16 July 2014

Crispy Bacon & Maple Syrup Crunchy Kracklecorn (Brown and Green, Trentham Gardens)


Portlebay Popcorn was established in 2012 and this Crunchy Kracklecorn was hand popped in The Poppery in Devon. The Poppery sounds like a place to make popcorn akin to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or a crazy popcorn shop in Harry Potter. Portlebay Popcorn make Kracklecorn by popping it in small batches with rapeseed oil and the addition of raw cane sugar, and then add a covering of their Crispy Bacon & Maple Syrup seasoning. On reading this description on the back of the bag I was intrigued how this Kracklecorn could taste both savoury and sweet at the same time. It sounded a bit like having your dinner and pudding on the same plate. I couldn’t help feeling a little apprehensive about this Kracklecorn, and yet was too interested not to open the bag. So I did. There was a strong maple syrup smell with a hint of bacon. The Kracklecorn had a mid-orange tint and a decent crunch. The strong maple syrup smell transcended to the taste with its sweetness only slightly dulled by a meaty undertone of lightly smoked bacon. This kracklecorn was sweet rather than savoury which at once confused and delighted my tastebuds. I found this flavoursome Crispy Bacon & Maple Syrup Crunchy Kracklecorn oddly moreish and would have it again. I’m certain it would make a great breakfast snack for those on the go.

Information on the bag;
25g, per 100g has 461 calories with 18.9g of fat and 31.4g of sugar. This Kracklecorn is gluten free, and made with wholegrain which is naturally high in fibre. For ingredients please see photograph.
By Spectre

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