Get Your (Healthy!) Snack On with Organic Mini Pops! ~ The Review Stew
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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Get Your (Healthy!) Snack On with Organic Mini Pops!

As you are probably sick of hearing...I LIKE TO SNACK!!! I think I actually prefer to snack rather than eat a meal. I eat about six small meals or "snacks" throughout the day. It helps keep my metabolism high and I just love to eat a variety of foods!

My new favorite snack for any time of day (and my son's favorite too since he has to eat whatever I am eating!!) is a unique new and healthy snack: Mini Pops!

So what are Mini Pops??? I had never heard of them either but I am so glad to know them now!! Mini Pops is air-popped sorghum grain. Ok, ok...let's be honest...I had never heard of sorghum grain either....So if you are like me, let me explain a little more...

Sorghum is the 5th most harvested cereal grain on the globe (hmm...why I haven't I heard of it??? I need to get out more!!). In the USA, over 8 million acres of land is devoted to sorghum farming which happens to require far less water to grow than corn. Sorghum grain is a healthy cereal grain whose primary use here in the USA is for gluten-free sorghum flour, sorghum syrup (or even sorghum beer). Being a drought friendly grain, the citizens of India and Africa have been consuming popped sorghum for centuries, but no one has manufactured it on a large scale here in the USA until Mini Pops did – in 8 different flavors!!

Each individual sorghum grain has a tiny pocket of water in its center. When the grain is exposed to high heat, that water inside heats up and expands causing the grain to Explode! And voilĂ  - Mini Pops were born! How fun, huh? 

So I bet you are saying, "Well, that sounds just like popcorn!". Well, then you would be RIGHT!!! This just so happens to be how popcorn is made too. Mini Pops can be flavored just like popcorn, and you'll see that it has great nutritional benefits as well.

However, Mini Pops are higher in Protein, higher in Calcium, higher in Iron, and higher in Potassium than Popcorn! Mini Pops are also lower in Fat, have fewer Calories, a lower Glycemic Index, and have No Saturated Fat! Plus, they don't have any of those super duper annoying hulls that get stuck in your gums and teeth!!! (That's worth it right there, right??)

Best of all, Mini Pops sources Non-GMO grain from Family Farms in Texas and Kansas and Mini Pops is certified as Organic, Gluten-Free and Kosher. That way I feel great eating it and sharing it with my son!!!

Plus, they have such a unique array of flavors...and who can resist a great flavored snack??? My personal favorite was the Baby White Cheddar flavor! I love white cheddar popcorn and this was organic and so much healthier but still tasted really, really good (they pack a lot of flavor in these Mini Pops!)! My son liked the Subatomic Sea Salt (but I am sure he would devour every flavor!). The Hot n' Chilly Chili was a really unique flavor and really added a bite to every bite of Mini Pops!! :)

So if you are a popcorn or just a snack lover, you have got to try Mini Pops! They have a great selection of flavors just like other snacks out there but they are healthier, organic, and have great nutritional content! Plus, they are small and fun! :)

Buy It: You can purchase Mini Pops for $2.98 (3 oz bag) on the Mini Pops website.

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* Thank you to Mini Pops for their product for review! Disclosure - This product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*