Rating: ©©©©-1/4 chips (lip-smacking)
Okay, we are nearly certain that 2015 is in fact, the year of the kernel! The Big Popowski! We wouldn’t be at all surprised if we looked back through all of our reviews and ratings from this year so far, and ended up finding that we had tasted more new popcorn than chips! Wait, let’s just do that…
Cob’s Sour Cream & Chives Popcorn is our 26th new popcorn of 2015! And while that may not be quite as many as new chips we have tried this year, it is still a more than worthy number! Like we’ve joked many times before, maybe we should just change our name to Popcorn Review?! Or, at the very least dedicate another site to strictly reviewing the amazing popped kernels….(maybe we’re onto something here)!
We’ve mentioned this before, but we should probably point it out again. After discovering Cobs Cheddar Cheese Popcorn last year at….where else, World Market….we were so impressed with the delicious Down Under delicacy 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! Luckily for us, Cobs awesome Aussie popcorn company thought that it would be a good idea for Chip Review to taste and critique some other flavors of their popcorn, and we couldn’t agree more!!
Sour cream and onion is what we like to consider the most classic of potato chip flavors. For many of us here at Chip Review it was the first flavored chip that we ever tried, and will forever hold a special little spot in our hearts. That being said, we can’t really say that we have ever tried this timeless flavor combo on popcorn before. Well, there is a first time for everything!! And low and behold, the combination works. Really well!!
Cobs unique sour cream and chive recipe hits all of the necessary flavor notes – creamy, tangy, salty! The onion presence is sweet and pungent, without being too pronounced. The cool, sour cream is really enhanced with a good touch of tangy cheese. All of the flavors work harmoniously, and surprisingly enough, do not overwhelm Cobs delicious popcorn one little bit! Because like we’ve told you before the true star of this show – are the delectably tasty, all-natural popcorn kernels!!
Cobs all natural popcorn is on the smaller end of the spectrum, with a deliciously simple, sort of burnt-nutty essence to it. It actually reminds us of the popcorn that dad used to make at the hunting shack on top of the stove, the old school way!
We can only hope that one day we find Cobs readily available on our U.S. shelves!
As always, these are our thoughts. Agree or disagree, make sure to let us know.
Popcorn provided to Chip Review by Cobs for review
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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