Popcorn: it sees you through those 20 minutes of trailers at the cinema and juicy celeb dramas on social media (hi Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy), makes Netflix binge-watching even better and comes in so many yummy varieties.
With the States set to celebrate National Popcorn Day over the weekend (19th Jan) and we Brits in need of a healthy and trendy snack to get us through the January health kick, we’ve rounded up our pick of the best popcorns, from supermarket faves to gourmet.
Aunty Winifred’s Sweet & Salty Popcorn – £1.69 for an 80g bag or 89p for a 28g bag – available in Holland & Barrett stores, as well as independent retailers.
Torn between two classics? Get the best of both worlds with Ten Acre’s gluten, dairy and MSG free popcorn. This tantalisingly tasty Sweet & Salty popcorn is suitable for vegans and comes in at just 125 calories per 28g bag and contains 5.9g of fat.
Metcalfe’s® Popcorn Jumbles Toffee Apple and Eton Mess – £1.79 – available at Sainsbury’s
Toffee apple lovers can now munch on delicious toffee and caramel-coated popcorn jumbled up with slices of dried apple, without a thought about calories. The Eton Mess flavour is bursting with delectable strawberry pieces and crunchy meringue shells and is mingled with strawberry-coated popcorn! This mouth-wateringly moreish butterfly popcorn uses real fruit pieces, is gluten-free, suitable for vegetarians, high in fibre and made without artificial flavours and colours. Plus, Metcalfe’s Popcorn Jumbles Toffee Apple is just 107 calories per portion and Eton Mess contains a mere 80 calories, so nibbling is guilt-free!
JoeSeph’s Prosecco Popcorn – £4.99
Popcorn and booze? Yes please! JoeSeph’s Prosecco Popcorn adds a fun twist on your ordinary sweet, salted or toffee popcorn. This gourmet popcorn is air-popped, coated in smooth caramel and infused with 5% real Prosecco. Yum!
Popcorn Kitchen Gift Bottle – £7.99
This awesome Popcorn Kitchen Bottle is packed with a popcorn flavour of your choice – Salted Caramel, Double Chocolate, Sweet & Malty and White Chocolate and Raspberry. Which one would you choose?
Sweet Coconut & Vanilla – case of 24 for £18
Propercorn’s Sweet Coconut & Vanilla is the lighter way to shake up those blissful winter nights in. Sprinkled with a fresh blend of coconut milk and Madagascan vanilla, it’s the ultimate, uplifting treat. It’s perfect if you’re trying to cut down on sugary treats but need a sweet fix!
Lucia Popperley’s Cappuccino Popcorn – £1.69 for an 80g bag or 89p for a 28g bag – available in Holland & Barrett stores, as well as independent retailers.
Coffee lovers, rejoice. Ten Acre, who make delicious hand-picked popcorn, have done it again, this time with a delectable cappuccino flavour. At 140 calories per 28g bag and 6.9g of fat, who can complain?
Sun-Dried Tomato & Chilli Popcorn – case of 24 for £18
If you love you spicy, savoury snacks then you need to try Propercorn’s Sun-Dried Tomato & Chilli Popcorn. Perfect for popping in lunch boxes, it’s seasoned with sweet pimento peppers and a touch of fiery cayenne.
What’s your favourite flavour of popcorn? Let us know by commenting down below.