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Snack Review: PopCorners Spicy Queso Popped Corn Snack

The Spicy Queso flavor is pretty good!

Back in April, I reviewed PopCorners Sea Salt Popped Corn Snack.  I gave them 3 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap Stars, stating it was too early to say they were a repeat buy, I wanted to check out the other flavors first.  The Sea Salt flavor is a bit bland.

So, in my continued pursuit of a healthier chip snack and as promised, today I'm reviewing PopCorners Spicy Queso flavor.

This is popped corn, shaped into a chip, and the spicy queso flavor is quite tasty.  You get a pleasant little spice kick, there's a good crunch factor, and the 'chips' hold up to salsa and dips well.  The Sea Salt flavor came off as a bit 'styrofoamy' in texture, these, do not.  I don't know if the recipe has been improved since the April sample, or perhaps the pleasant spicy queso flavor makes it easy to overlook any flaws in the texture.  

Good size chips, minimal breakage in the bag.

In a healthier chip snack comparison, this per-serving variety of PopCorners contains 20 grams of carbs, 0.5 grams of fat, 180 grams of sodium, 2 grams of protein, 130 calories, and NO artificial flavoring..  In contrast, a serving of Nacho Cheese Doritos contains 18 grams of carbs, 8 grams of fat, 210 grams of sodium, 2 grams of protein, and 150 calories along with that boatload of artificial flavors and coloring.

No chip snack is a nutritional-savvy thing to do, but PopCorners are never fried, contain less fat as a result, and can satisfy biting down on something crunchy.

Costing me $13.99 for a 30-count box of 1-ounce snack bags, I'm giving PopCorners Spicy Queso Popped Corn Snack 4 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap Stars.  The per-bag cost breaks down to just $0.47 each.  I like the Spicy Queso flavor, it's MUCH better than the Sea Salt variety (not as healthy though, but much tastier), and is worthy of a repeat buy.  I'm looking forward to trying the White Cheddar and Kettle Corn flavors also in the box.

PopCorners Variety Box
Available at Costco and other retailers

$pend Wisely My Friends...

~ Mike


Related: Snack Review: PopCorners Sea Salt Popped Corn Snack


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