I was never one of those who would go popcorn munching while watching a movie. The constant popcorn crunching, to me, was simply distracting. That was until I came across my first caramel popcorn at a cinema off the coast of Penang during a visit to the food paradise. The caramelised popcorn had that extra crispy exterior with an interior that melted in my mouth. I was hooked instantly and have been looking for the perfect popcorn ever since.
One of the winners of my Masterchef Live draw told me of this 'gourmet popcorn' that she came across at the fair. I had to try it. After doing some search online, I realised that the gourmet popcorn that she was referring to was in fact Joe & Seph's Gourmet Popcorn Chef & Connoisseur - quite a mouthful, even for popcorn.
Went ahead and ordered three packs (Classic Caramel, Caramel Macchiato & Whisky, Mirin, Soya & Sesame) for £12. Weighing between 80g - 110g, each pack comes in resealable package. How does it taste? While the instructions indicated that the popcorn could be eaten either cold or oven heated, go for the latter to get the real flavour. My favorite is the macchiato & whisky for obvious reasons. I thought that the ones with sesame while interesting didn't really do it for me.
Is it really worth a whopping £4 a pop? Unlike the normal buttered popcorn, it was almost a task to finish these heavily caramelised popcorn in one go, even for the 80g pack. That probably explains the need for resealing. It would be awhile before I would get these again. But if you're a popcorn fan, don't let that stop you, why not try it out for yourself?