Sweet on Trader Joe's Sunday: Caramel Ginger Popcorn

This week, Jack and I are reviewing Trader Joe's Caramel Ginger Popcorn. I picked this bag up for a few reasons: 1. I hadn't seen it before. 2. The bag is pink. 3. I'm a sucker for crystallized ginger. (Case in point: Chocolate Ginger Cookies, Ginger Carrot Bread, and Ginger Ale Bundt Cake.)

Trader Joe's review: Caramel Ginger Popcorn

The popcorn was in a little display of its own, near the wine. I can't remember how much the bag cost...and I misplaced my receipt. I'm sorry. It wasn't too pricey.

Trader Joe's review: Caramel Ginger Popcorn

A mom's (my) take: Here's what I love about it...I love the puffy popcorn pieces. They're big and fluffy. I also love that the caramel is light and that along with sweetness, it adds just a bit of crispiness to the popcorn. What I didn't love was the ginger. Actually, I didn't come across much ginger, but when I did, the flavor didn't seem to go with the caramel popcorn. I'll keep hoping this crystallized ginger flavor is a trend at TJ's, though.
Overall rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

A teenager's (Jack's) take: I normally love flavored popcorn, but this specimen was a little underwhelming. The caramel flavor is noticeable, but definitely not as much as it should be. Likewise, the ginger takes a long time to be tasted, and even then, you'd have to work a bit to figure out that it was ginger (if you hadn't read the package). Sure, the consistency and aftertaste are great, but the flavor itself is just not strong enough.
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Trader Joe's review: Caramel Ginger Popcorn

Trader Joe's Caramel Ginger Popcorn: a definite meh. 

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  1. Their ginger beer might be a big help as a pairing. Its wonderful!

  2. not sure I would have picked this up - this flavor combo just doesn't do anything for me...thanks for the honest reviews

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  4. Wow, this is my favorite of all pop corns I've had, even better than popcorn cooked in coconut oil. If you don't like ginger, like my wife, you won't like it. I personally rate this a 10 out of 10. It's better than any other ginger type products I've eaten.


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