REVIEW: Cracker Jack Holiday Sugar Cookie Popcorn

Cracker Jack Holiday Sugar Cookie Popcorn is back! Please find our review from 2015 below. The pictures have been updated with the current packaging, because… well,  I just had to buy this one again. 

Here at Junk Banter, we’ve been sending a ringing endorsement for sugar cookie everything as the latest winter flavor. Whether it be Pop Tarts, Sugar Cookie Toast Crunch, or an actual plate of sugar cookies, we want more sugar all the time. Right now.

Needless to say when I stumbled across this new Cracker Jack Holiday Sugar Cookie Popcorn at Walmart, I was so excited that I just stood there completely frozen in admiration.

Can I help you find something, sir?”
No, I think I just found my wife…
Are you ok?”

Cracker Jack Holiday Sugar Cookie Popcorn

Cracker Jack Holiday Sugar Cookie Popcorn

I can’t even remember the last time I had regular Cracker Jack caramel popcorn. I recall it being just fine, but junk food companies have thrown so many exciting popcorns at me lately: Pumpkin Spice & Candy Corn Popcorns, Cookies & Cream Popcorn, Caramel Apple Corn… I think popcorn used to be pretty healthy, but I don’t even know what “health” means anymore.

It’s really exciting to see Cracker Jack go down the limited edition road, and even more exciting that they chose Sugar Cookie as their first entry. I immediately imagined myself eating several bags of these while watching A Christmas Story for 24 straight hours on Christmas Eve until I threw up. Cracker Jack Holiday Sugar Cookie popcorn even comes with an added surprise – a holiday prize inside!

Cracker Jack Holiday Sugar Cookie Popcorn

A crummy commercial? Son of a bitch. For the first time ever, I would rather get socks as a gift. 

Moving past this disappoint, Cracker Jack Holiday Sugar Cookie popcorn carries a thick snow white glaze and some red and green sprinkles. The candy-coated popcorn is all sorts of merry. The glaze is smooth and identical to what one would expect from a caramel corn. The flavor is a sweet vanilla. Like, really sweet. I’d like to say too sweet, but it’s not any sweeter than I expected from a Cracker Jack product. Does it taste like an actual sugar cookie though? Kinda, sure!

Cracker Jack Holiday Sugar Cookie Popcorn

They definitely got the “sugar” part right.

With this being a popcorn and not an actual cookie, there are some elements from a sugar cookie that are absent. It lacks a butteriness that one should expect from a cookie. I guess you could drizzle some onto the popcorn yourself like you normally do. I would, but I am one tablespoon of butter away from all sorts of heart failure since starting this blog.

Cracker Jack Holiday Sugar Cookie Popcorn is something I enjoy simply because of how fun it is for the season. It’s sweet, it’s got sprinkles, and it’s limited edition. Though a bit artificial, it largely delivers the flavor profile one should expect from the title. Munch on this popcorn when your sweet tooth calls and you will be singing Christmas carols to your dog in no time.

How Many Hours of a Christmas Story You’re Going to Watch Rating: 24 out of 10
How Little You Care About Your Health During the Holidays Rating: 8 out of 10
Overall Rating: 7 out of 10

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  1. Sarah says:

    Cool! This sounds wonderful. Hot cocoa Cracker Jack?