The Skinny on Skinny Pop
Skinny Pop is without a doubt the best tasting popcorn on the market. With four (4) varieties to choose from: Original, Black Pepper, Ultra Light White Cheddar, and Sweet, Skinny Pop has a flavor to appeal to nearly everyone. The company starts with premium popcorn kernels, sunflower oil, and a small amount of salt to make the perfectly popped corn kernels and either leaves it as is (Original), adds just enough black pepper to give the pop corn a kick (Black Pepper), a small amount of evaporated cane juice to sweeten the popped kernels just a bit (Sweet), or adds natural flavors, rice flour, and lactic acid to please those who want a hint of cheddar flavor without the dairy (Ultra Light White Cheddar).
Most people would think Skinny Pop is either loaded with artificial flavors, sweeteners, or salt but that is not the case. Skinny Pop has numerous attributes including:
- No artificial flavors
- No artificial colors
- No preservatives
- Tree nut-free
- Non GMO verified
- Dairy-free (even the Cheddar flavor)
- Made in a facility that is completely nut, egg, and dairy-free.
Moreover, each cup has about 40 calories, about 2.5 grams of fat, is low in sodium (12-25 mg), and has zero or virtually no sugar. As the company says “guilt-free snacking never tasted this delicious.” Truth be told, I sneak this popcorn – usually the Black Pepper flavor – into movie theaters because it’s the perfect popcorn to snack on while watching a movie and because Skinny Pop tastes so much better than movie theater popcorn.
Skinny Pop is sold nationwide at grocery and health food stores (including Whole Foods) for about $3 for a 4.4 ounce bag. To find a store near you, use the locator service on the Skinny Pop website: www.skinnypop.com. The orginal flavor also comes in 100 calorie bags (0.7 ounces) in 6-packs or 36-packs. To purchase on-line, go to www.amazon.com.