Total PureWow100 Score: 91/100
We’ve been snacking a lot since quarantine started. But after a few months, we’re admittedly tired of the basic chips and pretzels in our nightly munchies rotation. Enter Safe + Fair Drizzled Popcorn, which saved the day with five unique, dessert-inspired flavors that we can’t get enough of.
All five flavors of this kettle-popped popcorn are inspired by desserts you know and love, minus all the junk and extra calories. And not only are they allergen-free, but they’re also non-GMO, vegan and free of preservatives and artificial ingredients. Oh, did we mention popcorn is naturally a whole grain?
Each flavor clocks in at 140 calories, 6 to 7 grams of fat and about 2 grams of protein and fiber each per one-ounce (aka ⅛-cup) serving. The one downside? The not insignificant amount of added sugar (12 grams per serving), so if you’re trying to lower your intake, air-popped corn with your usual dry seasonings may be a better fit. But the upside is that Safe + Fair uses real cane sugar rather than freaky, chemical-filled sweeteners and the sweet drizzles are made with natural dyes like fruit juice, vegetable juice, spirulina or turmeric to make them look colorful and pretty. Plus, its production is rigorously monitored for nut contamination, as well as milk, egg, wheat, soy and shellfish.
The drizzles are a heavenly match for crisp, slightly salty kernels. Just have a napkin at the ready—some will get melty and stick to your fingers, especially in the summertime. Each 7½-ounce bag costs $5 (plus, three percent of all Safe + Fair proceeds are donated to the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University). Try one flavor that calls to you or dig into them all buy splurging on a $24 bundle. Here’s what you have to choose from.