Product: Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop Holidrizzle Pumpkin Spice Kettle Corn – $4.99+
Thanks to my dear friend, Jenn, I was able to get my hands on a bag of the latest Holidrizzle flavor from Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop Kettle Corn line. Because, I never did get my hands on a bag around here. I just couldn’t find it.
So, up until then, I figured the Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop Holidrizzle Pumpkin Spice Kettle Corn was simply a rumor. But, I have friends who are beyond aware of my obsession with pumpkin…EVERYTHING (save pumpkin pie…gross!).
Yep. I’m one of those pumpkin freaks. But…even more important, I am a popcorn freak. It is, by far, my favorite snack. EVER! I love popcorn and could eat it every day. And when Angie’s came along with their extensive lineup of Boom Chicka Pop popcorn flavors…life got a little sweeter for sure. And then…one winter season around Christmas…the first of the Holidrizzle bags arrived. And I was hooked for life. The original two flavors: Dark Chocolatier Sea Salt and White Chocolatier Peppermint – and, trust me, they were beyond addictive. I could eat an entire bag if I didn’t dole out serving sizes to nosh on. They are that amazing.
So, when summer faded into fall and the first of the Pumpkin Spice treats began emerging (I think everyone waits on Starbucks and the latte). And I had heard of this new Holidrizzle flavor from Angie’s. But, all I could find out here was the Candy Corn flavor. I don’t like candy corn, so I wasn’t interested. I was, however, beyond interested in the Pumpkin Spice variety.
And Jenn picked me up a bag. And last night…after my delicious dinner…it was dessert.
Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop began in a garage in Minnesota where Dan and Angie Bastian wanted to do something fun with their kids, while showing them the value of hard work. And, from that decision, their amazing kettle corn recipe emerged into a business, with product being sold at local events. Soon, even the NFL team, the Minnesota Vikings, took notice. The rest was history. The Boom Chicka Pop kettle corn recipes are all non-GMO and certified gluten-free. Every product. All of them. Every variety is a better-for-you snack with simple ingredients, calorie transparency, and great taste. It pairs well with EVERYTHING and ANYTHING. Trust me. I ate mine after eating Chinese food. HA! It doesn’t get much better than small-batch popcorn being made with simple ingredients and wowing even the casual popcorn lover with flavor and taste.
So…the Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop Holidrizzle Pumpkin Spice Kettle Corn was ripped into last night. I breathed it in. And it smelled…like buttery popcorn. Huh. Interesting. I dished out a serving in a really awesome skull and crossbones bowl and served it up to my roommate. From the initial handful, I noticed that the popcorn pieces were dusted (some more heavily than others) with different seasonings. I didn’t see a drizzle anywhere. But when I went to dish up mine…my fingers round the melty bit of white chocolate on one of the pieces. There was my delicious, sweet, and addicting drizzle. I was trying to figure out how it could be a Holidrizzle without a drizzle…so, thankfully, the drizzle was there. Panic averted. I asked Cathy what she thought of it and she said, “It tastes like cinnamon…I don’t really get pumpkin.”
And…she’s right. So, if you’re “not a fan of pumpkin” then you will actually like this. Because when I tested it, I got the warm fall spices (cinnamon, nutmeg…and then the sweetness from the very light drizzle that some of the pieces were treated to. It was definitely delicious. And I would certainly eat and eat and eat these quite happily…but if you are one who wants that powerful pumpkin flavor, this is not the mix for you. Not at all. But, if you like a pumpkin spice latte…that’s what this is. That’s the flavor. Delicate spices…but not really pumpkin. Just…pumpkin-y…without any real…pumpkin. It’s a gentle, generous flavor and it blended so well with the sweet and salty nature of the kettle corn. Beyond addictive for sure.
Let’s look at ingredients, shall we? Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop Holidrizzle Pumpkin Spice Kettle Corn is made with cane sugar, popcorn, sunflower oil, palm and palm kernel oil, whey powder, nonfat milk powder, spices, sea salt, natural flavors, and soy lecithin (emulsifier). This popcorn is certified gluten free. And certified tasty.
As for nutritional information, Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop Holidrizzle Popcorn is not bad…or a drizzled treat. A serving of this popcorn is 1-1/2 cups (28 grams). There are about 4.5 servings per bag. In this serving, you will be consuming 140 calories, 8 grams fat, 3 grams saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 80 mg sodium, 18 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber, 11 grams sugars, and 1 gram protein. Not a filling treat, but then again, it doesn’t need to be. Careful though…it’s addictive.
While I think a part of me expected a little more of that BOOM…PUMPKIN flavor in Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop Holidrizzle Pumpkin Spice Kettle Corn, it doesn’t deminish the fact that this popcorn is awesome. It’s light, salty, sweet, and tastes like fall. If you are a snob about your pumpkin flavor, this may not be the product for you. But, if you love something that screams pumpkin spice flavors…with a little drizzle of sweet heaven…then I encourage you to purchase a bag of this popcorn and eat it at your own risk. Trust me, it won’t last long.