Rating: ©©©©-3/4 chips (lip-smacking)
We often joke around these parts that we should maybe change our name to Popcorn Review due to all of the popcorn we review. Well, that’s not going to happen. First of all that sounds like a lot of work, and like our friend Mike always used to say “effort given is energy wasted.” And more importantly Popcorn Review doesn’t have a good ring to it. Four syllables just seems like one too many. We could shorten it to Pop Review, but then people may think we review sodas?! Nope, we are going to stick with what works, and remain Chip Review until there are no more chips to review (or popcorn for that matter!).
We’re pretty sure that Cobs Popcorn is the first snack that we’ve ever reviewed from way down under. And if these cheddar cheese kernels are any indication of the amazing quality coming out of Australia, then we may just have to take a snacking voyage to the sunburnt country!!
Our very first stop on that voyage would be to pick up another bag or ten of Cobs Natural Cheddar Cheese Popcorn, because it is truly fantastic. Like we’ve already made mention, we taste A LOT of popcorn around here, and this Aussie treasure is up there among the best! In fact, Cobs cheddar cheese may very well make our Top 5 short list of popcorn, and probably our end of year, best of 2014 too….do we hear a new list in the works (stay tuned!)?!
Cobs all natural popcorn kernels are on the smaller end of the spectrum, with a deliciously simple, sort of burnt-nutty essence to them. They remind us of the popcorn that dad used to make at the hunting shack on top of the stove, the old school way! The rustic kernels pair perfectly with Cobs lighter dusting of salty cheddar cheese. The orange-ish colored seasoning has a nice tang to it, but does not distract from the true star of the show – which would be Cobs delectably all-natural kernels!!
Plain and simple, this popcorn is truly Cob-tastic!! Or, as Cobs apparently likes to call it – COBSMACKING! Purely Cobsmacking! I’m Cobsmacked! Cobsmack me now! Naturally Cobsmacking! And….Cobsmacking-ly good!!!
As always, these are our thoughts. Agree or disagree, make sure to let us know.
Popcorn discovered at World Market; Oak Brook, Illinois
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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