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JULIEN*
Posts: 5,331
11/23/08 10:43 P

SHUTYERTRAP, I thought it was funny! : )



.DUSTY.
Posts: 29,780
11/23/08 10:39 P

Jeez, I was so hoping I'd make it through the holidays without someone reminding me of Costco pies! Yummy, sigh! LOL

"Must find the answer before Thursday!!" Sounds like too much drama:)

I say fuhgedaboutit and have a small slice, enjoy the holiday, your family and friends and add a little bit more exercise for the next few days!




STEPHENP85
Posts: 102
11/23/08 9:04 P

ANARIE,

This is why the books I write are not math books.



OPUSEVA
Posts: 1,304
11/23/08 7:04 P

ok, my bad




SHUTYERTRAP
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Posts: 741
11/23/08 6:43 P

Uh, OPUSEVA? That's what I like to call 'sarcasm'. You know, 'how can I be out of money if I still have checks?', that kind of thing.
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OPUSEVA
Posts: 1,304
11/23/08 6:35 P

"What d'ya mean a larger pie doesn't mean a larger piece?!! "

VERRRY SIMPLE!! YOU cut a piece as big (or as SMALL) as you like!! (Duh!)

It's like saying we usually get a 10 pound turkey, but this year we got a 20. Ya don't eat the whole thing -- YOU decide on the portion! And a normal portion of pumpkin pie will be about the same NO MATTER WHAT SIZE PIE IT CAME FROM. Why is this difficult at all to understand??

Edited by: OPUSEVA at: 11/23/2008 (18:32)


ANARIE
Posts: 12,387
11/23/08 5:12 P

"Math is fun, folks:
Multiply the calories in a full 8-inch pie by 12."

Um, math is a whole lot more "fun" than that. Remember, a pie is more or less of a cylinder. You'd have to know the DEPTH of the pie, and calculate the volume of the two and all of that. Even if they were both the same thickness, you'd have to calculate the area of each pie (pi times the square of the radius) and set up a proportion, and that's too danged much work when an estimate would do.

If you knew the weight of both pies, then you could do simple math.

In fact, weighing your slice or dividing the weight of the pie by the number of servings is your best bet. Pumpkin pies average between 65-75 calories per ounce. The Costco pie has a larger proportion of filling to crust, so it's going to be at the lower end of that average. Multiply the number of ounces in a slice by 70 and call it good. Pumpkin pie is relatively healthy as desserts go (it has fiber, a little calcium, and your whole day's requirement of vitamin A), and it's something you're only going to eat once a year or so. If your calculation is off by 50 calories, it's not a big deal.

As for the nutrition information, baked goods don't have to have it if the bakery produces fewer than a specific number of units. Costco does its own baking in each store, so each store counts as a small bakery and they're exempt, just like the mom & pop bakery down the street.





BRANDIG7
Posts: 2,198
11/23/08 4:56 P

In the nutrition tracker, can you calculate your serving by ounces or grams instead of by slice? That way you could just weigh it. Or like others have said cut it into smaller pieces and you should be alright. Pumpkin is one of the healthier pies you can eat anyway, so you should be alright.



BLUESKIESAHEAD
Posts: 1,552
11/23/08 4:41 P

Isn't it illegal for food to be sold without a nutrition label?



SHUTYERTRAP
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11/23/08 4:13 P

What d'ya mean a larger pie doesn't mean a larger piece?!!

There was no pamphlet or anything on the box that I missed, and based off the Google search I did, a lot of people have the same question I do, and so far no one has gotten the answer.

One website I went to, somebody responded with:

Calories - A lot
Fat - Lots and lots
Cholesterol - A lot
Sugar - a metric ton

Then they went on a rant of why you shouldn't be eating the pie anyway, so I chalked them up as either a health freak that eats only raw whole foods, or some frustrated dieter that can't stand to see anyone else enjoying a treat.



STEPHENP85
Posts: 102
11/23/08 4:11 P

Math is fun, folks:

Multiply the calories in a full 8-inch pie by 12.

Divide that number by 8. Presto.

According to some nutritional information online, a whole 8-inch commercially prepared pumpkin pie has 1374 calories. That would put the 12-inch version at 2061 calories. Eat an eight of that pie for a cost of just over 257 calories.



STARLINA
Posts: 1,105
11/23/08 3:56 P

If you go to the Costco website, you can contact them with an email and ask them for the nutritional information for any of their products. It usually takes a day or two, but they always respond and are happy to provide the information. Just make sure that you tell them exactly what the products name is.



OPUSEVA
Posts: 1,304
11/23/08 3:53 P

Just because the PIE is big, doesn't mean you have to eat a proportionately larger piece. Cut the pie into 12 or 16 pieces and each piece will have about the same calories as 1/8 of a normal size pie! (That's the intent of the big pie, anyway - more servings, not larger servings!)



ANARIE
Posts: 12,387
11/23/08 2:21 P

The nutrition info is going to be the same as any commercial pumpkin pie (they're all pretty close) except that you're likely to eat a larger piece. You could weigh your piece, or you could just guesstimate and assume you're eating 1.5 slices of a smaller pie.



NIRERIN
Posts: 11,809
11/23/08 2:05 P

i would call them and ask. stuff like that isn't supposed to be sold without the info on it. perhaps they have a pamphlet on it somewhere that you missed
?



ZORBS13
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11/23/08 8:00 A

Considering how horrible the nutrition counts are for Costco food court foods, I think it's safe to say you should limit yourself to a tiny sliver of that pie!

www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-nutrition-inf
ormation-for-items-in-the-costco-food-
court.htm




SHUTYERTRAP
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Posts: 741
11/22/08 11:34 P

Does anyone no ANY of the nutrition facts on this 12" behemoth?

I cannot find it anywhere on the web, and of course there's nothing listed on the box. Must find the answer before Thursday!!

Those listings for an 8" pie just aren't cutting it.



 
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