A fine evening you go to make yourself a fresh bowl of popcorn when an existentially troubling question crosses your mind: popcorn or kettle corn? Kettle corn has gained a lot of popularity and is readily available in the theaters, carnivals and so on. But what is the exact difference between kettle corn and popcorn? Is one better than the other? And if you and your friend ever have a fight on kettle corn vs popcorn, which side would you take?
The most noticeable difference is the taste. Popcorn, in general, comes with a very neutral taste and you can fashion it to serve your liking by just adding your preferred seasoning. Whereas, preparing kettle corn follows a more fixed method. The kernel is poured into a kettle(hence the name!) along with a little oil, sugar, and salt. This preparation is then heated and stirred till our kettle corn is done. This is the reason why kettle corn will always have a sweet and salty taste.
Now we are wondering which snack will accelerate your demise to becoming the proverbial couch potato? Well, if you like your popcorn air popped and sprinkled with a dash of salt then you are having one of the healthiest snacks possible. It is high in fiber and antioxidants, low in fat and calories, and comes with inconsequential traces of sodium. Though the popcorn available at the theater is a totally different story altogether, and packs large amounts of saturated fat. Kettle corn is also high in sugar, but the fat content is rather low. However, you are still in taking the same amount of calories with kettle corn as with movie theater popcorn.
Kettle Corn vs Popcorn
|- Kettle corn will always have a sweet and salty taste||- Popcorn in general comes with a very neutral taste to serve your liking by just adding your preferred seasoning|
|- Kettle corn is also high in sugar, but the fat content is rather low||- Popcorn is also high in fiber and antioxidants, low in fat and calories|
|- Popcorn the snack is flexible regarding taste as well as preparation||- Kettle corn is just too tricky to make|
So who wins fight night? Well, the kettle corn vs popcorn match was neck and neck, and the judges are announcing the winner to be (drum rolls), popcorn. The snack is just too flexible regarding taste as well as preparation. You can also have a sweet variety of popcorn by spray it with caramel(making caramel corn). In this regard, kettle corn is just too tricky to make, comes in only a single flavor and isn’t high on the nutritional aspects either. Regardless still, if you like kettle corn, do indulge in your taste buds but be wary of shedding the extra calories.