Popcorn is one of my favourite snacks and I am always game for trying something new. I stumbled across Retro Corn Cherry Pips Popcorn whilst seeing what was new on Ocado. Retro Corn has basically taken popcorn and added the flavours of childhood sweets. I do raise an eyebrow as to whether crushed sweets should marry with popcorn, but hey lets give it a try.
Retro Corn has an array of flavours on offer from Rhubarb and Custard to Cola Cube, Strawberries and Cream and Cherry Pips, and are all made using traditional British sweets.
Description – With a delicate sugar crystals finish and a flavour so delightfully deep – from first bite your taste buds will feel the luckiest taste buds in the world, ever. This is quite a statement to live up to.
Per 35g bag: 170 kcal, 1.16 sat fat, 8.43g sugar, 1.78g protein
Each kernel was popped to perfection and based on the smell alone it smelt deliciously of popcorn rather than cherries. If it wasn’t for the beautifully crystallised pink sweets on the popped kernels I would question if there even were sweets included. So onto the taste ….. it wasn’t good. There were no flashbacks of delicious cherry pips, just a fizzy slightly Vimto-esque taste. What these did remind me of were those M&S Berries and Prosecco Crisps and that is not a good thing! Wondering if this was just me, I offered these around the house and was met by exactly the same facial expressions.
Sadly it is a big fat no from me. It isn’t often that I dislike something so much but Retro Corn Cherry Pips Popcorn has made the list.
What are your thoughts on Retro Corn? Have you given them a try?
Nibbles ‘n’ Scribbles x