Monday, September 15, 2014

Trader Joe's Movie Theater Popcorn

This will be quick.

There is only one meaningful question to be asked about any popcorn product that bills itself as "movie theater": Does it taste like the popcorn you get at a movie theater?

Here the answer is no. Not even close. It's perfectly decent popcorn, sure. But the "movie theater" claim is pure puffery, without foundation. Put more bluntly, it's a lie.

And once that fact is determined, there is basically no reason to buy it. I can get cheaper popcorn that is just as good by using any number of microwavable products--and they end up piping hot to boot.

To be fair, every popcorn I've ever bought--packaged or microwave--that billed itself as "movie theater" has been just as much a disappointment, TJ's no more or less so.

Will I buy it again? 


1 comment:

  1. I find it much better tasting than microwave popcorn. Movie theater popcorn is variable. Some is good; some is dry; some is salty. Trader Joe's is consistent. I was looking for a bagged alternative to Popcorn Indiana's Movie Theater Popcorn.Trader Joe's is close, but not as much fat and about half the price.