I absolutely love eating salty or savory treats, which is why I was more than happy when I discovered a new type of flavored popcorn on Twitter a few weeks ago. I was sent a bag of Cobra Corn, which is sold online and at 41 stores in the Chicago area. I’m also excited to include this product as the seventh item to be featured in my 2011 Holiday Gift Guide.
What is Cobra Corn?
Cobra Corn is popcorn seasoned with our one-of-a-kind flavor, Mumbai Masala. It’s a unique blend of 10 Indian spices & seasonings that will make your mouth water. Each bags sells locally for $1.99. This popcorn has no artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, MSG or maltodextrin, cholesterol or sugar. It has 0 grams of Trans Fat per serving, and it is gluten-free. Cobra Corn describes their popcorn as “you get an explosion of flavor without any junk.”
So, after reading that “explosion of flavor” line, I get a little scared. While I love heat and spice and have eaten Indian food in the past, I wondered just how hot was this popcorn? Did I need to have a pitcher of water next to me, like when I eat Thai food? Were those spices going to burn my mouth or fingers? Were all those spices going to taste good on popcorn?
As you can see, the popcorn isn’t heavily coated in spice, which was nice, because my mouth or fingers didn’t burn while I was eating it, and it wasn’t very messy to eat, as I had expected it to be. I thought the amount of spice used on the popcorn was just right for me. I didn’t have to drink a lot of water while eating it. I could have handled more spice, so I think people who aren’t used to spicy foods could handle trying this popcorn. Oh, my, goodness, Cobra Corn was good. I really enjoyed eating it, as I’m a huge fan of flavored popcorn. I had enough popcorn to eat from the bag for 2 sittings, and I was sad when all my popcorn was gone.
I only wish I could travel to Chicago so I could have another bag of popcorn right now! Two thumbs up, definitely. I would have taken a picture of both my thumbs, but someone had to take the picture! If you like bold flavors and popcorn, then I believe that this popcorn is for you.
About Cobra Corn
The Cobra Corn recipe was invented by Dr. Teju Shah in Lexington, Massachusetts. Teju is a dedicated doctor, mother of four, and extraordinary cook! She was born and raised in India and moved to the United States in 1964. Today, the Cobra Corn – Mumbai Masala recipe is the foundation for Dishoom Foods, a company founded by her son, Mihir Shah.
Growing up, Mihir was (and still is) quite the perfectionist when it comes to food. He also wanted to eat American food all the time to fit in. That no doubt gave a lot of challenges to his Mom. During his senior year of high school, he came home and the house was filled with an amazing aroma. He walked into the kitchen and there was a pan filled with seasoned popcorn on the stove. He took a bite and was instantly hooked. And so Cobra Corn was born.
Ever since then, Mihir’s Mom regularly made Cobra Corn and sent it to him at college where his buddies also got hooked. On some days Mihir would return to his room to find that his roommate picked up his packages so that all of his friends could start chowing down on the savory popcorn!
In each of the different cities he lived, worked and studied, the popcorn was sent to him and more and more people got hooked. He was then encouraged to share this new and delicious popcorn with the world.
Purchase Cobra Corn: 6 bags for $11.99, 9 bags for $16.99, or 15 bags for $25.99 here.
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