SO...once a week I will be doing a review of a different food that I tried as a result of that goody bag, with info on how you can get your mitts on them if you are interested!
On the drive home from the event, I scoured the goody bag for an item to snack on. My eyes immediately fell on THIS:
Didja read that? "Chocolate Cookie Caramel Pecan POPCORN". Um...and this is supposed to be healthy for you? Well, according to the Smartfood website, this snack is:
- MSG Free
- Porcine Free (I think 'porcine' means pork-related products)
- Onion Free (good to know...wasn't really worried about that one...)
- No Trans Fats
- Excellent source of fiber & calcium (good for me...I tend to be fiber & calcium deficient)
- AND it is kosher (who woulda knew?!?)
Later that day I decided to give the other Smartfoods popcorn sample a try. This one was Honey Multi-Grain flavor:
This flavor has the same features as above (as in porcine-free, no trans fats, yada yada) but is ALSO lactose-free...great news for those who need to avoid lactose. Nutrition facts are pretty similar, weighing in at slightly less calories (110) and fat (1 gram), but just a touch more carbs (25 grams) than the Chocolate Cookie Caramel Pecan.
This one is less sweet though - not over the top. Which is not surprising, given that it has one less sugar ingredient than the other one. It also has a touch more protein. SO all in all, the Honey Multi-Grain popcorn gets my vote for my fave out of the two. It definitely fulfills my caramel popcorn cravings...with much less damage!
Smartfood also makes two other popcorn flavors: Cranberry Almond and Peanut Butter Apple (hello...yumness! gonna have try this one!). You can buy boxes of these popcorn at most grocery stores. Click HERE to find a place to buy some near you!
(Though these samples were provided for the PFG/FPFG event free of charge, I was not required to do a review and all opinions expressed here are my own.)