When we bought the Mango Joe Joe's to review, the cashier told us that the popcorn was his favorite mango offering. Yesterday when I bought a bag of popcorn, a (different) cashier's eyes lit up when she saw the bag, "this is back in stock??!?!?" I have a feeling she bought a few bags on her lunch break. She also encouraged me to break open the bag for the ride home. I like enablers.
A 9.5 ounce bag of Trader Joe's Mango Coconut Caramel Corn costs $2.99.
A mom's (my) take: I'll be frank. I'm not a fan of caramel corn. Cracker Jacks are one treat that I will pass up every time. This caramel corn, though, this is awesome. It all starts with big, fluffy popcorn...it's so fluffy!!! The caramel coating provides a crisp, crackly crunch. Lightly sweetened, the caramel has subtle mango and coconut flavors. With coconut flakes listed as an ingredient, I thought these might be a mess...they're not. The flakes are incorporated into the caramel coating. It is COMPLETELY addicting. I think these would be a perfect bar snack at a tropical resort. Or, just in my backyard with one of these.
Overall rating: 5 of 5 stars
A teenager's (Jack's) take: I never would have expected mango and popcorn to be associated... well, Trader Joe's has done it again! I love this stuff - the mango leads off during the first few seconds of biting into a piece, followed by a fairly strong coconut flavor which goes nicely with the caramel corn base itself. My only wish is that the mango would be more evident and last a bit longer--but other than that, it's great!
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Trader Joe's Mango Coconut Caramel Corn: grab a bag while you can!
[note: We have no affiliation with Trader Joe's. I'm sure they have never read this blog and have no idea who we are. Hey, we like being incognito, although we never wear sunglasses indoors. ;)]
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