Monday, March 19, 2012

Review and Giveaway! - Cobra Corn



        Cobra Corn is a phenomenal and unique snack that challenges the idea of conventional, bagged popcorn. It is not your typical cheddar-coated popcorn -- it packs a punch! As the tagline suggests, Cobra Corn has "bold flavors for adventurous souls." The exclusive blend of east Indian spices (the Mumbai Masala recipe) is ambrosial and addictive. Some of the ingredients that Cobra Corn contains are: sea salt, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, citric acid, turmeric, paprika, etc.

Cobra Corn is produced by Dishoom Foods, Inc., which is a company based out of Chicago. The idea behind this product is actually quite endearing. Here it is, as taken from the Cobra Corn website:

"The Cobra Corn recipe was invented by Dr. Teju Shah in Lexington, Massachusetts. Teju is a dedicated doctor, mother of four, and extraordinary cook! She was born and raised in India and moved to the United States in 1964. Today, the Cobra Corn – Mumbai Masala recipe is the foundation for Dishoom Foods, a company founded by her son, Mihir Shah.

Growing up, Mihir was (and still is) quite the perfectionist when it comes to food. He also wanted to eat American food all the time to fit in. That no doubt gave a lot of challenges to his Mom. During his senior year of high school, he came home and the house was filled with an amazing aroma. He walked into the kitchen and there was a pan filled with seasoned popcorn on the stove. He took a bite and was instantly hooked. And so Cobra Corn was born.

Ever since then, Mihir’s Mom regularly made Cobra Corn and sent it to him at college where his buddies also got hooked. On some days Mihir would return to his room to find that his roommate picked up his packages so that all of his friends could start chowing down on the savory popcorn!
In each of the different cities he lived, worked and studied, the popcorn was sent to him and more and more people got hooked. He was then encouraged to share this new and delicious popcorn with the world."

This is a great, guilt-free snack to much on throughout the day, or to offer guests at a party or special occasion. The flavor would go well with other foods commonly found at "sports-themed" events. Here are some benefits to choosing Cobra Corn over other snacks:

  • No Cholesterol
  • Good Source of Fiber
  • 0g Trans Fat per Serving 
  • No Artificial Flavors or Colors
  • No Preservatives
  • No MSG or Maltodextrin
  • Gluten-Free
  • Only 6 grams of fat

  
        I received a bag of Cobra corn to review, and I was very excited to tear open the bag and get into it. I love to try new food products...especially ones that contain international flavors or exotic spices. Given the fact that I like Indian food and popcorn as separate entities, I figured I would like Cobra Corn...and I was right! It has a great, strong flavor which can't be credited to one particular spice. Instead, each spice compliments the next and makes for a wonderful blend. It isn't too subtle or too overpowering, and it leaves a nice taste in your mouth. After I opened the bag, my mom and I devoured it in only two sittings, while the dog laid at my feet begging for a taste. I like that it is relatively low-calorie (especially when compared to chips or other snack-sized bags that you might get out of a vending machine), yet seems to feel more filling than typical popcorn. I have never tasted anything like it, and I really enjoyed reviewing it! My one warning is that it is ADDICTIVE. And if you eat the half the bag at once, do yourself a favor and have some water on hand. ;) 




Interested in trying Cobra Corn? If you live in Chicago or LA, California, you're in luck, as there are store locations available for you. If not, you can always order online at the Dishoom Foods website, here. Cobra Corn can be purchased in quantities of six, nine, or fifteen bags. Six bags are only $11.99, nine bags are $16.99, and fifteen bags are $25.99. You can also order the bags through Abe's Market or on Amazon

To learn more about Dishoom Foods and Cobra Corn, you can visit their website. While you are there, don't forget to sign up for email updates! You can also connect with Dishoom Foods on their Facebook page or Twitter page.

Dishoom Foods has generously offered to give SIX BAGS of Cobra Corn to one lucky reader. If you're as excited as I was to give it a test, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Please do not make false entries, as all entries are verified before the winner is contacted. As usual, please supply all extra information such as URL's and usernames in the extra information box...as well as a description of your GFC image if you have one. This giveaway is open to the U.S only, 18+ (unless you have parental permission). Please show the sponsor some love by connecting to their social media sites and telling them thanks!


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18 comments:

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  2. Cobra corn sounds amazing!

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  3. I might try some Cobra Corn!

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  4. I have never tried these. They sound good.

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  5. I love flavored popcorn! hope I win!

    Amy Brown, fuhrman_amy@yahoo.com

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  6. This looks delicious! I love popcorn, and so does the rest of my family, so we'd definitely love to give this a try! (:

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  7. I'm glad that it is lower in calories than chips and such.

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  8. Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway!

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  10. This sounds like a fun product and we would love to try it!

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