Should Vitamin Popcorn Be Part of Your Balanced Diet?

T. Palmer
​The other night, while trawling the Lower Haight for good Snacktion, we came across Tate's Vitamin Popcorn, which boasts 10 "essential vitamins and minerals" such as beta-carotene, zinc, and Vitamins A, C, and E. Plus honey-roasted peanuts! Our late night snack fixes are rarely of the health-boosting sort, so this seemed to be the best of both worlds.

Three out of three friends we surveyed couldn't get past the first bite. We shoveled a few handfuls of it, both out of reflex and of research, looking past a frankly medicinal taste for as long as we could. But they were right. It's a great idea, but we don't think Vitamin Popcorn needs to be part of your balanced diet.

Take our word for it, or take the "healthy" challenge for yourself by ordering online or at Haight Fillmore Whole Foods (503 Haight at Fillmore).

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