|Looks delish, but worth more than $40 a pound?|
|For some reason P.T. Barnum comes to mind |
when I think of Medifast popcorn
Here's how I did the math.
Each bag of Medifast popcorn contains 12 grams of product. There are 453 grams in one pound.
I divided the 453 by 12, and was shocked to discover there are 37 bags of Medifast popcorn in one pound.
At $1.14 per bag that amounts to $42.18 per pound.
That's even more expensive than movie theater popcorn, which is typically marked up more than 1000%.
Medifast's meal replacements are arguably expensive, but they do provide a lot of protein, fiber and vitamins that allowed me to feel satisfied and healthy enough to stay on plan for almost four months to lose 35 pounds. They were worth every penny to me.
For a wonderful review of all the Medifast popcorn and chip snacks, see this You Tube video by one of my favorite Medifast vlogger, Leah a.k.a. FitAndFab ByForty.But the Medifast popcorn is not a replacement meal. It's a snack. And it is only marginally superior to the bagged popcorns already available in the supermarkets, thanks to its slightly lower sodium profile. The calories, carbs and fiber in the Medifast popcorn are almost identical to that of Smartfood's White Cheddar Cheese popcorn, which is not only to die for taste-wise, but also has a smaller, more natural ingredient list.
No matter how good the Medifast popcorn might taste (and the reviews I have read in the blogs and seen on You Tube are very positive), I'll save my Jacksons for real food vs. empty calorie snacks I can purchase for a fraction of the cost and portion control in my own Ziploc bags.
Really, Medifast. At over a buck a bag, you could have at least included a prize.
Shop and compare: Medifast popcorn Vs. Smartfood popcorn
Nutrition facts and ingredient list for Medifast Cheddar & Sour Cream popcorn.
Popcorn, vegetable oil (contains one or more of the following: canola, corn, cottonseed, soybean or sunflower oil), maltodextrin, whey, salt, cheddar cheese (cultured milk, salt and enzymes), onion powder, nonfat dry milk, dextrose, dry shortening (whey, soybean oil), sour cream (cultured cream, nonfat dry milk), sugar, whey protein concentrate, citric acid, lactic acid, natural flavor, paprika extract, yeast extract. Contains: milk and soy.
Nutrition facts and ingredients list for Smartfood White Cheddar Popcorn. Note: Serving amount is more than double that of Medifast popcorn so per gram it contains the same 2 grams of carbs (28 divided by14).
You can purchase Medifast replacement meals directly from Medifast Centers, the Medifast website or -- for less cost -- through the co-branded website of a Medifast TSFL health coach. Medifast does not recommend purchasing its products from third party vendors, but if you choose to do so, you can find them on both Amazon and eBay.
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