March 2023

Candy Pop Popcorn "Sour Patch Kids"

Snax Sational

This is probably the most unique way to make this snack. I’m not saying it’s perfect, but there could have been many ways that this could have been worse, or at the very least far less successful. There is one caveat to your enjoyment of this treat, you have to know what you’re getting into. This is a combination of Sour Patch Kids and popcorn. If you’re not intrigued by the idea of this combination, or if you happen to dislike popcorn or Sour Patch Kids, you might not like this snack. The reason I say this is a very unique way to make this snack is because they blended popcorn with Sour Patch Kids, instead of trying to make a popcorn that tasted like Sour Patch Kids.

One option to make this snack would be to make a candy coated popcorn that comes in a variety of flavours that resembles the flavours of Sour Patch Kids. While that might have been okay, and maybe someone has even made this, the folks at Snax Sational have opted instead to take real bits of Sour Patch Kids and find a way to meld them to the popcorn. They also haven’t simply put something sticky on the popcorn, then covered the sticky popcorn with Sour Patch Kids. They’ve used a flavoured drizzle, almost like an icing, with a flavour that blends well with both the popcorn and the Sour Patch Kids Flavour. They’ve also added a bit of a sourness into the drizzle, but I have a bit of an issue with that.

Needless to say I was very happy with the way this turned out, but I do feel like it could be a little better. My main feeling is that it’s missing a bit of the flavour and texture of the Sour Patch Kids. I’m not sure how one could achieve more of the Sour Patch Kids texture, maybe bigger pieces of Sour Patch Kids might work, but that might affect the crunch popcorn texture. Flavour wise I feel like they’re lacking in the sour department. Sour Patch Kids are known for being very sour, and this popcorn only had an ever so slight sour aftertaste. This is a little easier to solve by simply adding a bit more of the sour powder.

I really liked that the folks at Snax Sational decided to make a popcorn that uses real pieces of the candy, instead of just making it taste like the candy. It’s a fine tasty snack, but if you’re a huge fan of Sour Patch Kids, you might be disappointed by the lack of sour and chew.