Rating: ©©©-1/4 chips (notable)
Huh…no brand name on the front of the bag?? Sort of weird. Back of the bag shows us that these are made by, or maybe made for, that big red bulls eye store. Well, we’re just going to go with that, and say that this is Target Popcorn – work for you? Works for us.
As for the flavor combination – Steak and Horseradish – well, that’s a new one! We have reviewed a handful of horseradish flavored chips (but they always are paired with cheddar, and never sprinkled onto popcorn mind you). And, of course we have tried many steak flavored chips. But the two together – that is a first!
The traditional flavor combination is a proven winner in the real, thick cut, charred and juicy steak world, but how does it translate into the snack, and in this case popcorn, world? Well, it does alright. The horseradish aspect is undeniably front and center. According to the ingredients list, the horseradish appears to be represented using mustard powder, which for all intensive purposes does the trick. As for the steak half of the equation, well there is a touch of smoke, and heavy splash of salt, with some onion and garlic thrown in to round things out, but as far as actually tasting any steak, or anything even representative of meat – not so much. Let’s put it this way, this popcorn will most certainly not be making Chip Review’s Top 5 Meat Flavored Chips of All-Time. Not to say that the seasoning is bad by any means, it just does not taste like Steak and Horseradish.
As for the popcorn, well it is fairly mediocre. Very light and airy, with a softer end of the spectrum crunch. Popcorn does not seem like the best vehicle for this seasoning, it has a tough time supporting the bold flavors.
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Popcorn discovered at, where else, Target; Hillside, Illinois
Chip Ratings Scale:
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©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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