Popped (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)
Looking for a different kind of popcorn which is not your average cinema style buttered or sweetened style? Well look no further Auckland has it now and it can be found in K’Road. Popcorn here in New Zealand is usually served salted, unlike in the Philippines where we have tons of options from the sweet flavoured ones that you get at Goldilocks down to the savoury types that you can get in cinemas or even school cafeterias where it’s not limited to salt but cheese, bacon and sour cream and chives are also available.
It might not be the same scenario here today but at least we have something and it might start a trend, thanks to Popped for starting it. I discovered this place one time when we ate at El Sizzling Lomito, located in the same place it was just the shop across. While we were dining at this steak sandwich place even though the meat grill aroma was so strong you can still smell the mellow caramel from the other shop which made me visit it and buy some popcorns.
They have several flavours: Salted Caramel, Honey Caramel with Cashew nuts, Cookies n Cream, Churro Caramel, Chocolate Carmel, Caramel Peanut, Caramel Crunchy and Maple Walnut to name some. It was so popular hence most of the flavours I wanted to order were sold out so I ended up getting Maple Walnut, Caramel Chocolate and Caramel Peanuts. It was $20.00 for 3 or $7.00 each, which was quite pricey, it was really good though and will keep well, I had one of them after a week and still crunchy as long as you kept it in a cool dry place.
Will I go back? Well yes but this is not your daily snack plus the price, I think if it sells for $4.00 each then there will be more repeat customers, but for people like me who can make this at home this will just be an occasional event.
Address: 309 Karangahape Rd, Auckland city, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Phone: +6421 169 4609