We’re big snackers. My whole family. Especially at night. Especially especially when we’re watching television. And sometimes the things we’re snacking on aren’t exactly good for us. When given the opportunity to take the Orville Redenbacher SmartPop Healthy Snacking Challenge I gladly accepted.
ABOUT ORVILLE REDENBACHER’S SMARTPOP POPCORN
Orville Redenbacher’s® SmartPop! Gourmet® microwave popcorn has just 100 calories per 6 cups and is 94% fat free, so you can snack without giving up the delicious, fresh-popped taste and aroma you love.
Since Lap-band surgery I am more aware of the amount of calories in foods. 100 calories is a very reasonable number, not scary at all. I’m a fan of 100 calorie snack packs, but this popcorn is even better for those times when you want more then just four cookies. Six cups of popcorn has only 100 calories. That’s pretty awesome, because six cups is quite a nice amount to snack on. Not only is it low in calories, it’s also a good source of fiber. Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn provides three times more fiber per 1-ounce serving than other snack foods, such as pretzels or potato chips. And for those of you that pay attention to fats, SmartPop is not only a lowfat snack, it also has no transfats. Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop Popcorn is 100% whole grain. Why is that important? One serving of SmartPop has two servings of whole grain. Research shows that consumers who eat popcorn come much closer to meeting the dietary guidelines recommendation for whole grain consumption of three servings a day.
And then there’s the bowl. This popcorn is so easy to use. Just pop the popcorn and pull the bag open.
Voila! You have a ready to eat bowl of popcorn!
No muss, no fuss, and no dishes. You can’t beat that!
All in all I’d say this snack is a winner. It’s quick and convenient. It’s low calorie and low in fat and offers a serving large enough to leave you feeling full, which should in turn lead to less snacking. (Something I’ve done many times.) Plus the 100 calorie serving makes it easy to include and track when calorie counting for dietary purposes.
Be sure to check out Orville Redenbacher’s on Facebook. If you’ve got a webcam, be sure to check out the PopCam game where you can try to catch the popcorn in your mouth. Too funny!
TEN winners will each receive a box of Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop Popcorn.
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I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Orville and received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.