BIJOU-REVIEW: Kernel Season’s – White Cheddar Crunchin’ Kernels

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Kernel Season's - White Cheddar 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!

Typically white cheddar cheese and popcorn is one of those flavor matches made in heaven.

Unfortunately, Kernel Season’s white cheddar seasoning is not the best cheese powder variation we have tasted.

To further complicate things, the cheddar seasoning does not jive right with the Crunchin’ Kernels.  What exactly doesn’t work, we can’t seem to pinpoint, but we just don’t love it.

These are our least favorite from Kernel Season’s flavor line-up.

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: 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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BIJOU-REVIEW: Kernel Season’s – Ranch Crunchin’ Kernels

Rating: ©©©©-1/4 chips  (lip-smacking)

Kernel Season's - Ranch 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.

Surprisingly, the super flavorful ranch seasoning pairs lip-smackingly well with the half-popped popcorn.

Creamy, herb-y, tangy, with a good bit of garlic, onion and other seasonings.  The Kernel’s ranch recipe hits all of the necessary flavor notes.

Really quite impressed.

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

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REVIEW: Kernel Season’s – Original Crunchin’ Kernels

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Kernel Season's - Original 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!

In other words, more of the same old delicious thing.  Really, there is not a single thing new that we can tell you about these Crunchin’ Kernels that we haven’t already told you in our reviews of their predecessors.  The crunchy corn hybrid snack rests somewhere between a light and fluffy, fully-popped kernel of popcorn, and an extra hard and crunchy corn kernel snack like Corn Nuts.

The Original flavor Crunchin’ Kernels deliver a ton of corn flavor.  Although the below words were written in regards to Pop’d Kerns’ Original flavor, the exact same can be said for Kernel Season’s as well.

In our opinion…..Original flavor are far and away the best example of their crunchy snack.  No seasoning to cover up the naturally delicious corn essence.  Just an ample dusting of good old salt, that perfectly compliments the corn.  Less is more in this case.

So, for those of you looking for a corn snack with a little more crunchy body than popcorn, but won’t necessarily chip a tooth; and you don’t mind if it feels a little bit like you are eating some cattle feed, then Kernel Season’s Crunchin’ Kernels may be the crunchy corn snack for you!

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

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REVIEW: Pop’d Kerns – Original

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Pop'd Kerns - Original“The Perfect Crunch” 

“A corn crunch like no other!”

“Not your grandpappy’s same old crunchy corn snack!”

Alright, you caught us, that last one may not necessarily have come from the packaging, but that doesn’t make it any less true!  Pop’d Kerns, formerly Gladcorn, wants us all to know that their product is not only different than other corn snacks out there on the market, but actually has “the perfect crunch”.  In a snack-y world filled with plenty of crunchy snacks (we’ve tried a few), the proclamation that your snack exudes “the perfect crunch” is a lofty one!

So, do Pop’d Kerns really have the perfect crunch?  To each their own!  Pop’d Kerns are a crunchy corn hybrid snack resting somewhere between a fluffy, fully-popped kernel of popcorn, and an extra hard and crunchy corn kernel snack (think Corn Nuts).  The best way we can describe Pop’d Kerns are full bodied, yet delicately crunchy, and toothsome.

Pop’d Kerns embody corn essence, and exude corn flavor, and even life the corn life, and practice the corn ways, as much as any other corn snack out there.  They evoke the sheer rustic corn aspect of great, freshly cooked corn tortillas, only packed up into tiny crunchy popped kernels.

In our opinion, Pop’d Kerns’ Original flavor are far and away the best example of their crunchy snack.  No seasoning to cover up the naturally delicious corn essence.  Just an ample dusting of good old salt, that perfectly compliments the corn.  Less is more in this case.  In fact, we found plenty of ways to work the versatile Kerns into other snacks and dishes.  They were a salty and crunchy addition to our trail mix.  They fit perfectly in with a meat and cheese platter.  And, most impressively they were our secret, crunchy, weapon, that complimented our dish of fresh and tangy ceviche!

So, for those of you looking for a corn snack with a little more crunchy body than popcorn, but won’t chip a tooth, and you don’t mind if it feels a little bit like you are eating some cattle feed, then Pop’d Kerns certainly may be the crunchy corn snack for you!

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

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REVIEW: Pop’d Kerns – Barbeque

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“The Perfect Crunch” 

“A corn crunch like no other!”

“Not your grandpappy’s same old crunchy corn snack!”

Alright, you caught us, that last one was of our own creation; but you get the picture.  Pop’d Kerns, formerly Gladcorn, wants us all to know that their product is not only different than other corn snacks on the market, but actually has “the perfect crunch”.  A crunchy corn hybrid snack resting somewhere between a fluffy, fully-popped kernel of popcorn, and an extra tough and crunchy corn kernel snack, like Corn Nuts.  The best way that we can describe Pop’d Kerns’ full bodied texture would be delicately crunchy, and toothsome.

Pop’d Kerns embody corn essence, and exude corn flavor, as much as any other corn snack out there.  They evoke the sheer rustic corn aspect of great, ground corn tortillas, only packed up into tiny crunchy popped kernels.  The Kerns are aptly coated with a textbook version of barbeque seasoning.  A tangy, sweet, smoky and slightly spicy combination of flavors that compliments the corn more than it covers it up.

So, for those of you looking for a corn snack with a little more crunchy body than popcorn, but that won’t chip a tooth, than Pop’d Kerns may just be the snack for you!

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

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