Review of Lidl Sweet Popcorn

Popcorn is often a safe dairy free treat for me to enjoy and can make a nice change for a treat to enjoy on the go as a sweet treat. So on a recent trip to Lidl I fancied some popcorn and grabbed a packet of their sweet popcorn to try.

I really didn’t like the packaging of this popcorn. I personally found it too busy with the red cinema movie theme, black film roll and pieces of popcorn. On the back of the packaging it is clearly labelled as being suitable for vegans. Onto the ingredients list to maize, sugar and oleic sunflower oil are listed. No allergens are listed and there is a no may contain warning.

On opening the bag I was greeted by a faint sweet aroma. I did my usual close sniff up test and this didn’t change. On closer inspection inside the bag the popcorn looked like even sized pieces of the popcorn with an intermittent sweet coating. This was a positive to me as I didn’t want my popcorn to be too sweet. On biting into the popcorn I immediately got the taste of plain popcorn this was preceded by a very intermittent sweetness which was  a little disappointing. The texture of the popcorn was also a tad disappointing. I was hoping for a combination of textures with a slight subtle crunch from the sweet coating. This just wasn’t present nor was light airy softness that I expect from popcorn.  Very disappointing if I’m honest. I think that I should maybe make my own popcorn instead.

So would I recommend this popcorn? I’m afraid not. I really didn’t like anything about this popcorn from its busy style packaging, through to its flavour and textures. Sorry Lidl but this popcorn really wasn’t for me.

80 Comments

  1. August 24, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    I love popcorn and even grew my own one year – what I didn’t eat made for a great display (the cobs were bright red and small). Unfortunately after harvest time I pulled out the dying plants and everywhere the flowers touched my skin I came up in huge angry welts!!! I just buy it in packets now. 🙂

  2. August 25, 2017 / 6:42 am

    I got a thing for popcorn at the moment so might have to go try this one out! #thatfridaylinky

  3. In and Out of Vegas
    August 25, 2017 / 7:01 am

    I love popcorn and I’m so happy I found my popcorn reviewer!!!

    • August 25, 2017 / 5:04 pm

      Hi, that I certainly am 😊.

  4. August 25, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    I think I’ll stick to butterkiss popcorn lol!

    • August 25, 2017 / 5:03 pm

      Hi, not a bad idea.

  5. August 25, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    Man, I need to try this stuff! I’m a popcorn addict and this sounds pretty darn delicious!

    • August 25, 2017 / 5:03 pm

      Hi, I’m afraid I didn’t think so.

  6. Kayleigh Zara
    August 25, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    I’m so sorry you found this so disappointing, I love sweet popcorn normally! It sucks about the lack of texture x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

    • August 25, 2017 / 8:15 pm

      It sure does suck texture is just as important as flavour for me.

  7. onedaydreamawaycom
    August 25, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    I love popcorn! Sorry you didn’t enjoy this pack I usually love sweet popcorn but I’ve never tried Lidl before

    • August 25, 2017 / 8:04 pm

      Hi, its a fab treat isn’t it. I love sweet popcorn as well.

    • August 25, 2017 / 8:14 pm

      I would perhaps give it a miss then.

  8. August 25, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    I love popcorn and sorry you didn’t like these!
    On the bright side, even bad reviews are appreciated, I know what popcorn to not get now!

    • August 25, 2017 / 8:05 pm

      Hi, I’m glad that you found this helpful and can buy a different brand instead.

  9. fayejessica
    August 25, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    Shame you didn’t like it. I love popcorn.

    Faye Jessica | fayejessica.co.uk

    • August 25, 2017 / 8:06 pm

      Hi, it sure was but at least there are lots more brands to try.

    • August 25, 2017 / 8:13 pm

      Never mind more to try….

  10. abbeylouisarose
    August 25, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    Such a shame about this popcorn, doesn’t sound that nice if I’m honest! I really like the stuff you pop at home in the microwave, although the brand name escapes me! Thanks for sharing your honest thoughts!

    Abbey 😘 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • August 25, 2017 / 8:13 pm

      Hi, yes I love microwave popcorn quick easy and a real treat.

  11. August 25, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    I’m a sucker for salty popcorn, maybe the Lidl salty version will be better? X

    • August 25, 2017 / 8:12 pm

      Yes I like salty as well. I shall have to see if they do a salty version.

  12. August 25, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    I love popcorn, aww sorry it disappointed you it is hard to find the perfect taste of popcorn to me nothing can beat the cinema popcorn x

    • August 25, 2017 / 8:07 pm

      It was a shame but lots more to try. I love microwave popcorn. I’ve never had cinema popcorn 🍿.

    • August 25, 2017 / 8:12 pm

      I’ve never tried it, microwave popcorn is a favourite of mine.

  13. August 25, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    Such a shame that this wasn’t nice! Usually Lidl products are pretty good as well!

    • August 25, 2017 / 8:08 pm

      Hi, they sure are. I did like their microwave popcorn though.

    • August 25, 2017 / 8:11 pm

      Never mind I shall find some other brands to try.

      • August 25, 2017 / 8:11 pm

        I’d love to hear about the ones you do try! I love popcorn haha

        • August 25, 2017 / 8:15 pm

          I’m slowly working my way through the different brands 😊.

  14. thenorthernwritesblog
    August 25, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    I must admit anything other than butterkist usually leaves me sad 😞

    Hannah @ The Northern Writes | http://www.thenorthernwrites.co.uk

    • August 25, 2017 / 8:10 pm

      I don’t thin I’ve had this because their flavours contain milk. It seems to be a popular choice though.

  15. August 25, 2017 / 8:25 pm

    This post has made me realise how long it has been since I have eaten popcorn. From the last few posts of yours that I’ve read, you’ve always left me hungry haha x

    Claire | clairesyear.com

    • August 25, 2017 / 8:30 pm

      Sorry, I hope that this prompts you to try some popcorn soon.

  16. August 25, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    LOVE popcorn but love the skinny popcorn options you can get these days! My son had a butter popcorn the other day and it was vile! The diff flavours you can get these days are crazy!

    • August 27, 2017 / 8:14 pm

      Hi, they sure are. I love Skinny popcorn.

  17. lisamclachlan
    August 25, 2017 / 9:15 pm

    Oh dear, I shan’t bother buying Lidl’s sweet popcorn now! Even if they do a salty one I don’t suppose the texture will be any different. Thank you for the heads up!

    Lisa | http://www.lisasanotebook.com

    • August 27, 2017 / 8:14 pm

      Hi, you are probably right about the salty one as well.

  18. August 26, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    I’ve never seen Lidl popcorn in my stores, but now I know not to go out and try it. Thanks for the honest review

    • August 27, 2017 / 8:12 pm

      Hi, yes it’s one to miss it is a UK store brand.

  19. diynige
    August 27, 2017 / 7:43 am

    I don’t like popcorn great honest review Thank you for linking to #ThatFridayLinky Please come back next week

    • August 27, 2017 / 8:09 pm

      Oh I’ve not come across someone who doesn’t like popcorn.

    • August 27, 2017 / 8:07 pm

      Indeed a shame Butterkiss seems to be a popular choice.

  20. August 27, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    For the first time, I have seen a post where someone is not waxing eloquent about how great a product is. Also, time to eat popcorn now. I am hungry 😉

    • August 27, 2017 / 8:05 pm

      Hi, I try to be as honest as I can with all of my reviews. I hope you found some popcorn 🍿.

  21. August 27, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    I loveeee popcorn but i’m definitely more of a salted favoured girl! A shame these weren’t very good though, how hard is it to get popcorn wrong?! lol!!

    whatevawears.co.uk

    • August 27, 2017 / 7:11 pm

      *how hard to get popcorn right, in fact! that would’ve made much more sense, haha!

      • August 27, 2017 / 8:03 pm

        Indeed it’s not that hard but the quality seems to vary.

    • August 27, 2017 / 8:04 pm

      It seems to be quiet easy to get it wrong. I just love popcorn sweet or savoury or both combined.

  22. itsallzara
    August 27, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    I tried this myself and I wasn’t really keen either it wasn’t as appealing as other brands I found xx

    Itsallzara

    • August 27, 2017 / 8:02 pm

      Hi, it’s nice to know it isn’t just me who didn’t enjoy this popcorn 🍿.

  23. August 27, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    Oh how frustrating this wasn’t nice especially because popcorn is normally a nice dairy free option! Will definitely be giving this a miss!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    • August 27, 2017 / 8:01 pm

      Yes it was a little frustrating but hey ho there’s more to try.

  24. Robyn
    August 27, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    Popcorn is one of my go to snacks! It’s such a shame this didnt meet your expectations! I love how honest you were!
    Robyn // http://www.midnightandlace.co.uk/

    • August 27, 2017 / 7:59 pm

      Hi, I try to be as honest as honest as I can. Yes sadly it didn’t meet my expectations but I still love popcorn as a snack.

  25. Laila
    August 27, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    Oh I love sweet popcorn. Thanks for sharing and I will probably steer away from buying Lidl popcorn. 🍿
    Laila
    http://www.lailabee.blogspot.co.uk

    • August 27, 2017 / 7:58 pm

      Hi, maybe just this one I need to try their other flavours yet.

    • August 27, 2017 / 7:57 pm

      Hi, sadly it wasn’t for me. Thanks for stopping by.

  26. Amy
    August 27, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    I lovee popcorn! Such a shame you didn’t like it, guess you’ll just have to go get some more and try them! 😀 xx

    https://allaboutamy.uk

    • August 27, 2017 / 8:16 pm

      Hi sure will 😊.

  27. August 27, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    I’m always looking for dairy free treats good to know that this popcorn from Lidl is one to stay away from though. Good review.

    • August 27, 2017 / 8:17 pm

      Hi, it sure is. Thanks for your kind comments.

  28. lipstickdecay
    August 27, 2017 / 10:25 pm

    Damn, there’s nothing worse than disappointing popcorns. But I appreciate the honest review! x
    Raquel | https://lipstickdecay.wordpress.com

    • August 28, 2017 / 6:28 am

      It sure was disappointing thanks for stopping by C.

  29. August 28, 2017 / 3:12 am

    Thank you for this. I don’t think we’ll be trying it!

    • August 28, 2017 / 6:27 am

      No problem I think that might be a good idea.

  30. August 28, 2017 / 6:34 am

    Ah, I love popcorn! Such a tasty healthy snack! Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

    • August 28, 2017 / 6:45 am

      Hi, it sure is sadly this packet was a bit naff.

  31. August 28, 2017 / 9:56 am

    I like popcorn but never tried the sweet version. Good to know about this product.

    • August 28, 2017 / 5:20 pm

      Hi, you should try a sweet version as a treat but just maybe not this one.

  32. August 28, 2017 / 2:18 pm

    Thanks for sharing an honest review! Didn’t look too appetizing to me either lol

    • August 28, 2017 / 5:19 pm

      Hi, no it wasn’t the best. Thanks for stopping by.

  33. August 29, 2017 / 3:59 am

    Hii, I have tried other flavors of popcorn but I don’t think I am going to like this one. Kid’s might like it more then grown ups. Thanks for a genuine review.

  34. August 29, 2017 / 11:17 am

    as someone who has trashed more than their fair share of Lidl’s sweet popcorn, the sweetness of the popcorn depends a lot of the batch. There were times when it was so sweet even I (major sweet toother) had to take a break from eating it- then like yours where it was barely there. Fair judgement on the packaging though! Sometimes a simple theme is easier to run with.

  35. September 12, 2017 / 10:41 am

    Hey can you check my blog out it’s about baking and I recently started and I would love you to help me out ❤️

    • September 12, 2017 / 4:29 pm

      Hi, I shall take a look later.

  36. Corinne and Kirsty
    October 15, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    I love popcorn! One of my fav treats! Especially the one the toffee! Such a shame you didn’t like them that much! xx corinne

    • October 15, 2017 / 7:42 pm

      Indeed it was a shame but lots more to try. I have yet to find a toffee one that I can have.

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