“ Brand: Quaker / Type: Popcorn „
Because I don't want to go to the dentist (pain... money... etc.) and also because I spend a lot of time exercising (running... gym.... etc.), I'm always keen to find snacks that I can take to work that aren't full of sugar and fat.
I have a desk job, so I'm sat here not doing much and often I find that I'm hungry - although this may just be boredom. I'm sure those of you who have desk jobs know exactly what I mean!
Snack a Jacks are more famous for their rice cake snacks, which I do really like, but their flavourings have sugar in, not to mention a lot of Monosodium glutamate. These Popcorn snacks have neither of those baddies. The ingredients reckon that they are just Poping Corn, Sunflower Oil and Salt. I know some of you will be saying what about the salt?? (especially now that I've read this review back and realised I've come accross like some diet obsessed, sugar free maniac - I assure you that's not the truth, I just don't like £300 dentist bills!). The way I look at it, salt isn't too bad... as long as you drink lots of water... and these are only 'lightly' salted anyway - containing just 0.2g of salt.
As a snack for work goes, they are really good. They are less than ten per cent fat (only 0.2g of saturated fat), come in a shiny and portable crisp packet size and weigh in at just 48 calories. Because you get a lot of popcorn for those 48 calories, you end up feeling pretty full without eating loads of junk. They are the perfect 11am snack to tide me over until lunch.
I know some people will find these pretty plain, and some will even say they are quite cardboard like. I did at first. But you'll find they are very moreish, and I bet you come back for more!
Now although I do have a real sweet tooth I actually prefer salty foods and popcorn is no exception to that rule. I would much rather chill and watch a film with a bowl of salted popcorn rather than the sweet variety which my family thinks makes me pretty weird. Ive never really seen the sated flavour being sold anywhere because I assume the sweet flavour is a lot more popular but the other day me and my mom went to the 99p shop in town to get some shampoo or something and I was shocked but very happy to find they had bags and bags of this Snack-A-Jacks salted popcorn so I quickly picked up two bags with the intention to watch a film and munch them that very night! Before I saw this I had no idea that Snack-A-Jacks made popcorn of any flavour so I was quite intrigued to see what they tasted like because as we know Snack-A-Jacks is a sort of "diet" range so I wondered how the range of salted popcorn would measure up to the cinema's range.
[Based On One 13g Bag.]
I must confess I was pretty shocked when I saw how little salt there was in this popcorn, I expected the salt levels to be through the roof considering that salt is the one things that gives this corn all it flavour but I am shocked to find that there is barely any salt in these at all. These are actually not that bad for you, being from the Snack-A-Jack range and Im sure if you were to buy salted popcorn from any other brand the values would be a lot higher than this. So overall this popcorn isnt that bad for you!
So when I got home that night I got into my Pj's, put a packet of this into a bowl and curled up in bed to watch a film (Sex & The City The Movie, In Case You Were Wondering Lol). I was shocked to find that rather than being crunchy and hard like normal popcorn this particular flavour was actually more soft and chewy, which didnt bother me in the slightest, in fact I think I prefer it that way because it makes no different whatsoever to the flavour.
Now this pack says "Lightly Salted" but I found them a bit more salted than that (I think!) but because I really like salted foods this made them even nicer for me and even though the salt flavour is a little stronger than I had originally expected it is still very nice and not too overpowering. I know I didnt really notice the saltiness because within about 5 minutes the whole bowl was empty! I did find that I needed a large drink afterwards though because the salt had dried my mouth out, but I find I get that with every salted popcorn Ive ever tried so that isnt a direct reflection on this range.
I got these for 99p from, well the 99p Shop so it's worth having a peek in there if your interested in buying these but my mom tells me they are sold in most supermarkets fro around £2 a bag which if your a salty popcorn lover like me is great value for money.
Im going back up to the 99p Shop to stock up on these again tomorrow before they all run out! This popcorn is not only a great thing to eat whilst watching a film but because of its low calories and other values Id eat this as a snack whilst at work or college so on the whole I think this is a great product. Salty popcorn lovers need to try this because it is just as good, if not better than the cinema's popcorn!!
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I eat and enjoy Snack A Jacks regularly and was intrigued by the popcorn from their range so decided to try the lightly salted flavour (which is actually my least favourite flavour of popcorn!).
The pretty blue foil packet contains the following:
Unfortunately I can not see anywhere on this packet how many grams are in the packet but it is enough to fill a small bowl, which is exactly how I served it to enjoy whilst watching a film.
The popped kernels of corn are lightly salted and I found that it was much preferable to any salted popcorn I have ever eaten before, probably because cinema popcorn is always over salted or over sweetened for me.
This popcorn is suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs.
Overall this was a pleasant experience and if I am ever in the mood for popcorn again to eat at home then I would give this another shot. I love that Snack A Jacks, by Quaker, have such a big range of products that is expanding all of the time.
For more information on their other products visit www.snackajacks.co.uk