REVIEW: SexyPop Popcorn – Pineapple Habanero

Rating: ©-3/4 chips  (return to sender)

SexyPop - Pineapple HabaneroWe’ve reviewed a handful of SexyPop flavors over the past couple of years, and we still do not know what exactly SexyPop is going for with their name? Is popcorn inherently sexy in and of itself?  No.  Does anyone out there really think popcorn is sexy??  We don’t think so.  Secondly, and we have actually never commented on this before, but what is up with the spiral symbol on the bag…?  Is it just there for decoration, or does it have a deeper meaning?  Does SexyPop want us to get in touch with our inner selves?  Who knows?!?  We certainly do not know the answers to these questions, and regardless of whether or not we did, in our opinion both topics simply distract away from the popcorn itself!  And shouldn’t it be about the popcorn?!

The more we pay attention to it, the more we realize that the habanero chile is a very versatile pepper.  It can be paired with so many different ingredients.  More often than not it would be fruits such as mango, peach, and lime, but this list also includes everything from bacon to cucumber to parmesan! To top it all off, it seems like more often than not the combinations are very delicious!  Which might explain why the habanero is our most favorite chile pepper of all time!!  Which may also explain why we were so disappointed with this popcorn from SexyPop!!

First of all, SexyPop uses butterfly style popcorn.  Light, fresh and crispy kernels that we found to be dry and practically devoid of any richness.  The popcorn does deliver a good level sweetness, but we can’t necessarily say that we taste any of those tart, tropical, pineapple notes.  To make matters worse, we do not taste any salt anywhere, which is most definitely needed to help counter some of the sweetness.  To top it all off, and what is probably the most disappointing was that we do not taste any hananero chile at all!  None!  Nada!  Plus, we certainly do not get very much, if any, of the legendarily, powerful habanero heat!  Only after we had consumed many handfuls did the backs of our throats feel a little tickle!

In the end, we were just so disappointed with SexyPop’s Pineapple Habanero Popcorn.  We have enjoyed so many great habanero snacks that we can very easily recognize one that does not make the cut!  We admit, we had high expectations for this popcorn because we love us some habanero anything, so we think our assessment is fair, but like anything others may disagree.  Let us know what you think?

As always, these are our thoughts. Agree or disagree, make sure to let us know.

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REVIEW: SexyPop Popcorn – Brazilian Coconut

Rating: ©©© chips  (notable)

Sexy Pop - CoconutWe’re eating SexyPop, Yeah!

You other snackers know where it’s at, Yeah!

OK, that’s enough of that, Yeah!!

We know we’ve already used the above joke, but it is too good to pass on (seriously, who names their popcorn SexyPop?!?)

Apparently, that someone is Robert Ehrlich, creator of SexyPop, and of the wildly popular and iconic Pirate’s Booty and Veggie Booty.  We guess we shouldn’t be surprised from someone who named their original snacks after a pirate’s butt!?

Still, the name of course begs the question, what exactly is SexyPop going for with their name? Is their popcorn somehow sexy in and of itself?  Does anyone out there think popcorn is actually sexy??  At least with this flavor, we see the correlation with the cheeky Brazilian Coconut named flavor!  If anyone out there has any opinions or thoughts on this, please share below.

SexyPop’s Brazilian Coconut Popcorn is notable, and certainly something we would not mind munching on again, if it were sitting out at a party where there was nothing else being offered.  In other words, we wouldn’t ever search this popcorn out again.  The coconut flavored / coconut oil popcorn seems to be a bit of a trend going on right now, and our personal favorite is still Lesser Evil’s Buddha Bowl.  Similar to Lesser Evil, SexyPop’s popcorn exhibited that unmistakeable sweet, coconut flavor.  We would have appreciated a lot more salt to offset the flavor.  In the end, the popcorn felt a little one note.  SexyPop’s butterfly style popcorn (as it is apparently called) is a lighter popcorn version than some of the other styles we have reviewed (what those are technically called, we have no clue…maybe some other insect?).  Even though the popcorn was fresh and crispy, it really could have used a lot more salt, and a good splash of some butter or fat or something!

Was it sexy?  No, not in any way that we can think of.

As always, these are our thoughts. Agree or disagree, make sure to let us know.

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Popcorn – Tell us what you think

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Chip Review’s Top 5 Popcorns:

tie 1. Ziggy’s – Kettle Corn (Sweet & Salty / Happenin’ Jalapeño)

tie 1. Greg “B.A.” Anders Fire Corn – Real Jalapeño / Real White Cheddar Jalapeño Popcorn

3. Palo Popcorn – White Cheddar Cheese

4. Jenny’s Old Fashioned – Hot Cheese Popcorn

5. Cobs – Cheddar Cheese Popcorn

REVIEW: SexyPop Popcorn – Black Pepper

Rating: ©©-3/4 chips  (tolerable)

Sexy Pop Popcorn - Black PepperWe’re eating SexyPop, Yeah!

You other snackers know where it’s at, Yeah!

OK, that’s enough of that, Yeah!!

Apparently, SexyPop was created by Robert Ehrlich, the founder and creator of the wildly popular and iconic Pirate’s Booty and Veggie Booty.  You know the fun snacks that grace the healthy snack section of every grocery store everywhere!  And we must assume along with plenty of school kids’ lunchboxes!

What exactly is SexyPop going for with their name? Is popcorn sexy in and of itself?  Does anyone out there think popcorn is sexy??  We get the theme with the flavor names like Bangin’ Cheddar and Brazilian Coconut, but we just don’t get the angle of the brand as a whole.  Seriously, anyone out there understand this?  Please shed some light if you do.

While we already called SexyPop’s white cheddar popcorn not too shabby, we really can’t say the same for the black pepper flavor.  In other words, it is shabby.  The popcorn was dry and practically devoid of flavor.  The black pepper was very difficult to detect, but so was the salt as well.  The butterfly style popcorn (as it is apparently called) is a lighter version than some of the other styles we have reviewed (what those are technically called, we have no clue).  Even though the popcorn was fresh and crispy, it really needed some type of rich flavor, or at the very least some of that promised black pepper seasoning.

Black Pepper SexyPop Popcorn.  Was it sexy?  No, not in any way that we can think of.

As always, these are our thoughts. Agree or disagree, make sure to let us know.

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REVIEW: SexyPop Popcorn – Bangin’ Cheddar

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Sexy Pop Popcorn - Bangin' CheddarWe’re eating SexyPop, Yeah!

You other snackers know where it’s at, Yeah!

OK, that’s enough of that, Yeah!!

Apparently, SexyPop was created by Robert Ehrlich, the founder and creator of the wildly popular and iconic Pirate’s Booty and Veggie Booty.  You know the fun snacks that grace the healthy snack section of every grocery store everywhere!  And we must assume along with plenty of school kids’ lunchboxes!

What exactly is SexyPop going for with their name? Is popcorn sexy in and of itself?  Does anyone out there think popcorn is sexy??  We get the theme with the flavor names like Bangin’ Cheddar and Brazilian Coconut, but we just don’t get the angle of the brand as a whole.  Seriously, anyone out there understand this?  Please shed some light if you do.

That being said, the white cheddar popcorn is not too shabby.  Definitely not the best, but certainly not among the worst cheddar popcorn we have tried.  The butterfly style popcorn (as it is apparently called) is a lighter version than some of the other styles we have reviewed (what those are technically called, we have no clue).  The popcorn was fresh and crispy, with a decent dusting of fairly salty, slightly funky, and adequately rich white cheddar cheese powder coating each kernel.  The white powder on the white popcorn resulted in a very white bag of popcorn.

So, there you have it, Bangin’ Cheddar SexyPop Popcorn.  Was it sexy?  No, not in any way that we can think of.  Was it tasty?  Yes, maybe they should have called it TastyPop instead!

As always, these are our thoughts. Agree or disagree, make sure to let us know.

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