REVIEW: Jolly Time Mallow Magic

Jolly Time Mallow Magic

I’m skeptical of things that claim to be “magical.”

For example, Magic Markers. I haven’t found anything “magical” about them, except when I sniff them for too long, which causes me to “magically” prance around naked on all fours, pretending to be a pretty, pretty little pony.

Also, those Magic: The Gathering playing cards, they “magically” give my friend’s little cousins the ability to totally kick my ass at something.

Finally, there’s David Blaine, who claims to be a “magician,” but all the things he does isn’t really magic, like stand on a flagpole for 35 hours, or spend seven days underwater in a see-through coffin, or live in a plastic box suspended over a river for 44 days, or stand at a truck-stop urinal and pee for 3 hours.

So I wasn’t expecting much from the Jolly Time Mallow Magic microwave popcorn.

The concept of Mallow Magic is much like the Orville Redenbacher’s Cinnabon Popcorn I reviewed earlier this month. It’s microwave popcorn with a sweet creamy topping.

Also, like the Cinnabon Popcorn, each box of Mallow Magic comes with two bags of unpopped popcorn and two pouches of creamy marshmallow topping.

I liked the sweet Cinnabon Popcorn, so I was looking forward to trying the sweet marshmallowy taste of the Mallow Magic Popcorn. So I put the flat bag of popcorn into the microwave and set the time for 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

I carefully watched the flat bag of popcorn in the microwave. Then suddenly, I heard a pop. Then another. Then another. Then another. I looked at the bag of popcorn and I couldn’t believe my eyes.

“Oh my God! The bag…It’s growing in the microwave!” I yelled.


“I believe!!! I believe!!!”

Yeah, whatever.

After I took the bag out of the microwave, I instantly noticed that it was slightly smaller than all other microwave popcorn bags I’ve seen. I looked at the Cinnabon Popcorn box and the Mallow Magic box, and it turned out that the Mallow Magic bag had about one-fifth less popcorn than the Cinnabon Popcorn bag.

So, of course, this meant less popcorn.

After I added the creamy marshmallow topping, I dug into what turned out to be a nice sweet treat, that I think tasted better than the Cinnabon Popcorn.

However, they were such a nice sweet treat, that I ate an entire bag in one sitting, while trying to NOT watch American Idol.

Item: Jolly Time Mallow Magic
Purchase Price: $2.00 (on sale)
Rating: 8 out of 10
Pros: A nice sweet treat. Like kettle corn, except a lot more messy. Popcorn has fiber.
Cons: Bags are smaller than most popcorn bags. Not magical, just like David Blaine.

18 thoughts to “REVIEW: Jolly Time Mallow Magic”

  1. “which causes me to “magically” prance around naked on all fours, pretending to be a pretty, pretty little pony.”

    I’m not quite sure if I want to know why…. but it did make me laugh because the mental image it created- also came close to making a mess of my keyboard and monitor screen. Good job!!!

    Keep the reviews coming you pretty pretty little pony! 🙂

  2. What a cool site. I’m not much of a popcorn person (I prefer Jiffy Pop) but I might try this tonight while watching “Kill Bill-Vol 2”.

    Thanx for the review.

  3. I lived on popcorn when I was pregnant for my son (you know, the one who’s birth resulted in the Red Sox winning the World Series … you know, when you start de-lurking yourself, you’ve gotta come up w/a way to be remembered. this way is sad, but it works for me.)

    I might have to get pregnant again and try this stuff.

  4. I am a fan of popcorn my favorite is the stuff at the movie theater when they load it up with butter and salt. Yummy!! This sounds really interensting and i might have to give it a try if you say it is good. Is it better then Kettle Corn becuase that is also one of my favorites.

  5. i can’t believe i didn’t win the fire and ice! i’ve naver seen this stuff. i’ll have to take a look-see for it.

  6. My stomach is doing flip flops just thinking about this stuff. But then I find kettle corn to be an incarnation of Evil, thrust upon the world by midwestern craft shows grown out of control…

  7. Ayesha97 – I’ve got a keyboard cover and one of those anti-glare thing on my monitor, just in case I have to do a spit take or when I read The Onion.

    Aymie’s Mom – You crack me up too.

    K – I have yet to see Kill Bill, Volume One and Two. But then again, I don’t get out much. In fact, I’ve NEVER seen Titanic.

    mel – You could always try it when you’re hungry. It’s a lot less painful than child birth.

    becky – I don’t think it’s better than kettle corn, but it is good. But it still doesn’t beat the good ole’ butter and salt popcorn.

  8. jazzchic – Nope, definitely not like marshmallow fluff. But I could eat it straight, just like marshmallow fluff.

    Jamie – I don’t know, maybe he has a bladder twice the size of my head.

    Damon – Magic Brownies…Good times. Good times. Okay, I tried them once and people are right, you can’t taste it.

    josh – Well there’s always next month.

    Thumper – I’m curious to find out what you would say if I actually did a review on kettle corn. I expect words, like devil, hate, rings of fire, and Clay Aiken, will spew out of your mouth.

  9. Hey there! Sorry it took me so long to comment. Just wanted to say thanks for reviewing this. Now I wanna try it. Too bad about the smaller bags. That reminds me, do you remember in the late 80’s-mid 90’s when some company (I think Pop Secret) came out with the COLORED microwave popcorn? It came in blue, green, purple and pink. I thought it was so cool. I miss it. 🙁

    Gotta go get me some Magic! Talk to you later!

    “prancing like a pretty, pretty pony” ROTFLMAO! 😀

  10. kirkkitsch – Hmm…Colored microwave popcorn? Maybe I had them and didn’t know it, because back in the late 80’s-mid 90’s I always burned my microwave popcorn, so I couldn’t tell what color they were.

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