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NYXWOLFWALKER
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2/2/13 1:49 A

I just popped a bag of ACT II popcorn for my mate and I - ate my handful and gave hir the rest of the bag, not a fan of how it tastes but that handful worked to give me what i was looking for, not sure the calories so I just put it down as a mini bag (even though its likely that I are less then a mini bag is worth).

Edited by: NYXWOLFWALKER at: 2/2/2013 (01:50)


BLUETIGERCLAWS1
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2/2/13 12:18 A

I was tempted to do that today



JULIA1154
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2/1/13 11:29 P

I used to go utterly nuts trying to figure out the calories in a bag of popped corn! Then I read up on some of the chemicals used in some of them and decided I didn't want to put that stuff in my body. I quit cold turkey about 6 years ago. It's saved me many calories (I couldn't eat just one serving) and a whole lot of math anxiety!



GZELLEFRO
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2/1/13 10:58 P

The easiest way to resist that is to measure out the serving size into a bowl and put the rest of it in a Tupperware container so you can eat it the next day. Or divide the whole bag up into separate servings and put them in Tupperware containers. Put all but the one you plan to eat away. Then you have your snack set up for road trips or whatever. It helps me to resist the temptation to eat the whole bag. I've discovered this works for raisins, chex mix, popcorn, etc.

And I agree that at least it was 94% fat free. It could be way worse! emoticon



SONICB
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2/1/13 10:06 P

Gosh, I'm the same way with those giant bags of potato chips. I could definitely eat a 10-oz bag (1600 calories) in one sitting...



CUDA440
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2/1/13 11:32 A

They usually have a list for UNPOPPED nutrtion info and POPPED. There is a HUGE difference.
The Popsecret Movie theater butter (I know bad) says UNPOPPED = 170 calories, 1 CUP popped is 35. Then servings PER BAG = 3 (but at top says makes 4 cups popped) So the whole bag is 140. Not too bad.
Also with the FAT it lists as 12g* - if you read small print for the * it says "amount in unpopped. As popped 1 cup provides 2g total fat." so only 8g for whole bag.


Beckie

Edited by: CUDA440 at: 2/1/2013 (11:37)


YOJULEZ
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2/1/13 11:24 A

That's exactly why I buy the single serving popcorn :) You CAN eat the whole bag with those and have it only be 100 calories.



MANDIETERRIER1
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2/1/13 10:45 A

It could be worse. Some of that microwave popcorn is 600 to 1000 calories a bag.





CHILDSCA1
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2/1/13 10:40 A

Yikes! emoticon I ate the whole bag of Jolly Time 94% fat free butter popcorn thinking it was only 110 calories! Oh dear...I didn't continue reading where it said the whole bag makes 12.5 cups popped! That seems to equate to 275 calories. Oh my... emoticon



 
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