Product Type: Butterkist Snacks
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Popped to near perfection
Butterkist Sweet Microwave Popcorn
Member Name: Drewster_Rooster
Butterkist Sweet Microwave Popcorn
Advantages: convenience, price, taste
Disadvantages: can be sickly, sweeteners used
I have been looking for this box of Microwavable popcorn from Butterkist after reading reviews on here about how nice it was, I was out of luck in Tesco but finally I stumbled across a box containing 3 sachets in Morrisons and had to buy some in.
Contained in the silver box as illustrated above each sachets contain 100 grams, the flavour is described as "sweet" and the beauty of these is that you cook them yourself in the microwave. Instructions are explained and it is as easy as putting a sachet into your microwave and nuking for 2 minutes until the popping stops and the contents are ready to eat.
Taking care not to burn yourself on the steam the bag is easy to open and the popcorn is ready to be poured into a big bowl, the aroma is sweet and I was reminded of the concession stands in the cinema. Popcorn has always been a favourite of mine and over the years I have tried many varieties each with varying degrees of taste. Butterkist is a familiar name which to me is always associated with popcorn and I always enjoy a bag of the pre-popped treat especially when watching a film on an evening.
Once popped and allowed to cool a little the taste of these is indeed sweet, although not as sweet as the "cinema style" popcorn that you can buy in the silver bags, I did find this to be slightly disappointing to be honest as I imagined that the taste of this would be the same as the bagged variety but it was still light-years better than the popz variety I had already tried and reviewed here.
I was pleased to see that there were not that many unpopped kernels left in the bag and that the popcorn was beautifully white and fluffy. I usually find popcorn to be incredibly moreish and was more than happy to sit watching a film munching away through the bowl in front of me.
Nutrition wise a 100 gram serving (a full bag) will provide 410 calories, 17.7 grams of fat - of which 8.5 grams are saturates and 1.1 grams of sugar. 100 grams is a lot to be fair and even with my love of popcorn I couldn't manage to eat the whole lot myself so I do think that this makes for a great treat to share.
Ingredients reveal that there are artificial sweeteners included - Isomalt and sucratose - and the taste is evident after a while so if sweeteners are of concern to you then this may not be the product for you.
Overall I found these to be the best of the microwavable popcorn I have tried although admittedly this is only the second variety I have tasted, the popcorn pops perfectly in the microwave and provides a sweet, tasty treat that is convenient and great for sharing. I was slightly let down by the price and didn't find it as moreish as I thought, preferring the bagged variety overall.
For me though, Butterkist Sweet flavour Microwave popcorn rates a good 4 out 5 Dooyoo stars, excellent value for money at around £1.75 for a box containing 3x100 gram sachets which is far cheaper than buying the prepopped bags that cost around £1.00 each. The flavour lets it down slightly as it does taste artificial and sickly especially if over eaten so do enjoy in moderation.
Summary: microwave popcorn from Butterkist