Costco Boom Chicka Pop Kettle Corn - 25oz
Boom Chicka Pop Popcorn at Costco
Boom Chicka Pop - Quick Facts
Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop prides itself on “Real, simple ingredients. Nothing Fake.” Their kettle corn is made with whole grains, is non-gmo, and gluten-free.
There are 70 calories per cup. I’m going to go quite a bit more in depth in regards to the nutrition and how it all compares to Skinny Pop Popcorn.
Costco Cost Comparison - Boom Chicka Pop
Costco retails Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop Kettle Corn for $5.99. When on sale, the price drops $2.30 bringing the price of the popcorn down to $3.69. This is a massive discount of 38%!
With the 25 oz Costco bag of Boom Chicka Pop the per ounce price at retail is $0.24 and $0.14 when on sale. For reference, Costco’s Skinny Pop Popcorn goes for $0.46 at retail and $0.29 when discounted. You are going to get the better deal with Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop Popcorn.
Other Retailers are Too Expensive!
Compared to other retailers, Costco once again prevails. Sam’s Club sells the same 25 ounce bag for $6.58. Target sells a 7 ounce bag for $3.29. The price per ounce is $0.47.
Obviously Whole Foods is going to be overpriced, but they charge $3.79 for a 7 ounce bag of Boom Chicka Pop Kettle Corn. This is $0.54 per ounce.
To put in perspective how ridiculous this price is – If Costco’s 25 ounce bag had a per ounce price of $0.54, it would total up to $13.50! Costco sells a 25 ounce bag for $3.69. This is less than what Whole Foods sells a 7 ounce bag for!
Boom Chicka Pop Kettle Corn Costco Review
Kettle Corn Popcorn is flavored with sugar, salt, and oil. There is a mostly sweet component with a touch of saltiness. It creates a very unique and addicting flavor.
I’m not even a sweet treats fan and would much prefer the salty, but I still enjoy kettle corn for some reason. There’s sweetness that’s addicting. It truly does perfectly blend the sweet and the savory.
Boom Chicka Pop does a great job with this kettle corn. It’s addicting just enough.
Boom Chicka Pop Nutritional Information
One serving of Boom Chicka Pop Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn is 2 cups or 1 ounce. Each serving will have 140 calories with 8 grams of fat, 18 grams of carbs, and 1 gram of protein. This is a very ordinary nutritional label for popcorn. It has a solid amount of fat and carbs in each serving.
This nutritional label is so ordinary for popcorn that “healthy” skinny pop and Kirkland Signature’s Movie Theater Popcorn share roughly the same nutritional facts. Popcorn is popcorn, and the only differentiator between these brands are seasoning and marketing.
For these nutritional labels, one serving is one ounce. On Boom Chicka Pop’s label they list one ounce as 2 cups. Skinny Pop has one ounce at 3 and three-quarters cups. It appears that you can eat a larger amount of popcorn by volume with Skinny Pop.
This makes a lot of sense for Skinny Pop if this were true. I wonder, If you, by eating more popcorn pieces that were less dense, would feel full more quickly compared to if you were to eat fewer but heavier pieces of popcorn.
I can see it both weighs as maybe something more dense would create the feeling of fullness, but I can also see lighter more airy pieces hitting the stomach edges and triggering the full feeling. Or is it all the same once it gets done there?
Anyways, I’m actually writing this during a midnight snack. So I’ll leave you with the question of the night: Which do you believe would make you feel fuller? Eating a tortilla, or rolling and compressing the tortilla into a little ball first and then eating it?
And one more. Kettle Corn was traced as far back as 1776. I think Kettle Corn is pretty good right now, but could you imagine how good it would taste compared to the food from 1776. With a more bland diet, a treat like Kettle Corn would be so amazing.
Costco Boom Chicka Pop Kettle Corn
Product Name: Boom Chicka Pop Kettle Corn Popcorn
Price: $5.99 Retail / $3.69 Sale
Quantity: 25 Ounces
Location Within Costco: Chip Area
Price Per Ounce: $0.24 / $0.14
Costco’s Boom Chicka Pop Kettle Corn is an amazing deal when it’s on sale for $3.69. Costco offers a better price than all other retailers and the Kettle corn is great tasting. I
don’t usually buy kettle corn or have it very often, but Boom Chick Pop did not let me down. The popcorn is tasty and just addicting enough.
Value - 7/10
Convenience - 10/10
Taste - 6/10
Nutrition - 6/10
Uniqueness - 5/10
- Seasoned well
- Fairly priced
- Average nutritional profile
- Slightly addicting
Costco’s Boom Chicka Pop is pretty darn good. Its your typical sweet and salty kettle corn, but I like it. Its priced very fairly and much cheaper than some of the other popcorn alternatives.
It’s also one of those foods where I have the bag and I’ll enjoy it all the way through, but I won’t buy a new bag the next time in the store. Then somehow maybe over the next year or two I’ll have Kettle Corn again and repeat the cycle.
Anyways, thanks for all the good memories. See you next time Kettle Corn!