Popping Up: ProperCorn X Bompas & Parr Institute of Flavour

In the past few years popcorn has gone from the cinema to your desk drawer and is the low-fat snack of choice for so many of us. Driving the movement is ProperCorn, the popcorn brand created by Cassandra and Ryan back in 2011 that now boasts 6 flavours made using 100% natural ingredients.

Not content with these flavours ProperCorn have joined forces with mad food geniuses Bompas & Parr to create a Wonka-esque creative seasoning factory, the Institute of Flavour. Open for just two days the Institute of Flavour trusted in the general public’s great taste to create a new limited edition ProperCorn!

The journey began in white and gold popcorn jumpsuits (definite 80s mechanic chic going on here!) in the museum part of the Institute as we gaze upon popcorn artefacts uncovered by the Bompas & Parr team like popcorn gold plated in Hatton Garden and the oldest known popped kernel that is probably the only morsel in the place that we didn’t fancy nibbling on.

Feeling more than a little like Oompa Loompas our adventure began! In the first room we chose three flavours for our new seasoning plumping for a combo we can only call ‘dessert wedges’ with smoky habanero, sweet potato and date with a sweet popcorn base. Next we were invited to ‘shake it like a polaroid picture with the help of vibrating plates to get our popcorn good and seasoned before a final tasting which sees the group swapping popcorn tips and techniques as we all enter a few prize popped kernels on the wall of fame. If we say so ourselves we think our dessert wedges could really take off, watch this space for snacks from the House of Coco!

To design your own bespoke popcorn seasoning pop (sorry!) over to www.instituteofflavour.com and get creative! The Propercorn team are making some of their favourite flavour combos in their kitchens and the winning flavour will be made for real and stocked as a limited edition flavour in Wholefoods. C’mon House of Coco ‘Dessert Wedges’!

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Anna Willatt

A chronic over researcher, Anna is the one who will sniff out all the unusual things to do at a destination and create a spreadsheet of options so there's no FOMO. Less likely to be spotted at an infinity pool, Anna will be finding dive bars, flea markets, 3rd wave coffee shops and chatting with locals to find out what they get up to...and sharing that intel here as part of #TeamCoco.

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