Taste test: This popcorn had varying levels of brownish stuff on its surfaces, with some kernels almost entirely coated and others coated just minimally. Other than the Snacker Jacks name, the bag's marketing copy didn't set any expectations about what it was supposed to be, but we figured some sort of caramel corn, given the similarity of the name to Cracker Jacks (but without peanuts, since the ingredients didn't list any).
Beyond lacking peanuts, there was fairly unusual ingredient list for a caramel corn. Molasses — sure. Tahini — what??
I crunched in to find a mildly sweet taste that wasn't much like any other caramel corn we've tried, but it did taste good. The level of sweetness varied vastly from one kernel to the next, corresponding to the color level. Certainly an unusual take on sweetened popcorn.
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Smell test: Not the usual popcorn or caramel corn smell! A hint of molasses and something fruity.
From the package: “Ingredients: Non-GMO Popcorn, Natural Unsulphured Molasses, Tahini, Non-GMO Expeller Pressed Soybean Oil and Sea Salt.” ... “Caution: May contain unpopped pop corn kernels.” ... “Sesame Seeds have more Calcium than Milk.”
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Company: Little Lad's
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Bee's Knees, Allston. Review published .