Tasted: Phileas Fogg Cajun Spiced Popcorn

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By Veggie Tom
Spice, salt, smoke… this snack throws all the flavours at you, and the result’s a bit like eating curry powder.

The product:
There’s an explosion in flavoured popcorn on the snack aisles – and all the major crisp brands want a piece of it. Why? Because a bowl of popcorn contains a fraction of the calories of a bowl of fat-laden crisps. The question is, can the flavour of popped maize satisfy like a good fried potato?

The verdict:
Cajun Spice should be a cracking flavour for a snack – but Phileas Fogg’s gone overboard. There’s just too much paprika, cumin, pepper, chilli and cayenne. You could get the same intense, slightly raw effect yourself by dousing home-popped popcorn in curry powder and salt. Want a more diet friendly savoury treat? Look for Penn State (or supermarket own brand) pretzels or Walkers Pops.

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Ingredients: Popped Maize, Rapeseed Oil, Cajun Spice & Smoked Salt Flavour [Spices (Paprika, Cumin, Cayenne, Black Pepper, Chilli, White Pepper, Nutmeg), Salt, Dried Onion, Sugar, Dried Garlic, Dried Tomato, Dried Yeast Extract, Paprika, Rice Flour, Natural Flavourings, Herbs (Parsley, Oregano), Dried Bell Pepper, Smoked Salt, Colour: Paprika Extract], Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin

Can you eat it? Veggie friendly , but the label says it may contain milk – so it’s not safe for vegans.

Barcode: 5000237113509
Phileas Fogg American Popcorn – New Orleans Cajun Spice & Smoked Salt
Spice, salt, smoke… this snack throws all the flavours at you, and the result’s a bit like eating curry powder. Want a more diet friendly savoury treat? Look for Penn State Pretzels or Walkers Pops. Tasted by Veggie Tom.

Not forgetting:

Barcode: 5032439100414
Penn State Sour Cream & Chive Pretzels
Penn State is a good quality brand, but so are many of the supermarket’s cheaper own brand versions. Buy only if the price fits. Tasted by the Can I Eat It team.

Barcode: 5000237099148
Phileas Fogg Sea Salt & Italian Balsamic Vinegar
Want salt & vinegar crisps that deliver an excellent crunch? Phileas Fogg delivers them with sea salt and balsamic lick. Tasted by Martin Isark.

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