Trade Up Tuesday: Popcorn

Americans love popcorn! In fact Americans ate over 68 quarts of popcorn per person last year. Popcorn was also designated as the Official State Snack Food of Illinois in 2004. From air popped to caramel to kettle style and white cheddar, there's a flavor for everyone. For die-hard popcorn lovers, you can get some crazy flavors like Jalapeno and Caramel in downtown McKinney!

When you don't have time to pop your own or stop by downtown McKinney you can get popcorn in a convenient form from Smartfood or Corn Vic's. For today's trade up we compare white cheddar popcorns. See below for the reason why Corn Vic's receives a higher NuVal score.

Smartfood Popcorn White Cheddar cheese flavor
(NuVal of 11)

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 1 ¾ cups, Servings per Contain: 5, Calories: 160, Total Fat 10g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: less than 5mg, Sodium: 290mg, Potassium: 100mg, Total carbohydrates: 14g, Dietary Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 2g, Protein: 3g, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 6%, Iron: 2%, Thiamin: 2%, Vitamin E: 8%, Riboflavin: 6%, Vitamin B6: 4%, Phosphorous: 10%, Magnesium: 6%, Zinc:2%

Ingredients: Popcorn, Vegetable oil (Corn, Canola, Soybean, and/or Sunflower oil), Cheddar cheese (milk, cheese culture, salt, enzymes), whey, buttermilk, and salt.

Corn Vic’s Popper Lite white Cheddar popcorn
(NuVal of 31)

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 2 ½ cups, Serving per Container: 3.5, Calories: 150, Total Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 200mg, Total Carbohydrates: 19g, Dietary Fiber: 4g, Sugars: 1g, Protein: 3g, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium 4 %, Iron: 2%

Ingredients: Popcorn, Corn oil, and/or sunflower oil, dehydrated cheddar cheese [(pasteurized milk, cheese culture, salt, enzymes), buttermilk, whey, salt, disodium phopsphate, lactic acid], whey, buttermilk, natural flavor, salt, citric acid, spice.

Corn Vic’s Popper Lite white cheddar popcorn gives you a larger serving size but with fewer calories, sodium, and more fiber.

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