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