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Calories in Kettle Corn Popcorn

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Sommer Leigh has produced home, garden, family and health content since 1997 for such nationally known publications as "Better Homes and Gardens," "Ladies' Home Journal," "Midwest Living," "Healthy Kids" and "American Baby." Leigh also owns a Web-consulting business and writes for several Internet publications. She has a Bachelor of Science in information technology and Web management from the University of Phoenix.
Calories in Kettle Corn Popcorn
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Kettle corn, a slightly sweet and salty snack, is found at fairs, farmer's markets as well as local grocers. Its calorie content varies significantly based on the ingredients used to prepare it. Kettle corn is often made with sugar alone, but some prepare it with salt as well.

Types

Kettle corn popcorn comes in its original flavor, a salt and sugar variety, along with other flavor combinations such as chili cheese, cinnamon sugar and white cheddar. Microwaveable versions often contain fewer calorie and fat than regular kettle corn.

Ingredients

Kettle corn popcorn ingredients usually include peanut or corn oil, popcorn, salt, chili powder, natural cheese flavoring, cinnamon, cheddar cheese, butter, whey, cream, buttermilk, lactic acid, sugar, and other natural and artificial flavors.

Calories

One serving serving of kettle corn popcorn -- about 2 cups -- contains 150 to 300 calories, depending on the maker. A serving also has up to 15 to 20 grams of carbohydrates and anywhere from 9 to 24 grams of fat. If your kettle corn contains sodium it can contain from 150 to 350 milligrams in a 2-cup serving.

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