Rating: ©©©-3/4 chips (notagle)
OK, before we go any further, we would like to preface this Bijou-Review with the following statement: Coney Island Classics Jalapeño Poppers Kettle Corn with Himalayan Pink Salt is some really delicious popcorn. Certainly better than the 3-chip notable rating that we have decided to give it, but despite that being said….
We smell something fishy here…. or, is it more like, we taste something extremely familiar here! We have our suspicions, and we have our theory, but let’s just present all of the facts first:
- Jalapeño flavored kettle corn
- Himalayan Pink Sea Salt
- Non-GMO Corn
- Surrounding NYC area
- Lastly, this Coney Islands Classic has an eerily similar style, pop, shape, and flavor to….
Some of our favorite popcorn of all-time – Ziggy’s Kettle Corn – Happenin’ Jalapeño with Himalayan Pink Salt.
Now, we could be totally wrong here, but we just have this sneaking feeling that Ziggy’s recipe has been copied, or Ziggy’s may very well be making this popcorn for Coney Island Classics!! Could this be the case? And, is there anything actually wrong with this? Well, the easy answer is no, not really. But, deep down there’s just something that rubs us the wrong way when we think about it. We only want Ziggy’s to sell Ziggy’s! Just like we don’t want to order McNuggets from Burger King, and we don’t want our Toyota to have a Ferrari engine underneath its hood (wait, that example doesn’t work – we do want that!).
Coney Island Classics’ kettle corn is delicious. If you want to actually read a review of what it tastes like, see our review of Ziggy’s Happenin’ Jalapeño. But know this, it is not Ziggy’s, no matter how you crunch it!
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Popcorn discovered at Marshalls; Yorktown Shopping Center, Illinois
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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