Bowls of fresh microwave popped popcorn
My mother never much of a popcorn fan until she had Garrett Popcorn's Caramelcrisp popcorn in Chicago. When she returned to Singapore and Garett popcorn opened some shops, she bought a bag for herself, and has since gone through 3 small bags.
On Garrett Popcorn's website is the nutritional information for the Caramelcrisp popcorn:
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size:1 Cup (30g) Servings Per Container: varies,
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 140, from Fat 60,
Total Fat 7g (DV 11%), Saturated Fat 4.5g (DV 23%), Trans Fat 0g,
Cholesterol 15mg (DV 5%),
Sodium 95mg (DV 4%),
Total Carbohydrate 22g (DV 7%), Dietary Fiber 1g (DV 4%), Sugars 15g,
Vitamin A (DV 6%), Vitamin C (DV 0%), Calcium (DV 2%), Iron (DV 2%) *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ingredients: Brown Sugar, Unsalted Butter, Popcorn, Corn Syrup, Water, Salt, Baking Soda (leavening). ALLERGEN INFORMATION: Contains Milk. Produced in a kitchen that also processes peanuts, tree nuts, milk and soy. This product is Gluten-free.
I have had a taste of the popcorn myself and it is quite tasty. But look at the carbohydrate breakup and you will see that out of 22g of carbs in a serving, 15g comes from sugar! As a consequence I have been hesistant to allow my mother to eat much more Caramelcrisp popcorn.
My attempted solution has been to buy a packet of popcorn kernels from NTUC, to pop some for her to try, and to leave the rest of the packet in the cupboard for when she wants more.
Fairprice Pasar popcorn kernals are available at NTUC Fairprice for $1.20 in the dried goods section.