I love the flavor of kettle corn because it has that sweet and salty combo. Traditional kettle corn like the stuff at street fairs piping hot from the vat is awesome but can get really caloric with the fats and sugars.
So, given that I'm in the midst of going sugar little, I was so excited to see this Lite Kettle Corn at Trader Joe's. Why I think this popcorn is filled with snacky awesomeness:
- Easy portion control: There are 6-bags in a pack, and each bag is one serving size at 110 calories. Just one bag will satisfy an afternoon craving.
- The sugars are 4g.
- Total fat is 4g which is 50% less than than Trader Joe's regular Kettle Corn.
- The ingredients are simple: popcorn, sugar, sunflower oil, and salt.
- It's gluten-free and low sodium.
What I think is impressive too is that to make a Lite version, Trader Joe's didn't start using artificial ingredients to cut things down, they just used much less of the same. Seems like a logical thing to do, so what if more food manufacturers did the same?