Tonight we are munching on a new snack fresh from Korea. Here on World of Snacks we already offer a decent size selection of the best chips from Korea, but we are always looking for more yummy treats to include. So will the Crown Caramel Corns Peanut Snack make the cut? Let's dive in and see.
It's the shinny red packaging that first caught our eye. The pattern is reminiscent of old school bags of peanuts at the circus, but it's updated and features a pair of pistol slinging peanuts - still in their shell of course. These fun characters have a Cap'n Crunch vibe, even though they are clearly cowboys (or cowpeanuts). If you are outside of the US, you may not be familiar with Cap'n Crunch Cereal. If that is the case, you need to get familiar! The Crown logo is barely noticeable along the top of the bag, and the main lettering reads "New CarmelCorns Peanut Snack & Peanut Caramel." Now we know what this Korean snack looks like - it's time for the taste test!
After struggling to rip open the bag you are greeted with a burst of peanut smell. It's an earthy aroma that is also noticeable while actually eating the snack. If you've ever stuck a shelled peanut in your mouth, it tastes kind of like that initially. It wasn't what I was expecting and I was a little put off at first. However, after the second piece, I could not get enough. The shelled peanut flavor is enhanced with caramel that is only really noticeable after you get over the first round of peanut flavor. It's a light caramel that tastes like a real high-quality honey. It's just sweet enough, and it's definitely not overpowering. The texture is like a Cheeto Puff, but firmer with a bolder crunch. After several pieces I was again reminded of Cap'n Crunch Cereal, which again is a good thing.
So will World of Snacks offer Crown CaramelCorns Peanuts Snack for sale here in our international snack store? If we can find it in a smaller bag we will for sure include it in our selection of Korean Chips. The sample size we have for our tasting is too large to ship economically. If you are searching for this snack now, be sure to let us know - we might have a bag or two in our store. As always, keep on snacking!
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Follow along as we explore cookies, cakes, candies, chips, crackers, and nuts from all across the world. Many of the international snacks that we highlight will be offered in our store over the course of the next year. We currently offer British Snacks, American Snacks, German Snacks, Mexican Snacks, Filipino Snacks, Japanese Kit Kats, Pakistani Snacks, Italian Snacks, & Korean Snacks. Each month this year we will add a new country and their best snacks inventory.