Popcorn points confusion.....Help?!?

Written by kurvygirl on 4/29/2010 7:23 PM | COMMENTS (10)

I Love Popcorn!!!! Here is my dilemma:

Orville R's 94% fatfree popcorn is 1 point for 5 cups. So it is 2 points for the bag. I get that.

I decided to purchase the Nordicware Microwave popcorn popper. I thought it would be great to control the sodium...

Why is my own healthy popcorn w/out oil 3 points for 1 cup????? I get to indulge in more popcorn for less points if I use the 94% fat free bags, but I want to make my own.

I like eating popcorn in Volume. Can anyone help me understand why air popped popcorn would be more points if popped w/out oil?

Thanks!!!!!! :-)

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  • Post Image carolannableu

    4/15/2013 11:12 PM
    My thoughts are: Is Orville R's brand endorsed by WW..or soon will be? It's all about the money. The hot air popcorn is better, in my opinion...and should be the same number of points.


  • Post Image zuzulanky

    10/19/2010 2:38 PM
    It's only one point for 3 cups air popped, but also 1point for 5cups of the lowfat butter microwave junk. This really doesn't seem right - I think they calculated it wrong? In any case you're much better off to eat the home popped version. I spray mine w/ a little olive oil and add sea salt, freshly ground pepper and nutritional(brewer's) yeast (zero points). Yum.


  • Post Image jilliansway (jillian)

    5/12/2010 10:05 PM
    2T seeds=5c popped. 1c popped w/o oil is 110 calories 1 fat and 7 fiber and that's 1pt. i make my own popcorn using a sapler, seeds, a lunch bag, and the microwave. put seeds in bag, staple closed, nuke 120-140 seconds, open and eat. i also reuse the bag.


  • Post Image mizzougirl97

    5/5/2010 9:28 AM
    I'd have to see the packaging, but it seems 3 points for 1 cup would maybe be for the unpopped kernels instead of popped ones. 1 cup of kernels would make quite a lot of popcorn--maybe 8 or 9 cups? Since I tend to burn popcorn, I buy the bags of already popped popcorn--the last time I made microwave popcorn, the bag caught fire!


  • Post Image soonergrl

    5/1/2010 12:12 PM
    I love my air popper! Makes a great low point snack. I then melt one tablespoon of smart balance on top, yummo!


  • Post Image mamaaz (anne)

    4/30/2010 8:44 PM
    I bought a hot air popper to avoid the confusion. t was worth the $14 to avoid the anxiety of incorrect counting.


  • Post Image judy cocherell

    4/29/2010 10:08 PM
    Zero points for 1 cup, 3 cups is 1 figured by this link http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-popcorn-air-popped-i19034 . I have one of the Nordic poppers and love it. I spray it with Pam. I am on SFT so it is a filling food on my plan. I put that ff spray butter on it and salt and sometimes Truvia or Splenda.


  • Post Image quilter2go (patricia)

    4/29/2010 9:07 PM
    maryslowpoke -- loved your response about biting the fingers off. that's me too. Glad to see an answer to kurvygirl's question as I'm a big popcorn eater.


  • Post Image kurvygirl

    4/29/2010 7:54 PM
    Thanks for your post. I was going by the points value, listed online in the foodtracker for each of these items.


  • Post Image maryslowpoke

    4/29/2010 7:37 PM
    Are you certain that you're looking at the nutritional value for POPPED popcorn? I just looked up air popped popcorn and one cup is 31 calories. Here's the link: http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/snacks/5356/2 I am a major popcorn lover, too. The Snack Bag size are my go-to snack at work. And everyone knows better than to ask for a bite - I WILL take their fingers off! :)




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