“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
"Winter is dead.”
~AA Milne, when we were very young
NOTE: I am away at the moment helping my mother with her treatment for lung cancer. I have set up a few posts to post whilst I am away as a special surprise. Some are new and some are reposts of old favourites that you may have forgotten, or if you are a new reader may not even have seen. I'll be back at the end of May, but in the meantime . . . Enjoy!
PS - I will only have sporadic internet use, so if you ask a question and I don't get back to you . . . it's not that I don't want to. It just may take me a while.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
If you are looking for a tasty and low fat nibble or snack for the holidays look no further! I'm about to show you some ready popped pop corn that is amazingly delicious and virtuously low in fat and calories! I just love popcorn and when the Lord Poppington's people asked me if I would like to try some of their already popped corn, I said yes right away.
When I was in North America we often had air popped corn for snacks . . . as well as a tasty variety of low fat microwave popped corn which was readily available. I have been wishing for something similar over here . . . those boxes of microwave pop corn that you buy always taste so artificial and well . . . just plain yukky to be blunt.
I've not really been overly fond of the already popped bags of popcorn either. They usually taste stale to me. Ho hum . . . hum drum. Nothing exciting there. Back home we have a variety called Smart Pop and it's beautiful, a real favourite. I always treat myself to a big bag when I go home.
Well, I am happy to say that I won't be doing without anymore. This popcorn is fabulous, I kid you not!
First up . . . the Four Cheeses . . .
20g of beautiful cheesy loveliness . . . mmm . . . mmm . . . good.
Four cheeses (Cheddar, Red Leicester, Camembert and Mozzarella). Yes . . . popcorn coated with four delicious cheese flavorings. Is your mouth watering yet?I felt like the baby bear when I was eating . . . it was not too much, not too little . . . it was just right, and at only 94 calories in a 20g pack, the perfect snack.
Next up Sweet and Salty . . .
Sweet and salty is one of my favourite flavor combinations. I was not disappointed. This had the perfect balance of both . . . and was yes . . . terrifically tasty! A little bit higher in the calorie count at 128 for 30g, it would still make a relatively healthy snack.
Next there was . . . Chilli and Lime
The Chilli and Lime was pretty spicy, but not obnoxiously so. I hate things that are so hot they burn your mouth and tongue . . . I'm not a real fan of hot and spicy, but this was pretty good . . . and at only 94 calories for a 20g bag, that makes for one really tasty low calorie snack . . . that went down really well.
Finally . . . Lightly sea-salted . . .
After the other three, this was quite lack-luster . . . and yes, boring. I probably should have tried it first. I don't think I had a fair taste of it, but again at only 96 calories for a 20g bag, a relatively low calorie snack, and it is probably a good thing that it wasn't drowning in salt.
To be honest . . . after opening and tasting them all, I was quite generally pleased with them. I ended up shaking them all together into one big bag, and I've been snacking on that tasty combination ever since . . . kind of like a popcorn pic-n-mix!
I know, you probably won't believe me when I say that I try to snack healthy most of the time, except for an occasional treat, usually at the weekend. This popcorn has no artificial colouring, no articial flavouring and no genetically modified ingredients. Popped using rapeseed oil, it's gluten free, and popped and packed in the UK! All pluses for me!
I give Lord Poppington's Perfectly Popped Popcorn a hearty ten out of ten. Low in fat and calories, high in flavour and ease and lack of faff snacking! Many thanks Seema at the Clip Group to Lord Poppington for sending me some to try out.
With all of the calories which are going to be flying around the holiday buffet/party circuit over the next few weeks it's nice to have a viable healthy alternative for snacking!
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