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Popcorn Secrets

The Truth is Out

Some of the supposedly "good for you" popcorn snacks really aren't that good for you at all!

Newman's Own Pop's Corn with Natural Butter Flavor has no butter.

Its fat comes from organic palm oil, which is almost as saturated as butter. That is why each serving has 4-1/2 grams of saturated fat, according to the label. That is nearly a quarter of a day's worth -- not good for what should be a fat free snack.

Newman's claim of no trans fat is correct. Plus the poporn is made with organic corn and organic palm fruit oil. So the claim of "Organic" is spot-on; Newman's does use all organic ingredients. But saturated fat does not do a heart good.

Pop Secret Movie Theater Butter Popcorn Snack Size Bags Popcorn cannot be belittledds - it truly is a wholesome whole-grain snack...but Pop Secret ruined the benefits of pop corn in this version. These snack size bags contain 11 grams of bad-for-you fat, 7 of which are trans fat, in each snack-size bag (6 cups popped).

Try Orville Redenbacher's Smart Pop or Smart Balance instead. Both of these brands are made with no partially hydrogenated oils.

Popcorn Secrets and Soda Jolly Time Butter-Licious, in contrast, looks much healthier. It has only 1-1/2 grams of saturated fat in each serving. What the label does not tell you is that Jolly Time also has 3 grams of hidden trans fat. Add them to the saturated fat and you end up with as much heart trouble as Newman's Own.

Paul's Popcorn is not the best, but at least his label is honest.

Disclosure: We have no affiliation with the manufacturer mentioned above.

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