There is lots more choice in the gourmet popcorn market these days, but one of the first companies to bring innovative popcorn products and flavours to the UK was Corn Again (I love that name!). They have recently launched these shake-on Popcorn Toppers, which, as the name suggests, are made for sprinkling onto freshly popped home-made popcorn. There are four flavours to choose from - two savoury and two sweet: Chocolate, Coconut, Chilli & Cheese, and Pizza.
I was really pleased to be sent two of the flavours, Chocolate and Chilli & Cheese, to review (you can check out a review of the other two flavours on The Review Addict blog). Making popcorn at home is something my family love to do, my husband especially, and we're always interested to try new flavours! I also love the fact that these Popcorn Toppers from Corn Again contain 100% natural ingredients.
As suggested on the Popcorn Topper instructions we used oil-popped popcorn so that the topping can stick to the popcorn easier. We made a large bowl of popcorn that we liberally coated with the Chocolate Popcorn Topper. It added a nice cocoa dusting over the popcorn which we all enjoyed. It's sweet, but not too sweet, and has a good chocolate flavour. Corn Again also suggest using the sweet toppers on ice-cream, pancakes, waffles, rice pudding and yogurt. I think this chocolate topper would also be great for sprinkling on hot drinks, like lattes or hot chocolate.
The Cheese & Chilli Popcorn Topper was actually a real revelation, we were not expecting to eat as much of this one (we didn't think the kids would be that keen), so we just made a small bowlful (or star-bowlful!), but it turned out to be the more popular flavour of the two! I don't think I have ever had cheesy popcorn before but it's very nice. There is no real chilli heat to it, but the chilli adds a little extra zing to the flavour. We had to go back and make another batch of popcorn to use with this topping! Corn Again suggest sprinkling the savoury toppers on cheese-on-toast, baked potatoes, savoury pancakes, omelettes and chips. I would even sprinkle this Cheese & Chilli on a pasta dish such as spaghetti.
|Extra bowl of cheesy popcorn!|
Grocery Gems Verdict: Corn Again Popcorn Toppers
RATING: 8 out of 10.
Buy them again?: I'd buy the Coconut Topper to try next.
Purchased: Sent to me by Corn Again.
Price: £3.50 each (for 50g).