Black pepper. I love black pepper. In Singapore, I often ordered the Black Pepper Beef Fried Rice from my neighborhood hawker center. I love black pepper on beef, venison, chicken, crab, crocodile, frog and any other edible meat that you can think of. So, naturally, I was really excited about trying Black Pepper Popcorn.
So far, amongst all the popcorn flavors reviewed, Honey Popcorn takes the cake. When I bought the box of Black Pepper Popcorn, I was filled with excitement. The aroma of black pepper filled my nostrils and I was loving it. It reminded me of my days in Singapore. Sitting down in a hawker center with a bottle of Tiger beer and some black pepper beef. Ahhhh, the good ol' days. I couldn't wait to have a taste of Black Pepper Popcorn. In my mind, there was no doubt that this was gonna be a mind blowing experience.
I took a handful, put them in my big, fat mouth and started chewing and chewing and chewing. Hmmmmm, maybe, I didn't put enough in. Took another handful and started chewing. Slowly, this time. Okay, wait for it. I'm sure the burst of flavor would have kicked in by now. You know what? Let's give it another go. Took a massive handful this time and chugged it into my freakingly huge mouth. WHAT?! Still, nothing!!! Okay, I'm done with this flavor of popcorn. Gonna pass it on to Little Mahina.
Little Mahina gladly took the box of popcorn from me and finished the whole box. Her Grandpa looked on with disbelieve. He was super surprised at how fast she finished the whole box. As you can see from the picture above, Little Mahina don't play around when it comes to popcorn. She gives her all.
Black Pepper Popcorn was not what I expected. It was too mild for my taste. It did not give me that oomph that I was expecting. With that being said, it was still better than Strawberry Popcorn and Soda Popcorn. In the future, if I would like to reminisce about my past in Singapore, I would stand close to a Black Pepper Popcorn cart in Tokyo Disney, keep my yen in my wallet and smile.
Honorable Rating: Don't Break Your Notes (3/5)