Butterkist – Choc Mallow

THERE has been a massive increase of Popcorn on sale recently. Many new brands have entered the shelves offering many weird and wonderful taste sensations, both sweet and savoury, as well as even some gourmet Popcorn varieties.

It’s very much a trendy foodstuff at the moment and with all of this excitement going on, it could have been easy to overlook one of Popcorn’s most original and iconic brands also releasing a new flavour. Butterkist’s new Choc Mallow Popcorn tries to mix Chocolate and Marshmallows together into Popcorn to give you a very sweet taste and a contrast of textures.

Unfortunately, they taste pretty much like their standard Toffee Popcorn. It isn’t a bad thing as of course it tastes really nice but it is slightly disappointing not to get a taste of the other things that are advertised. The Popcorn is Chocolate coated but it doesn’t really add anything to the taste and the only real difference between these and their Toffee Popcorn is that you don’t that familiar crunch you associate with them. There’s a crunchy outer core which is met by a soft centre which does taste like Marshmallows and offers that slightly odd but really nice contrast that works well.

As expected from Butterkist, these are really nice and moreish but don’t really offer enough in the taste department to set them apart from other Popcorn flavours. There is a difference with the softer Marshmallow centre that you won’t find anywhere else and that is probably worth trying but there needs to be more of a Chocolate flavour to really make these stand out.

Price: 89p (ASDA)

Calories: 106 per 25g serving – 720 per 170g bg

Would We Buy Again (/5): 3

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