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PC Sweet and Salty Kettle Corn - damn, this stuff is good!

I bought it on sale just to try, and I'm hooked. It's air-popped popcorn lightly seasoned with sugar and salt. The taste and texture is similar to Kernels popcorn, but not as sweet. Man, is it addictive! I pretend it's healthy so I can eat more.

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  1. Say, how does this compare to the "Gourmet Kettle Corn" by Popcorn, Indiana brand? That stuff is amazingly fresh with a nice balance of sweet & salty, but goes for almost $5 a bag.

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    1. re: epsilontau

      Never tried it. PC brand goes for $3.49 per bag. I bought on sale for 2/$5. I think the sale period is over now.

      1. re: epsilontau

        My co workers and I did a taste test at work because the PC stuff is cheaper.
        We all agreed that the Indiana brand tasted better (better balance of sweet and salt, crispier). But we also admitted that we probably only noticed these differences because we were eating them side by side. One of the girls actually charted the differences in nutritional values and found the Indiana brand to be marginally healthier.
        So the verdict is if you are a health concious snob, with a little extra pocket money Indiana brand is the popcorn of choice, but if you are honest with yourself you probably can not even tell the diffrence between the two.

        1. re: sweetie

          Where can you get Indiana brand?

          1. re: merlot143

            I bought it at Loblaws actually, it was cheaper at Superstore then any other place, but the have it at Longos too.

            1. re: sweetie

              Garden Basket in Markham have them too, have been loving the kettle corn from Indiana brand, just pick up a bag of pc sweet and salty, hope it will turn out good, I have be very surprise by PC lately by how good they have been doing with their food line

            2. re: merlot143

              Many Metro stores carry Indiana brand popcorn and sometimes have at least 3 of their flavours: kettle corn, movie-style, and white cheddar. Look for red bags. I agree with duckdown, their white cheddar is better tasting than smartfood!

              Tip: inspect the bag for any punctures! I bought a bag long ago and it was terribly stale due to a tiny tear in the bottom of the bag.

              1. re: merlot143

                I buy it at Price Chopper and Sobey's. Recently found a Cinnamon Kettle Corn version that was omg good!

            3. re: epsilontau

              That Indiana Brand has a good white cheddar one that beats Smartfood too IIRC. If this is the same brand I'm thinking of, that is... Red bag?

              1. re: duckdown

                Agreed, their White Cheddar is SO much better than Smartfood.

            4. I tried a bag of the Tomato and Smoked Paprika flavor and was pleasantly surprised. Not a bad snack for the price when on sale. I think I paid $2.99 for mine.

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              1. re: ParsleySage

                My husband bought the Tomato and Smoked Paprika as well. I quite enjoyed it, and by that, I mean I found it difficult to stop eating it. ;)

                1. re: Blush

                  Shouldn't have opened this thread. Off to the store now in the rain/sleet/snow.

              2. Smartfood now has a sweet & salty kettle corn available, bought a bag when I spotted it by fluke at a Petro Canada this weekend. It's actually pretty good! A little light on the glaze though, you'd get alot more flavor from a hand crafted batch like at Kernels or the higher-end bagged stuff

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                1. re: duckdown

                  Just tried the President's Choice microwave salty & sweet popcorn. Very light tasting, but nice & fresh!

                  1. re: hadra

                    The Compliments in-house brand sold at Sobey's is tasty too - sweet and salty. Also a pleasant aid to regularity for those who find bran flakes a tad depressing lol!