What’s Pirate’s Booty you ask? Well according to Robert’s Gourmet, it’s puffed rice and corn! Robert’s Gourmet makes this yummy treaty in several varieties, but today i’m trying the Original Pirate’s Booty and Pirate’s Booty Caramel. All of Robert’s Gourmet snacks are all natural, and the Pirate’s Booty varieties have a cute pirate on the front saying “Thar Be Good!”. I couldn’t agree more!
In it’s original form, the Pirate’s Booty is cheesy tasting, light, and puffy. They are baked and then blended with real white cheddar cheese.It has a nice taste of aged white cheddar, and these puffs melt in your mouth the second they hit your tongue. You also get a LOT for 1 oz (1 serving), which is probably due to the high air content in each of these puffs. Airy or not- these are yummy.
So what’s Pirate’s Booty with CARAMEL? Well, puffed rice and corn-but SWEET! I didn’t know what to expect when i dove into this bag, but boy was it a good outcome. They are sweet, crunchy and DELICIOUS! They kind of remind me a little bit of a mix of cracker jacks and Corn Pops cereal. They have a light caramel flavor with a hint of saltyness. They are cute, little puffs, that have the “caramel glaze” over them which gives them the nice satisfying CRUNCH!
The Aged White Cheddar has 130 calories per serving, 5 grams of fat, 19 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, and 2 grams of protein.
The Caramel Flavor has 120 calories per serving, 1 gram of fat, 24 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, and 2 grams of protein.
My only complaint is that there is no fiber to prolong satiety :(, and the caramel flavor is a bit on the sugary side. However, the caramel flavor is DEFINITELY a lot healthier than cracker jacks and other caramel flavored snacks. So, no worries, i’ll just eat this with some fruit/with my lunch and voila! Perfection!
Aged White Cheddar-Cornmeal, Rice, one or more of the following: Sunflower, Expeller Pressed Canola or Corn Oil, Aged Cheddar Cheese, Whey, and Buttermilk.
Caramel-Corn Syrup, Corn Meal, Light Brown Sugar, White Sugar, Ground Rice, one or more of the following: Sunflower, Expeller Pressed Canola or Corn Oil, Baking Soda, Salt and Lecithin.
Good job Robert’s Gourmet! I look forward to buying and reviewing more of your products!