Rating: ©©©©-1/2 chips (lip-smacking)
International Popcorn may be a catchy brand name suggesting a diverse, multi-cultural variety of flavors, but as unique and varied as International Popcorn’s flavor line-up has been (remember Everything Bagel?!), we wouldn’t necessarily say that the flavors we’ve tasted are “international” by any means….(although, there are a few more exotic flavors on their Flavors Around The World webpage).
Case in point – take their newest flavor – Jersey Dog. Can’t get much more national than that!! Our point is, we really love the spectrum of International Popcorn’s flavors thus far, but we’re hoping that they will branch out even further in the future to include more “international” flavors. Do we taste Argentine steak & chimichurri, or Brazilian fejoida, or Szechuan dan dan noodle flavors in our future?! We hope so!
As for the Jersey Dog popcorn itself, we are happy to report that we have yet another lip-smacking flavor from International Popcorn! Who knew that encased meats and popped corn went so well together?! Plain and simple, WOW – this popcorn tastes more like smoky, grilled, meaty wieners than any other hot dog flavored snack we have tried before! In fact, it is fair to say that this Jersey Dog popcorn is also our favorite hot dog flavored snack that we have ever tasted.
So, what sets this stuff apart from the rest? Well, we think that it really just boils (or grills) down to letting the smoky hot dog flavor shine. Not overwhelming the meaty presence with all of those other supporting condiment flavors like mustard (pretty sure we do taste a little), or relish (nope – nada), or pickles, and certainly not ketchup (not a drop, thank you!).
In the end, all we can say is that this is some delicious and savory hot dog flavored popcorn! It may not be international, but it most certainly doesn’t get much more inner-national than popcorn and hot dogs from Jersey!
As always, these are our thoughts. Agree or disagree, make sure to let us know.
Popcorn provided to Chip Review by International Popcorn for review
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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