Looking for an alternative to top up your Christmas Do snack bowls? How about a stocking filler? Magical movie muncher? Look no further! Joe & Seph's, the popcorn Prancers, have us covered with 2 "of the season" flavours - Mint Choc and Choc Orange!
My Snackmas Elf, Charlotte, ordered me the 80g bags from Ocado when they were £2.99 each - They do tend to be on offer quite a bit though so keep your eyes peeled. Both varieties contain no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives and they are also suitable for vegetarians and the Gluten Free-ers.
Caramel, Belgian Chocolate & Mint
Tearing into the bag, the minty, refreshing scent was most potent and very inviting. Grabbing a handful, the aroma proved to reflect in the taste with just the right balance of mint, pairing with the dark cocoa tones of the chocolate for that "After Eight" feel, combined with buttery sweetness from the caramel. Texture wise, the corn was of the aerated, munchy crunchy kind opposed to a "healthy" light and fluffy stuff with no unpopped kernels at the bottom of the packet, making for one indulgent, mint lingering treat! A 4.5 out of 5 from me.
Caramel, Belgian Chocolate and Orange
I was expected to be bowled over by citrus upon opening the bag but this turned out to be not the case - Orange was there but not overly potent. Thankfully, taste wise it did deliver a zesty kick, complimenting the smooth and creamy milk chocolate wonderfully. Further sweetness came from the caramel coating which similarly to above, reminded me of a frosted Butterkist Popcorn with a harder, more luxury feel. Chocolate Orange fans rejoice! - It's another 4.5 out of 5 from me.
Overall, both these Joe & Seph's Popcorns are sublime and near enough faultless - With both the Mint and Orange flavours being spot on and the quality of corn itself being unbeatable in my opinion, my only grumble is the price tag and the size of the bags.. But then again, given how addictive the stuff is, any more grammage and chances are, I won't be fitting into my Santa suit! Now, go read Peanut's review and reap in the Brandy Butter!