Stop what you are doing because there is a new gourmet popcorn in town and goes by the name of Pop Works & Company. I have only seen two flavours available so you can imagine my surprise when I spotted Pop Works & Company Peanut Butter & Caramel! There is no hiding the peanut butter from me. I will find it and I will eat it!
PepsiCo have decided that the time is right to launch Pop Works popcorn here in the UK and have rolled out 4 ‘over the top’ flavours – Apple Pie, Salty & Sweet, Sticky Toffee Pudding and today’s namesake Peanut Butter & Caramel. I must say I am pleasantly surprised to see their initial flavours having gone for flavours that are going to catch your eye rather than your standard flavours. Having a little spy on the American flavours on offer I do hope that they hop on over here particularly the Birthday Cake & Cookies and Cream.
I picked up this 90g bag for £1.00 in Asda which is a very good price for a gourmet-esque popcorn if you ask me. Unlike some popcorn that uses a hot air popper, this uses a wet popping method whereby the kernels are popped in a kettle to ensure it is light and crunchy.
Per 30g – 135kcal, 0.4g sat fat, 7.4g sugar. Suitable for Vegetarians
Giving these a good sniff you could certainly smell the caramel but oddly it also smelt a bit like cheesey popcorn which was a little odd to say the least. I half except glisteningly sticky popcorn however it is a dusting on the kernels rather than a proper coating. Throwing a handful of crunchy popcorn in the sweetness was evident with a richer flavour coming from the caramel. There was a slight undertone of nuttiness but slight being the operative word. Peanut Butter is sadly not detectable and on a blind taste test there is no way you will come up with Peanut Butter & Caramel popcorn.
I cannot help but feel utterly let down by this Pop Works & Company Peanut Butter & Caramel. My excited hands in the air dance in Asda was all for nothing because these really do not hit the mark and do not hold any peanut butter flavour. I cannot fault the popcorn itself, it was incredibly light and popped to perfection but that is not enough to save it from the chopping block.
Nibbles ‘n’ Scribbles x
I’ve just tried these too but all I coul smell and taste was butter. I felt so sick after a few mouthfuls that I had to throw the whole packet away.
Such a waste isn’t it. I gambled and bought two bags, that gamble did not pay off at all!! Such a missed opportunity x
What a bummer! 🙁 I hope the sticky toffee pudding one is better.. Love the sticky toffee pud! xx
One can only hope, I have it waiting for me to try!! xx
I’m already disappointed had such high hopes for this, and I was kind of hoping it would have a toffee coating with peanut butter flavour! I guess proper corn still do the best peanut butter popcorn!
I really thought they would have gone for the sticky glossy coating too, I think that would have been a winner if they had. Agreed Propercorn is still the champion of PB popcorn so far! x