Rating: ©©©-1/4 chips (notable)
Screech Powers from ‘Saved By The Bell’.
Grandma’s long, protruding chin hair.
Squirrels and fish that can fly.
Gaslamp Popcorn Co. Apple Crumble Pie Popcorn.
What do all of these things have in common? That’s right, they are all unusual! Strange! Just plain old weird!
As soon as we cracked the seal of Gaslamp Popcorn Co.’s bright, apple red bag, a very unusual scent was released. Familiar aromatic apple pie notes mingled with savory, rich oil, and something like creamy buttermilk essence. We were intrigued (worried) to say the least.
Without further ado, we dove right in. What we noticed first was the popcorn’s sweetness, along with a very heavy dusting of cinnamon. The classic cinnamon and sugar combo did not immediately provoke thoughts of apple crumble pie to us but as we crunched on the popcorn a bit more we also recognized some rather tart, acidic notes (obviously meant to represent the apple in this case). Well, the flavor combo did the trick, and tasted eerily like apple crumble pie flavored popcorn! Some of us at Chip Review honestly appreciated and enjoyed the stuff, while some of us, most certainly did not. And then there were those of us who had accidentally enjoyed a handful or two of potpourri in the past (don’t ask), and would swear of the similarities between this popcorn and that smelly bowl of dried flowers and cinnamon sticks!
In the end, we must give high marks for originality, flavor execution, and some rather crispy and fluffy bright white popcorn kernels. However, we can’t imagine that anyone would ever grab a bag of this stuff, and simply sit down and enjoy the whole thing! No, this is the stuff you set out at your holiday party and watch people’s reactions. More conversation piece than delectable treat. Let’s just leave the apple pie crumbles to grandma!
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 Gaslamp Popcorn Co. for review.
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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