Here is Grandpa’s Oven All Natural Caramel Corn you can buy at a local Walmart for $2.98 a 9 OZ pack. Luckily this time you pay not for biologically foreign food additives. Quick glance at the green-yellow DyeDiet risk diagram is enough to see that the product is safe to eat… in moderation.
People often ask me questions like these: Is diet coke good for me? Is High Fructose Corn Syrup bad for me? I always answer like: It all depends on how much you eat it or drink of it. If eaten too much anything can be very bad.
Yes, Grandpa’s Oven Caramel Corn is a good product (no red segments in the diagram) but “DyeDiet recommended” does not mean that one can jump on it and eat out one pack after another. While foreign additives risk is zero, DDFI = 0/13 = 0, and nutritional value is descent, DDNF = 13/9 ~ 1.4, you know, there is no such thing on the earth as absolutely safe food. If you can die of water intoxication, it is much easier with anything else like butter, sugar and popcorn. So understanding and practicing moderation should become our internal safeguard habit.
With every serving (30 g cup) of Grandpa’s Caramel Corn you will get 16 g of sugar, 2.5 g of saturated fat and 1 g of protein. Is sugar bad for you? You know the answer above. But beware of the risks posed by artificial sweeteners like aspartame (see Carcinogenic Effects of Aspartame) and sucralose (see A Role of Sweet Taste).
So enjoy Grandps’s popcorn in moderation!