Popcorn Shed popping with flavour, crunch, sweetness and sourness

We all love a sweet or sour snack to munch on and Popcorn Shed popcorn is the answer as they sell a wide variety of popcorn from Salted Caramel to Blue Cheese popcorn. Popcorn Shed popcorn comes in handy boxes shaped like a shed with a viewing window displaying their yummy popcorn. Popcorn is widely consumed worldwide which is generally eaten within theatres, cinemas and at home.

Popcorn dates back as early as 4700 BC as evidence of corn which was popped was discovered within Peru by archaeologists. From the 19th century, popcorn which could be popped up at home was sold across the USA under the name Pearls of Nonpareil it was not till 1848 that the actual term popcorn came about. All that was required to achieve that perfect fresh tasting popcorn at home was a stove, pan with lid, oil or butter and the kernels. Popcorn was in fact a widely consumed breakfast cereal by the Americans which they added to milk and sweeteners. Since the 1800s popcorn has evolved and can be cooked in a variety of ways from within an air popped popcorn machine to microwaving within a microwavable bag.

What is popcorn though you might ask? Well popcorn is a corn kernel which when heated within oil expands and puffs up. Each kernel of popcorn contains a certain amount of moisture and oil. The outer hull of the popcorn kernel is strong and impervious to moisture and the starch inside consists almost entirely of a hard type. As the oil and water within the kernel are heated, they turn the moisture in the kernel into pressurized steam. Under these conditions, the starch inside the kernel gelatinizes, softens and becomes pliable. The internal pressure of the entrapped steam continues to increase until the breaking point of the hull is reached. The hull there upon ruptures rapidly and explodes, causing a sudden drop in pressure inside the kernel and a corresponding rapid expansion of the steam, which expands the starch and proteins of the endosperm into airy foam. As the foam rapidly cools, the starch and protein polymers set into the familiar crispy puff. When the popcorn has finished popping, sometimes un-popped kernels remain. Known in the popcorn industry as old maids, these kernels fail to pop because they do not have enough moisture to create enough steam for an explosion.

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Popcorn Shed

Operating out of their garden shed since 2016, Sam and Laura bring to the market their gourmet popcorn.

Their gourmet popcorn is made by hand, using the highest quality ingredients, which are carefully sourced, and lovingly crafted plus free of any nasty preservatives or additives. Reinventing this worldwide consumed snack, Sam and Laura wanted to make popcorn pop by introducing flavours to their super-premium gourmet popcorn all of which are cooked and achieved by an artisan cooking process.  

They sell a variety of popcorn flavours from sweet to sour which many have won awards. All of their popcorn is made with carefully sourced, high-quality ingredients. Giving great flavour balance and texture. Whether it’s nuts, chocolate, or fruit, their tasty snack is so much more than just popcorn.

Popcorn at home

I love to eat popcorn anytime of the day but I do like variety which Popcorn Shed sells a great range.

With sweet and sour ranges to choose from I opted for the 6 Shed Sweet Bundle – Never Sweet Enough I have a sweet tooth.

Popcorn Shed me

I received six different flavours all of which were equally as tasty.

Union Shack – Cherry bakewell popcorn

This popcorn did not just look lovely with a red speckled ting but tasted amazing. I don’t usually like cherry flavoured snacks and desserts but this Cherry Bakewell blew me away literally. It tasted very much like a Cherry Bakewell. Intensely flavoursome, with a great bite and chewiness all thanks to the gourmet kernels and sour cherries used.

Pecan Pie – Caramel popcorn with pecan nut pieces

Golden in colour this popcorn was a nutty delight. Loaded with pecan flavour and pieces of pecans mixed within giving an extra texture and crunch. Even though I loved this popcorn I would of loved to of had more pecan nuts within the packet as I only had about 4 pieces of pecans in my packet.

Salted Caramel – Salted caramel popcorn with milk chocolate

As a lover of salted caramel this popcorn did not disappoint. It was sweet and had that hint of saltiness to it. Crunch after crunch I could not stop eating these golden balls of sweet salty delights. I can see why this was one of their award winning popcorns (Great Taste 2017).

Berry-licious – Caramel & raspberry popcorn with dark chocolate

Dark brown and speckled within pink this popcorn was an explosion of flavour from the chocolate hit to the summery explosion of raspberries. The chocolate and caramel gave it that creaminess and sweetness and the raspberries that extra hit of fruity sharpness. I can see why this was one of their award winning popcorns (Great Taste 2018).

Peanut Butter – Peanut butter caramel popcorn with peanuts

If you love peanut butter like me then you’ll love this box of peanut butter popcorn. Golden balls of delight this caramelly and sweet popcorn was truly heavenly, as it provided a great taste of peanuts and a sweet buttery hit. I would of though loved more peanut pieces within the popcorn which I felt there was a lack of.

Pop ‘n’ Choc – Chocolate caramel popcorn with milk chocolate

Speckled brown this popcorn was buttery, caramelly and sweet. A real treat for any lover of chocolate and popcorn.

Which flavour takes your fancy?

All the popcorn is made using all-natural ingredients and are gluten free making it a perfect snack anytime of the day. Out of all the flavours I tried though my favourite was the Union Shack as the popcorn really did have a wonderful hit of cherry flavour.

Baking with Popcorn Shed popcorn

Apart from just eating these delicious popcorns from the box I also got a little creative and used some within my bakes.

Pecan Pie Popcorn Cookies


  • 113g butter, softened
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 160g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Salt
  • 1 cup Pecan Pie popcorn by Popcorn Shed, lightly crushed
  • 100g milk chocolate chops
  • 50g chopped pecans


  1. Grease line a baking tray and preheat oven to 160c fan.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then beat in egg and vanilla extract.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and then gradually beat into creamed butter mixture.
  4. Stir in popcorn, chocolate chips and pecans.
  5. Drop a large tablespoon full of dough onto a greased baking sheet leaving 2 inches apart from each dollop of dough. Bake until golden brown, approximately 13 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and place cookies on wire rack to cool.

Sugary, nutty, crunchy and yet chewy. Once you take a bite you won’t be able to stop eating these chewy but yet crunchy biscuits.

Salted Caramel Popcorn Cheesecake


  • 320g digestive biscuits
  • 150g butter
  • 500g cream cheese
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 170g caramel sauce
  • 300ml double cream
  • 2 tsp salt
  • Extra caramel sauce
  • Salted Caramel popcorn by Popcorn Shed


  1. Crush the biscuits in a bag.
  2. Melt butter in pan and then add crushed biscuits.
  3. Line a spring form 20cm cake tin with grease proof paper then add in the biscuit mixture pressing down to create a nice and firm base. Place in fridge for 30 minutes to set.
  4. To make the cheesecake filling mix together the cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla extract until combined.
  5. Add in 130g of caramel and pinch of sea salt and mix again until smooth.
  6. Add in double cream and keep mixing until firm.
  7. Once mixed spoon mixture onto your biscuit base in tin.
  8. Place back in fridge for few hours or until set. Add the popcorn on top and drizzle over the rest of the caramel sauce.

Creamy and caramelly with a crunch this cheesecake was a dream. If you love caramel I highly recommend making this.

Berry-licious Popcorn Bars


  • 200g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids), broken into pieces
  • 50g coco pops (or puffed rice cereal of your choice)
  • 40g Berry-licious popcorn by Popcorn Shed
  • 50g dried cranberries
  • 50g mini marshmallows


  1. Line a 20cm square baking tin with cling film
  2. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of barley simmering water, making sure the bottom of the bowl is not touching the water.
  3. Put the coco pops (or rice cereal) in another bowl along with the popcorn, cranberries and marshmallows and mix well.
  4. When the chocolate has melted and still warm quickly pour into the cereal mixture and stir well until everything is coated.
  5. Pour mixture into the lined baking tin and press down. Coven with cling film and place in fridge to set. Will take around 2 hours.
  6. Turn out onto a board and cut into squares.

Bars full of crispiness and chewiness. A chocolate fruity explosion!

Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Heart Bars


  • Oil
  • 30g butter
  • 50g mini marshmallows
  • 40g Peanut Butter popcorn by Popcorn Shed
  • Straws or sticks (optional)


  1. Oil a baking tray.
  2. On low heat melt the butter and add the marshmallows and wait till melted.
  3. Once melted add popcorn and mix.
  4. Spoon heart shapes onto baking tray. Optional add a straw or stick to hold as a lolly.
  5. Place in fridge to set. Will take around 2 hours.

A fun sweet, nutty, chewy, gooey delight.


Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Having tried many different types of popcorn before from other companies Popcorn Shed popcorn was a sheer delight, luxurious in fact. Coming in handy size boxes made eating popcorn easy to travel with and eat from. All their popcorn looks great, packed with flavour, crunchy and chewy. The only quibble is that with the nutty varieties I would of loved more nuts within the packets. I can see though why many of Popcorn Shed varieties has won many awards for their great taste.

So if you are looking for that perfect popcorn snack then I highly recommend Popcorn Shed. The perfect gift for any popcorn lover or just treat yourself.

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