Taste test: This bag contained lots of smallish kernels with a light orange color through, plus tiny spots of dark orange here and there.
We crunched in to find that the fire engine theme was right on, as there was an immediate kick of heat from the very first bite. The taste was a mix of cheese and hot spices, but there was enough of a heat that the hot spices easily dominated. The heat level was noticeably hotter than the Hot Curls from Engine 51.
The texture wasn't quite as impressive as the flavor, as the crispness was just middling, with somewhat mushy kernels here and there. But they sure did pack on the heat!
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Smell test: Regular orange cheese popcorn smell. Nice, but not really any heat.
From the package: “Get ready to feel the heat of Engine Co. 51. While others fight to extinguish the blaze, we crank it up a notch. Packed with the same intensity as those who rush into burning buildings, our Hot Cheese Popcorn is sure to spark a fire with smoke eaters everywhere. The smoldering starts with only the finest hybrid popcorn variety so that our corn pops up fluffy and tender every time. Then we get the fire going with our unique blend of tasty cheddar cheese and our top secret flammable seasoning to set your taste buds on fire.”
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Company: Barrel o' Fun Snack Food Co.
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