Review of Marks & Spencer Lemon & S-Lime Popcorn

Whilst on a day out shopping at Bluewater my mum and we decided to pop into Marks & Spencer food hall to pick up some Halloween treats. I spotted a few packets of Halloween popcorn and decided to have a quick look just in case I could have it. To my utter surprise it was clearly labelled as being gluten free and suitable for vegans on the front of the packaging. It was therefore suitable for dairy free me so I just grabbed a packet to take home to try.

I loved the bright orange packaging of this popcorn with the popcorn looking like they were popping out of cauldron. I also liked the clever marketing of the popcorn’s name calling it s-lime instead of lime. Onto the ingredients list soya is highlighted in bold as an allergen in the ingredients list. It is labelled as not being suitable for nut and peanut allergy suffers due to the manufacturing process.

On opening the bag I was greeted by a slightly artificially sweet lemon aroma. I did my usual close sniff up test and this didn’t change. On closer inspection inside the bag the popcorn looked like popcorn with intermittent pieces having a slightly green colour. On biting into the popcorn I got a subtle taste of lemon the strength of this was spot on. This was intermingled with pieces of lime coated popcorn which actually turned out to be sharp and slightly sour. This was a surprise and worked really well with the lemon flavouring.The texture of the popcorn was just right. I experienced a combination of textures the softness from the lemon popcorn and the slight crunchiness from the lime pieces.

85 Comments

  1. October 19, 2017 / 6:54 pm

    It sounds so good!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 20, 2017 / 7:39 pm

      It certainly is.

  2. October 19, 2017 / 11:30 pm

    Hope I can find this somewhere! Have been searching so hard for popcorn that’s dairy free that’s not kettle popcorn. Looks so tasty.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 20, 2017 / 7:39 pm

      Hi, its only available in M & S I’m afraid. We are lucky to have lots of choice here.

  3. October 20, 2017 / 6:54 am

    My two love popcorn (I can’t stand it, gets in my teeth and apparently I’m intolerant too!!) but as these are safe for Bethany I may give these a go next cinema night at home x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 20, 2017 / 7:37 pm

      Oh yes the perfect treat whilst watching a film. I did exactly the same.

  4. Thomas Blake
    October 20, 2017 / 10:37 am

    good review looks delicious

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 23, 2017 / 5:17 pm

      Hi, you should.

  5. October 20, 2017 / 10:38 am

    I love popcorn might have to give this flavour a try!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 20, 2017 / 7:36 pm

      Oh you should it has to be tried to be believed.

  6. October 20, 2017 / 11:00 am

    What an unusal combination, I’d have to try it to be convinced #FabFridayPost

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 20, 2017 / 7:36 pm

      It sure is but it works.

  7. October 20, 2017 / 11:39 am

    We don’t have Marks and Spencers here but I’m a big fan of popcorn. I may to recreate this flavor in my kitchen 🙂

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 20, 2017 / 7:35 pm

      Oh I would love to see your homemade version.

  8. October 20, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    This sounds tasty. I’ll have to see if I can find it here.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 20, 2017 / 7:34 pm

      They sure are, I hope you enjoy the popcorn.

  9. Jodie
    October 20, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    Good for you for trying this, because I’m not sure I would have given it a second glance. But I bet it was a nice treat!
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com
    #FabFridayPost

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 20, 2017 / 7:33 pm

      Hi, it sure was. I will try anything once if I can have it 😊.

  10. October 20, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    Omg I’m so glad you reviewed this, I was literally looking at it in m&s the other day! I’ll definitely picking it up to try! So pleased to see m&s have something daiey&gluten free as most of there things aren’t!
    PaleGirlRambling xo
    http://palegirlrambling.co.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 20, 2017 / 7:32 pm

      Oh I hope you can get some to try and like it. I did let out a little yelp when I realised that I could have it.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 20, 2017 / 7:31 pm

      Oh you should, please let me know what you think, thanks.

  11. October 20, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    This taste sounds intresting! I’ve never heard of it before so I’ll have to try it out!

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 20, 2017 / 7:30 pm

      It certainly is interesting but tastes nice, thanks for stopping by.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 20, 2017 / 7:34 pm

      Hi, yes great name isn’t it. I hope you can grab some to try.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 20, 2017 / 7:58 pm

      It sure is but very nice.

  12. October 20, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    This looks so good! Need to try for sure! I’m loving m and s food at the moment!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 20, 2017 / 7:59 pm

      Oh if you do, please let me know what you think, thanks.

  13. October 20, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    This sounds so interesting! I never seem to see any flavoured popcorn, so I will have to try this! M&S always come out with some good flavours!

    misscharissaxo.blogspot.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 20, 2017 / 7:59 pm

      Hi, its a great twist on popcorn for Halloween, if you try please let me know what you think, thanks.

  14. October 20, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    I’ve not heard of this flavour popcorn before but it sounds interesting and I definitely want to try it!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 20, 2017 / 8:00 pm

      You should, it is only around for Halloween.

  15. kindcultureuk
    October 20, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    I’m definitely gonna buy this next time I head to M&S ☺️ Great review!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 23, 2017 / 5:16 pm

      Thank you, and please let me know what you think to the popcorn.

  16. October 20, 2017 / 8:44 pm

    I love popcorn! My favourite is sweet and salty.
    I’ll have to give this one a try. 😊

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 23, 2017 / 5:15 pm

      Yes that is my favourite flavour as well.

  17. October 20, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    Oh my, it actually sounds good like I want to eat it right now. Gonna have to go to M&S and grab me a bag soon. Thank you for sharing 🙂 x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 23, 2017 / 5:15 pm

      Hi, I hope that you have managed to grab a bag to try.

  18. October 20, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    I seem to spend my life in M&S as there’s one below where I work but I have never seen this! I’m actually going to Bluewater with my parents tomorrow so I may have to have a look!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 23, 2017 / 5:14 pm

      Oh sorry for the delayed response did you mange to find the popcorn? I hope that you didn’t spend too much at Bluewater.

  19. October 20, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    Oh I so need to get some of these, sounds amazing!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 23, 2017 / 5:14 pm

      Please let me know what you think, thanks.

  20. October 22, 2017 / 7:44 am

    Great review sounds lovely Thank you for linking to #ThatFridayLinky Please come back next week

  21. October 22, 2017 / 12:04 pm

    These sound lovely, I was actually in M&S yesterday and saw them, I ended up not buying anything as my 6 year old was giving out yards that I was taking too long so we abandoned the queue. It’s nice to see Halloween treats that are safe though and have cool Halloweeny packaging! #FreeFromFridays

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 23, 2017 / 5:12 pm

      Hi, such a shame that you never got this to try, never mind needs must. it sure is great to have a safe treat.

  22. Corinne and Kirsty
    October 22, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    These treats look good! I love Marks & Spencer. i don’t often buy food there but when I do I am never disappointed! xx corinne

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 23, 2017 / 5:10 pm

      They make have some food and this is a great festive treat to try.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 23, 2017 / 5:09 pm

      It sure is.

  23. October 23, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    I am really craving popcorn now I have seen this post. It is such a good snacking food or evening in option whilst watching a film or something. I never thought to pop into M&S for snacking options, need to try it out!
    Lois x
    http://www.lifeasloismay.wordpress.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 23, 2017 / 5:08 pm

      Hi, they do a nice range of popcorn great for those lazy nights in.

  24. October 23, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    Ooh I am a big popcorn fan and this sounds amazing. Definitely something I need to try x #mondaystumble

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 23, 2017 / 5:08 pm

      Oh you should I’m sure that you won’t regret it.

  25. A Cup of Wonderland
    October 23, 2017 / 4:21 pm

    I adore popcorn! It has to be my favourite snack and I love lemon and lime flavours so thank you for talking about this because tomorrow I’m definitely going to Marks and Spencers to try this out myself! Very exciting!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 23, 2017 / 5:07 pm

      Oh I’m glad that you are excited by this, please do let me know what you think to the popcorn, thanks.

      • A Cup of Wonderland
        October 23, 2017 / 5:21 pm

        I will! I’m really passionate about popcorn so can’t wait to try!

        • pinkiebag
          Author
          October 24, 2017 / 3:42 pm

          Oh let me know what you think.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 23, 2017 / 5:07 pm

      Oh I hope that you mum likes it.

  26. October 23, 2017 / 4:36 pm

    I’ve seen so many flavoured popcorns and I’m so unsure! Will definitely pick this up at the weekend to try it!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 23, 2017 / 5:06 pm

      If you do please let me know what you think, thanks.

  27. envyfisher
    October 23, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    My tongue is like: We should try that!
    But then my mind is like: Nooooooo!
    I’m not big on citrus flavoured anything 😅

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 23, 2017 / 5:06 pm

      I guess this wouldn’t be for you then, my mind and tongue were the same 😊.

  28. October 23, 2017 / 4:55 pm

    It’s definitely a flavour combination I’ve never considered trying for popcorn! But my sister is vegan and really struggles to find a good range of snacks so I’ll definitely let her know!

    http://kittypann.wordpress.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 23, 2017 / 5:05 pm

      Hi, it sounds a strange combination but it works, I hope that your sister will enjoy it.

  29. October 23, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    I love popcorn but have never tried anything other than sweet/salty, will definitely have to keep an eye out for this next time I’m in M&S!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 24, 2017 / 3:41 pm

      Oh you should let me know what you think, thanks.

  30. lisamclachlan
    October 23, 2017 / 6:39 pm

    What an intriguing flavour for popcorn! I’ve had apple and cinnamon before (yummy) but never lemon and s-lime. I’m heading to M&S this week so I’ll pop some in my basket and see if I agree with you!

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

  31. October 24, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    Lemon & Lime? Hummm… I’m intrigued! 🙂 Thanks for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 25, 2017 / 6:30 pm

      I know, but the flavours just work well.

  32. Le Coin de Mel
    October 27, 2017 / 12:19 am

    You know what? lemon popcorn is not something I would have thought of trying. It just sounds a bit of an odd one and I didn’t expect a ‘yes’ for your verdict! Sounds great though

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 27, 2017 / 8:04 pm

      It does indeed sound strange but it somehow works.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 30, 2017 / 8:54 pm

      Hi, if you manage to get this popcorn please let me know what you think, thanks.

  33. andriaperry
    October 30, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    I will look for this and try it, I like new foods and flavors.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 30, 2017 / 8:50 pm

      Hi, please let me know what you think, it is only a seasonal popcorn though I am afraid.

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