Monday, March 04, 2019

Food | Gourmet Popcorn by Popcorn Shed

This food was gifted in exchange for a review.

If you know me even a little bit, then you'll know that I love food. When the lovely team at Popcorn Shed got in touch to ask if I wanted to try some of the UK's first super-premium popcorn, I knew I couldn't resist.

Founded by cousins Laura and Sam, Popcorn Shed is a UK based, family-owned company that came about after they decided they wanted to perfect irresistibly indulgent popcorn recipes in their family kitchen. They combined patience, passion and all natural high-quality ingredients to create seven delicious popcorn flavours, and so along with my housemates Katie and Jon, I decided to see whether they could become one of my new favourite snacks.

Butterly Nuts - Peanut butter caramel popcorn with roasted peanut halves. Honestly, this was the one I was least looking forward to trying (and actually almost didn't) as I really dislike peanut butter. After Katie and Jon both said how mild the flavour was, I tried some, and it was surprisingly nice as the combination of caramel with the peanut butter toned down the flavour really well.

Say Cheese - Cheddar cheese popcorn. We are all huge cheese fans, so really enjoyed these. The cheese is extremely potent but really different from other popcorn out there.

Pecan Pie - Caramel popcorn with roasted pecan pieces. This was delicious. I am a massive fan of all things pecan, so knew I'd love this, but it was even better than I expected.

Salted Caramel - Sea salted caramel with Belgian milk chocolate. This flavour was also delicious but we all agreed that it seemed like more of a standard flavour that you could probably get elsewhere.

Sweet Cheesus - A mix of cheddar cheese and caramel. This was the flavour that we were all really intrigued by. Rather than being both flavours in one, this was a combination of some bits of cheddar and some bits of caramel, and it was surprisingly really really good. Jon loved it so much, he had to finish off the packet!

Berry-licious - Raspberry and dark chocolate popcorn. Raspberry and chocolate is a combination that I really love, so I'm glad this met expectations. I really enjoyed the surprise of realising that the popcorn was actually coated in a thin layer of chocolate too!

Pop N Choc - Chocolate caramel popcorn with Belgian milk chocolate. Again, the surprise of there being actual chocolate on this flavour was so lovely. It had a really nice flavour, but unfortunately, after tasting it last (and after the Berry-licious) it just seemed a little too standard when it came to popcorn flavours!

Overall, we really enjoyed every single Popcorn Shed flavour. Jon's top two were the cheese ones, although Sweet Cheesus came through on top as it was just so unusual compared to other popcorn flavours. Both Katie and I would go for Berry-licious and Pecan Pie, as they were great flavour combos! As I mentioned above, we probably wouldn't pick up Salted Caramel or Pop N Choc if we had all flavours to pick from, as they seemed more of a standard flavour that you could find elsewhere, combined to the other options available.

Popcorn Shed popcorn is absolutely delicious and I would definitely consider buying the smaller bags for me as a snack for me, or the really cute boxes as a gift for friends. Let me know if you try any!

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