You may already be familiar with Angie's line of Boom Chicka Pop popcorn, but now there's a new kid on the block available exclusively at Target. Boom Chicka Bites ancient grain popcorn clusters combine the usual yummy Angie's popcorn with popped sorghum and puffed amaranth in 4 fun flavors, and we tried 'em all! BOOMCHICKABITES are a part of Target's Made to Matter campaign, which is a collection of 16 natural, organic, and sustainable brands.
Each flavor in the Boom Chicka Bites collection is non-GMO, gluten free, and certified kosher. They have simple ingredient lists and are a great low calorie and low fat snack. But enough chatter, let's dig into these babies and see what we've got.
Isn't the packaging cute? I'm a sucker for quirky and cute wording. Fairy Snackmother? Where can I get one of those?
Each bag has a spunky little phrase along the top edge of the package.
First I tried Boom Chicka Bites Fruit and Nut, which is a crispy popcorn coated in a very light caramel with bits of dried pomegranate and cashews. I took a bite and was impressed by the freshness and crispness of the popcorn. The caramel coating is really light which keeps the clusters from being too cloying or sticky.
The small pomegranate bits are sprinkled throughout the pieces and have a strong fresh fruit bite. I'm sad to say that cashew lovers might be a bit disappointed, though, as the number of cashews per bag are relatively few and most have settled into the bottom of the bag instead of adhering to the clusters. Aside from that, I thought the pomegranate was a unique addition to a packaged popcorn snack.
Boom Chicka Bites Mixed Berry was next. This variety combines the flavors of dried blueberries, cranberries, and raspberries with the same light caramel coating. The dried fruit has a fantastic texture, not too chewy, which pairs well with the nice crunch of the popcorn. Like with the Fruit & Nut flavor, the berries are fresh with a good balance of tart and sweet.
Overall, I'm really impressed by Mixed Berry. The texture and flavor are spot-on! The cranberries add a slightly sour tang that is the perfect complement to the sweetness of the blueberries and raspberries.
Boom Chicka Bites Sweet & Salty Nut, come on down, you're next! The packaging on this one tells me that it includes cashews, almonds, and peanuts. At first bite I tasted the same impressive crunch of the popcorn and puffed grains with the subtle caramel coating. There is a hint of saltiness on the back-end that isn't overpowering but is definitely there.
Like with the Fruit & Nut variety, I felt like there was a marked lack of nuts in the package. They were few and far between and like Fruit & Nut, most of them had fallen to the bottom of the package. Now, as a straight up slightly salty caramel popcorn they are fantastic. They are not any more expensive than the non-nut varieties of Boom Chicka Bites, so if you are just wanting a good ole traditional caramel corn, I think you'll be pleased with Sweet & Salty Nut.
I really did save the best for last here, because Boom Chicka Bites Tropical Mix was my absolute favorite flavor! Pineapple and coconut is always a win in my book, but I was still surprised just how yummy this one ended up being. The coconut flavor hits you first, though there are no big shreds of coconut which is great for those who aren't too keen on the texture of coconut. The pineapple is surprisingly tart and combined with the flavor of the light caramel coating, this one hits a home run for me.
Basically, if you can't decide which variety to try first and you're into pina colada type flavor combos, get this one! You won't be disappointed. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go bury the bag in the very back of my pantry to keep it hidden from my husband, because they are way too good to share. These are mine, all mine I say!
Where to Buy: You can find all varieties of Boom Chicka Bites at Target, and only at Target!
I received a bag of each BOOMCHICKABITES flavor to review and share my opinions. We do not accept free product or compensation in return for a fully positive review. Remember my motto: if it sucks, I'll tell ya!