“ Brand: Butterkist / Type: Popcorn „
I found this product in Tesco at Cheshunt pond on a film strip that store sometimes stock. I saw it and really fancied popcorn so bought a bag to try. It costs £0.69 per bag so is much cheaper than popcorn at the cinema.
The bag weighs 50g, has 130 calories, 1.3g of fat and 19.9g of fibre in it. From this you can see that it is a really healthy option to have a afternoon snack.
It tastes a little different from normal butterkist popcorn but personally I love the flavour. It is a really sweet product with a shiny finish to it from the glaze they put on it.
The only problem with it is that it is a really sticky food and sticks to your teeth. It actually takes ages to eat because you keep having to stop and get it out to be able to eat more. This may be a problem or it might be ok for some people, it depends. If you were trying to eat healthily then this may not be a bad thing as it would take you so long to eat, you would not be looking for anything else for a long time. It usually takes me about 15 minutes to eat but for me it is fine because I normally eat it when I am looking for something to fill a gap.
It also seems to fill me up and stop me being hungry for quite a long time. This will probably be because of the fibre in it that releases energy slowly.
I really recommend people to try this product. It is a healthier alternative to normal popcorn.
I was shopping in town yesterday and whilst browsing in my local Quality Save store I came across some packets of Butterkist Light Toffee Popcorn; I hadn't seen this version of popcorn before and being an avid fan of toffee popcorn but worried about my waistline I popped two packets in to my basket. At the time of purchase these were only 25p a packet which I thought was an absolute bargain!
What you get is a 50g bag of popcorn, each piece being lightly coated in toffee and surprisingly low in calories - just 130 calories a bag infact! Being a "lighter" product I thought that perhaps they would of scrimped on flavour but on taking my first bite I was pleasantly surprised. The toffee flavour is there alright but without being really sickly, when compared to Butterkist original toffee I can hardly taste the difference and I soon chomped my way through a bag (feeling guilt free might I add) whilst watching a film.
This lighter version is much lower in fat yet the taste hasn't been compromised along the way, you still get lovely sweet toffee and can enjoy it all the more knowing you're not overloaded with calories and fat. I imagine that this popcorn is available in most supermarkets and places like that, though probably for a bit more than 25p! Worth trying if you are a fan of the regular Butterkist toffee flavour popcorn.
I have a sweet tooth and am trying to lose weight so was pleased to spot this in the supermarket. It is advertised as 'a lighter way to enjoy popcorn' and having less than 3% fat and only 130 calories per 50g bag. The packaging is similar to the regular popcorn but unsurprisingly lighter in colour and looks just as attractive.
The popcorn itself is also lighter in colour than the regular product possibly due to less burnt sugar on the kernels but it still looks very appetising and I find it just as enjoyable to eat although it is slightly less sweet. It prefer it to the stuff usually served in cinemas as there isn't the problem of sugar not coating some of the pieces properly.
Another good thing about the popcorn is that it comes in multiple pieces making it an ideal snack for someone like me who enjoys nibbling. Also each piece takes a bit of chewing so I actually feel like I've had a snack rather than simply scoffing a chocolate bar and promptly wanting something else to eat.
I will definitely be buying this product again as it is tasty and satisfying without too many calories.
BUTTERKIST LIGHT TOFFEE POPCORN.
Having put on considerabley more weight than i had hopped for over the Christmas period, and loving a treat now and again, spotted this bag of a lighter popcorn in my local garage.
I have been a fan of popcorn for years now, and having decided to try and make this at home, which never seems to come out the same as the stuff we buy, even when i have tried to make my own popcorn (mircrowaveable) variety and having then decided to give up. Spotted this NEW lighter version of the original Popcorn the Butterkist, but this is a lighter and lower in fat product which is always a plus when trying to still have the treats whenever you like but without all the calories.
The Bag **********
Well you can straight away tell that this is a new product and then you look at it a bit more closly and you will notice that it is a lighter version, of the original Butterkist its called light Toffee, and comes in a slightly different bag from the original, reds and beiges, and holds a 50 grams full of these delicious and low in fat popcorn.
After openning the bag i noticed that the popcorn, whilst still maintianing a caramelly, vanilla tasting popcorn, but not dislikeable to the original not as nice but then it is less calories to the original buttery variety, toffee one and you notice a slightly paler coloured and lighter fluffy feeling popcorn than the original, but it is not as bland as the sort i usually buy at the cinema or the sort i make at home, so thats a good thing.
This lighter variety in no deflects from the original popcorn that we all know and love, it is still good quality but i do prefer the original butter toffee variety, but i guess that this is a healthier option for eating popcorn and thus i will welcome the fact that there is far less fat in this bag of fifty grams than the original bag, in fact as stated on the packet it contains a lot less than the original packet.
I think that i tend to buy my popcorn from other outlets rather than pay for the extradionary expensive prices they charge at the cinema and tend to go elsewhere and carry a larger bag with me when going to watch a movie which nowdays is expensive a treat in itself.
What did i think of these popcorn ?
Yes they were quite nice, and knowing that they have less fat in them is always a bonus and a plus, so thumbs up, but obviously we did have a bag of the more fatter bags to compere it to, and they are a lot lighter in texture and weight than the old Butterkist that we all know and love but i do feel they are still a little bit better tasting than the bland old popcorn that you pay an absolute fortune for at the cinema.
Will i buy them again ?
Yes i would like to see them again, and also would like to be able to buy them in a multi pack as they are a great change for my grandchildren when they come to stay at my house.
Thanks for reading and rating my reviews.
I'm not a big fan of cinema popcorn; I find the salted white popcorn to be bland and too chewy like cardboard sometimes. I do, however, love Butterkist Toffee Popcorn, which I've previously reviewed, so I was interested to try the Light version.
This is sold in a 50g bag which is quite strong with a foil underside for freshness. It's red and cream in colour, and is often found by the regular popcorn/crisps/snack items, though it can be hard to come across. I bought a bag in Morrisons and found it close to the counter, so it seems like this is still a fairly new product that may not be available in all supermarkets yet, at least not my local Tesco.
The bag is red & cream in colour, and small, so it's very different to the shiny thin packet the regular Butterkist Toffee Popcorn is sold in. It's therefore easy to tell the two apart, plus this one states on the front that it contains only 130 calories and less than 3% fat.
This popcorn is described as 'delicious popcorn with a light indulgent toffee coating'. I was a bit dubious at first, because I love the regular toffee version, but only when the popcorn pieces are coated with thick toffee. Yum. Anyway, I thought this would either have a special fat-free toffee recipe, or, more likely, a lot less toffee.
I was right with the latter. When you open the bag you'll notice the popcorn is very white, so it looks similar to normal salted/cinema sweet popcorn. I was a bit disappointed at first, but it's still better than the stuff you get at the cinema, at least if you find that slightly too bland.
The bag contains a fair amount of popcorn, so it makes a great snack without feeling like you're being cheated out of a decent portion size just to cut the calories. The popcorn itself seems to have an invisible, thin layer of toffee. The texture is still quite chewy in a cardboard way, though slightly less so than bland cinema popcorn. Or perhaps I've just been to the wrong cinemas! Anyway, the texture isn't too bad, but it's still not anywhere near the same as the often crunchy, delicious regular toffee popcorn.
The taste is sweet and a bit toffee-ish, but the strange thing was the smell. I sniffed the packet after I'd eaten it all in an attempt to get high on toffee, and noticed vanilla. It actually smelt very nice, so all in all, the popcorn was sweet and flavoured without being sickly at all.
Each 50g bag contains 130 calories and 1.3g of fat, where as 50g of regular Butterkist Toffee Popcorn contains around 210 calories and 5g of fat, so there is a reasonable difference, especially if you were to eat more than the 50g serving in the same sitting (meeee).
As for whether or not I would sacrifice the delicious, thick toffee of regular Butterkist in return for less calories and fat, I'm not sure. I've only come across these in the single 50g bags, costing about £1, which is quite expensive and no good for sharing.
It's a good alternative if you're wanting something lighter, or something a bit more flavoured over the regular cinema sweet popcorn for those than find it a bit too bland. I might buy this in future as it was quite nice and not very filling, but it didn't have that sense of 'specialness' the regular Butterkist Toffee version has.