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  • Can anyone give me some of the points for popular brands of microwave popcorn? For some reason I'm having a "senior moment" when I read the nutrition labels! I thought there used to be one post that listed a whole bunch of them but I can't find it.

    Thanks!
  • Hi bugle!

    Here is some info on points for popcorn that was originally posted in the WW forum by Kelly_S - hope this helps!

    ORVILLE REDDENBACHERS:

    1) 94% Fat-Free Smart Pop Movie Theater Butter Flavor
    (1 bag yields 14 cups @ 15 cal/~.33 fat*/~.5 fiber# per cup)
    210 calories/4.62 fat/7 fiber
    1-2-3 Success/The 10% Difference: 3 Points
    Winning Points: 4 Points

    2) Movie Theater Butter Flavor
    (1 bag yields 12 cups @ 35 cal/2.5 fat/~.5 fiber# per cup)
    420 calories/30 fat/6 fiber
    1-2-3 Success/The 10% Difference: 10 Points
    Winning Points: 10 Points

    3) Homestyle
    (1 bag yields 13.5 cups @ 35 cal/2 fat/2 fiber per cup)
    472.5 calories/27 fat/27 fiber
    1-2-3 Success/The 10% Difference: 6 Points
    Winning Points: 11 Points

    4) Corn on the Cob
    (1 bag yields 12 cups @ 35 cal/2.5 fat/~.5 fiber# per cup)
    420 calories/30 fat/6 fiber
    1-2-3 Success/The 10% Difference: 10 Points
    Winning Points: 10 Points

    5) Butter Flavor
    (1 bag yields 12 cups @ 35 cal/2 fat/~.5 fiber# per cup)
    420 calories/24 fat/6 fiber
    1-2-3 Success/The 10% Difference: 9 Points
    Winning Points: 10 Points

    6) Pour Over Butter Light
    (1 bag yields 15 cups @ 25 cal/1.5 fat/~.5 fiber# per cup)
    375 calories/22.5 fat/7.5 fiber
    1-2-3 Success/The 10% Difference: 8 Points
    Winning Points: 9 Points

    7) Pour Over Butter
    (1 bag yields 15 cups @ 40 cal/3 fat/~.5 fiber# per cup)
    600 calories/45 fat/7.5 fiber
    1-2-3 Success/The 10% Difference: 14 Points
    Winning Points: 15 Points

    Kettle Corn
    (1 bag yield 12 cups @ 40 ca/2.5 fat/~.5 fiber# per cup)
    480 cal/29 fat/6 fiber
    1-2-3 Success/The 10% Difference: 11 Points
    Winning Points: 11

    POP SECRET:

    1) Movie Theater Butter
    (1 bag yields 12 cups @ 40 cal/3 fat/~.5 fiber# per cup)
    480 calories/36 fat/6 fiber
    1-2-3 Success/The 10% Difference: 11 Points
    Winning Points: 12 Points

    2) Jumbo Pop
    (1 bag yields 10.5 cups @ 40 cal/2.5 fat/~.5 fiber# per cup)
    420 calories/26.25 fat/5.25 fiber
    1-2-3 Success/The 10% Difference: 10 Points
    Winning Points: 10 Points

    3) Homestyle
    (1 bag yields 12 cups @ 35 cal/2.5 fat/~.5 fiber# per cup)
    420 calories/30 fat/6 fiber
    1-2-3 Success/The 10% Difference: 10 Points
    Winning Points: 10 Points

    4) Land O Lakes Butter Flavor
    (1 bag yields 12 cups @ 35 cal/2.5 fat/~.5 fiber# per cup)
    420 calories/30 fat/6 fiber
    1-2-3 Success/The 10% Difference: 10 Points
    Winning Points: 10 Points

    5) Land O Lakes Light Butter Flavor
    (1 bag yields 2 servings of 6 cups @ 120 cal/5 fat/4 fiber)
    240 calories/10 fat/8 fiber
    1-2-3 Success/The 10% Difference: 4 Points
    Winning Points: 5 Points

    6) 94% Fat-Free
    (1 bag yields 2 servings of 6 cups @ 110 cal/2 fat/4 fiber)
    220 calories/4 fat/8 fiber
    1-2-3 Success/The 10% Difference: 3 Points
    Winning Points: 4 Points


    JOLLY TIME:

    1) Blast O Butter Flavor
    (1 bag yields 10.5 cups @ 45 cal/3 fat/1 fiber)
    472.5 calories/31.5 fat/10.5 fiber
    1-2-3 Success/The 10% Difference: 10 Points
    Winning Points: 11 Points

    2) Butterlicious Flavor
    (1 bag yields 12 cups @ 35 cal/2 fat/1 fiber)
    420 calories/24 fat/12 fiber
    1-2-3 Success/The 10% Difference: 8 Points
    Winning Points: 10 Points

    3) Healthy Pop 94% Fat-Free
    (1 bag yields 12.5 cups @ 20 cal/~.33 fat*/1 fiber)
    250 calories/4.13 fat/12.5 fiber
    1-2-3 Success/The 10% Difference: 3 Points
    Winning Points: 5 Points

    4) White and Buttery Flavor
    (1 bag yields 12 cups @ 35 cal/2 fat/1 fiber)
    420 calories/24 fat/12 fiber
    1-2-3 Success/The 10% Difference: 8 Points
    Winning Points: 10 Points



    HEALTHY CHOICE:

    1) Low Fat (large bag) 180 cal/5 fat/6 fiber or old program 2 points and new program 3 points


    ACT II:

    1) 94% Fat-Free 250 cal/unknown fat/unknown fiber or old program and new program at least 5
    points
    2) 96% Fat-Free 200 cal/2 fat/10 fiber or old program 2 points new program 3 points
    3) Light 250 cal/10 fat unknown fiber or old program and new program at least 6 points
    4) Natural Light 240 cal/8 fat/8 fiber or old program 4 points and new program 5 points
    5) Kettle Corn (both regular and buttery) 480 cal/36 fat/6 fiber or old program 11 points and new
    program 12 points (they do not list how many cups popped so I used as a guide O/R)

    *I use .33 fat grams as if it is less than .5 grams the FDA regulations indicate it can be listed as
    zero.

    #I use .5 fiber grams as if it is less than 1 gram the FDA regulations indicate it can be listed as <1
    gram.

    As of 2-3-01 the points have been updated for ORVILLE REDDENBACHER, POP SECRET
    and JOLLY TIME.

    I will have to do further research on HEALTHY CHOICE and ACTII.

    THANK YOU LISSA!

    Land O Lakes Light Butter Flavor; Snack Size Bag
    (1 bag yields 6 cups popped @ 120 cal/6g fat/3g fiber)
    1-2-3 Success/The 10% Difference: 2 Points
    Winning Points: 2 Points

    As for the fiber, it states that it contains less than 1g per 1 cup popped. I counted it as .5g per cup
    which gives 3g fiber per bag.

    This actually calculates out to 2.3 points per bag using Dotti's calculator set to "Exact Points"
    mode. If you set it to "Half Points" mode, it comes out to 2.5 points. Using the "Whole Points"
    mode gives the 2 points.

    AMC Theatre Popcorn - Thank you Michelle (she wrote the company for the
    nutritional info and is still waiting for a response from Regal Cinemas.

    Small Popcorn, 1 serving per container

    (225 cal/11 g fat/3 g fiber/26 g carbs) 5 Points

    Medium Popcorn, 2 servings per container

    (per container - 434 cal/20 g fat/6 g fiber/49 g carbs) 9.5 Points (10 Winning Points)

    (per serving - 225 cal/11 g fat/3 g fiber/26 g carbs) 5 Points

    Large Popcorn, 3 servings per container

    (Per container - 664 cal/31 g fat/9 g fiber/75 g carbs) 13.5 Points (14.5 Winning
    Points)

    (per serving - 225 cal/11 g fat/3 g fiber/26 g carbs) 5 Points
  • Thanks!
    Just what I was looking for. Thanks for finding it for me - you people here are wonderful!! Everyone really seems to want to help others succeed.

    Joyfully,
    Bugle
  • You're welcome!