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Normal "butterfly" popcorn pops out into a wildly-shaped mess, with bits of husk that get stuck between your teeth. Not Eureka Premium Popcorn! We use a special variety called "mushroom" popcorn that forms large, roughly spherical balls of tastiness!
Coated in sweet, sweet caramel, these are the corn you're looking for. Comes sealed in a resealable 70g tub.
Corn, sugar, salt, vegetable oil, molasses, milk, soy.
• Contains Soy and milk solids
This is the first time I have encountered mushroom popcorn. I had no idea that there was more than one type - so I have learned something new! But caramel is one of my all time favourite flavours, and I already have tried other caramel popcorns so I was interested to see how this one would compare.
My first reaction was to the cute little puffballs - they look more sophisticated than conventional popcorn, and because of their shape it would appear that the container holds more. Popcorn does weigh very light so in a 70g pot you actually get quite a lot of popcorn. The pack advertises that the contents are one serving, but three of us shared the contents and we all got plenty.
I like the way the caramel forms little brown lumps on the outside of each ball. You can really tell that it is caramel because you get tiny globs of it on your tongue, almost as though each ball had been dipped in sauce. But there the resemblance ends. You don't get any drips with this popcorn, or dusty bits inside the cylinder for that matter - the product is very clean-cut. There is even a silica gel sachet included so that the contents stay nice and crisp.
The food value is pretty amazing too. In contrast with potato chips, which are high in calories and are not particularly good for you, this product is not only more filling but is also high in fibre and low in calories. In fact, for a snack food, popcorn is one of the healthiest you can get.
My two friends both enjoyed it. They thought the price was quite steep until they saw just how much the packet contained. One also said he liked the idea of a resealable pack so that the contents stay crisp. He has had experience in the past with both popcorn and potato chips going soft before they could be finished, and in one case actually absorbing moisture from the air and growing a very different kind of mushroom! He said he would keep the silica gel in the pack until it was empty for that reason, and ensure that the lid was tightly replaced.
My other friend said he felt it stacked up against other caramel popcorns he had tried, but mentioned one in particular that he preferred slightly because it contained cashew as well as caramel. He said he would like to see some small nut pieces added - not necessarily cashew - as that would add to the flavour and texture, and also add extra food value. But he did like the product just as it is, and said although it was quite sweet, he did not think it was overdone. As for me, I loved it. But as I said, I am a sucker for anything with caramel in it. The more the better!
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