I’ve never really been a huge popcorn fan. Mindlessly eating my way to the bottom of a sweet and salty bucket in the cinema just isn’t my jam. Propercorn have sparked a whole new love for me though, their flavour combinations are something else – I’ve been obsessed with the coconut and vanilla one since the day I tried it. All of their flavours are pretty great, so I was excited to have a crack at playing around with one of their flavour kits. Propercorn are on a mission to do flavour properly, none of those nasty artificial colours and only seasoning with ingredients that can be found in your own home. I’ve got a whole lot of love for that.
The flavour kit came with a whole host of options, some weird and some wonderful. Honey powder, pomegranate and pink himalayan salt were among my personal favoutires – though I might be inclined to give kale a miss! I opted for beetroot first off. Propercorn flavours are categorised into sweet, bitter, salty, sour and unami (meaning savoury). Beetroot sat under the sweet umbrella, hence my curiosity to try it. Using beetroot powder to season popcorn does give a mild and moreish sweet taste, who knew!
You can have a play with creating your own delicious flavours too, all you need is:
- 100g popcorn kernels
- 2 tbsp oil (I used coconut oil but rapeseed works too)
- 4 – 5 tsp of powder flavouring
How to make your own popcorn at home:
- Heat the oil in a large saucepan (one with a tight fitting lid).
- Put the kernels into the pan with the lid firmly on, turn the heat down low. Give them a little shake every 30 seconds or so.
- Listen carefully for those kernels to start popping, still give the pan a shake so the kernels or popcorn don’t burn on the bottom of the pan.
- Remove from the heat and spritz with a little more oil before adding your flavourings, teaspoon by teaspoon. Shake the pan the lid on for the powder to evenly coat.
- Voila! Snack until your hearts content.
I didn’t realise how much fun it is to make your own popcorn, there’s something so exciting and satisfying hearing those kernels popping around in the pan! I felt really giddy after doing about four rounds (I didn’t want to stop there but you should’ve seen the mess). My little brother is coming to stay with me soon and I think I’ll open up the Propercorn magic factory once again when he visits, any excuse to have another go at it!
This is a collaborative post with Propercorn but all words and opinions are of course my own.