Rating: ©©© chips (tolerable)
And you know what? The popcorn itself is actually cute and little. The bright white miniature kernels are probably one half the size of a traditional popcorn kernel.
But, really we don’t get it. Or, let’s just say we aren’t falling for the kernel’s cute little smile, and cute little kernels.
The mini popcorn just seems like one more gimmick to trick us into buying another new product on the market.
The popcorn itself is alright, but nothing special. Light and crispy kernels, with a hint of olive oil flavor, but definitely lacking in salt content. We would have really liked more seasoning.
Getting back to that “we don’t get it” mentioned above. Popcorn is already a snack where a handful of it can be picked up and tossed into your chomper. So, why would it be necessary, or for any reason practical, to make it any smaller? It is not as if you are taking kettle cooked potato chips, and making them miniature so we can cram an entire handful into our chip eaters, rather than grabbing one or a couple of chips and crunching them. In other words – we just don’t get it.
Popcorn discovered at Mariano’s; Westchester, Illinois
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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