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