One of my favorite stores to shop at for gluten-free and healthy foods is Trader Joe’s. I could go there daily to just browse around and find something new (and gluten-free) to try each time. The selection of produce to the gourmet cheeses, wines, sauces & dips, yogurt and much, much more. You really can’t beat the prices, either.
Today I want to share my newest find – Trader Joe’s Lite Kettle Corn. This is probably not something that I would have purchased had it not been on display, as I would not have been looking for it. However, there was a package of 6 small, 1 oz, bags on sale for $2.99 at the front of the store not too long ago.
There are so many amazing products at Trader Joe’s and even though I go 3-4 times/month, I find new things each time I go. I checked the ingredient list, even though the front of the bag has the “no gluten ingredients used” symbol on it. The ingredients are simple: popcorn, sugar, sunflower oil and salt. Doesn’t get much better than that. Not only does the “Lite” version of Trader Joe’s Kettle Corn have half the fat of the regular kettle corn, it is also low in sodium! Check out these stats:
At first I was a little concerned about how I would like this kettle corn. I am spoiled when it comes to kettle corn – my brother-in-law makes some mind-blowing kettle corn in this old pot on the stove. It is quite possibly the best part of vacation. 😉 So, now you can see why I was concerned. After the first bite, while I knew that this was not the same kettle corn I was used to, it was very good. It had the perfect blend of salty & sweet, just the right crispness and for the record, 1 oz of popcorn is a good sized snack! Definitely nothing to feel guilty about if you choose this as a snack.
Have you tried Trader Joe’s Lite Kettle Corn? I would be interested to taste or hear the difference between the regular & lite.