Product Type: Cadbury Chocolate
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Popcorn with a little extra
Cadbury Chocolate Popcorn
Member Name: ryeb
Cadbury Chocolate Popcorn
Advantages: Tastes delicious, generously coated in proper Cadbury chocolate
Disadvantages: A little expensive, watch out for un popped pieces of hard corn
I love popcorn, and I love chocolate, so a combination of the two is bound to get my attention! While I was shoppping in Sainsbury's recently I saw that Cadbury now produce a bag of chocolate covered popcorn, and as it was on a half price offer for £1, I decided to try it. That price was for an 130g sharing bag. Being a kind friend, I did share it out on a movie night.
The bag is re-sealable, which is very useful because popcorn that has gone a bit soft always tastes horrible to me. The re-closing strip does actually work to keep the contents fresh too. The packet itself tells me that the snack is made from toffee popcorn "generously coated" with Cadbury milk chocolate, and gives the usual nutrition information.
When I first opened the bag, I was met by the delicious aroma of chocolate. It reminded me of opening a bar of Dairy Milk, which made for a promising start. There is also the gorgeous buttery "cinema smell" of the corn. The pieces are all different sizes and shapes, which doesn't matter at all to me, as some are nice and large and none are tiny! The smooth chocolate coating is really substantial, and it completely hides the corn underneath. It has a tasty milky flavour, and makes a great contrast to the harder and chewier corn pieces. The centre has quite a good toffee flavour, but it isn't as strong as Butterkist's toffee popcorn in my opinion. Perhaps that is a good thing in one way, because the Cadbury popcorn is sweet enough for me without the extra toffee flavouring. I do find it very moreish, and the first bag didn't last very long with my friends and I picking at it. The only disadvantage that I can see, is that when I snuck some into a warm supposedly air-conditioned cinema screening, the chocolate melted quite quickly. This made it messy and difficult to eat. The same thing would have happened to any chocolate though. I will stick to regular popcorn in the future outside the house!
Like many popcorns, there are some unpopped pieces of corn in the bottom of the bag. They are extremely hard, and although there is a warning on the bag to look out for them, I do think they are easy to miss if you pick out a handful of corn. For this reason, I would always tip the popcorn out into a serving bowl , so I could check through the pieces and remove any nasties.
I am sure that the addition of chocolate makes this version of popcorn less healthy than a plain kind. Based on one person eating a quarter of the bag, the product contains 20.8% of an adults RDA of sugar, and 22% of your recommended maximum of saturated fat. So it isn't something I would want to eat everyday, as nice as it is.
I would recommend this snack to popcorn and chocolate lovers, especially if you can get it for a bargain price. I think the pound that I paid is good value, because the bag was really full. I think the standard price of £1.99 is a bit steep though. You could always coat your own popcorn in melted Dairy Milk if you want to experiment. It works well, and tastes delicious! Apart from the price, I do recommend the Cadbury version though. It tastes great.
Summary: A nice treat for lovers of popcorn and chocolate