Friday nights usually mean movie night for the big kids around here, but since Brody has a game this Friday, we changed things up this week. We decided to push it up to a less hectic night and start it earlier so the little ones could join too.
The kids were so excited, especially since we also just got Netflix (I know, a little late to the streaming game!) and our very first complimentary VoxBox from Influenster that included a bag of Orville Redenbacher’s new Caramel & White Cheddar flavoured premium popcorn! Popcorn is always well stocked and in demand in our home, so trying out a new flavour was super enjoyable. We haven’t bought a 2 flavour combo before, so the experience was unique to all of us. To make it extra fun, we dressed up in our holiday jammies and picked one of the kids’ fave Christmas flicks – The Grinch Who Stole Christmas with Jim Carrey.
Things Our Family Loved:
1) The large, fluffy, perfectly-popped kernels.
2) The light, non-overpowering taste of the white cheddar flavour. As parents, we also loved that the kids didn’t have as much white residue on their fingers as compared to other brands in this flavour category.
3) The caramel kernels were evenly coated and had a smooth buttery taste, even Brody and Tyler who usually prefer salty over sweet in their popcorn flavour enjoyed. We also loved that the caramel didn’t create a sticky film on our teeth like other caramel corn brands can.
Area for Improvement
The only negative about this product is not in the popcorn itself, but in the amount that comes in the bag. More popcorn, and less air would be nice. It was very noticeable how little popcorn came inside the bag once opened, and for a large family like us, this was a bit off-putting, especially how quickly the kids dove into the bowl and we had to make sure it spread across three of them. Popcorn isn’t age-appropriate just yet for little Easton, though he did try to swipe a few kernels, knocked over the bowls a few times and spent most of the time entertaining himself with the Influenster VoxBox! 🙂
Overall, this popcorn was a hit around here. Not a morsel left 15 minutes into our movie. And at the end of it, we all did have our preferences, though…
Family Flavour Votes
Allegra + Mommy – Team sweet + savoury all the way! Loved the combo together and both flavours were delicious. Allegra kept saying “this is so yummy” the whole time 🙂
Daddy – Team Caramel only. He’s traditional and prefers sticking to 1 flavour at a time.
Brody + Tyler – Team White Cheddar, but the caramel was “okay too”
The sugar from the Caramel may have affected us all just a tad as the night ended with a “Dab-off”!
If the price point for the amount you get in the bag is fair, we would definitely buy this product on our own in stores. If priced at a premium, we’d have to reconsider.
Tis’ the season for holiday parties, and we think Orville Redenbacher’s Caramel & White Cheddar popcorn would make a great snack at your festive gathering. If you have a chance to try it, let us know what you think!
*Disclosure: We received this product complimentary for testing purposes, but all opinions are our own*