BIJOU-REVIEW: Van Holten’s – Bacon Cheddar Popcorn

Rating: ©©©-3/4 chips  (notable)

Van Holten's - Bacon Cheddar PopcornWhat do you get when a company that apparently specializes in, or focuses on, pickles decides to try their hand at some bacon cheddar flavored popcorn?  Well, some surprisingly decent tasting popcorn!  Especially when compared to either of the last two bacon cheddar flavored popcorn varieties that we reviewed – Old Dutch – Cheddar Bacon Popcorn and Trader Joe’s – Baconesque White Cheddar Popcorn.

Van Holten’s popcorn encompassed what can only be described as a surprisingly “real” bacon essence.  More than just a singular smokey layer, the seasoning delivered a rich, fatty, almost meaty pork presence.

Plenty of creamy cheddar cheese powder amply covered VH’s full, fluffy popcorn kernels.  We wish that the cheese carried more of a cheddar funk flavor, and was saltier, but we had to settle with smooth and creamy.

Lastly, can we just point out how happy Mr. Bacon Man is holding that large, white, fluffy popcorn kernel.  He wouldn’t be so happy if he knew what we would do with him if we met him!!  Mmmmmm bacon!!

Popcorn discovered at Thornton’s Gas; Westmont, Illinois

Van Holten’s Official Website

Chip Ratings Scale:

(1/4 increments)

© – return to sender

©© – tolerable

©©© – notable

©©©© – lip-smacking

©©©©© – “A” list

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