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Where can I find 100-calorie pack of microwave popcorn?

I know, I know, so mundane, but for some reason I can't find the 100 calorie size. I'm specifically looking on the Upper West Side. Even Duane Reade doesn't have it!

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  1. Did you check the standard supermarkets (Food Emporium/Gristedes/D'Ag)?

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    1. re: ellenost

      The Food Emporium near me went out of business, Gristedes and D'AG are far enough away from me that I would prefer to find something closer (I'm in the 70's). I can't really stock up (no space) so I need a place I can go frequently..

    2. FreshDirect has it currently.

        1. re: pbjluver

          Westside Market didn't have any :(

        2. You could always go with the old fashioned bulk popcorn and brown paper bag trick.
          Trader joes has already popped popcorn/lite kettle corn in smaller bags that are approx 100cal too.

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          1. re: Ttrockwood

            Prepopped popcorn is a storage space issue for me. I need to buy microwave.

            1. re: chompchomp

              My Fairway (UES) carries 6 pack bags of 100 calorie Skinny Pop popcorn. I love them, and much prefer them to the 100 calorie microwave bags.

              1. re: ellenost

                Love skinny pop, but I have storage issues with prepopped

                1. re: PotatoPuff

                  When I was in Food Emporium (Third Ave. & 82 St.) yesterday, I saw they had at least 2 brands of the 100 calorie popcorn.

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  No Walgreens nearby, CVS didn't have when I was there

                  1. re: Ttrockwood

                    I have a sneaking suspicion that I would pay as much for shipping as popcorn

                    1. re: PotatoPuff

                      Amazon prime- free membership for 30 days, 2day deliver no min order free shipping. Just cxl when your lifetime supply of popcorn arrives.

                  2. Update: Jolly Time 100 calorie packs are sometimes available at Pioneer on 74th street. Still would prefer other brands but this it great for now.

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                    1. re: PotatoPuff

                      i was telling your saga to a colleague who was visiting New York from Ohio. she was intrigued with big-city life, especially with regards to apartment size, and couldn't get over that popcorn storage could be an actual concern. glad you found a source!

                    2. on the topic of 100 cal snacks, I love the Kettle brand baked potato chips in sea salt & vinegar flavor.