Jalapeno & Cheese Popcorn

Finally, finally, finally, a popcorn flavor that I am excited to write about!!! So far, we’ve reviewed Soda Popcorn and Strawberry Popcorn which were both disappointing. Neither of them was worth 310 yen. I’m most upset about them taking up unnecessary space in my stomach. That space could have been filled with more fulfilling Tokyo Disney goodies like a calzone from Ristorante Di Canaletto or Mr Swordfish from Queen of Hearts Banquet Hall. Learn from my mistakes, beautiful people of the world. I am your Tokyo Disney Resort lab rat and here’s a little secret….. I LOVE IT!!!

Most of you might already know that I was born and bred in Singapore. Food in Singapore is brilliant. I miss it a lot. So many different races and cultures living together in one little island. Lots of different spices and flavors coming together. My taste buds were pampered on a daily basis when I was living in Singapore. If you ever get the chance to visit Singapore, please EAT, EAT, EAT!!! Jalapeno & Cheese coming together reminds me of food from back home. This should be good.

Jalapeno & Cheese Popcorn

Jalapeno & Cheese Popcorn

Surprisingly, Jalapeno & Cheese popcorn was not as spicy as I thought it would be. It did not have that full flavor that you would expect when two strong flavors like Jalapeno and Cheese come together. Like a lot of foreign food here in Japan, it’s been made milder or as I would like to say, “It’s been Japanized!!!” Don’t get me wrong. I still enjoyed it. I just wished that the flavor would have been stronger, a little less toned down. I kinda wished that it would blow my mind and create this little explosion of flavor in my mouth, but it didn’t. I get this same feeling whenever I go to any South-East Asian restaurant here in Japan. Japanized!!!

Little Mahina enjoying Jalapeno & Cheese popcorn.

Little Mahina enjoying Jalapeno & Cheese popcorn.

On the upside, kids will also be able to enjoy this flavor of popcorn. Little Mahina enjoyed it. We found a place to sit down and shared the popcorn. Of course, Little Mahina had the majority of it, but we did enjoy some quality, family time together with our Jalapeno & Cheese popcorn.

Overall, I would recommend you to have a go at this flavor of popcorn. I felt that it was worth the money. If our paths ever cross in the future, I wouldn’t mind shelling out 310 yen again for it. Don’t worry about the spice level. Everyone should be able to enjoy it. I just wished that it was not Japanized. Finally, finally, finally, a favorable popcorn review.

KM gives Jalapeno & Cheese Popcorn a 7/10.

PS: You can read about some other reviews of popcorn flavors here. Soda Popcorn and Strawberry Popcorn.

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Strawberry Popcorn

When I think of strawberries, I think of the Beatles. I don’t know why. That’s just the way my mind works. Strawberry is probably one of my favorite fruit. Pineapple, Fuji Apple and Strawberry would be in my list of top 3 favorite fruits. Tokyo Disney Resort, can you hear me?!! I’ve got a few ideas on new popcorn flavors. I want a cut if you choose to accept my super creative ideas of Pineapple and Fuji Apple popcorn flavors. 10% of total sales should be enough to wet my beak.

Strawberry Popcorn Cart

Strawberry Popcorn Cart

Naturally, with strawberry being one of my favorite fruit, I was excited to try it. It smelled really good too. Sorta like cotton candy. Then, I grabbed one popcorn and slowly put it into my mouth. I felt like one of those models in a hair commercial. You know how they put on the shampoo, rinse it off and move their head from side to side to dry out their hair, all in slow motion? Sounds sexy, doesn’t it? That was the effect I was going for. After that, I started chewing and waited for the popcorn to blow my mind. Hold up!!! Something’s wrong here. It didn’t blow my mind!!! Wait, let me try it one more time. This time a handful. Hmmmm, still not mind blowing. What’s going on here!!!??

Strawberry Popcorn

Strawberry Popcorn

I was really disappointed by this. Almost to a point of depression. I felt empty. It was almost as painful as the time when Guns N’ Roses broke up. I’m distraught to say that Strawberry Popcorn is not on my list of top 3 popcorn flavors at Tokyo Disney Resort. It would have been cool if it was in my top 3 list, so that I could align it with my top 3 fruits. That way, I could have told the world that I LOVE STRAWBERRY ANYTHING!!!

Mahina chomping down Strawberry Popcorn

Mahina chomping down Strawberry Popcorn

So, I did what any awesome parent would do. I passed my disappointment on to my child. Little Mahina chomped it down like a champion. Overall, Strawberry Popcorn was disappointing. It definitely did better than Soda Popcorn, but then again, any flavor of popcorn would have done better than Soda Popcorn. Little Mahina might have given this a higher score, but for me, Strawberry Popcorn did not do enough to get placed on the medals podium.

KM gives Strawberry Popcorn a 4/10.

 

Soda Popcorn

TDR has a lot of different flavors of popcorn. From the conventional, like Caramel and Honey, to the not so conventional, like Cream Soda and Corn Potage. Caramel, Honey, Sea salt are the safe bets. You can never go wrong with them, but where`s the fun in that? Sometimes, it`s nice to take the unconventional path. Only by walking the unknown path will we get to widen our experiences. I was feeling rather adventurous on this particular day when we were in Disneysea and decided to go for a bucket of Soda popcorn. I was ready for a new experience. TAKE ME AWAY, SODA POPCORN!!!

Soda Popcorn wagon.

Soda Popcorn wagon.

Soda Popcorn signage.

Soda Popcorn signage.

Soda Popcorn Bucket

Soda Popcorn Bucket

One Soda Popcorn. Yes, one.

One Soda Popcorn. Yes, one.

Little Mahina chomping down Soda Popcorn.

Little Mahina chomping down Soda Popcorn.

Unfortunately, the only place Soda Popcorn took me to, on my adventure, was to the cleaners. It felt like I was eating some sort of cleaning solution, like detergent or shampoo. It wasn`t pleasant at all. Let me walk you guys through my adventure. First, I put a popcorn in my mouth and went, “Wow, this is terrible!!” Then I tried it two more times because I wanted to give it a fair review and I came up with the same consensus, twice. The more I ate it, the more I disliked it. However, Little Mahina kept chomping them down, but then again my beautiful daughter seems to enjoy eating anything. Little Mahina might disagree with my review on this one, but here it goes.

KM gives Soda Popcorn a 1/10. 1 point for creativity. Sorry Mahina.

I know for a fact that I wouldn`t be spending my hard earned coins on this, ever again. Don`t let this review stop you guys from trying though. I am curious to hear what you guys think. My wife and I didn`t like it. What about you guys? Where did this adventure take you? As for me, Popcorn reviews can only go up from here.