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Taste: This bag was filled nearly to the top with fairly large kernels with an off-white color generally, plus some shiny spots here and there.
I crunched in to find a slightly mushy, occasionally crisp feel, with a sweetness/saltiness balance that varied from one kernel to the next. This was one of the rare bags of kettle corn that compared itself very explicitly to the stuff sold fresh at a farmer's market, but it didn't quite get into that range of texture or taste (and some other packaged ones have come far closer). The fresh stuff stands out most for the lightness and crispness of the sugary exterior, but this didn't duplicate that feel very well.
Aroma: Slightly burnt popcorn smell.
Manufacturer: Cost Plus, Inc.
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From the package: "A perfect combination of both sweet and salty popcorn made with the finest ingredients." ... "Ours tastes just as delicious as the kettlecorn from your local farmer's market!" ... "Made in USA from domestic and imported ingredients."
This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Cost Plus World Market. Review published .