When I was growing up there were only two types of popcorn. The warm buttery, salty stuff that you bought by the bucket at the movies and the home-made stuff that you made from kernels in a pot on the stove-top.
We didn’t have either type very often.
But popcorn has come quite a long way since days of yore and now, the ready-made stuff is a staple in our pantry. We’re also fans of microwave popcorn but that’s a whole other story!
Until now our favourites have been buttery, sweet and salty and caramel. I say these were our favourite flavours because, to be frank, they were the only flavours we knew were available.
And then we found Cobs Popcorn.
Cobs Popcorn is an Australian popcorn brand started by John and Ravit Walys in 2004. Like many parents, they were looking for a healthy snack for their children and, like many parents, struggled to find anything. Dissatisfied with what was available on the market they did what many parents have done are thankful for and created their own.
Remember, Cobs Popcorn has nothing artificial and they use the very best organic and natural ingredients.
Their 100% wholegrain corn is made in small batches using ingredients like sunflower oil, raw sugar, or sea salt in a dedicated nut free facility. So you know each packet is gluten-free AND nut-free which makes the multipack packets perfect for school lunchboxes!
Their Cobsmacking Multipack takes the stress and hassle out of school lunchboxes, picnics, travel snacks and more. Now the hardest decision you will have to make is which flavour to try first! Buy in single or multi-flavour packs. Such a tasty snack!
Cobs offers an Organic selection, with the 100% wholegrain corn being made in small batches using ingredients like sunflower oil, sea salt or raw sugar in just the right proportions to create a taste sensation that keeps people coming back for more.
Their range of flavours is RIDICULOUSLY large for popcorn. And we’ve tried all of them, however here’s our favourites:
Belinda’s Top 3:
1. Nacho Cheese
These were hands down a winner in our house! My husband and I both love a bit of spice and these didn’t disappoint. The kids weren’t so keen (whcih isn’t always a bad thing – more for us) and we devourted these in no time. These were really morish so be careful when in their company, the packet might actually empty itself! So if you’re a spicy nacho kinda person – get your laughing gear around these.
2. Sea Salt
This was one of my ultimate fave. Subtle salt flavour yet enough to give you a good salted popcorn experience. Winner, especially in the smaller packs for lunch boxes.
Winner, winner, cheese dinner. This reminded the boys of cheese Twisties but so much lighter, tastier and healthier! Very morish so be warned!
Tania’s Top 3:
1. Aged White Cheddar
This is one of my favourite flavours – second to Lightly Salted, Slightly Sweet. It’s salty and mild and a perfectly grown-up snack. I have also decided that it would be sensational on a cheese-platter and will be adding it to my repertoire! You heard it here first!
2. Lightly Salted, Slightly Sweet
What is this is tasty wizardry that combines sugar and salt? Honestly, there is nothing quite like it. I have been known to put away a family packet of these ON MY OWN in half an hour flat. A full bag doesn’t even last a whole movie with me which is a problem because the whole family loves this one. So I may or may not hide them until after everyone’s gone to bed…
2. Cocoa Crunch
Ummmm YUM! Just like a chocolate milkshake only crunchy… and no milk. Seriously, we ALL loved this one.
Here’s the rest of the savoury range:
Unlike other buttered popcorn, the flavour is more from the powdery coating than a greasy butter which was a nice change. Still had the flavour, it was just different, and in our opinion, better.
Sea Salt and Cider Vinegar
If you’re an S&V fan then you’ll be impressed by these. They have just the right balance but just be aware that the Cider Vinegar gives them a slight tang not apparent in other S&V flavours.
Then we met the Cobs Popcorn Sweet Range
These are good with LOTS of caramel. A bit sticky but worth it.
2. Dark Chocolate Caramel
Straight from the fridge, this is like a party in your mouth. Deeeelicious. The eldest son is dark-chocolate fiend and he declared it to be ‘pretty good actually’ then went on to say ‘it’s sort of like Maltesers. But better.’
3. Milk Chocolate Caramel
As above but a bit sweeter. Equally yummy.
4 & 5. Milk and Dark Chocolate Drizzle Caramel
A little something sweet without being over the top. Would be great served after dinner with a dessert wine.
6. Salted Caramel
I am a salted caramel nut and these did not disappoint at all. My only criticism is that the caramel got stuck in my teeth. So I had to wait far too long between mouthfuls!!
To celebrate this awesome Australian company, and because we love to hear what you’ve got to say (and give you free things), we’ve organised for some of our readers to receive a Cobs Popcorn hamper valued at over $100 to share with their family and tell us what they think.
Here’s how it works: If you’re lucky enough to be selected, we’ll send you a hamper witha range of the Cobs Popcorn products to trial. You’ll have 14 days to try out all flavours, take some photos and then be required to complete a short survey and come back to us with your honest and detailed feedback. That’s it – we’ll then compile a follow-up story and share it with our readers! EASY!
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