/4 chips (tolerable)
Wait, this popcorn tastes eerily familiar…. Have we tasted and reviewed this popcorn before? Our records indicate that we have not ever tried Rocky Mountain’s Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn before. However, after some further reflection, and investigation, we are fairly certain that what we were thinking of was Smartfood’s (much better version of) Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Popcorn!
Sorry, Rocky Mountain Popcorn, but your cinnamon and sugar popcorn, doesn’t hold a kernel to Smartfood’s version. In fact, we are very close to simply describing Rocky Mountain’s popcorn as the antithesis of Smartfood’s popcorn, except that there are a few low-lights that should be addressed. First, the popcorn kernels are very small and soft. They just do not exude any of that full, light and crispy kernel-ness that everyone wants from their popcorn. Secondly, who at Rocky Mountain Popcorn has the unbelievably heavy hand with the all too fine sugar?! The cinnamon is present, but both it, and the popcorn, are practically lost under the mounds of super fine sugar that annoyingly stuck to our fingers while trying to pinch the tiny kernels.
Note to Rocky Mountain Popcorn: when producing a sweet version of a traditionally salty and savory snack, the seasoning should not sway too far from the savory end of the spectrum. There is a reason why certain snacks are iconic = because they work!! In other words, do not forget to include at least some of that savoriness, and most importantly: SALT!!
As always 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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