This sounds like a strange flavor combination, but it works. The caramel popcorn is delicious - Smartfood nails it. The cheddar popcorn, however, leaves a bit to be desired. I think this popcorn would be way better if they mixed their fantastic white cheddar popcorn (far superior to this orange cheddar stuff) with the caramel popcorn. The weakness of the cheddar flavor (somewhat lacking in coating, could use more - and far more artificial tasting than the white cheddar stuff) made me deduct one star.
Overall, I would recommend this. It is a tasty and satisfying snack - but make sure to watch your serving size! There is nothing smart about the caloric punch of this popcorn! I have tried several other brands of Chicago mix popcorn and this one falls somewhere in the middle for taste - but it is the most cost effective version I have found. I usually pick mine up at Shoppers Drug Mart.
This is one of my go-to snacks. It is cheap, and tastes great. Despite it's name, it's not particularly good for you. This is a great substitute for microwave popcorn.
It only makes sense that the company that brought us the best popcorn snack out there (white cheddar Smartfood) would branch into offering what is commonly referred to as Chicago Mix. The blend of cheddar and caramel make a great and unexpected flavour combination that delights and satisfies any craving. I unfortunately did find that the cheese tasted very processed (duh I know it is processed but not all brands have the same powdered cheese flavour).
Overall the Chicago Mix that Costco sells is a superior product and ideal if you are having a large party or feeding a family of 10. Smartfood, I appreciate the effort but don't mess with a good thing, stick to the excellent white cheddar goodness you excel at.
Smartpop pop mix cheddar and caramel;
didn't know what to expect from such two distinct flavours to be mixed into one!!!!!
but it works!
carmal was sweet
cheddar was stronger
together it balanced out
taste buds were great in the mouth made it interetsing
whether you crave sweet or cheesy, both combined is a good balance
Cant. stop. eating. I love caramel popcorn. And I like the cheddar popcorn too. they go together so well
Not for me. I did not dig this paticular mix of cheddar and caramel.
My boyfriend came home raving about this "Chicago style" smartpop he found at Co-op so when we went to the convenient store he insisted we buy some so I could try it. The bag has caramel popcorn kernels mixed with yellow cheddar popcorn kernels to give you the sweet & salty combination that is so often craved, however I can't get past the flavour combination.
I'm a huge cheese fanatic, and enjoy Carmel popcorn, but the 2 were not meant to collide. After deciding that I didn't like the mix, I thought maybe if I try the kernels separately- it's easy enough to see which is which. That wasn't any better though, the flavours had been mingling in the bag for so long that the cheddar kernel had a weird almost burnt sugar taste, and the caramel tasted like sweat socks. I think this is one of my boyfriend's snack foods that is safe from me.
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