Fast Food Review: Popeyes Popcorn Shrimp

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Score: 5.7/10

I was checking my Popeyes app on my phone when I saw a coupon for Popeyes Popcorn Shrimp for three dollars. Being the cheap bastard I am, I indulged and got some.

Something important to keep in mind is that Popeyes Popcorn Shrimp and Wicked Shrimp are not the same thing. From what I can tell from eating both is that Wicked Shrimp are generally bigger shrimp and Popcorn shrimp are smaller… much smaller. Popcorn Shrimp are essentially the crumbs and small shrimp that didn’t make the cut toward Wicked Shrimp. They take those rejected pieces and fry them up for Popcorn Shrimp.

So this really was not great. I imagine this to be the case for the Wicked Shrimp as well, but I estimate at least 60% of each piece of shrimp is batter. You’re mostly eating the fried batter they use to coat this stuff. It reminds me of the fried clams at White Castle which don’t taste like clams at all.

Overall, these things were not good. I don’t recommend them. Generally, I don’t recommend seafood from fast food restaurants at all, especially those that specialize on chicken.

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