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CHRISTINA GONZÁLEZ is an Editorial Intern at THE NIBBLE.

 

 

April 2010

Product Reviews / Main Reviews / Snacks

Truffle Gourmet Popcorn

479° Popcorn Versus Charlie’s Truffled Popcorn

 

This is Page 2 of a two-page review of popped truffle popcorn. Click on the black links below to visit Page 1.

 

The Truffle Popcorn Taste-Off

We didn't have to twist the arms of THE NIBBLE’s truffle-loving tasters to get them to try two great brands of truffled popcorn. Here’s what we found:

Charlie’s Truffled Popcorn

This popcorn bursts with the aroma of black truffle and mushroom. While there’s no mushroom in it, it goes back to our comment on the previous page that Tuber melanosporum will have a different qualities depending on where it’s grown.

When you reach in, finely grated truffle and truffle salt will stick to your fingers.

The popcorn is air popped, misted with a light coat of soy oil and then sprinkled with Sicilian truffle salt, summer truffle and Tuber melanosporum.

This popcorn’s strong, yet layered flavor will please any truffle or mushroom lover. There is evident black truffle flavor, but a “wild mushroom” flavor is more overpowering. Either way, it’s delicious.

The earthiness is enhanced and complemented by just the right amount of salt, and the the snack is very light.

  Mushroom lovers will enjoy the light dusting of truffles in Charlie’s Truffled Popcorn. Photo by Jerry Deutsch | THE NIBBLE.

A one-ounce serving contains 130 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated) and 6g of fiber.

479° Popcorn’s Black Truffle & White Cheddar Flavor (Organic)

When you open the bag, there is a light but distinct black truffle aroma, mixed with that of Cheddar.

As we said in our original review of the 479° gourmet popcorn line, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week: The combination is a sophisticated take on cheese popcorn. It’s good for those who enjoy truffles, but it’s not pure truffle—you need to enjoy the cheese component, too.

Drizzled with black truffle oil for flavor and finished with a little black truffle salt, 479° Popcorn then adds organic white Cheddar cheese.

The initial flavor is subtle, with the cheddar taking center stage, but then you get a hint of the truffle, and they blend together in a harmonious finish.

A one-ounce serving contains 140 calories, 8g of fat and 2g of fiber. The only fly in the popcorn is that you can’t buy only the truffled popcorn: 479° Popcorn only sells assortments.

 
Add some Cheddar to your truffled popcorn with 479°. Photo by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE.

The good news is that all of the flavors in the assortments are great.

Summary

  • For more truffle and mushroom flavor, try Charlie’s Truffled Popcorn.
  • For more pure truffle flavor—combined with Cheddar—go for 479° Popcorn,

We’re fortunate to be able to sample both of these truffle popcorn brands. If you’re a truffle lover, you’ll also enjoy both.

Charlie’s Truffled Popcorn

Gourmet Popcorn Sprinkled With Truffles

  • 1-Ounce Bag

    $4.99

  • 3-Ounce Bag

    $8.99

 

Purchase online* at SusanRiceTruffles.com or at fine food stores in select states.

*Prices and product availability are verified at publication but are subject to change. Shipping is additional. These items are offered by a third party and THE NIBBLE has no relationship with them. Purchase information is provided as a reader convenience.

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  Truffle overload, but in a good way! Photo by Jerry Deutsch | THE NIBBLE.

479° ORGANIC Popcorn

Organic Gourmet Popcorn In Black Truffle Cheddar

  • Foodie Sampler

    Alderwood Smoked Sea Salt, Black Truffle + Aged White Cheddar,Fleur de Sel Caramel, Ginger Sesame Caramel, Madras Coconut Curry + Cashew,
    $35.00

  • Globetrotter Collection
    Black Truffle + Aged White Cheddar, Chipotle Caramel + Almonds, Ginger Sesame Caramel, Pimentón de La Vera, Madras Coconut Curry + Cashew
    $35.00

Purchase online* at 479Popcorn.com

*Prices and product availability are verified at publication but are subject to change. Shipping is additional. These items are offered by a third party and THE NIBBLE has no relationship with them. Purchase information is provided as a reader convenience.

 
Black Truffle + Cheddar: truffled cheese corn: Photo by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE.

 

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