Spotlight on “Kernel Season’s” (Review)




More Americans than ever are concerned about their food habits, according to American Dietetic Association’s 2008 public opinion survey. But finding a snack that tastes good and truly is low in calories and fat is not that easy. Supposedly healthy snacks such as trail mix can contain more than 600 calories and 40 grams of fat per cup. Grabbing a smoothie from the drive-through window can add an extra 600 – 800 calories to your day. And, a serving of granola with the wildly popular Greek yogurt packs in a whopping 20 grams of fat and 500 calories.

For people looking for a filling and guilt-free snack, popcorn is a safe bet. At 24 calories per cup, you can have five cups of air-popped popcorn for under 130 calories. But air-popped popcorn can seem dry and flavorless – and adding butter just adds fat and calories.

To keep your popcorn healthy and  tasty, Kernel Season’s, the nation’s number one brand of popcorn seasoning, has introduced a new all natural butter-flavored, zero calorie popcorn spritzer. A few sprays of Kernel Season’s Popcorn Spritzer (suggested retail, $2.79) adds guilt-free flavor to any bowl of America’s favorite treat. The spritzer, made with a blend of
canola, sunflower and corn oils, gives popcorn the taste of buttered movie theater popcorn, with zero fat per serving. Enjoy it with popcorn alone, or follow the spritzer with one of Kernel Season’s popcorn seasoning flavors from cheesy White Cheddar or Nacho Cheddar, sweet Kettle Corn and savory Ranch for an extra delicious, guilt-free kick of flavor.

Popcorn Spritzer pairs nicely with Kernel Season’s brand new Premium Raw Kernel Popping Corn (suggested retail, $2.39 per one pound pouch), the highest quality popcorn available. Nearly hull-less, this popcorn pops up fluffy, tender and crisp – and weighs in at just 120 calories for five cups.**

Popcorn Song:

Sing I’m A Little Kernel to the melody of I’m a Little Teapot using the following lyrics:

I’m a little kernel in a pot,
Turn on the heat and
Watch me hop.
When I get all warmed up,
Then I’ll pop,
Umm, I taste good when I’m hot!

Popcorn Trivia:

Q: How high can popcorn pop?
A: As high as three feet.

Q: Who ate popcorn like breakfast cereal with milk?
A: American Pilgrims.

Q: How much popcorn will one cup of kernels make?
A: One cup of kernels can
make a whopping 40 cups of popped popcorn




Why did I add the popcorn song and trivia to the Kernel Season’s information? Because popcorn is fun and Kernel Season’s makes it even more fun!

When I think of popcorn I remember the movies, the fair, the circus, popcorn balls and laughter.  There is an extra “fun” quality that joins popcorn in my memory index.

Kernel Season’s knows that moms, like me, know the fun and value of popcorn but really don’t want our children digesting tons of butter and salt.  They have introduced a fantastic line of seasonings that make your popcorn mouthwatering and delicious. The great thing is…you don’t have to use them only on popcorn….we have added different seasonings to our salads and baked potatoes.

The IE Daddy loved the Ranch Seasoning and added it to his salads. He said it gave it a little perk of fresh ranch taste.

The IE Twins loved the Nacho Cheddar added to their chips and cheese. Chips and cheese is one of their favorite things to snack on. Just plain tortilla cheese with melted cheese on top. Adding the Nacho Cheddar gave it a little kick without being too hot for them.

The IE Mommy fell in love with the Kettle Corn. Oh yum! I couldn’t think of anything else to put it on but believe me I was happy just as I was.

With fourteen different flavors you will, without a doubt, find a favorite.  Swing on by Kernel Season’s and check out their collection of recipes and you will find unique ideas to cook with your seasonings beyond popcorn. My personal favorites are the Chocolate Marshmallow Milkshake and the Homemade Ranch Croutons!

Popcorn  has always been a wonderful treat but it is time to think outside the box and boldly proclaim “No More Naked Popcorn”!



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**Information obtained from the Kernel Season’s Press Kit and/or Website.


~ by iemommy on August 2, 2009.

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