REVIEW: Orville Redenbacher’s Cinnabon Popcorn

Orville Redenbacher’s Cinnabon Popcorn

The ONLY things I like to put on top of my popcorn are salt and artery-clogging buttah. Call me a purist. Call me vanilla. Call me Plain Jane. Call me your daddy. I just like my popcorn that way.

Recently, while checking out chips in the snack aisle, my peripheral vision noticed the new Orville Redenbacher’s Cinnabon Popcorn.

“Oh, dude, that sounds gross,” I thought to myself.

Then I thought, “Gross enough to be the PERFECT item to review.”

The popcorn is flavored with a cinnamon buttah and comes with a pouch of Cinnabon frosting, which you pour on top of the popcorn. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Of course, I could think of another use for that Cinnabon frosting, but I don’t have a lady-friend at the moment.

The first thing I noticed after opening the box was the fact that there were only TWO bags in the box. This surprised me because I could’ve sworn most boxes of microwave popcorn have four bags.

Anyway, after sticking a bag in the microwave and not burning it, I have to say that this is the first product EVER that originally made me nauseous, but I learned to love. Um, sort of like, Celine Dion.

Oh, wait. It’s the other way around. I loved Celine Dion, but I eventually became nauseous of her.

No, no, no, that’s not right. Um, Celine Dion has always made me nauseous?

Oh yeah, that’s right, she has.

Anyway, while the popcorn was popping, the cinnamon aroma of it filled the room and made me a little nauseous. However, after I added the Cinnabon frosting and began chowing it down, I felt a lot better. I guess this was due to the fact that the popcorn was actually pretty good and I couldn’t stop eating it.

Thank goodness for the show Strange Love on VH1. Seeing Brigitte Neilsen and Flavor Flav’s naked bodies instantly made me nauseous again and stop eating.

Because it was a Cinnabon-related product, I was hoping for a gooey mess, but all I got were Cinnabon-smelling fingers, which turned out to be frustrating.

Hours after eating the Cinnabon Popcorn, despite washing my hands several times, my fingers still smelled like Cinnabons. Although, during those several times, I did use the cheap stuff (i.e. generic Wally World hand soap).

However, when I used the good stuff (i.e. Method Green Tea + Aloe Hand Wash), which I only use for special occasions, the smell was replaced with the aroma of Method Green Tea + Aloe Hand Wash.

I wonder how many times I would have to type Method Green Tea + Aloe Hand Wash to get free stuff from Method?

Item: Orville Redenbacher’s Cinnabon Popcorn
Purchase Price: $3.39
Rating: 8 out of 10
Pros: ONLY TWO BAGS IN A BOX. Not as sticky or messy as actual Cinnabons. Originally made me nauseous, but they are damn good.
Cons: Smell lingers on your fingers, unless you use Method Green Tea + Aloe Hand Wash (Come on! Send some free stuff, baby!). Celine Dion and Strange Love (shutter).

23 thoughts to “REVIEW: Orville Redenbacher’s Cinnabon Popcorn”

  1. I had this a few months back; the cinnaminish stuff is narsty but the icing is amazing. I think they were a little cheap on the icing though and could have had about twice as much.

  2. This is the most disgusting product that has ever touched my lips. I tried to just throw it out but my house was smelling something fierce. I had to take out the trash and bleach the whole house. OK, kidding about the bleach.

  3. I’m thinking if you go around with fingers that smell like Cinnabons it could change your non lady friend status…I mean, fat chicks need love too right?

  4. hmm I hadnt heard about this product yet. I do love Cinnabons but I only like popcorn with butter and salt but I might have to try these.

  5. Ian – Yeah, I felt like they should’ve had bigger frosting pouches. That way I could save some for later and eat it straight from the pouch.

    Robin – I have pretty good ventilation at my place, so the smell disappeared pretty quickly.

    Alison – A lot of people seem to not like it, I think my tastebuds might be messed up because of all the crap I’ve tried.

    Lorien – I once asked a reader/friend to mail me a container of Ice Breakers Liquid Ice from Seattle because I couldn’t find any here. Maybe I should start soliciting companies.

    oomm – You make a good point there. Hmm…

    Tara – Please like them, because it seems like I’m the only one on the planet that does.

  6. I tried the kettle corn popcorn and my wife likes the caramel stuff but this sounds interesting.. although I really hate the smell when you walk through the airport, because it always seems like I am hungry and never have the time to stop and get one.. plus I hate the gooey mess when I am trying to sit down on the plane and get comfortable. but that is just me.

  7. I think smelling like the Method Green Tea + Aloe Handwash vs. Cinnabon is really going to get the ladies to come a runnin toward you… oh and eeeww on the Cinnabon popcorn, don’t mess with perfection…butter and salt, simplicity, like the Method soap.

  8. jmichael – May I suggest latex gloves. Easy clean-up or you can blow them up like balloons.

    akiko – Smelling like Method Green Tea + Aloe Hand Wash, hasn’t gotten me anyone yet. Maybe I should bathe with it?

  9. I haven’t tried this stuff yet, but I had to chime in to say thanks for the laugh I got when I read your comment about Flava Flav and Brigitte Nielson. So gross.

  10. Cinnamon popcorn… sounds interesting at least. The apple cinnamon kettle corn isn’t that bad so I can’t imagine this product being worse. But I’m rarely ever right so we’ll have to wait and see on that one. Nice hover on the form btw 😉

  11. Dave – That’s a mental image I’d like to forget.

    Melissa – Oh, that apple cinnamon kettle corn sounds kind of gross. Gross enough to try.

  12. Great review…but I don’t think I’ll be running out to the store to buy some. If I wanted something that tasted like a Cinnabon, I would just get a Cinnabon. Or at least a cinnamon roll. You gotta wonder, who was the person who said, “you know, Cinnabons and cinnamon rolls really aren’t enough cinnamon-y goodness for me…I want my popcorn to taste like that too”

  13. Jenni – You make a good point, but then look at chocolate. There aren’t many things that aren’t chocolate dipped.

  14. Sheri – Can’t go wrong with Kettle Corn, unless you’re like me and put it in the microwave for three and a half minutes, instead of three and burn the whole thing.

    Lauren – Sorry, I ate both bags already. Um, let me check the fridge. Oh, I’ve got some packets of Burger King ketchup. Not just any ketchup…fancy ketchup.

  15. NA – You name is too long to type, so I’m just going to call you NA.

    Webmiztris – I ate it, but then again, as I’ve proved time and time again, I’ll eat anything.

    Grins – It could’ve been worse. I could’ve added David Hasselhoff, as well. Not Knight-Rider-David Hasselhoff, I’m talking German-Pop-Star-David Hasselhoff.

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