Sweet popcorn

The most popular snack with our customers lately has to be our sweet popcorn. A huge serving of around three cups of popcorn is a mighty whole grain snack with minimal calories and fat. It also provides a great serving of fibre too. For some the sweet popcorn is absolutely the only way to go but for others on special occasions they like to add a little something extra. This can be disastrous when your experimental topping goes wrong so here we’ve found some great topping ideas for fewer than 150 calories that will add extra zing in plenty of ways.

As soon as your popcorn has arrived from us here at Empire it’ll be ready for some of your homemade toppings. To make your herbs, spices and seasonings to stick you’re going to need a little liquid such as oil. A little goes a long way so use it sparingly. Choices are usually between olive oil, butter, truffle oil or even coconut oil. The tip is to add half of your sweet popcorn to the bowl, pour on half of your liquid and then add the rest of the popcorn and the rest of the liquid. This makes for better distribution of the ingredients. Then it’s time to get down to business and start adding your toppings. Here are our favourites…

Chocolate

When adding chocolate as a topping we suggest heating your sweet popcorn a little in the microwave. Then sprinkle on a teaspoon of chocolate chips. You don’t need any fat just a pinch of salt. Toss it well and make sure you have a few napkins to hand as this one can get messy. You can always swap the chocolate for other flavours such as butterscotch or mint chocolate.

Cinnamon-sugar

For this you’ll need unsalted butter or coconut oil, sugar and cinnamon to taste. Sprinkle the sugar on the buttered popcorn and then shake on the cinnamon. It’s that simple. You could also try so many other great combinations such as sugar and chai spices, powdered ginger and sugar or even vanilla sugar.

Buttery Maple

Drizzle on just one teaspoon of salted butter and one teaspoon of maple syrup. For this one we suggest you eat immediately as it can get a little soggy in places. For even more added flavour you could even add a sprinkle of rosemary or black pepper.

Don’t worry if this all sounds a bit too much like hard work because here at Empire Popcorn and Confectionary Company we have a wide variety of gourmet flavours that we’ll deliver straight to your door. So no matter what sort of mood you’re in, we’ll have a tasty option to suit. We even supply a fantastic range of hand made fair ground Candyfloss too. For the best in quality when it comes to sweet popcorn and any other flavour popcorn for that matter, there’s only one place to go and that’s here at Empire.