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JOLLY TIME® Pop Corn introduces microwave popcorn made with the Smart Balance® unique blend of oils

Sioux City, Iowa — April 17, 2013 — Popcorn fans rejoice! Now you can snack better with new JOLLY TIME® Butter and Butter Light Microwave Pop Corn made with the Smart Balance® unique blend of oils.

Each new flavor offers health-conscious consumers the best of both worlds - all the mouth-watering, melted buttery goodness of JOLLY TIME Pop Corn, with zero grams of trans fat naturally and absolutely no hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils.

"Smart Balance is an extremely popular and visible brand that's known for offering heart healhtier alternatives," said Garrett Smith, president of JOLLY TIME Pop Corn. "Consumers across the country trust the Smart Balance name, and we are proud to offer popcorn lovers these new additions to the JOLLY TIME lineup." 

The Smart Balance blend, licensed exclusively in the category for use in the JOLLY TIME Pop Corn products, contains a unique blend of polyunsaturated, monounsaturated and saturated fats. When used as part of the Smart Balance™ Food Plan—which recommends a diet with no more than 30% of calories from total fat, no more than 10% of calories from other fat, and low levels of cholesterol—this blend of fats can support healthy cholesterol levels already within the normal range.*

"Millions of U.S. consumers are looking for new ways to eliminate trans fats, partially hydrogenated oils, and hydrogenated oils from their diets," and Amy Fischl, a registered dietitian at the University of Chicago Medical Center. "JOLLY TIME Pop Corn made with the Smart Balance blend gives health-conscious consumers a better snacking alternative."

"Smart Balance enthusiasts nationwide seek out snack options that contain balanced fats and we are thrilled to partner with a legendary snack brand like JOLLY TIME Pop Corn to deliver another new snack option," said John Becker, Executive Vice President for Smart Balance. "JOLLY TIME Butter and Butter Light made with Smart Balance deliever big popcorn flavor and our unique blend of oils that helps support healthy cholesterol levels when used as part of the Smart Balance Food Plan."*

Independent, online research found that consumers trust the Smart Balance name, and nine out of 10 consumers said they would buy new JOLLY TIME Microwave Pop Corn made with the Smart Balance blend.

JOLLY TIME Pop Corn is a gluten-free snack and provides an easy way to add whole grains into the diet. The most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends increased consumption of whole grains and finds many health benefits with their consumption.

New JOLLY TIME Pop Corn made with Smart Balance patented blend of oils is now available at select U.S. retailers in 3-pack boxes (SRP $2.69), and individual trial bags (SRP 50¢ or 2/$1.00). To learn more or to download nutritional information, visit

*The Smart Balance Food Plan provides the following nutritional criteria: (1) At least 2/3 of fat must come from balanced fat products or this Food Plan, (2) Limit total fat to about 30% of calories (65g per day), (3) Limit saturated fat to 10% of calories (20g per day), (4) Limit dietary cholesterol to average 300mg or less per day, (5) Avoid trans fat, and (6) Exercise regularly. More information is available at