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Butterkist Salted Microwave Popcorn

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      21.03.2015 15:33
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      Great tasting although less of a value for money

      This popcorn has been a long time favourite of mine, I can’t compare it to popcorn in a bag and I even prefer it to cinema popcorn. They’re sold in packs of 3 for £2.00 - £3.00 which is considerably better than cinema popcorn prices and also cheaper than the ready made bags of the same brand.
      The popcorn is mildly salty but not too over powering, I don’t find the need to add extra salt but I know others who do.
      The popcorn has a nice texture and is more fluffy than crunchy. It is not too oily or greasy which allows for easy eating. The popcorn also pops well in the microwave: two to four minutes depending on the power of your microwave and most of the kernels have popped all through the bag but no pieces of popcorn are burnt.
      My one problem with this popcorn is: The bags used to be a good size and enough for 4 bowls full. The key word there was, of course, “used”. In my most recent box when I took out a bag it was noticeably smaller than usual by quite a big noticeable difference, it is now only enough for three bowls yet the price is the same. I will, however, admit that I don’t think this will stop me from buying the popcorn I love it that much!
      Although obviously not too healthy the amount of calories per portion is not excessive and actually surprisingly low in my opinion.

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      18.05.2011 10:51

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      A salty delight

      Butterkist salty popcorn is a salty treat for the taste bud. I bought the popcorn in a pack of 3 for £2.50 which is excellent value when you consider the cinema prices. To make the popcorn, you simply place in the microwave for 2-3 minutes, and wait for the corn to pop, its as simple as that. The popcorn is salty but not too salty where you can not eat it, and the popcorn has a real nice fluffy texture, and is not at all greasy like some other microwave popcorn can be. It is similar to cinema popcorn, some people might event say its better. The packets themselves are large and so ideal for sharing, 3 people shared mine and we all got a decent amount. So why not buy a pack and sit down and watch a film, and enjoy a life like cinema experience with Butterkist salty popcorn.

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      15.01.2010 22:24

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      Great Popcorn cooked in the microwave

      I have found salted popcorn quite difficult to find in some supermarkets but generally my asda always has this in stock. Again with salted popcorn there is less variety and this is about one of the only options to make salted popcorn at home from my supermarket.

      In terms of value for money they are cheaper than the bags of butterkist popcorn u buy ready made (the sweet ones) as you get 3 bags in the pack.

      To cook it takes between 2 and 4 minutes depending on your microwave and i have found that each bag can vary slightly. The downside is that u have to wait by the microwave and be very careful not to leave it too long. Otherwise it scorches.

      The bags are an ideal size and popcorn can be eaten straight from the bag its cooked in which is great if u are lazy like me.

      I would recommend this i find its great popcorn!

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      20.11.2009 23:54
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      a tasty treat

      Sometimes you feel like a snack that itisn't sweet or crisps, at times like this i hunt through my cupboards and find some microwavable popcorn, i normally always have a pack lurking at the back of my cupboard just in case.

      Butterkist Salted Micorwavable Popcorn is my popcorn of choice while it also comes in Sweet and Butter varieties. The box holds 3 x 100g packs and the ingredients include popping corn, vegetable oil and salt. The nutritional information per 100g is:

      Energy: 410kcal
      Protein: 8.1g
      Carbohydrate: 48.1g of which saturates 1.1g
      Fat: 20.7g of which saturates 10.2g
      Fibre: 8.3g
      Sodium: 0.98g

      For one pack it contains a lot of saturated fat (half your daily allowance)and calories so it is best to make then have some of it and put the rest away for another treat, particularly as it is the salted variety and can get very salty after a while.

      It is easy to make first you must take the pack out of the plastic wrapperunfold the pack and place it in the centre of your microwave with the words saying THIS WAY UP. Then you should microwave it for 2 to 4 minutes, when the rapid popping slows to 2 seconds between pops stop the microwave. Take the bag from the microwave, shake gently and hold the two corners and pull apart please be very careful as there tends to be a lot of steam and you definitely don't want to get burned.

      I prefer the salted variety as i am not a huge sweet fan and i think it tastes just as good as the cinema salted popcorn and also fresher!

      Now a word of warning when cooking your popcorn please do not make the same mistake as i did, i recently put on the popcorn and instead of listening i got preoccupied with something else and the next thing i knew was when the microwave pinged the 4 minutes up i opened the microwave to pouring smoke and a black mess where my tasty popcorn should have been. It has taken me a week to clean my microwave and get rid of the terrible smell from my house. Don't say you haven't been warned!

      In spite of this mishap i would still recommend the microwavable popcorn and you can find it in most major supermarkets where it retails at around £1.75 for a pack of 3.

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