PLANO, TEXAS — PepsiCo, Inc. is bolstering its better-for-you snack portfolio with the introduction of Smart50 from its Smartfood brand.
The air popped, ready-to-eat snack is made from 100% whole grain popcorn and contains 50 calories or fewer per cup. Flavors include sea salt and white cheddar.
The sea salt variety is gluten-free, includes 40 calories per cup and contains three ingredients: popcorn, vegetable oil and sea salt.
The white cheddar flavor contains 50 calories per cup and is flavored with cheddar cheese, Romano cheese and Parmesan cheese.
“With the launch of Smart50, we wanted to show consumers that making smart choices doesn’t mean having to sacrifice fun or flavor,” said Tracey Williams, senior director of marketing at Pepsico. “As our latest innovation, Smart50 extends our brand mission to provide simple and transparent ingredients and is designed to make consumers feel good about their snacking choices.”
Smart50 is available nationwide in 5-oz and 6-oz bags for a suggested retail price of $3.99.