Thursday, October 1, 2020

Smartfood Cap'n Crunch's Crunch Berries Popcorn Mix taste test

While I was walking the grocery aisles of my local Ralphs, I happened upon a brand new flavor of popcorn. Popcorn mixed with Captain Crunch Berries? You know we've got to try that!

But what should we compare it to? Cap'n Crunch Berries cereal or Oops! All Berries cereal?
Both? Yes, both is good. 
The back, just for completeness. There's still puzzles and games on all the cereal boxes. 

Ah, so this isn't just regular popcorn. It's a Berry popcorn. 
"Berry popcorn meets Cap'n Crunch's Crunch Berries. Mind. Blown."

This is a Limited Time Flavor. "Air-popped popcorn tossed in sweet, berry goodness. Combined with real Cap'n Crunch's Crunch Berries. The perfect Crunchy-Sweet Snack - So Berry Tasty."
We'll see about that. 

Some settling of the Crunch Berries may occur. Gotta give it a good shake to mix them back in. 

A closer look at the popcorn. It's certainly covered with a dusting of something. Those Crunch Berries look like normal Crunch Berries. So we've got Corn and Crunch Berries. 

So maybe we should have them with regular Crunch Berries Cereal. The first ingredient is Corn Flour. And it certainly looks like the bowl above. 

But Oops! All Berries is also made with Corn Flour as their first ingredient. I think we'll try them both and have a side taste-test as well. 
I wonder how they have some that are two-toned. 

Enough pictures. Let's eat them! 

Ian insisted that we start with the Oops! All Berries first. 

Both Ian and Alli thought they were delicious. I agreed! You know how regular Cap'n Crunch pieces have those sharp corners that can cut into the roof of your mouth? These don't have that at all. They're crunchy and delicious. 

And if we're doing a popcorn taste test, you know Grandpa isn't going to be too far behind. He's trying the cereal with us too. 

Next up is the regular Cap'n Crunch Berries cereal. It's good too, but I think I like the Oops! All Berries the best. This is certainly a loud taste test. Lots of crunching noises going on all over. 

Last is the Popcorn, and uh-oh, I don't think Theresa likes it. Chi tried it too and she also didn't like it.  
Well let's see why that could be. 

According to the ingredient list, the Mixed Berry Flavored Popcorn has sugar (good start), cream cheese, yogurt powder, natural flavors, and cream powder. 

Let's poll the rest of the room. Thumbs down from Ian. Alli likes just about everything. 

Richard thought it was "weird". Not good, not bad. 

And my thoughts? I'm with Alli. It's not bad. The flavor is different, but it's a berry popcorn, it's going to be different. The other complaint was that the popcorn was too soft. That I'll agree with. It's almost like it was humidified, but this was a fresh bag. I'm not sure if that's just our bag or if it's common across all of them. 

Now it's time to eat whatever we want. I mixed a little bit of regular Crunch Berries cereal with a whole bunch of extra Berries. 

Working on some of the puzzles on the back of the box. Ian loved the Oops! All Berries so much that the next day, he decided to make Alli and himself breakfast and this was the only thing on the menu. 

Alli told me she likes to combine the colors. In this instance red and blue combining to make purple. 
Well it wasn't a complete success, but it was something interesting to taste. 


  1. "Loud taste test" :-) ...definitely a lot of "Cap'n" crunching going on! Sounds like the popcorn was a little too different for many palates. The berries cereal is very colorful...especially like the turquoise color (well, the "blue" one). The puzzles on the cereal boxes look fun (always liked the word hunt ones). EOM

    1. I guess it was the yogurt powder or something that was throwing off the taste for many here. I think a sweet kettle corn popcorn would have worked better with a bunch of crunchberries mixed in instead. But it's always exciting to find and try something new!