Saturday, 12 January 2013

Propercorn Fiery Worcester Sauce and Sun Dried Tomato flavour [By @SpectreUK]


Their slogan “Popcorn done properly” confused me a little as I am a staunch traditionalist where popcorn is concerned. For me, popcorn has to be covered in toffee, not salty, and preferably in front of a good long movie. I decided to try these Propercorn Fiery Worcester Sauce and Sun Dried Tomato flavour as an alternative to crisps with my usual packed lunch at work. The front of the packet stated that this 20g offering of popcorn was less than 100 calories (96 calories), and had 5.2g of fat and 0.68g of sugar, which is great for my ever bulging tummy. The back of the bag stated that Propercorn had homemade their own Worcester Sauce and added some Indian red chilli for the fire. The red coloured bag suggested chilli heat to me, especially with the image of a huge chilli bullying a worried looking bottle of Worcester Sauce, both surrounded by a tough looking gang of sliced sun dried tomatoes. The ingredients included; popped butterfly corn, rapeseed oil, Fiery Worcester Sauce and Sun Dried Tomato flavour seasoning, which contained sugar, tomato, salt, glucose syrup, natural Worcester Sauce flavouring and other natural flavouring (ah ha! Secret ingredients!), sun dried tomato, yeast extract, citric acid, chilli, allspice, onion and garlic. There was a strong popcorn and tomato smell on opening the packet, with a good dose of Worcester Sauce mixed in the aroma. This was a luscious mouth watering smell that made my taste buds tingle with anticipation. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the sun dried tomatoes and Worcester sauce had mixed together and complimented the popcorn taste, there was also the promised fiery burn with every mouthful. Almost straight away the red chilli burn hit my tongue and tickled my nose. Leaving a mixture of sun dried tomato, a hint of Worcester Sauce and a chilli burn on the tongue and around the mouth as an aftertaste. After a few mouthfuls of popcorn my nose began to run from the pleasant chilli fire in my mouth. This flavour of popcorn went very well with my sandwiches and was a good and welcome alternative to crisps. Though having said that, I’ll still stick to toffee covered popcorn with my black and white movies!
By Spectre

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