Act II Instant Tomato Chilli Popcorn Review – Yay or Nay?
Act II Instant Tomato Chilli Popcorn pops up well and turns out to be crisp. But does it deliver the Tomato Chilli flavor we expected? Hmm.. Let’s find out!
The popping sound of popcorn and the pleasing aroma is hard to resist! A bowl of popcorn while watching your favorite movie is one of those simple pleasures of life.
Act II is a brand that is synonymous to the word ‘instant popcorn’. Classic flavors such as golden sizzle, chili surprise and classic salted are all time hits among the masses.
Excited to experiment with the new product line, we bought Act II Instant Chilli popcorn from a local store. How was our experience? Our Act II Instant Tomato Chilli popcorn review covers all details about the product to help you buy better!
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Our Review Factors
What were we looking for? We were looking for a crunchy bag of popcorn with flavors of tangy tomato and chilli.
We reviewed Act II Instant Tomato Chilli on different parameters, including the packaging, main ingredients, aroma, crunch, and flavor.
A stale and soggy-tasting popcorn is a complete no-no. The crunch and the crispness are core factors to judge any packaged popcorn. Are these popcorn crisp? Is there a bold crunch felt in every bite?
The saltiness, spice levels, and the level of the seasoning are the factors we examine here. Is the tomato tang present? Is it mild or intense? How spicy is the seasoning? Is there a perfect balance between flavors?
3. Quality & Size Of The Kernel
Are all the kernels popped up well? What is the size of the popped kernel? Small or large?
The aroma of freshly popped popcorn is highly addictive. How pleasing and inviting is the aroma?
Packed in a colorful plastic pack, Act II Instant Tomato Chilli is a microwavable popcorn. A separate microwave-safe paper bag inside contains the corn kernels. The tomato chili seasoning comes in a separate silver color foil pack.
6. Main Ingredients
Popping Corn, Edible Vegetable Fat and Iodised salt.
Tomato Chilli Seasoning Sachet :
Dehydrated Vegetables (Tomato Powder, Onion Powder and Garlic Powder), Chilli Powder, Iodized salt, Sugar, Yeast extract powder, Stabilizer (Hydrolized Veg protein), Maltodextrin, Acidity regulator (Citric acid) and Anticaking agent (silicon dioxide).
Contains added flavor (Nature identical substances).
The price of a 106 gm pack is INR 70.
8. Shelf Life
The shelf life of Act II Instant Tomato Chilli Popcorn is 8 months.
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Act II Instant Tomato Chilli Popcorn – Detailed Review
Method Of Preparation
We prepared the popcorn following the same procedure as mentioned on the pack. The microwave-safe bag had oil on the outside when we opened the pack. We microwaved the popcorn for about 3 minutes. After 3 minutes, the bag had become too hot. So we were extra cautious while handling it.
The seasoning is required to be mixed while the popcorn is hot. The aroma of the tomato chili seasoning is quite tangy. We mixed in the seasoning inside the pack and what next. All we did was SHAKE, SHAKE, and SHAKE! While mixing, we observed that the seasoning does not coat all the popcorn kernels evenly.
Texture: In terms of texture, these popcorns are crispy and crunchy. None of them felt soggy. Thumbs up! All of the corn kernels had popped up well.
Taste : Taste-wise, Act II Tomato Chilli popcorn fails to make a mark. We expected a balance of tanginess and spiciness from this variant. The spiciness is low and mild and the tomato tang is much stronger. The seasoning doesn’t coat all the popcorn evenly which lowers the overall experience as some bits are over-dusted while some taste bland.
Do note that the seasoning is required to be mixed while the popcorn is still hot. Hence you need to be extra careful while cutting through the hot pack.
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- The corn kernels pop up well.
- These popcorns have a crunchy texture.
- They are easy to prepare.
- The salt levels are balanced.
- The tomato tang is prominent.
- The seasoning coats the popcorn unevenly. This further lowers the flavor factor because some bites are well-dusted, while some taste bland.
- The chilli flavor is missing.
Convenient? Sure. Experimental? Sure. But would we recommend it for its flavor alone? Maybe not.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Act II Instant Tomato Chilli Popcorn.
We cannot classify these popcorn to be healthy. The ingredients such as yeast extract powder, edible vegetable fat and maltodextrin are not ideal for regular consumption.
These popcorn are not fat free. The ingredient list includes the presence of edible vegetable fat.
After the corn kernels are popped, you can store them in an air-tight container for later consumption. This popcorn contains about 28.2 gm of fat.
Yes. Act II Instant Tomato Chilli Popcorn is a vegetarian food item.
Yes, this popcorn contains preservatives. On scanning the ingredient list, we found the presence of maltodextrin. It is commonly used to increase the shelf life of packaged foods.
To wrap up, the fresh crunch of this popcorn is appreciated but the taste is not commendable.
Act II Instant Tomato Chilli popcorn gets ready in about 3 minutes and pops up well. The tomato tang makes its presence felt, but the chilli is completely outshined. If chilli is what you’re looking for, these popcorn aren’t for you. The fact that the seasoning coats the popcorn unevenly further lowers the overall experience.
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