Caramel is one of my favorite things, so it’s probably no surprise to hear that I really like caramel corn. I’ve had all kinds, from Cracker Jacks to gourmet and homemade varieties, but I have to say that Cosmos Caramel Corn is the strangest I’ve ever eaten.
Before you jump to any conclusions, let me say that this is not necessarily a bad thing. Cosmos Caramel Corn is unique because it is kernel-less, hull-less popcorn. The company says that their corn is produced through an oven-baking process (they don’t elaborate beyond that), rather than through a decidedly more traditional popping process. To give you more of an idea of what this caramel corn is like, take a look at the pieces in the photo above. Each is about an inch or two long and very puffy. They have the approximate consistency of a Cheeto, only fluffier and more delicate. Incidentally, this makes it a safe alternative to regular popcorn for people with braces or other dental work.
The caramel is baked on, presumably to avoid de-puffing the corn, and the company recommends eating the caramel non-popcorn after it has been heated up in the oven.
I liked it both warmed and at room temperature, and enjoyed the light crunchiness of the product. It was quite sweet, so I could only eat a few pieces at a time. That said, I have to admit that there is no way I would have immediately identified this as “caramel corn” if I hadn’t seen the packaging. But it’s a tasty snack nevertheless, and you might even get some entertainment out of it if you serve it to friends and try to have them guess what it is they’re eating!
RyleyFebruary 21, 2008
My sister introduced me to Cosmos last year..and we’re totallllly hooked.
I made the mistake of bringing a bag to work one day and it was inhalled..
Yumm.. you’re making me have a craving! 🙂
I’m so glad we have a sporting goods store that carries them here!!!
JillianFebruary 21, 2008
If ou enjoy these, uo should get a bag of Old Dutch Puffcorn. There is a recipe on the back to make your own Caramel Puffcorn. I’m not sure where you are located, I think Old Dutch brand may just be a midwestern company.
LisaFebruary 28, 2008
It IS a cheet-o! In Poland they have a jillion brands of these, it’s an everyday snack. They come in strawberry, toffi, chocolate as well as cheese and peanut. They’re shaped more like a cheet-o puff, though, but much bigger. It is especially a snack for little kids. You can also buy them plain and it’s one of the first fingerfoods given to babies. That’s funny. Here you pay a 50 cents for a big bag of them and in America They probably charge you heavy duty gourmet prices!
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AnonymousMay 1, 2008
OMG!someone I work with was raising money and selling the Cosmo corn to people around the office, and just let me tell you how much we are thankful to him for introducing us to such a delightful,sweet,cruncy and addictive tasty treat.The joke around the office,we call him the “crack corn dealer” when he has more we run straight to him.
ChrisMay 7, 2008
How can we order a case of caramel corn kernel-less popcorn WE WANT SOME! there are delicious!! please reply ASAP.
KarenJuly 2, 2008
Cosmo Corn Thumbs down!!!! I ordered on june 6th for fathers day, it is now July 2 and I still haven’t received my order. I have called left messages, opened a dispute thru paypal and still no word. Product is great to by from a store but not from the manufacturer. extremely!!!!! poor business people
BrendaJuly 17, 2008
My family absolutely loves Cosmo corn. My 3yr old grandson gets so excited when we are somewhere and he sees it for sale. It is a terrific product and tastes so yummy. It just melts in your mouth. Extremely addictive!!
LuciJuly 21, 2008
Simply the best….I LOVE THIS STUFF!!!!! Can’t get enough of it!!!
Ed KarchOctober 24, 2008
Where can a purchase be made in Zip Code area 97005 ?
susan bellNovember 18, 2008
please tell me where i can purchase cosmos zip code 06457
Dave SanchezFebruary 12, 2009
I live in Eugene, Oregon and am upset that Cosmo Corn actually raised their prices very high. I lady owner is difficult to deal with as well…thumbs down.
NicoleMay 28, 2009
They use a type of “puff” corn. It’s cornmeal.
jane liversJuly 7, 2009
i have tried this product and loved it but i purchased it through QVC but i had to buy all 4 flavors . i want to just order the caramel flavor because the butter flavor tasted too much like a rice cake. if you could send me a phone number where i could buy it i would be very grateful. sincerly jane