The Laidback Gourmet: Gummi Popcorn

Greetings! Welcome to the Laidback Gourmet, the most fun you can have with food outside of a 6th grade cafeteria food fight. Well last week I promised I would show you the other, even stranger, item I found at the local Walgreens, and a promise is a promise. So here you go, I present to you:

Sour Gummi Popcorn. Yes, not since Killer Klowns from Outer Space has popcorn seemed less appealing. You better believe the moment I saw this novelty sitting on the shelf I was already reaching for it and already writing up the prologue to a future Laidback Gourmet. Especially when I saw the flavors. Sour Apple, Sour Watermelon, Sour Strawberry, and SOUR POPCORN. WTF?!? Sour Popcorn?

Let me level with you, my loyal readers. I try to be positive with every review I go into. If not positive then at least impartial. However, the thought of gummi popcorn that’s flavored like sour popcorn…

…I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t expecting a train-wreck. Well, let’s try this:

Well, it sorta looks like popcorn, in the same way that circus peanuts look like real peanuts. Hey, maybe they won’t be that bad!

Well… they’re kinda clumped together, but I suppose that could just because its hot and humid here today. Alright, let’s give this one a taste. Oh, and I forgot to mention, you cannot tell what flavor you’re about to eat beforehand since they are all the same color. I guess that’s part of the gimmick. Well, I can’t put it off any longer… let’s give it a try.

*chew chew*

*chew chew*

*chew chew chew chew chew chew chew chew chew chew*

…and now I’m removing it from my mouth. It’s not the taste thing, as I got sour apple and it kind of reminds me of a sour apple jolly rancher, but its just so tough its disgusting. It’s like chewing a tough piece of gum.

Well, maybe I got a bad piece, let me try a different one.

*chew chew chew… spit*

I’m sorry, did I say tough chewing gum… I mean rubber. It’s like chewing one of those pink rubber erasers (or so I’d imagine having never actually chewed one of those). By the way this flavor was watermelon, the flavor isn’t bad, but nothing special, the “sour” adds nothing to the watermelon flavor though.

Well… as much as I’d like to stop I know my loyal fans will not be happy until I get a popcorn flavored piece, so let me keep trying.

*On the next try…*

Well, I guess I’m lucky since I’m pretty sure this one is popcorn. I say “pretty sure” because while it doesn’t taste anything like popcorn it doesn’t taste like any of the other fruit flavors advertised. Actually, it doesn’t take like much of anything. It’s almost like a really really chewy marshmallow covered in sour powder.

Well that picture pretty much sums up how I feel about these abominations. My rating: 2/10. These have a date with the bottom of my garbage can.

And that wraps up another Laidback Gourmet. Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed reading, if for no other reason so that I didn’t suffer eating those sins against nature without good cause. If you have any comments, suggestions for future LBGs, or you simply wish to lavish thy praise upon me, you can email me at Until next time I leave you with these words of wisdom: Don’t buy Gummi Popcorn. (It might not be profound… but its VERY good advice)

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