BIJOU-REVIEW: Chicago Gold Popcorn – Firehouse Cheddar Popcorn

Rating: ©©©-1/4 chips  (lip-smacking)

Chicago Gold Popcorn - Firehouse CheddarChicago Gold Popcorn?  So… the popcorn gold in color?  Dusted with gold powder?  Or, is this company just calling themselves the Chicago ‘gold standard‘ of popcorn?  We’re guessing that it has to be the latter of the three because this popcorn is not gold in color in the slightest; it is as bright red as an entire bowl of maraschino cherries against a white backdrop.  #firehouseelectricred

Being that we are located in Chicago, we really, really hoped to love this popcorn, unfortunately, while there are certain aspects of it that we did enjoy, there were also those that we did not.

This crisp, light, butterfly style popcorn has a terrifically rich mouth texture.  The cheddar cheese seasoning is smooth and creamy and downright fantastic.

The popcorn also delivers just enough of a spicy tickle to really agitate the throat.  Lets call it a good burn.  Probably not quite worthy of an electric red ‘Firehouse’ description.

On the not so bright side of things, this popcorn may have a great creamy, cheddar cheese coating, but that coating has no flavor AT ALL.  Sorry, but this stuff needs a heavy hand of salt!

First rule of snack club is that you never forget the salt.  Second rule of snack club is that you NEVER, EVER, FORGET THE SALT!!!

As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think.  Agree or disagree, let us know.

Popcorn discovered at BP Gas Station; Westchester, Illinois

Chicago Gold Popcorn Official Website

Chip Ratings Scale:

(1/4 increments)

©© tolerable

©©© – notable

©©©© – lip-smacking

©©©©©“A” list


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