13 June 2014
Retrocorn - Rhubarb and Custard Popcorn (@GregRetrocorn) [By @Cinabar]
So you are going to pop a film on and you are trying to decide whether to snack on sweets or popcorn, well look no further as Retrocorn has the answer - both! These aren’t just any sweets, as you may have guessed from the name, these are the retro sweets I remember from my childhood think cola cubes and lemon sherbets, etc. They are crushed and served over the popcorn. Super cool! I decided to try out the Rhubarb and Custard edition first off.
Each bag of popcorn looks really pretty too as the popcorn is covered in those shattered sweets! The Rhubarb and Custard popcorn appeared to be covered in peachy looking sweets, which is odd as I remember them being pink and yellow when I was a kid. The taste immediately brought back all the right memories though. They were quite zingy, and there were some sharp tones of rhubarb that were mellowed by a background taste of custard. All these flavours worked rather nicely with the popcorn background taste. The popcorn had a good texture, the pieces were firm but fluffy. The magic is that the pieces of sweets are small enough to ensure the texture is nice, without there being any hard bits, just a light crunch. The balance is still good as there is enough sweet for the flavour to shine through.
I had never thought of combining sweets and popcorn, mainly because I couldn’t imagine how the texture would come together, but Retrocorn have worked wonders, and the recipe is spot on. Can’t wait to crack open the old Cola Cubes one next!
Retrocorn is stocked at Mr Simms sweetshops.