Rating: ©©-3/4 chips (tolerable)
All of the “Yee-Haa!” None of the “Uh-Oh.”
Who says you have to pack on the fat to enjoy the lip-smacking zing of spicy buffalo wings?
Well, good question, but after tasting this popcorn we actually say that the fat should be packed on to enjoy the lip-smacking zing of spicy buffalo wings! This popcorn sounded like it had real promise to us, zesty buffalo sauce mixed with tangy bleu cheese somehow low in fat and calories, but in the end we were a bit let down with the execution and flavor.
First, the positives. The seasoning has a pretty good bleu cheese funk to it. Aromatic, a little bitter, and slightly salty, and really does taste a bit like bleu cheese. The buffalo wing seasoning does have some of that classic cayenne heat to it, but not a whole lot. The popcorn itself is light and airy and crispy and very easy to crunch down. But that’s about all the good things we can say about this Half Naked Popcorn.
Probably our most favorite part of any good buffalo wing sauce or seasoning is the over-the-top, aromatically pungent, vinegar tanginess! Buffalo seasoning is never, ever subtle, nor should it be. Unfortunately, this popcorn has cracked the recipe code and is exactly that! None of the required vinegar nasal burn! Seriously, none. To top it off, the popcorn has no richness to it. No fatty depth. Which is of course sort of what Good Health Natural Foods is going for; but they should know that if the popcorn isn’t going to provide any fatty, delicious, comfort, than it needs to make up for it with some potent seasoning!!
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Discovered at Marianos; Westchester, Illinois
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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