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Mar 2, 2014

News: Frito-Lay - New Smartfood Delight Reduced-Fat Popcorn

Frito-Lay's Smartfood brand recently introduced two new reduced-fat, air-popped popcorn flavors under the moniker "Smartfood Delight."

Smartfood Delight popcorn comes in two flavors: Sea Salt and White Cheddar.

While the bag touts "35 calories per cup," a 1-oz (3 and 1/2 cup!) serving of Smartfood Delight White Cheddar popcorn lists 130 calories versus 160 calories for the same weight (but less volume at 1 3/4 cup) of regular Smartfood White Cheddar popcorn.

The reduced-fat version contains 50% less fat but comes with a more complex ingredient list (15 versus 6; Sea Salt beats them both at 3).

Smartfood Delight Sea Salt popcorn comes in 5.5-oz bags with a suggested retail price of $3.99, while Smartfood Delight Cheddar popcorn comes in 6.5-oz bags for the same price.

For comparison, I've included the nutritional info of both version of White Cheddar popcorn (Sea Salt doesn't have a direct analogue).

Nutritional Info - Frito-Lay Smartfood Delight White Cheddar popcorn
Serving Size - 1 oz (28g /about 3 1/2 cup)
Calories - 130 (from Fat - 45)
Fat - 5g (Saturated Fat - 1g)
Sodium - 220mg
Carbs - 18g (Sugar - less than 1g)
Protein - 3g


Nutritional Info - Frito-Lay Smartfood White Cheddar popcorn
Serving Size - 1 oz (28g /about 1 3/4 cup)
Calories - 160 (from Fat - 90)
Fat - 10g (Saturated Fat - 2g)
Sodium - 290mg
Carbs - 14g (Sugar - 2g)
Protein - 3g

Nutritional Info - Frito-Lay Smartfood Delight Sea Salt popcorn
Serving Size - 1 oz (28g /about 3 3/4 cup)
Calories - 140 (from Fat - 60)
Fat - 7g (Saturated Fat - 1g)
Sodium - 115mg
Carbs - 17g (Sugar - 0g)
Protein - 3g