I was up for the challenge, the challenge of changing out my popcorn! How would this challenge go? Only time would tell….
It’s no secret we are a family who loves movies. Since it’s more cost effective to rent a movie from Redbox we will do that quite often, I mean really can you argue $1.08 compared to $32.50 (not counting snacks)? So, unless it’s just something we feel needs to be seen on the big screen we wait until it hits our local Redbox to watch it. When we sit down to watch a movie at home we want the theater experience of having popcorn right there so we have always kept some handy at home. This time though we were approached with a challenge…to change our our regular brand of popcorn with Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop! So we did…
I’ll go ahead and admit I was a little apprehensive because I have have stuck with a certain brand and flavor of popcorn for quite some time, but I was up for the challenge. Can Orville Redenbacher’s be a new favorite…a new, healthier favorite at that? The non-named brand of popcorn I usually ate I had never really looked at the nutrition info and when I did I saw that when popped it made about 4 cups popped popcorn and had 180 calories. I figured that’s not too bad right? WRONG, a big fat wrong, when compared to Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop! The SmartPop! bag was a serving size of about 7.5 cups. Can you guess how many calories are in that 7.5 cups? Remember that’s 3.5 cups more than my “not sharing the name here” brand of popcorn. You’ll never guess…120 calories!!! More popcorn and less calories, I’d say that’s a win!
Not only was I loving the more/less situation but I loved the fact that the popcorn bag was the bowl, which meant less dishes for this momma to wash later. See…
Enjoy the popcorn in the bag/bowl and then throw away when you are done. LOVE THAT! Now for the taste test because fewer calories dont’ mean a thing if you don’t enjoy the taste because you won’t be eating it. I tried the butter flavor and was pleasantly surprised. While, it didn’t have quite as much butter as the other brand, it was enough that it added a nice flavor. I have to say I really enjoyed the taste, it’s hint of butter added just enough flavor without going overboard. I will say if you like very buttery taste this might not work for you but if a hint of butter is enough then this is awesome.
After trying the butter we headed out to pick up the SmartPop! Kettle Corn (at my sons request) and that has become his favorite after school snack. Tasty and healthier than the normal after school snacks he tries to go for…SCORE! Over all I am impressed with the taste and packaging of the SmartPop! pop up bowls and I will be keeping a pack of it handy for future movie night snacking needs. Don’t forget to head over to Orville Redenbacher’s facebook page to grab the $1 off coupon (while available) and see what other fun they have going on. Now before you go, there’s a giveaway!
Ten (10) Winners will each win 1 box of Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop! to have a healthy snacking challenge of their own. Entering is simple using the rafflecopter form below!
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Orville Redenbacher’s. I received an Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop! product as well as a promotional item as a thanks for my participation.