ACT II Southern Spice Flavor Instant Popcorn Review (2022)
act ii southern spice flavor instant popcorn review

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.

Mishry Ratings

Flavor
4 / 5
4
Popping Ability
4 / 5
4
Crunch
4 / 5
4
4
SUPERB!

Summary

Act II Southern Spice Instant Popcorn is true to its flavor. The crunchy texture, excellent popping ability and spot on Southern flavors are reasons that led to a good rating.

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 
Price  Rs. 33/-
Net Quantity  70 gm 
Calories (per 100 gm) 526 Kcal
Buy Now  On Amazon 
Shelf Life  10 months 
Mishry Rating 4

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? 

2 Flavor

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? 

3. Crunch 

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 

Convenience

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?  

Packaging 

Instant popcorn contains a source of fat that may leak out. Is the packaging secure? Any leakages? Are the kernels and masala packed separately? 

Main Ingredients 

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? 

We reviewed 3 flavors from Act II RTE popcorn range. All details covered here

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 : 

Product Details 

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. 

act ii southern spice instant popcorn packaging
Here’s the overall packaging of Act II Southern Spice Flavor Instant Popcorn.

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 preparation stage of act ii southern spice instant flavor popcorn
The pre-prep stage of Act II Southern Spice Flavor Instant Popcorn.

Main Ingredients 

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 :

Popping Ability 

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.

act ii southern spice flavor instant popcorn after the popping process
The final result!
Popping Ability - 4/5
Flavor - 4.5/5
Crunch - 4/5
Convenience - 4/5
  • 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.

In Conclusion

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. 

Are you a fan of instant popcorn? Which is your go-to brand?

Our reviews are unbiased and all samples used during the reviews were paid for by us. Read our entire ethics statement here.

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