Theater Popcorn

Theater Popcorn

Movie theater "butter" mixed with popcorn is actually just coconut oil or canola oil that has butter flavoring and additives mixed in. Butter doesn't really work well with popcorn. When it cools down it clumps together and makes the popcorn shrink and soggy. Despite the low input cost, movie theater popcorn costs more per ounce than Filet Mignon. The price of Popcorn is more than 1200% higher than its production costs. Also, according to a report about movie theater popcorn by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, “A medium-size buttered popcorn tub contains more fat than a breakfast of bacon and eggs, a Big Mac and fries, and a steak dinner combined." You don’t know this because though FDA requires chain restaurants and retailers to identify nutrition information on all food, movie theaters are exempt from this rule because they claim “[their] primary purpose is not to sell food.”

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