The all-time favourite cinema treat has finally made its way out of cinema foyers and is popping up everywhere from picnics to packed lunches. High in fibre and low in fat, popcorn is our new not-so-guilty pleasure. Whether you opt for salted caramel popcorn to satisfy your sweet tooth or prefer more savoury flavours such as goats cheese & black pepper, there is a popcorn to suit everyone. We’ve even come across Gin & Tonic and Mojito flavoured popcorn (you don’t need to tell us twice!). We’ve tried and tested everything from peanut butter flavour to cheese on toast flavour (we’re not complaining) and have found our top five picks for the ultimate lazy Sunday night in.
There’s something about a big bowl of freshly popped, warm and fluffy kernels of buttery popcorn that is very very hard to beat. The aroma alone will get the whole family flocking to the kitchen! Popz, salted microwave popcorn is a firm favourite.
For the more adventurous types, Joe & Sephs, is taking the popcorn world by storm with their funky flavours. Try their double salted caramel, orange marmalade, peanut butter, or honey and hazelnut flavours to satisfy your sweet tooth. For something a little more adventurous, opt for one of their gourmet flavours like blue cheese with walnut & celery or goats cheese & black pepper – a great choice if you’ve got friends coming over for a night in!
If you feel like you may have overdone things on Saturday night, these little bags of magic from Proper Corn, offer the best of both worlds (sweet AND salty – a winning combination) and are only 129 calories per bag!
The ‘kracklecorn’ by Portlebay Popcorn has a more brittle and crunchier texture than your standard popcorn, as they add raw cane sugar into the pot just as the grains are popping! The kracklekorn comes in all sorts of fun flavours from chilli & lime and wasabi & ginger to lemon sherbert & cinnamon swirl, but the top of these pops will have to be (hands down) their crispy bacon & maple syrup popcorn. The smokiness of the bacon and the subtle sweetness of the maple syrup will set your taste buds alight!
Call us lazy (but isn’t that what lazy Sundays are all about?), our final favourite is Portlebay’s Orchard Wood Smoked Cheddar popcorn – rich, smokey and full of flavour.