YUM! I really really like it.
Here's the scoop on the "Natural" thing. 100% Whole grain, 100% "Natural", No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, 0 Transfat, Good Source of Fiber.
Ingredients: Popping Corn, Palm Oil, Salt, Natural Flavor, Mixed Tocopherols (for freshness). Number one on the "Natural" scale...the corn is neither organic, nor non GMO. Corn, in general in our country is among the most genetically modified of our food sources. Palm Oil in this case is also not organic or non GMO and palm oil tends to be a lower quality oil. Salt vs sea salt. Natural flavor, can honestly be just about anything (even animal sources or chemical sources). Mixed Tocopherols are sort of a vitamin E like compound that can retard spoilage...like a preservative. Generally thought of as safe. Then there are the caustic chemicals and fumes from the heated bag, the heating pad inside the bag and questions about the health of microwave use. Sorry to be a Debbi Downer. But when I eat something, I like to be educated and aware. It doesn't mean I won't choose to eat it ever, but I will probably not buy this product again.
I think I'll look around for a good hot air popper and buy some organic popping corn.
But DAMN, this stuff is tasty. That's the slipper slope right?
As for nutritional information, don't ever confuse "Natural" with low calorie unless you confirm that through the label. One serving of this stuff is 220 calories and 15 grams of fat, some of it saturated.
Here's that nutritional information (unless my copy/paste maneuver fails):
Natural Salt & Lime Mini Bags - 4ct
|Serving Size about 5 cups popped (44g unpopped)|
|Servings Per Container about 1|
|Amount Per Serving|
Calories from Fat 140
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 15g||23%|
|Saturated Fat 7g||35%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 2g|
|Monounsaturated Fat 5g|
|Total Carbohydrate 21g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||16%|
|Not a significant source of Sugars, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Calcium.|
Product formulations and packaging may change. For the most current information regarding a particular product, please refer to the product package.
* Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Did I mention this stuff is additively good? Life is all about choices. Just make your choices with your eyes open and with reasonable care and balance.
Come up with something all organic, and all non GMO Orville, and then send me a case of it to review! YUM!