ACT II Southern Spice Flavor Instant Popcorn Review – Mishry (2022)
Excellent popping ability, fresh taste and crunchy texture, Act II Southern Spice Instant Popcorn gets a green signal from Team Mishry.
Act II, a brand synonymous with popcorn, brings yet another desi-twist to instant popcorn with its Southern Spice flavor.
When someone says ‘Southern flavors’, we instantly think of curry leaves, red chillies, coconut and mustard seeds. So how can such flavors be mimicked in a bowl of popcorn? Let’s find out in our Act II Southern Spice Flavor Instant Popcorn review.
How did our experience turn out? Do they pop up well? Are they quick to prepare?
A quick view at a few product details of Act II Southern Spice Flavor Instant Popcorn :
|Act II Southern Spice Flavor Instant Popcorn||Product Details|
|Net Quantity||70 gm|
|Calories (per 100 gm)||526 Kcal|
|Buy Now||On Amazon|
|Shelf Life||10 months|
Our Review Factors
What do we expect? We expect these popcorns to pop up in their full size, are quick to prepare, crunchy, and justify the flavor tags.
To test Act II Southern Spice Flavor Instant Popcorn, we chose the following parameters :
1. Popping Ability
The popping ability is a crucial factor we look for when it comes to instant popcorn. How well do these popcorn kernels pop? Do they pop up in their full size? Did we observe any unpopped popcorn kernels? Do they need additional fat while popping or the amount provided in the pack is sufficient?
This instant popcorn is flavored with Southern spices. How intense is the flavor? Does it justify the labels? Are the salt and spiciness well-balanced? Any off-putting or undesirable after the taste of oil observed?
Nobody loves a bowl of soggy popcorn. Non-greasy to touch and crunchy to eat, is what we were looking for. How crisp do these popcorn turn out after popping?
4. Other Parameters
The aim of buying any instant popcorn is the convenience factor. The quick cooking time, precise instructions, and mess-free preparation are factors responsible for the convenience while cooking. Are the instructions mentioned on the pack?
Instant popcorn contains a source of fat that may leak out. Is the packaging secure? Any leakages? Are the kernels and masala packed separately?
Here we primarily look for the source of fat used. Additionally, we also scan the ingredients for the use of any preservatives or added flavors.
Price & Shelf Life
Is the product priced competitively? What is the shelf life of this instant popcorn?
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ACT II Southern Spice Flavor Instant Popcorn – Detailed Review
This section discusses the product details, method of preparation, pros and cons of Act II Southern Spice Flavor Instant Popcorn :
We reviewed the 70 gm pack priced at Rs. 33 and has a shelf life of 10 months. It comes in the usual Act II popcorn packaging which is not resealable.
Method Of Preparation
All the cooking instructions to cook the popcorn are mentioned on the pack. The instructions are as follows :
- Empty the contents in a deep pan or pressure cooker.
- Cover with an inverted lid.
- Leave a small gap facing away from you and allow the steam to escape.
- Cook on medium flame and shake the utensil until popping slows down to 1-2 secs.
- Voila! Your hot and fresh popcorn is ready.
Aroma & First Glimpse
On opening the pack, the aroma of Southern spices was the most noticeable. At the first glimpse, we could see small-sized raw popcorn kernels infused in oil which has a red hue.
Why do raw popcorn kernels have oil? This process helps popcorn kernels to pop up well, and also lend a slight flavor.
The list of ingredients includes – Popping corn, Refined edible palmolein oil, and Iodized salt.
Further, it contains added flavors and Nature identical flavoring substances.
Our Findings :
The popcorn kernels had popped up in their full size in the time frame of 2 minutes. A few kernels remained unpopped at the bottom. During the popping process, it released an enticing aroma of Southern flavors.
The brand has mentioned the instructions to prepare these. If all the instructions are followed to the T, then the final result will be a bowl of perfectly popped popcorn.
Flavor & Crunch
Southern flavors are best described as a mix of flavors from curry leaves, red chillies, coconut and mustard seeds. How were these?
Fresh and tasty! These popcorn are medium spicy and have a well-balanced salt level. The overall taste is true to its flavor tag. The Southern flavor is evident and gives the everyday popcorn a lovely edge. It is very similar to a sambar powder.
These popcorn turned out crunchy. No soggy popcorn! Moreover, they are not oily or greasy to touch.
- Balanced salt levels.
- Fresh taste.
- Crunchy and non-greasy texture.
- Easy to prepare.
- We appreciate the apt presence of Southern flavors.
- A better source of fat could have been used. This uses refined edible palmolein oil.
Need popcorn with Southern flavors and a pronounced crunch? We recommend you to try Act II Southern Spice Flavor Instant popcorn.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Act II Southern Spice Flavor Instant Popcorn.
Although popcorn is a relatively healthy snack if made correctly, this instant popcorn has refined palmolein oil and added flavors. It is advised to consume packaged foods occasionally.
Act II Southern Spice Instant Flavor Popcorn has no preservatives.
These flavored popcorn are best paired with filter coffee or green tea.
A 70 gm pack of this popcorn is ideal for serving a single person.
No. This popcorn has a medium spice level.
Recommended! We liked Act II Southern Spice Instant Popcorn for these reasons – well-balanced salt, delicious Southern flavors, fresh crunch, and ease of preparation. All these factors combined made this instant popcorn a hit.
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