BIJOU-REVIEW: Kernel Season’s – Kettle Corn Crunchin’ Kernels

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Kernel Season's - Kettle Corn Crunchin' KernelsFirst, there was Gladcorn.  The original corn trail blazer!

Next, came Pop’d Kerns with “a corn crunch like no other!”

Heck, even Trader Joe’s tried their hand at a couple of ‘Partially Popped Popcorns’.

And now, Kernel Season’s Crunchin’ Kernels are joining the “half-popped popcorn” club!

For more on Kernel Season’s Crunchin’ Kernels see our review for their Original Corn Flavor.

Usually we are a sucker for any type of sweet & salty Kettle Corn product, but for one reason or another Kernel Season’s offering does not really suit our fancy.

Both the sweet & salty are there, but when combined with the half-popped kernels, there are just no fireworks.

Maybe it has to do with the fact that with this flavor, more than any of Kernel Season’s others, the half-popped kernels far more broken down into tiny kernel bits.  In other words, a LOT more of those pesky – stuck in your gums – kernels.

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

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RATING: Coney Island Classics – Butter Me Up Bliss Kettle Corn With Himalayan Pink Salt

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Coney Island - Butter Popcorn

Popcorn discovered at Marshalls; Lombard, Illinois

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REVIEW: Alaska Chip Company – Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn

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Alaska Chip Co - Kettle CornDo you like kettle corn?  Well, we here at Chip Review sort of love it.  And by sort of, we actually mean we really love it!  If we had to choose only one style/flavor of popcorn to eat for the rest of our lives kettle corn would be on that short list of contenders we had to choose from!

Just a little while ago we praised the quality of Alaska Chip Company’s Theatre Style Buttered Popcorn, and we are very pleased to say that their Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn is just as lip-smackingly fantastic!  Seriously, just like with their theater popcorn this stuff tastes like the real deal that you would find under a tent at an art fair.  It transported us to a sunny day, in the middle of summer, as we peruse through the vendor stalls filled with art that we could never afford!  BUT AT LEAST WE HAD OUR KETTLE CORN!

Plain and simple, Alaska Chip Company found that perfect balance between salt and sugar, applied it thoroughly, but sparingly to each popcorn kernel.  The sweet and salty combination really tickles the taste buds.  And, somehow, someway, the kettle corn tasted just as fresh as the real deal.   We could not stop eating it.  We did not stop eating it.  We do not have any more.

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

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BIJOU-REVIEW: Ziggy’s Kettle Corn – Kickin’ Buffalo Wing with Himalayan Pink Salt

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Ziggys - Kickin Buffalo WingOver two years ago we tasted Ziggy’s Kettle Corn for the first time here at Chip Review.  To call the experience deliciously amazing would be an understatement.  While Ziggy’s Buttery Bliss Kettle Corn was a lip-smacking rendition of the classic combination, it was Ziggy’s two other flavors (Sweet & Salty and Happenin’ Jalapeno) that really knocked our socks off!  In fact, just this past year we finally put together our Top 5 Popcorn list, and of course Ziggy made the cut!

And just recently, Ziggy released 4 all-new flavors!!

This is some tasty delicious popcorn!

The sweet and salty kettle corn interplay still remains the most pronounced aspect of this popcorn, but there is most definitely an underlying buffalo wing-ish essence to the whole combo.

The seasoning doesn’t necessarily taste extremely like real buffalo wing flavors.  We really didn’t get any of that aromatically pungent buffalo wing vinegar nasal burn.  Ziggy’s Buffalo seasoning relies more on the acidic-sour touch, which seemed to work because we couldn’t stop eating this stuff!

Great combination of tangy, sweet, salty, zippy, spicy, zingy, sour-y, and did we mention spicy-spicy-spicy?!?  Seriously, lots of heat – WHOA!!  The Cayenne took a little bit of time, maybe 30-45 seconds, to resonate and get going but then BAM! POW! Wowsers!!

Kickin’ Buffalo Wing is probably our most favorite flavor combination of Ziggy’s after his fantastic Happenin’ Jalapeno, which in our books most likely cannot be topped. We love the fresh vegetal jalapeno chile heat, mingling with the sweet & salty – delicious!

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

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RATING: Cobs – Lightly Salted, Slightly Sweet

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Cob's - Slightly Sweet Slightly Salty

We really would have appreciated a heavier hand with the salt.  Still the same great Cobs popcorn, but all we could really taste was the sweet.

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