“ Brand: Butterkist / Type: / Food quality: Organic food „
A must have for any film watcher! My girlfriend and I have grown more and more addicted to this tasty snack to the extremes that we can no longer watch a screen without popcorn going into our mouth at record breaking rates! Ok so we're not Wayne and Waynetta slob but we are very fond of it!
We get the 3x100g bags of microwave salted popcorn (1 each and 1 to fight over the next day!) which normally costs just under £2. The best regular price I've seen is £1.75 at Morrisons although Sainsbury's not so long ago had an offer on for £1 which truely was music to my ears (especially at dissertation time!).
Now the health bit... the popcorn is generously coated in salt (which would normally start alarm bells ringing for most people) it is rated 'high' in the food standards agency ranking level of salt with 2.5g of salt per bag. For the health conscious, perhaps share a bag instead of one each!
Other nutritional info:
Per 100kg bag
Calories - 410
Protein - 8.1g
Carbohydrate - 48.1g
(Of which sugars) - 1.1g
Fat - 20.7g
(Of which saturates) - 10.2g
Fibre - 8.3g
Sodium - 0.98g
Depending on the microwave you have, be it new or old, and the setting it's on, the optimum cooking time varies. As the packet says, the best way to know when the popcorn is done is to listen to the pops and when each pop is 2 seconds apart then it is ready. It normally takes around 2 - 4 minutes for it to get to this stage, but like i said, it depends so keep an ear out! If you find you are like me and easily get distracted then you may find some smoke coming out of the bag when you open it, this will mean that at least some popcorn peices have started to burn - normally the ones right in the middle of the bag. In this case, the best thing to do is to pour it into a bowl and carefully remove the burnt bits and put it into a sink - DO NOT put it in the bin straight away, it could catch fire! (and no I havent done that but I'm sure others have!!)
The packaging is very good at describing the cooking process and very rightly warns you of the steam. Try not to look over the bag as you open as you may find yourself with steam in your face and it can burn you!
All in all i think butterkist salted popcorn is the best brand of popcorn, they also have butter, toffee and sweet flavours but if you don't have a sweet tooth and prefer savoury like me then salted is perfect. I have tried other cheaper versions and despite being an accountant I still prefer to pay a little bit more for Butterkist
Great to share, even better to hog!
Ok I just reviewed the normal standed butterkist popcorn but then realised I saw this. I thought I would review it as well. It does have a slightly different taste to it, although personally it taste's just as nice. It is branded as 'organic' and when I first bought it i thought oo this will taste nice but it doesn't really. The organic title doesn't add anything to the taste infact its more just of a brand name. This comes on sea salt flavour(going up in the world from just plain salt!) and it doesn't have as much coating as the ordinary salt, flavour which means for those who are wanting to have a low salt diet or indeed those who have to medically watch their salt intake then this would be a good option. This popcorn tastes much lighter than the other, and doesn't feel as saturated (if that makes sense) It doesn't come in individual packets and is already popped for you. Which means it is even handier for those times when you just need a quick pick me up. This is air-popped popcorn which means it is naturally high in fiber, low in calories and fat, contains no sodium, and is sugar free. Making it a very attractive option. I would reccomend this for those who don't have the time to make the microwave one. but want a quick and easy healthy alternative to the average rice cake or something. This popcorn is actually more morish for some reason so watch out.