The pros: Trader Joe’s Candy Corn Popcorn is a new seasonal item hitting shelves for this autumn season.
The cons: If you truly believe that candy corn is the most revolting Halloween candy, then you will find this revolting as well.
The verdict: I can’t think of a candy that evokes more of a strong reaction than Candy Corn. It’s a love it or hate it type of candy. I enjoy it in small doses, but don’t enjoy the waxy texture.
But if you hand me couple pieces, I won’t turn you down. But there are a number of people out there who will be more than happy to tell you much they despise this. You can read more of the love/hate/origins of candy corn here.
But since last year I tried the Pumpkin Spice Caramel corn, I figured this is something new to try while I anxiously await a giant pumpkin display pointing me to all the yummy seasonal offerings from now until New Years.
But in the meanwhile, this bag is not for everyone. Nope. Not a chance this will have universal appeal. Much like Trader Joe’s summer seasonal Popcorn in a Pickle, this is meant for a special person. If you truly feel that candy corn’s rightful place is in the trash can, then this product is not for you.
It tastes just like candy corn. And it makes sense. Candy corn is basically pure sugar. To throw that same flavored sugar (whatever random nondescript flavor candy corn happens to be), isn’t a stretch of the imagination.
The biggest difference here is that you’ll miss out on that not so pleasant waxy mouthfeel. Which in my book isn’t a bad thing at all. There is the classic color combination combination on top of mushroom shaped popcorn. It left me saying, “Wow. That really tastes like candy corn.”
For $1.99 you are getting the classic taste of the tricolored confection on popcorn. Just minus the waxy feel. By no means is this for everyone. But if you know you like the peculiar taste of candy corn, then feel free to add this to your list of seasonal treats.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The bag of Trader Joe’s Candy Corn Popcorn:
The nutritional information:
How Trader Joe’s describes these:
Out of the package you get:
Would I buy this again? This is a seasonal item that it fun to try once a year, but I don’t see myself buying this again.
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Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!9