Popcorn, Indiana, best known for its kettle corn and chocolate-covered offerings, has released a new line of “Fit” popcorn in three creative flavors, and each contains only 40 calories per cup.
The popcorn is light and won’t leave your fingers covered in oil and/or cheese powder as most other pre-popped packaged popcorn will, and the flavors that they manage to pack into each kernel really stand out.
The first offering, Parmesan and Herb, has a very strongly pronounced flavor, but in a good way if you’re into herbs. Ingredients include real parmesan cheese, rosemary, and parsley, and our tasters agreed that it tasted like a lighter version of Smartfood, but with the real flavor of Parmesan instead of cheddar.
The Onion Dijon flavor received a decidedly mixed review from our panel of tasters, depending on their like or dislike of Dijon mustard. The popcorn has a pronounced mustard flavor, which doesn’t make for an obvious popcorn pairing (it seems to work better with pretzels), but on the whole the snack works. The onion flavor is subtle, but it’s there.
And while we’re on the subject of subtle, the Extra Virgin Olive Oil popcorn is so subtle that it’s almost undetectable (our tasters were unable to name the flavor in a blind test). That said, it does contain real EVOO and is unlike any other popcorn we’ve tried.
When it comes to “light” popcorn, most of the prepackaged stuff tends to taste like cardboard. Somehow, the folks at Popcorn, Indiana were able to pack a lot of real flavor into a “fit” package, with only 40 calories and about two grams of fat per cup.