Rating: ©©©-3/4 chips (notable)
First things first – how eye-catching-ly, crazy, cool, and hilarious are these bags?? Now granted, Buck Wild sent us this popcorn to review, but we can only imagine that if we were walking our way down the best aisle in the grocery store, and spotted this bold black bag with a sunglasses wearing buck, we would feel obliged to take a closer look. Upon said closer look we would notice that this particular buck has the largest, or wildest, rack of antlers we have ever seen! Looks more like tree branches than it does like antlers. After a bit of a staring contest with the wild buck, we begin to feel a bit uncomfortable. What is this guy really thinking? Why exactly is he wearing those shades? Well, either way, the promise of flavored popcorn within would win us over and we would snag a bag to bring home and crunch on.
Chipotle and Cheddar may sound like, at the very least, a relatively original and wild flavor. However, a quick glance back through the records and we learned that we have tried a lot more Chipotle and Cheese flavored snacks than we had assumed. Which begs the question – when does a flavor go from being new, and wild, or unique, to no longer being foreign, and considered a staple in the flavor community? We’re not exactly sure if Chipotle and Cheese is quite there yet, but we would certainly include flavors such as Sriracha and Chile Limon/Lime.
Buck Wild’s Chipotle Cheddar Popcorn is thoroughly seasoned with a savory and zesty cheddar powder. It is certainly SALTY, and yet included a hint of sweetness! There is some heat that creeps in after a few handfuls, and it even lingers for a while. But, we do not taste any resemblance of chipotle chili flavor notes within this seasoning recipe. We enjoyed the flavorful mingling of some sort of spices, but how much, if any, actual chipotle was in there….we’re not sure because we tasted no smokey goodness.
The Buck Wild popcorn kernels we’re irregular with some big, and some little, some uniformly round, while others were oddly shaped. The kernels had a solid good body to them, with a toothsome bite, and yet they still provided a light and crispy freshness.
Although not the most accurately seasoned popcorn, we did find it notably tasty, and and easily eatable!
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Buck Wild Popcorn provided to Chip Review by Buck Wild for review
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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