Friday, June 30, 2017
Trader Joe's Caramel Ginger Popcorn
Those were the first words out of Sandy's mouth after her initial sampling of Trader Joe's Caramel Ginger Popcorn. And it is kinda the easy comparison - the known American classic that pretty much anyone has at least a vague idea of what it is. Cheap popcorn, heavily coated in corn syrupy caramel with surprisingly few peanuts and a dumb sticker that sticks less than all the kernels leftover in your teeth.
I mean, who really enjoys Cracker Jack?
All that being said, this Caramel Ginger Popcorn is pretty tasty. With a caveat or two, yes, but still....much better than Cracker Jack.
First off, it's pretty decent popcorn - surprisingly fresh tasting for a bagged product. And the coating of caramelized sugar, while a little uneven and thicker at times, is by-in-large thinner and adds a more-crispy-than-crunchy element. Most bites are more sugary than anything else, but not too over the top.
Sandy really enjoys it, more than I do. "If it only had cashews, it'd be perfect," she said. I agree that'd be a good little addition, even if it meant slightly sacrificing the $3 price point for the sack. I'd wish there'd be a way for more of the ginger to be evenly distributed so it wasn't feast or famine in that regard. Anyways, as it is, here's an above average score. Now if it only had a really bad baseball sticker in there too...
Bottom line: Trader Joe's Caramel Ginger Popcorn: 8 out of 10 Golden Spoons
This sounds fantastic to me! I'm a big fan of the kettle corn at TJs which has a similar thin crisp coating.ReplyDelete
To get more even ginger open the bag upside down- a trick i learned long ago for raisin bran.
Ttrockwood..very good tip!ReplyDelete
These aren't bad at all. My only wish is more of a ginger bunch. But nothing wrong with caramel corn. Yum.ReplyDelete