Rating: ©©©© chips (lip-smacking)
We often joke around these parts that we should maybe change our name to Popcorn Review due to all of the different popcorn we taste and review. Well, that’s not going to happen, or maybe it will……only time will tell!
We should point out that after discovering Cobs Cheddar Cheese Popcorn last year at….where else, World Market….we were so impressed with the it that we did a little research and found that Cobs, similar to Angie’s Popcorn, was started by a husband and wife team years back, and eventually grew into the great popcorn company that it is today!!
Like we told you yesterday, over the many, many years of chip reviewing we have tasted many, many bags of salt & vinegar snacks. Countless variations of the classic combo. Is there one right style/type?? In our honest opinion, there is not, all that matters is that it is done well, with everything in balance, and of course tastes great!
We recently tasted two different brands of popcorn, both of which had created a salt and vinegar flavored variation…That’s right, salt and vinegar flavored popcorn. Since ‘A’ comes before ‘C’ we reviewed Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop. Sea Salt & Vinegar Popcorn yesterday, and we saved Cobs Sea Salt & Cider Vinegar for our review today. And, just by happen chance, we saved the best, or better, for last. Similar to Angie’s popcorn yesterday, Cobs delicious popcorn works very well with the salt and vinegar seasoning. The blank crunchy popcorn canvas effortlessly embraces the seasoning, and provides a more than acceptable backdrop for the flavors. Cobs seasoning has a really bright, flavor-packed punch of acidic vinegar to it. Very aromatic, filling both mouth and nasal cavities with that pungent vinegar zing. There is no denying that this popcorn is salt and vinegar flavored!
Cob’s 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 popcorn kernels pair really well with the salt and vinegar seasoning.
Overall, this is a really good popcorn, and we quite enjoy the combination of salt & vinegar with popcorn. It may never become as classic of a combination as cheese, or salt, or sugar, and popcorn, but we could see this new combo lasting for many years to come!!
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Popcorn provided by Cobs to Chip Review for review
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
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