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I promised a fellow Dooyoo'er this so here it is!!
Popcorn to make at home is so so easy! I never knew till a few years ago it could actually be created at home!
Buy corn kernells from Tesco, Asda or any supermarket just ask for corn for pop corn they always know what you're talking about! it's usually with the health foods section.
That's the other great thing about making your own it's actually healthy stuff, popcorn is natural good for you energy food! whoppee!!
So you buy a big bad which lasts me months and months. You take a saucepan with a good thick base peferably not a non stick saucepan, I use stainless steel. put a little olive oil in the bottom and heat up. The best type of saucepan is one with a see through lid! By the way saucepan must have lid otherwise you have amazing exploding pop corn all over your kitchen and it's hot too! believe me I've done it by mistake!
Once the oil is heated take a small handful of pop corn and place in pan (believe me you don't need too much it's always amazing to see how much it makes - you will get used to your own saucepans and the amount which you need by trial and error).
Straight away I hold the lid on the saucepan and swish the corn around so it's coated in the hot oil. Place back on the heat leave for a few mins then again swish it round with the lid on still. Keep doing this until the first few pops are heard, always keep your eye on the pop corn it can be unpredictable! then as it's popping I keep swishing round so that the lighter popped pop corn stays on the top and the still to pop corn is on the bottom, keep repeating this until the pop's slow right down. The trick is not to burn it if you smell it's starting then remove from heat straight away.
Take the lid off and immediately pour into a large container, if you leave it in the saucepan it seems to condensate and turn the pop corn a bit soggy! once in the large container you can add your choice of covering, I prefer icing sugar as it sticks really well the the popcorn and makes it nice and sweet, i believe you can make a toffee sauce, or use savoury topping.
Hey presto yummy home made popcorn - go on have a go!
We love it because it's just in the cupboard and the girls will say lets have a pop corn evening or their friends come round and they want some, so we just make some up there and then.
Popcorn, the faithful companion to the cinema goer since the dinosaurs roamed the earth. It is incredibly simple and yet so wonderfully addictive.
Popcorn are little kernels of corn that are popped (lol, what a great description). They pop open under prolonged intense heat (a frying pan on medium heat is all you need) and turn into very light mini polystyreney bombsites, which then become a great vehicle for other flavours.
The practice of making popcorn is said to date back many thousand years to the native Americans, apparently some tribes believed the popping sound was an angry god escaping the corn. Not sure if I believe that but certainly makes a good story.
Popcorn comes in a variety of sweet and savoury flavours including sugar, salt, cheese and toffee. One of my pet hates I must admit is sugar popcorn, I don't mind toffee but salt is the only way to go for me by a mile.
There are a variety of manufacturers such as butterkist, Maccorns and even the odd super market own brand, but to get the most out of your popcorn experience I reccomend buying the do-it-yourself stuff. For the same price as one bag of butterkist you will get 10 bags of DIY. The only proviso is that you make it yourself. Which is win win because it' fun to make (well for an old saddo such as myself). The corn pops emphatically and bounces about all over the place so if possible, employ the use of a see through pot lid.
Doing it yourself affords you several bonuses, the first is that some kernels dont pop entirely, so you get an interestingly dense texture as half the corn is still in kernel form. The second bonus is that with a blank canvas, your free to put anything on them that you want. Good things always come in threes so yet another bonus is that the corn is lovely and warm which is something shop bought stuff can't lay claim to.
Experiment to find your favourite combinations, some of mine include Garlic and Chilli, simply add garlic butter (or make your own), chilli powder and fry the corn itself with some halfed chilli peppers. The possibilites are endless, melted chocolate, caramel, hot fudge, powdered cheese. I love food like this, you can take something tried and tested and add a little something personal to it, a fully customiseable snack!!!
As a rule I only buy popcorn at the cinema (to avoid the inevitable confrontation at the door as I bring in a trough of my own stuff). There is an exception to the rule though and I am loathed to admit it. Ok here goes, occasionally supermarkets will sell a variety of their cheesey popcorns that are very close to their sell by, you don't want to see a fully grown man in the depths of a cheese popcorn binge, wailing into the night and nashing his teeth in wretched absolution. They cost 10p for god's sake...I'm not made of stone!!!! Waaaaahaha!!!!
Anyway those dark days are behind me and I have now resolved to do the large majority of my popcorn making and eating at home.
Plain popcorn is high in fibre, low in fat and salt, and is incredibly light. As such It's a perfect snack for those trying to keep a trim figure, also perfect for DVD nights in.
Reccomended to those looking to subdue their munchies without getting full up or putting on weight, and just reccomended to any serial snackers out there.
I buy popcorn from the local continental store or from Tesco, whichever I'm at when I need some. Each bag, containing around 8 portions, costs 65p or less and each portion will fill a standard mixing bowl with ease.
I use a machine for my corn which makes it all very easy though I have tried using a pan with oil and found more of them did not pop in the end.
I find microwaving popcorn to be hit and miss, too little time and not enough pops, too much time and the taste is ruined by burning.
My recommendation is to use fresh corn, now I know this is a contradiction in terms, the corn is dried, but the newer it is the better the flavour.
Melting butter in a pan will quickly make a delicious flavour for the corn if gently dripped over the top of the popped corn but this of course is much higher in fat. Tragically this is the favourite with adults in our house, despite the greasy fingers.
You could sprinkle some low sodium salt over the corn for a savoury pop, or even a little fresh ground black pepper for a healthier snack.
The kids prefer melted butter with brown sugar melted in and poured over the top for a sweet toffee flavouring which soon sets crisply and deliciously.
Popping corn is very low cost, low fat, generally does not have negative effects with allergy or otherwise and is a healthy snack, spoiled only by whatever you use to flavour it.
Cheap, healthy, popular and delicious, what more could you need?
I can not believe that I only discovered popcorn today at 30 years of age. I'm not talking about the stuff you get at the cinema, or the stuff you buy in bags on the sweet aisle of the supermarket, or even the stuff you buy in ready-to-microwave pouches.
I'm talking about the bag of popping corn I found on the pulses aisle (that's right with lentils and chickpeas) in Sainsburys. It cost 51p for 500g, I took a very small handful of it (about 5ps worth) put it in a very big bowl, covered it in clingfilm and put it in the microwave for 2 mins. It wasn't all popped so I put it back in for another 30 seconds and then another and I had a big bowlful of popcorn, enough for a snack for 3 of us. By this point some of it was a bit burnt, I think I should have taken the stuff that had popped out after the 2 minutes and just put the rest back.
It seems obvious now that I know it but popped corn is a vegetable, and yes apparently it counts towards your 5 a day - well its better than carrot sticks! Admittedly it is better smothered in butter, sugar, salt or toffee but I thought I'd give it a go on its own expecting a very bland, tastless puff but actually it has quite a nice, sweet popcorn flavour and is still a very nice snack.
I can't believe I've gone on so much about popcorn, its just such a cheap, easy, healthy and tasty snack I don't know why I've always been scared to make it myself before (unless it was that scene at the beginning of Scream - wasn't there some popcorn in that?).
I can not go to the cinema and not eat popcorn, it's an absolute rule. Another rule is that sweet doesn't cut it, it has to be salty. Generally, popcorn has become related to movies and watching tv and now you can buy microwaveable popcorn, perfect for that night in!
Popcorn was discovered by the Native Americans and became popular in the 'Great Depression' as it was cheap. It is the official state snack food of Illinois!
There are different types of popcorn available, as normal pop corn is fairly tasteless. Here in the UK, salted and sweetened popcorn is equally favoured, or there is toffee flavour available.
Popcorn is low in calories and fat when nothing has been added to it, but be careful with the stuff you get in the cinema: it's not as guiltless as you might think! It does smell amazing though, and is a perfect snack to nibble on as you watch a film.
It can be bought freshly popped, in microwaveable sachets or in bags, the most popular brand being Butterkist.
Popcorn - the cinemagoer's best friend - but what are the origins of the popular snack, and is it any good for you?
It was the Native Americans who started the popcorn munching trend thousands of years ago, and back then there wasn't even a cinema in sight. It is said that a few of the tribes believed that the popping noise was that of an angry god escaping - although to be honest, I'm sure God's have better things to do than residing in snackfood.
I'm normally the first to buy a massive bag of popcorn at the movies on a Friday night, and my normal choice is the sweet variety. I used to enjoy the 'Butterkist', or Blockbuster own-make toffee popcorn, but nowadays I find it a little too sickly and therefore I give it a wide berth. Popcorn for me will always be a sweet, rather than savoury snack, and I can't really understand the appeal of the salted variety. That said, I realise that salted popcorn is a popular choice for a lot of people, and I'm sure many of you will spring up in its defence. Some people even sprinkle parmesan cheese onto their corn, and although it sounds a little exotic, I may well give it a go sometime.
Occasionally I pop my own corn, and would recommend the ZaraMamas Gourmet selection pack which comprises a variety of different kernels for you to try. I didn't realise that there were so many variants of popping corn, all of which have their own unique flavour. The 'Pink Blossom' variety for example, is naturally sweet, and has a fluffy texture, whilst the 'Ruby Red' is (predictably) bright red in colour and has a dry taste when cooked. My favourite of all however has to be the 'Golden Butter' corn which is creamy, chewy, mellow, and very delicious.
Cooking your own corn is a pretty simple process, and can save you a bit of money in the long run. I used to buy Tesco Value popcorn kernels, but I'm not sure if they sell them anymore. Anyway, if you can get your hands on some of the uncooked stuff, all you have to do is heat three tablespoons of oil in a lidded pan, and then add the corn (80-90g should be enough for two people). Keep the lid on, and gently shake the pan over the heat for around three minutes. Soon you'll hear (and feel) a couple of the kernels popping, and before long there will be a cacophony of constant pops. The corn is ready when the pops slow down to two or three seconds apart - simple!
Although it's classified as a snack food, popcorn is actually quite good for you - or at least it is until you add the sugar, butter, toffee, or whatever else suits your fancy. On it's own, popping corn is high in fibre, and low in fat, meaning that it is a suitable alternative to crisps for dieters.
All in all, I love a bit of popcorn, and there's nothing better that sitting down to watch a film with a bag of warm, buttery corny goodness in front of you - thankyou native American Indians.
Popcorn is a puffy maize snack inverted from the kernel via the application of heat. Although very tasteless in its freshly-popped form,
it comes in a wide variety of tasty flavours, the most popular being toffee, butterscotch, sweet and salted. There's something for everyone here. It has a unique chewy, fluffy texture and at its heart, is a pretty original idea.
Its status as a cinema-exclusive snack is rather unusual, as it can be easily applied to almost any situation to improve it. Although arguably that might well be attributed to its associaton with mindless grazing, and ethos as a secondary activity to a more prevalent, yet still passive task.
As well as its often overpriced availability in Cinemas worldwide, it can also be store-bought. Often it is the flavoured popcorn that is to be purchased in bags, as the flavour is presumably difficult to develop in its other primary format in Europe, the flat-pack. This is a tightly-wrapped bag of unpopped popcorn which must be placed in the microwave for around two minutes until it has fully expanded. This can be a lot of fun to do, but is nothing on the American variation, "Jiffy-pop" which must be made on the stove in a plastic pan covered in film, which sends a pleasant tingly sensation through the arm, and rarely contains the unpopped loose kernels which appear so frequently in its microwaveable counterpart. It is available for a wide range of prices in myriad stores, but often the quality is nonetheless much the same.
It is a much underrated, tasty, and relatively cheap low-fat snack which I feel should be consumed more often outside of its primarily-held context, the Cinema. It's great for sharing, and in my opinion, should be eaten more often around the home, and Internationally seen as less of a single-context novelty item. It's delicious. Eat it.
Popcorn is one of my favourite snacks as it's so addicting to eat but doesn't fill you up or make you feel sick as badly as other things such as chocolate or crisps. You can buy things like microwave popcorn, packet popcorn or even fresh kernels to make your own popcorn.
Personally, I like to buy microwave popcorn where you get a box of three packets or so. You usually just unpack the popcorn bag and place it in the microwave for a few minutes and it pops away. You can get salt, sweet or butter flavour ones usually. The flavourings are already in the bags so it flavours the popcorn as it cooks.
The salt flavour is personally my favourite, but it makes you really thirsty. The sweet flavour is ok but I think it usually lacks intensity, which I find quite frustrating. The butter flavour is really delicious - probably more so than the salt, but I am really put off it as it contains the most calories by far. The salt one is good enough for me.
You can get things such as Butterkist Toffee popcorn, which is delicious too. It comes in a bright red packet and is available for around a £1.00 or less. It tastes great and the popcorn is quite sticky with a delicious flavour.
You can even try making your own popcorn using fresh kernels. You have to get them in a suitable container as they will pop and literally go flying. You can put some salt in there or butter for example and it will flavour the popcorn nicely. There have even been tricks invented with popcorn such as where you put kernels in a circle of mobile phones and then ring all the mobiles, which causes the kernels to pop. Popcorn naturally doesn't have much fat or anything in it at all, but a lot of it can fill you up.
It's a great snack for the cinema as well as at home. You can eat quite large quantities without getting full up or feeling sick, which is great. The main flavours are really nice and you can even try making your own!
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Oddly enough, I didn't like popcorn until I almost choked on a piece at the cinema when I was 10. After that for some bizarre reason, I was hooked.
Popcorn is (and it took me many years and actually making it at home) essentially puffed out (all the way around and back on itself puffed out) kernels of corn which make a popping noise when they heat to a certain temperature- therefore "pop" and "corn". They are one of those neutral substances- so good with butter or salt or coated in some sweet coating - known in cinemas as "Sweet", I have also seen supermarkets selling caramel of toffee popcorn . Most cinema's still have two troughs at the refreshments counter for salt or sweet popcorn- the nation must be split 50-50%!
A bag of popcorn will set you back around £1.50. In a cinema a bucket of popcorn can cost you anything up to £6 depending on the size of the bucket and the cinema. There are many varieties of popcorn on the market for the pre popped and coated to the microwave packs you put in the microwave for three minutes (the more fun version).
For a small time around 2001 Walkers sold a cheesy popcorn snack in packets like crisps, sold for 15p.
Popcorn is considered to be a health food by some people (popcorn is naturally high in fibre, low in calories and fat, contains no salt, and is sugar free)- of course all of this changes as soon as it is rolled in melted butter and coated in caramel... !
Due to just reading a review by Lorrainek858 and since I love Popcorn, I thought I would do my own.
You can buy popcorn in 2 different ways (not including bag sizes and so on!) You can buy the already popped bags, 0r the natural kernals, which you pop yourself.
You can also buy Popcorn machine and I had one of these years ago. It was a massive contraption and totally unnecessary. Now when I make my own Popcorn I just cook it in a saucepan.
So first of all the natural kernals. These can be bought at most supermarket and cost around 40p-70p for a 500g bag. They look like little shiny seeds. how I cook them is to add a little vegetable oil into a saucepan and heat the oil until you see it steam a bit. You put in some kernals and then cover the pan with a lid. I don't count the kernals, but probably have up to 30 in a large pan. No point in putting loads in, as when the corn pops then it becomes much bigger. The heat with the hot oil and the lid on the pan makes the corn pop and you are left with the familiar fluffy white pieces that are popcorn. You can then add your flavouring or eat plain. I love salted Popcorn, so I add a generous sprinkling of salt into a large bowl, shake the Popcorn about to coat it, then put into another bowl.
Popcorn is a healthy snack, but it is the topping that adds the calories. Popular topping are
Salt - not too bad calories
Sugar - high calories
Butter - very high calories.
I would say that a bag of Kernals will give you 10 large bowlfuls, so the price of the kernals and perhaps a bottle of oil, say anything up to £1.30 for all this snack? Not too pricey.
You can buy bags of popcorn.They are usually 100g and cost in the region of 80p-£1.30. The famous brand is Butterkist Popcorn, and I like the brand named ones better. I often find that the cheaper brand kernals, the pieces sometimes feel a bt oily, and the pieces seem a bit smaller and not so fluffy looking.
You can buy 40g bags as well and they can cost approx 45p individually, or a 6 pack for approx £1.50.
Oh, another favourite way of having my favourite snack is microwave Popcorn. You can buy a box that has 3-4 sachets in it, and all you do is put the bag into the Microwave for the correct lenght of time depending on your wattage. Best to keep an ear out for it though, as when the popping slows down and only has a pop once every 5-6 seconds then it means the popcorn is ready, even though it may still have a minute left on the Microwave. If you leave it in any longer, there is a risk of burnt Popcorn, and that isn't good. My favourite flavour in the microwave popcorn range is savoury butter, as it is tangy and very buttery. I find in the salted range they never have enough salt ( could be because I love loads of salt on Popcorn!)
A great snack, and healthy - if you eat it the right way!
I love popcorn, it seems to be a special treat for me when me and the other half decided to go to see a film or have a dvd night with our friends.
Popcorn is made by popping special corn kernals with heat, before popping the kernals of corn are hard and tough, though when heat is added they kernals pop and become a soft treat that can be quite bland without flavouring.
Though not to worry as popcorn is usually flavoured, some brands are better at this than others, namely Golden Popcorn and Butterkist popcorn brands.
You can get a range of flavours added to your popcorn including salt, caramel, sugars, toffee and different colours and candy flavourings can also be added to make popcorn a more interesting snack.
Popcorn alone isnt really that fattening of a treat, though when flavourings and sugars are added to better the taste then you should be aware of calories, fats and sugar content.
You can make your own popcorn at home which I think is a very cost efficient and a fun way to enjoy this snack, as cinema and store prices are so expensive, at my cinema a small popcorn is £3.
Popcorn machines have become a more popular trend for people to buy recently and can be bought for around £20.
Finaly, a place to vent my anger at the change in popcorn at the cinema!
What is going on? Who made that exectutive decision?????
Going to the cinema used to be a no brainer - a nice big drink and a big tub of sweet popcorn. But what is going on now?? It no longer matters which you choose - sweet or salted - because they are both plain, there is absolutely no taste to it anymore. Why???
We all know they charge extortionate prices at the cinema, and they must have been making an absolute fortune on the popcorn, as it probably costs next to nothing to make, and a mark up of a few hundred percent at least, so why stop adding the flavour? Are they not ripping us off enough?????
I have recently been to the cinema in portugal (not as daft as it sounds as it is only subtitled into portuguese), and the popcorn there was like our old school popcorn, and whats more, it cost the equivalent of about £1.50 for a large tub, compared to £4 or whatever it is over here.
Somebody needs to revers the decision that has been made, and put more flavouring in the popcorn - you know its the right thing to do.
To discuss all popcorn, frankly the stuff you make at home, you may as well eat the box, as there is no difference, and butterkist is nice for about 5 minutes, until you have a mental breakdown from the sugar rush and feel sick for the rest of the film.
The only option now in the cinema is to get pringles, which cost about 10x what they do in the supermarkets.
Nachos are too messy to eat when you can see what you have dropped, pick and mix really is for children, and ice cream isnt an option as you may as well eat it with a chopstick from what they give you, and hot dogs disapear to quickly. Then when you opt for chocolate, you end up with a back of liquid chockolate and come out of the cinema with it all over you. There is only one option, and that is to bring back the more flavoured popcorn.
Now then we all know what popcorn is and most of us have eaten it, probably at the cinema. So instead of boring you with an essay on how it's made, here are some fun facts that I bet you didn't know about popcorn:
*There is a national day of popcorn on the 19th January
~Corn has been growing for over 7000 it was first grown in Mexico
*It was first purposely microwaves by Dr. Percy Spencer in 1946
~Non-buttered popcorn has only 31 calories per cup
*Buttered popcorn has 55 calories per cup
~Popcorn is a wholegrain
*Popcorn has more iron than eggs, peanuts, spinach, or roast beef
~Popcorn is listed third out of a list of 11 as eleven Things That Don't Cause Cancer
*Popcorn is the only corn that actually pops
~It needs between 13.5-14% moisture to pop
*Popcorn is one of the most popular uses for a microwave
~Popcorn can pop up to 3ft in the air!!!!
*Popcorn needs 18-24 inches of water during the growing season
~The world's largest popcorn ball is 12 feet in diameter and contains 2,000 pounds of corn, 40,000 pounds of sugar, 280 gallons of corn syrup and 400 gallons of water.
*A kernel of popcorn needs to reach an average temperature of 175c before it will pop
~In an average year Americans eat enough popcorn to fill the Empire State Building eighteen times.
*The scientific name for popcorn is Zea Mays Everta
~Popcorn is one of the healthiest snacks there is
*Popcorn can expand to 40 times the size of its original kernel when cooked
~Popcorn contains more than 40 different nutrients.
I hope you've enjoyed these facts and go enjoy some popcorn!
In my opinion there is something inherently wrong with popcorn that isn?t coated with toffee. I am talking about the ghastly salted variety or heaven forbid the butter drenched offerings to be found in cinemas and theatres far and wide. You might just as well eat polystyrene packing chips such is the lack of flavour in these offerings, no, for me it has to be toffee popcorn and plenty of it. Luckily this delicacy can be found outside the walls of the local picture house thanks largely to companies like Butterkist who have kindly put toffee popcorn in bags and sent it to shops far and wide. So it was that I found myself in Tesco on the look out for a little something to nibble while watching a film, and with tradition dictating that popcorn is the movie buffs junk food of choice I grabbed a 100g bag and headed to the tills to part with the seventy-five pence necessary to procure it. ?Popcorn pops because there is a little water inside each kernel; when you heat the corn, the water turns to steam, expands, and the steam pressure blows the kernel apart and turns the kernel inside out? Butterkist toffee popcorn comes in a bright red foil effect bag to ensure freshness is kept to a premium; the front of the bag is emblazoned with the Butterkist logo in a jaunty white, red and yellow. As is common with food products the back of the bag is given over to Ingredients and nutritional information with this 100g bag providing 393 calories and 8.1g of fat. Glucose syrup is the ingredient that is most used closely followed by sugar and popping corn, there is no milk present for those that are worried about such things. The toffee makes up 70% of the total products weight which sounds an alarmingly high amount until you realise that the actual popcorn weighs very little in its unadulterated state. Finally on the back of the bag is a freepost address should the product fail to satisfy. ?It is thought that popcorn originated in Mexico, but by the time the first explorers reached America, Native Americans already had more than 700 strains of popcorn and were popping it all over the place? So to the product itself, and opening the bag releases a tantalising sweet toffee smell with an underlying nutty hint and a deeper, almost cereal type aroma. Each popcorn kernel is about the size of a thumbnail with no two pieces looking the same, with lumps and dimples the result of the popping process. The toffee is well distributed on each kernel and I found no un-popped kernels which was a relief to my teeth. My first taste consists of biting a kernel in half; the thin toffee coating is crisp to the bite with the soft popcorn a lovely contrasting texture. The toffee part of the popcorn is not too sweet and leaves a delightful buttery taste on the palette, the popcorn disintegrates easily when chewed and there is no trace of a greasy residue either in the mouth, on the fingers or in the bag. None of the pieces of popcorn were stuck together and the small pieces that are often found at the bottom of popcorn bags were minimal. After finishing the bag I did not feel at all bloated, which was probably due to the majority of the product being nothing more than air. This is delightful popcorn that is not too rich yet delicious just the same. I can give nothing less than the full five stars with an endorsement that Butterkist toffee popcorn complements a cold beer and a good film perfectly
Introduction Now, I know everyone loves popcorn, but not me!! I hate popcorn!! It sticks to your teeth and everything!! These are toffee flavoured, and I normally like toffee, but popcorn is just yuck!! But the problem is: We get these every week, because my dad loves them so much!! Every time he has them he takes two packs at a time, and decides the best ones and eats them last!! On the packet it says: Have you been butterkist yet? Well my answer is NO and quite frankly, I don?t want to be butterkist by that popcorn!! * * * * * What it is For those of you who don?t know, well, you have probably guessed, but anyway - This is popcorn, ?Butterkist popcorn? apparently!! But there are great for cinemas, even if you don?t like them, because you don?t have to eat them, you can throw them at people in front of you!! (Not that I do that of course, my friends do though, I just laugh)!! * * * * * Taste Well, as I have said these are horrible, and they feel all sticky!! And I have also said that they are toffee flavoured, so obviously: They taste like toffee!! They are actually 70 percent toffee!! So that means 30 percent actual popcorn!! That?s just stupid, they aren?t toffees they?re popcorn!! Oh!! And did I mention that they are horrible?! * * * * * Packet Well, we get really big packets, that have six individual packets inside that. The main colour for the each packet is red, and all the writing is in white or yellow. On the front of the individual packets it says Butterkist Toffee (that?s it). On the back it has all the usual information: Ingredients, nutritional information and contacts (more about that later). As I said above it asks if you have been b
utterkist yet, that is also on the back. * * * * * Nutritional Per 100g ENERGY 1659kj/ 393kcal PROTEIN 2.9g CAROHYDRATE 77.2g FAT 8.1g The popcorn should also be stored in a cool, dry place, and the packet is recyclable. * * * * * Contacts If you want to write, and send the whole package then this is the address: The Kernel at Butterkist Trebor Basset Ltd. FREEPOST MID 20061 Birmingham B30 2QZ UK If you wish to visit their website, then this is the address in which you go to: www.butterkist.co.uk Or if you want to phone, then you can?t, quite simply because they haven?t put one on the packet!! Surprise, Surprise, well actually I?m not!! Conclusion Well, you already know that I don?t like them, so the taste is a big down fall!! And the fact that there is no phone number on the packet is another big problem!! But I can see why some people would like it, it?s toffee, I like toffee, I just don?t like popcorn!! And they have got an address and a website address stated on the packet. But overall I would have to say horrible!! Stay away from them!! If you don?t like toffee then these are definitely not for you!! And if you don?t like popcorn then these are not for either!! Well, I hope I helped!!