Butterkist will be launching what it claims will be the first yogurt coated popcorn in late January.

It says the launch follows extensive consumer research that shows that yogurt coated popcorn appeals to consumers seeking a light and healthy treat or snack with maximum taste.

The new yogurt flavour will be available in sharing bag (160g, MRRSP £1.49) and multipack varieties (6 x 20g, MRRSP £1.69.

Commenting on the launch, Anjna Mistry, senior brand manager at Butterkist, said: “Butterkist has proven once again why it is the nation’s number one popcorn, with an innovative, first-to-market flavour that is great-tasting and appeals to consumers seeking a healthy snack.

“The popcorn market is forecast to reach £207m by 2017, buoyed by a growing legion of popcorn fans who are constantly seeking to build on their enjoyment with new taste experiences. As taste is at the heart of everything we do with Butterkist, our Yogurt Coated Popcorn will capture our customer’s imagination and enhance their experience. The innovation will stretch both the brand and category to drive increased excitement and engagement.”

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