21 Mar 2013

Whiteys Cinnamon Sweet Gourmet Popcorn Review

I'm so excited about today's review because finding the perfect cinnamon popcorn has been something of a quest of mine. Well the search is over, because this Cinnamon Sweet (love the name!) Gourmet Popcorn by Cheshire based company Whiteys is simply cinnamon popcorn perfection. Thank you to Mark at Whiteys for sending me this popcorn to try, I will definitely be back for more!

The popcorn comes in a very generously portioned 110g bag. There is absolutely loads of popcorn in this bag and it was easily enough for all four of us in the Grocery Gems household to enjoy. Better still, the popcorn is made with all natural ingredients and contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. The ingredients are simply; corn, corn oil, sugar, cinnamon and salt.

My husband is quite a dab hand at making popcorn but he certainly couldn't make it the "Whiteys way" - that is to say - alfresco, using a pan without a lid and all with 250 °C oil! No wonder Whiteys describe their popcorn as being "made with passion and excitement" (and no wonder that Mark Whitey wears a visor and protective gear whilst making it!).

The first thing I noticed about Whiteys popcorn is just how big and fluffy it is. This is a seriously fluffed up popcorn which no doubt owes much of it's airy nature to the unique manufacturing process! Each piece of popcorn is large and light in texture, without any of that jaw aching chewiness that popcorn can often have.

Alongside the soft fluffy texture is the most delicious cinnamon flavour. As I've mentioned before on this blog I LOVE cinnamon, it's undoubtedly my favourite spice and one that I used every single day (baked in banana bread, sprinkled on porridge etc). This probably makes me a bit fussier than most people when it comes to cinnamon as a flavour, but my high expectations were more than met by Whiteys Cinnamon Sweet. It has the perfect balance between the sweetness of the caramelised sugar and the spiciness and warmth of the cinnamon. To top it all off there is a hint of salt running through the popcorn that just pushes all the flavours into the realms of perfection. It's a fantastically delicious combination of sweetness, saltiness and spiciness!

It's no surprise that this popcorn is getting a 10 out of 10 rating from me. You can order Whiteys Gourmet Popcorn from their website for £13 for four bags. They have four flavours in total: Original. Cinnamon Sweet, Cocoa Original and Maplecorn. I'll have another Whiteys Gourmet Popcorn review for you all tomorrow but you can also check out The Review Addict blog for reviews of all the flavours.

Grocery Gems Verdict: Whiteys Cinnamon Sweet Gourmet Popcorn

RATING: 10 out of 10.

Buy them again?: Absolutely.
Purchased: Available from Whiteys website.
Price: £13.00 for four bags.

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