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Spiced Popcorn

Preparation: 1 mins

Cooking: 10 mins

Serves 4, costs under £1.00


  • (5g) Vegetable Oil
  • (1g) Chilli Powder
  • 2 Tablespoon (45g) Popping Corn

Allergy Disclaimer

Always check the label of each ingredient for allergy warnings.

Cost Disclaimer

Please note the cost per serving may now be slightly higher due to rising prices in supermarkets.


  1. Heat oil in a large pan that has a lid (keep lid off while heating the oil)
  2. Once oil starts to smoke add  popping corn to the pan and cover with lid. Depending on the size of your pan you may need to cook in smaller amounts.
  3. Shake the pan regularly until it begins to pop than shake constantly while popping.
  4. Once the corn has popped sprinkle on your spice and shake until evenly coated then serve. Can be enjoyed hot or cold.

Remember that little ones can choke on small foods. Read our page on choking to see what you can do to prevent this. 

Nutritional Information

Per 100g
Per 9g serving

Energy Kcals
Energy Kj
6.2 g
0.6 g
Total Fat
42.8 g
3.9 g
Saturated Fat
4.3 g
0.4 g
1.1 g
0.1 g
Total Sugars
1.1 g
0.1 g
NSP Fibre
9.3 g
0.8 g
4 mg
0.4 mg
1 g
1 g

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