Disclaimer: Angie’s Boomchickapop samples were sent to me free of charge and I was not compensated for my review. All opinions are my own.
For as long as I can remember, I have loved popcorn. And I’m no popcorn snob either. I love it the movies, the homemade varieties, and of course- kettle corn! When popcorn was deemed a “health food” a couple of years ago, it absolutely blew up the market with pre-popped varieties lining several shelves in grocery stores.
I was so excited.
Popcorn that tastes delicious and doesn’t require any loud popping? How ideal for a college student!
One of the first varieties I came across at our University store was Angie’s Boomchickapop.
For the past couple of years, Boomchickapop has become a staple in my life, and is super popular amongst the students on Princeton’s campus.
When do I love to eat Boomchickapop?
- When my friends and I are headed back to our rooms after a fun Saturday night and are looking for something to munch on while we debrief, Boomchickapop’s lightly sweet flavour is always the first item on our list.
- When my team heads off on long bus trips, popcorn is always the first snack to be opened, and polished off before arrive at our destination. (That and chocolate covered pretzel thins!).
- When I’ve got the late-night midterm munchies, and want something light to snack on, Boomchickapop is my go-to buddy (besides coffee!).
It’s pretty safe to say I’ve had a pretty solid relationship with Boomchickapop over my college years. So when I received four big bags of “samples” to try out, I was jumping for joy. (Not actually jumping, but there was definitely an extra pep in my step as I toted my cardboard box back to my room).
Angie’s Boomchickapop sent me four bags to try:
- White cheddar popcorn
- White cheddar baked ancient grain puffs
- Sweet and salty baked ancient grain puffs
- Sweet barbecue baked ancient grain puffs
I was so tempted to tear open every bag to try each flavour, but I exercised some self-control (whaaat?!) and started with just one, the white cheddar popcorn.
It was delicious, and is currently rivalling Lightly Sweet for my all-time favourite Boomchickapop popcorn.
What are these “Puffs”?
Along with the popcorn, Angie’s Boomchickapop also sent me 3 bags of their newest line: “Boomchickapuffs”.
When I was younger, both the word “cheezies” also meant “cheese puffs”. I’ve never loved traditional cheezies, but have always had a bit of a soft spot in my heart for cheese puffs. They’re light, airy, and of course, cheesy- how could you not like them?!
Oh right, they’re basically made with chemicals.
I had no idea what the ancient grain puffs would be like, so I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered them to be like my beloved childhood cheese puffs, but with real ingredients!
My favourite flavour was the white cheddar flavour, followed by the sweet and salty as a close second. I’ve never been a huge barbecue fan, but even so, I actually quite liked it. However, since I’m partial to cheese, I’ve got to give it my blue ribbon. That being said, I would most definitely not turn down any Boomchickapuffs that happened to land in my hand/pocket/pantry :).
Well shoot. Now I’m hungry and am craving some Boomchickapop. Is it snack time yet?!
Have you ever tried Angie’s Boomchickapop or Boomchickapuffs?
Which flavour would you be most interested in trying?