Costco French Cancan Popcorn Review

Are you a ready-to-eat popcorn fan? The Costco French Cancan may be the perfect snack for you! There’s a savory cheddar & green onion flavor and a sweet salted caramel flavor. Which one would you choose? Find out below if I think the French Cancan Popcorn is worth adding to your Costco shopping list!

French Cancan Salted Caramel bag on a table.
French Cancan Salted Caramel Popcorn.

Today we’re talking popcorn! Popcorn is something I regularly enjoy I like to think of it as a “slightly healthy snack” depending on how much butter or chemicals it has. On a recent trip to Costco, I found this low-calorie, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan French Cancan Popcorn in cheddar & green onion flavor as well as salted caramel flavor and picked it up to try and review.

Photo of the bag of Costco French Cancan Cheddar & Green Onion Popcorn.
Costco French Cancan Cheddar & Green Onion Popcorn.

If you’re a popcorn fan, I’ve previously reviewed the Costco Cretors Chicago Mix Popcorn, Costco Snickers Candy Pop Popcorn, Costco M&M’s Candy Pop Popcorn, Costco Kirkland Signature Microwave Popcorn, Costco Popcorners as well as the Costco BOOM CHICKA POP Sea Salt and Kettle Corn Popcorn.

Cheddar & green onion popcorn bag on a table.
Savory or sweet, which do you prefer?

Location in Store

The popcorn is in the aisle with all the other chips. The cheddar & green onion flavor item number is 1415929. The salted caramel item number is 1606644.

Close-up photo of a bowl of the cheddar & green onion popcorn.
Ready to snack on!

Taste

Cheddar & green onion flavor

As soon as I opened the bag of French Cancan Sean, my husband commented on how smelly it is. He’s not one for smelly/fake cheese smells and this is quite aromatic! At first bite, I decided I really liked the popcorn but the more I ate of it, the more I decided I wasn’t much of a fan.

Close-up photo of a bowl of the French Cancan cheddar & green onion popcorn.
Light and crunchy.

I found it way too salty and also really artificial-tasting. Each piece is covered in fake cheesy, salty goodness but this just didn’t do it for my tastebuds, too much salty artificial flavor. I also didn’t taste any green onion flavor, just the salt and artificial cheese.

Photo of the bag of French Cancan Cheddar & Green Onion Popcorn talking about the product.
Some information about the popcorn.

Salted caramel flavor

The popcorn is very sweet. It’s crunchy with a little bit of chewiness from the caramel. The texture is quite light, despite having a generous amount of caramel on most pieces it’s not overly heavy.

Closeup image of one salted caramel popcorn piece.
Sweet & salty.

I notice a good balance of sweet, salty and slightly buttery. It’s more sweet than salty and buttery though. It’s one of those snacks that’s highly addictive.

Top down image of a white bowl full of salted caramel popcorn.
Each piece of popcorn is covered in salted caramel.

Cost

The cost of the French Cancan Cheddar & Green Onion bag is $5.99 Canadian. The salted caramel is $6.99 Canadian. Both bags are 698 grams.

Convenience

These are massive bags of popcorn and unfortunately, they don’t reseal, which isn’t very convenient (unless you can finish off the bag in a few days). When bags aren’t resealable, I just use an elastic band or clothing pin to try to keep them closed.

Product description for the salted caramel French Cancan Popcorn from bag.
Vegan, trans fats and cholesterol free.

Popcorn is perfect as a side with your lunch, as an afternoon snack or snack before/after dinner or you can enjoy it while watching a movie! The best before date on the bag of French Cancan from Costco is about nine months from the date I purchased the popcorn.

Nutrition

Calories in the cheddar & green onion flavor

One cup of popcorn is only 45 calories, two and a half grams of fat, 65 milligrams of sodium, one gram of protein, one gram of fiber, zero grams of sugar and four grams of carbohydrates.

Photo of the nutrition facts for the Costco French Cancan Cheddar & Green Onion Popcorn.
Cheddar & green onion nutrition facts.

Calories in the salted caramel flavor

In a one and one-quarter cup serving there are 230 calories, eight grams of fat, 38 grams of carbohydrates, two grams of fibre, 27 grams of sugar, one gram of protein and 125 mg of sodium. This is something you don’t want to eat a ton of because of the high amount of calories, fat and sugar.

Salted caramel nutrition facts from bag.
Salted caramel nutrition facts.

Ingredients in the cheddar & green onion flavor

The cheddar & green onion popcorn is gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free and trans-fat free! The cheddar flavor isn’t actually from real cheese which is interesting and there isn’t any real butter used.

Photo of the ingredients list for the Costco French Cancan Cheddar & Green Onion Popcorn.
Cheddar & green onion ingredients.

Ingredients in the salted caramel flavor

I’m not really surprised that the first ingredient is sugar. The salted caramel flavor is also gluten-free and dairy-free as well as GMO-free! This is a great option for a vegan who loves popcorn but can’t eat butter.

Image of salted caramel popcorn ingredients list from bag.
Salted caramel ingredients.

Scoring

Taste: Cheddar & green onion 6.5/10 Salted caramel 8.5/10

Cost: 9/10

Convenience: 9/10

Nutrition: 8/10

Overall

Give it a try!

You’ll either love the cheddar & green onion or find it underwhelming! As someone who isn’t a huge fan of candied popcorn, I enjoyed the salted caramel quite a bit.

Do you prefer savory or sweet-flavored popcorn?


Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. This product was purchased by Costcuisine for the purpose of producing this review. The opinions in this review are strictly those of Costcuisine. Costcuisine is not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. In the event that Costcuisine receives compensation for a post from the manufacturer of a product or some other third party, the arrangement will be clearly disclosed (including where the manufacturer of a product provides Costcuisine with a free sample of the product).

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17 thoughts on “Costco French Cancan Popcorn Review”

  1. Firstly, I just like to say I cannot see that this popcorn with these fake coatings and all these unhealthy ingredients in the ingredient list making the popcorn so nutritious that you give it an eight out of 10! This popcorn is in no way healthy believe me! Also, on a more positive side, what I do with leftover snacks from Costco because all of the bags are so giant sized, and like you stated do not have Ziploc closures, I’ll take large freezer Ziploc bags and I, then divide all of the large bags of snacks into large Ziploc freezer bags right from the start and then I open one at a time and snack from it the large Ziploc freezer bags that they sell at Costco, are absolutely perfect for keeping the snacks fresh for long periods of time! The large freezer bags are thick plastic and keep the air out, and prevent the snacks from getting stale in anyway whatsoever! This works absolutely fantastically, and you can reuse the Ziploc freezer bags again later, when you buy other new bags of snacks! Also if you want to have smaller bags and not have the popcorn or the snacks goes stale so quickly, buy some of the medium Ziploc freezer bags and put it into smaller bags that are resealable! I do this every time I buy large bags of snacks at Costco, I automatically divide the big bag into big Ziploc freezer bags to maintain freshness for long periods of time, even for weeks! Happy snacking! Thanks again, Natalie, for the great reviews!

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  2. Best damn popcorn I have ever tasted!! Sampled 3 of 4 flavours available and bought all three!
    I sure hope Costco makes this an everyday item. Two thumbs up!!

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  3. More salty than flavour and I barely tasted the onion. The more I tried it the less I liked it. Lots of broken crumbs at the bottom. I won’t be buying it again.

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  4. I bought all of my family a bag of french cancun popcorn in lots of different flavours, it was a big hit, especially the jalapeno and the movie butter. Wish Costco would bring it back as we only saw it at Christmas.

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  5. Everyone including gf friends and family loved the French cancan cheddar green onion and we’re very disappointed it’s not in Costco now

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  6. Maybe I had a dud bag, but upon opening it and having it right away, we felt that the texture seemed stale .. think 1-2 day old popcorn.

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  7. I purchased a bag of cheddar and green onion at Costco on May 11, 2021 first time I seen it there and it looked really good and since I watch my sodium intake there was less sodium in this so I thought why not let’s give it a try something I can enjoy with less salt.
    When I got home I open up the bag and I started eating it but boy oh boy did it ever taste salty and with only 65 g of sodium per cup this tasted way more saltier.
    I think I will give it away. How can something that taste so salty have less sodium in it did they miss print the nutrition factor wrong. And also they should be resealable popcorn bags. I will try the other brands when I do find them. Thank you

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  8. I purchased this and ended up throwing most of it in the garbage. The flavor was flat, I couldn’t taste any cheese or onion it was so blah. I have tried just about all the flavors the kettle sweet and salty is the best. I see they have a salted caramel one out now that I would like to try.

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  9. I totally agree with you, Natalie. At first I thought it was good but the more I ate, the less I liked it. People were raving about it online so I expected it to be amazing.

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