Act II Vs 4700 BC Instant Natural Popcorn – The Tastiest Is…
In this Act II vs 4700 BC instant natural popcorn review, we set out to find the overall better option. It is…
The invigorating aroma of freshly prepared popcorn has to be the universally loved aspect of entering a movie theater. While some prefer caramel or cheese, there’s something SO GOOD about the classic variant, that we decided to bring it home!
We took two renowned brands offering instant natural popcorn and this Act II vs 4700 BC instant natural popcorn face-off decodes what we liked, what we didn’t, the differences, and ultimately which is the better pick.
Have a POPPIN’ read!
Act II Vs 4700 BC Instant Natural Popcorn: Quick Comparison
Here’s an overview of the review process.
|Parameters||Act II Instant Natural Popcorn||4700 BC Instant Natural Popcorn|
|Net Weight||120 grams||90 grams|
|Price||Rs 35||Rs 30|
|Calories (per 100 grams)||520 Kcal||500 Kcal|
|Shelf Life||12 months||12 months|
Act II Vs 4700 BC Instant Natural Popcorn: In Depth Comparison
Ease of preparation, quality of ingredients, price to product ratio and other significant factors have been discussed in this section.
Ready-to-use popcorn packs commonly have dried corn kernels soaked in some type of fat. The chances of leakage are quite high. When we reviewed the two brands, we found out…
Act II instant natural popcorn – There is no dual-packaging. The oil-soaked corn kernels are placed in one pouch. The fat content was partially solidified.
4700 BC instant natural popcorn – A similar style of packaging was observed here. Just like Act II there was no separate packaging on the inside. The kernels and fat haven’t solidified and were easy to slide out.
Winner: 4700 BC won in this parameter.
2. Quality of Ingredients
The core focus of this parameter is the type of corn kernel and quality of fat the brand uses.
Act II instant natural popcorn This brand uses popping corn, refined edible palm oil, and iodized salt. The brand also claims to be preservative-free.
4700 BC instant natural popcorn 4700 BC uses non-GMO corn that yields jumbo-sized popcorn. 4700 BC uses relatively healthier fat sources like rice bran, sunflower, and olive oil. That said, this brand uses additional ingredients like antioxidants, acidity regulator, and emulsifiers among others.
3. Texture & Crunch
Unlike fried snacks, ‘popped’ corn, as the name suggests, should have a light, crunchy texture. Your bowl of popcorn would disappear within seconds only if it tastes fresh and has a light airy bite.
Act II instant natural popcorn The popcorn prepared using Act II had a bold, pronounced crunch.
4700 BC instant natural popcorn We noticed the crunch was relatively lower than the contender.
Winner: Act II
Not too much, not too little, popcorn needs just the right quantity of seasoning. The winner here was…
Act II instant natural popcorn Salt level? On point! Uniformity of the seasoning? Bang on! Act II clearly aced our parameters.
4700 BC instant natural popcorn The salt seasoning was quite low in 4700 BC popcorn. Similarly, the overall bowl felt slightly bland. Some pieces felt over salted, whereas others were devoid of any flavor.
Winner: Act II
While butter popcorns have a yellow tone to them, natural popcorn do not have that color necessarily. While rating the contenders on this parameter, we also checked how well the kernels had popped.
Act II instant natural popcorn Uncooked, these kernels looked comparatively larger than the contender. Post-cooking, it popped to the regular size we’ve come across generally.
The fact that all kernels popped well and left no hulls was appreciated!
4700 BC instant natural popcorn Straight out of the pack these kernels looked smaller. This was surprising as the pack claims it uses ‘jumbo’ kernels.
However, post-popping, the popcorn of both brands resulted in more or less similar-sized popcorn. A disappointing aspect was the greater number of unpopped kernels and hulls in 4700 BC popcorn.
Winner: Act II, again!
In our Act II vs 4700 BC instant natural popcorn review, we found the more economical option to be…
Act II instant natural popcorn A 120-gram (90+30) pack is priced at Rs 35.
As seen in the images above, one pack of Act II yields a filled bowl of popcorn.
4700 BC instant natural popcorn A 90-gram pack is priced at Rs 30.
The bowl was partially filled after the popcorn was ready to eat.
Winner: Clearly, Act II surpassed the contender in this parameter.
7. Shelf Life
When we compared the shelf life of Act II and 4700 BC instant natural popcorn, the result was…
Act II instant natural popcorn Act II has a shelf life of 12 months from the date of manufacture.
4700 BC instant natural popcorn 4700 BC also has a shelf life of 12 months.
Act II Vs 4700 BC Instant Natural Popcorn – Verdict
Act II outshines its contender 4700 BC on key parameters like taste and crunch. While 4700 BC was relatively easier to use (in terms of packaging), the salt levels were quite low and the seasoning was not evenly distributed. Moreover, the light texture and crunch popcorn is munched on for was not as prominent as we’d like.
Well-seasoned, super crunchy, and the well-balanced flavor led us to giving Act II the crown.
A marathon of your favorite series or something to nibble on while playing board games, Act II instant natural popcorn is a recommended pick.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on the Comparison of Act II and 4700 BC instant natural popcorn
1. Are Act II and 4700 BC popcorn healthy to consume?
No one food can be classified as ‘healthy’ or ‘unhealthy’. We recommend practicing mindful eating.
2. Do these popcorn contain preservatives?
Act II mentions it is free of preservatives.
3. How to retain the crunchiness of the popcorn after unpacking?
Once popped, you can store them in an air-tight container if you plan to consume them later.
4. Are these popcorn gluten-free?
4700 BC specifies the type of corn kernels it uses. They are gluten-free.
However, popcorn (and corn kernels) are gluten-free by nature.
5. Can these popcorn be paired with tea or coffee?
Yes, if you prefer nibbling on something savory with your beverage, this popcorn can be a good pick.
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