Good Morning Chicagoans! Healthy in Chicago had the opportunity to taste test a new healthy product, Angie’s Kettle Corn. It is a local product, created and produced in the Midwest. It is the official Kettle Corn of the official Minnesota Vikings, Timberwolves and Twins. Although I’m not personally a supporter of these teams, I am a fan of this kettle corn.
I’ve never been a popcorn fan. Everyone is always bewildered when I tell him or her this; I might as well tell them I hate Christmas and call myself the Grinch. But I hate the feeling of kernels being stuck in your teeth and there is nothing more to it. For hours on end I have fiddled my tongue between my teeth trying to dig out the reluctant kernel. But the beautiful thing about Angie’s Kettle Corn is there is none of this business. Although it does become sticky and chewy on first bite and can attach to the teeth throughout chewing, my mind is free of leftovers when I swallow.
The taste is also a plus, as it is the perfect blend of sweetness and salt while maintaining a good texture throughout the process. It is also only made of four ingredients: Popcorn, corn oil, sugar, and sea salt. It is made of whole grains, no trans fats, and cholesterol free. 150 calories and 8g of fat for 1/3 of a cup is a little steep for a healthy snack, everything in moderation is fine for you. It definitely is tastier then Whole Foods 365 Kettle Corn, but with 6.5 more grams of fat and 40 more calories for three times less in the serving.
But my favorite part of this product is that it is family owned. Dan Bastian, a former high school teacher and baseball coach, and Angie, a nurse practitioner are a married couple that are passionate about their product. They stem from Minnesota, which isn’t too far from The Prairie State.
The product can be found at SuperValu owned grocery stores, Costco, Hy-vee, Luns/Byerlys, Kowalski’s, Supertarget, Whole Foods, as well as www.angieskettlecorn.com