UCD GRADUATE TO REPRESENT IRELAND IN PROPERCORN’S INSTITUTE OF FLAVOUR COMPETITION
A UCD graduate from Shankill in Dublin could soon see her very own flavour of popcorn on supermarket shelves across Ireland and the UK. 21 year old corporate sales executive, Ashling O’Carroll, fought off fierce opposition from
around the country to represent Ireland in the final of popcorn brand, PROPERCORN’s, Institute of Flavour competition.
A panel of top food judges selected Ashling’s ‘Twisted Honeycomb’ popcorn from more than 12,000 entrants in Ireland and the UK. Ashling combined honeycomb with sea salt and vanilla sugar to secure herself a place in the final. In her own words, she “has always had a sweet tooth and loves to bake”, which is where the inspiration for her flavour came from.
Ashling’s Twisted Honeycomb will now go up for public vote as the Irish representative against 5 other flavours from Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales and the winner from the Institute of Flavour pop-up in London.
To help Ashling’s flavour become a reality, visit PROPERCORN’s Facebook page and make your vote count here! Voting will close on Sunday, 24th of July. The winning flavour will be available to purchase in selected retailers and through the PROPERCORN website.