You know how on Black Friday, there’s a stampede of people fighting to get inside and claim their victory by like saving $10? Yeah well that’s how I felt when I finally found a box of this Pop Secret Pumpkin Spice Popcorn. I couldn’t find it for the life of me, but when I did, I ran up and snatched a box (and pushed a few kids out of the way). By the way…what’s the fucking secret Pop Secret doesn’t want to get out? Click here and you’ll find out.
I got myself a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks and prepared myself a bag of this popcorn. It doesn’t matter that I am not a 20 year old white girl, it’s just the way of life. Pumpkin spice for life. As the popcorn popped, I smelled popcorn. Good sign. No scent of pumpkin spice seasoning…whatever though — as long as it tastes like pumpkin spice, right?
As I waited for the bag to be done, I read the list of ingredients. There’s absolutely nothing that points to a pumpkin spice flavor. I kinda got stressed and worried that Pop Secret is scamming us here thought to myself that there’s a good chance this popcorn is just plain old popcorn.
First bite and am I impressed. I immediately pick up on pumpkin spice notes, although it is not overpowering. It’s the perfect combination of plain old popcorn flavor and hint of pumpkin spice to make for some very enjoyable popcorn. Note that if you are expecting a strong pumpkin spice flavor, you’ll be disappointed. There’s just a subtle taste to it but in my opinion, it’s perfect because an overwhelming pumpkin spice taste would ruin the popcorn experience. The color of the popcorn has an orange tint to it, so I was expecting the pumpkin spice flavor to be more prominent.
I do believe Pop Secret could’ve made this product better if the flavor was a little bit more bold. Maybe use some actual pumpkin spice ingredients in it or something. Some pieces of popcorn had a lot more pumpkin spice flavoring compared to others. There are some pieces here and there that tasted just like plain old popcorn with no pumpkin spice flavoring. A tad more pumpkin spice flavoring and this would’ve been simply perfect. However, like I mentioned before…too much would also ruin it. I’m a complicated guy that is hard to please…don’t judge me.