Review of Tyrrell’s Poshcorn Sea Salted Popcorn

Now I have to confess to being a popcorn addict as it makes a great alternative to a packet of crisps. It is also often a safe dairy free treat for me to enjoy. I have had a bit of a sweet tooth lately and have been enjoying a variety of sweet popcorns. So I decided I best find a new savoury popcorn to enjoy. Whilst in the queue at my local co-op I saw some Tyrrell’s Poshcorn in a couple of flavours. So I grabbed the sea salted flavour. I didn’t have time to check the ingredients but I knew that my other half would eat it if it was not safe for me. I decided to take it to work to have as a savoury mid morning snack.
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I liked the packaging of this popcorn from the light blue colouring with the popcorn looking like they were popping out of the bottom of the bag. On the back of the packaging it is clearly labelled as being gluten free and suitable for vegans. The ingredients listed are popped corn, sunflower oil and sea salt. There are no allergens highlighted in the ingredients list.
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On opening the bag I was greeted by the typical aroma of plain popcorn, sorry I find this a tad difficult to describe. Intermingled with this was a subtle aroma of salt. I did my usual close sniff up test and this didn’t change. On closer inspection inside the bag the popcorn looked like a simple plain popcorn there was no obvious coating of salt. This was a bonus for me personally as I had worried that I may find the popcorn fairly heavily coated in salt and this was not the case. On biting into the popcorn I immediately got a subtle taste of salt, the strength of this was spot on. It gave the popcorn a pleasant taste and stopped it from being plain and boring. As for the texture of this was a massive disappointment. There was no crunchiness noted, it was slightly soft as if it was stale. The popcorn packet was in date and sealed so I can’t blame this. I was unable to continue eating this popcorn and it went straight in the bin. My mid morning snack was not a success, luckily I had one of my Nature Valley cereal bars as a backup.
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So would I recommend this flavour of popcorn, I’m afraid not. I liked the subtle saltines flavour to this popcorn but its texture just simply let it down. Sorry Tyrrell’s but this popcorn just wasn’t for me. So my hunt now continues to find other savoury popcorn to try.

6 Comments

  1. July 26, 2016 / 4:35 pm

    Personally, I find that’s just the nature of pre-popped popcorn. It’s always a let down and something to avoid… I love Tyrrell’s Sweet Chilli & Red Pepper Crisps though!

    • July 26, 2016 / 9:09 pm

      I will have to find these crisps as I do like their other crisps. Thanks for the tip, Chloe

  2. Eat Explore Etc
    February 28, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    Oh that’s such a shame! I wonder if it was just this packet with the texture problem or if it’s across their full popcorn range.

    • February 28, 2017 / 7:56 pm

      Perhaps I should try some other flavours to check this out, any excuse 😊.

      • Eat Explore Etc
        February 28, 2017 / 9:13 pm

        Seems scientific. Go for it! 😀

        • March 2, 2017 / 5:38 pm

          Oh yes I’m very scientific 😊

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