Popcorn is a favorite snack around the realfoodtraveler.com offices. If you don’t slather it in butter, popcorn is the prefect snack–high in fiber and low in fat and calories. My only problem with popcorn: you’ve got to take time to pop it—something I often don’t have. Microwave popcorn is out — microwave popcorn bags contain perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), toxic stuff in Teflon pots and pans that the EPA lists as a carcinogen and many microwave popcorn brands contain trans fat, preservatives, MSG and plenty of other chemicals none of us need. The alternative? Popped corn that comes in a bag and one of our favorites is G.H. Cretors Organic Popped Corn.
We previously reviewed G.H. Cretors extensive line of popcorn, including their Caramel, Cheese Corn, Kettle Corn, Caramel Nut Crunch, and, our favorite, Chicago Mix, a sweet-salty combo of cheese and caramel corn. We weren’t sure how H.G. Cretors Simply Salted Organic Popped Corn would stack up against the flavored varieties, but our tasting paneled loved it. And H.G. Cretors Simply Salted fits perfectly with our resolutions to eat healthier.
As you know from our previous review of G.H. Cretors popcorn, one of the reasons we like this company’s products is their popped corn is big and fluffy. Unlike some bagged varieties, there is very little “popcorn detritus,” those little shards of popped corn at the bottom of the bag. Simply Salted features the Cretors’ trademark big kernels.
What it doesn’t feature is anything artificial. The ingredients are organic popcorn, organic expeller-pressed sunflower oil, and sea salt. That’s it. Their popcorn is gluten free and non-GMO certified and contains zero trans fats. A full 3 ¾ cups of their popcorn contains only 150 calorie and three full grans of fiber. That’s a lot of popcorn for only 150 calories! And the fiber fills you up not out.
The best news? G.H. Cretors Organic Simply Salted Popcorn tastes great. It’ got the perfect chewy saltiness. This is a snack that’s going become a regular around our offices for a long time. – Bobbie Hasselbring, RFT Editor
Want to see how you can make a delicious and quick Sweet and Salty Popcorn Bark with G.H. Cretors Simply Salted Popcorn? Check out the recipe. And read our review of other G.H. Cretors popcorn flavors. You’ll love ’em.