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Are you a big fan of movie theatre popcorn?
« on: January 03, 2010, 12:38:44 PM »
You might not be after you read this article:

http://www.cspinet.org/new/200911182.html
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Re: Are you a big fan of movie theatre popcorn?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2010, 12:51:12 PM »
You might not be after you read this article:

http://www.cspinet.org/new/200911182.html

Wow. The Center for Science in the Public Interest still has nothing better to do than rehash an article that they first introduced some 10 years ago?

What a waste of time and money. Couldn't they, like, try to find a cure for cancer or something useful instead?
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Re: Are you a big fan of movie theatre popcorn?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2010, 02:49:48 PM »
Does anyone actually believe movie theatre popcorn is healthy?

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Re: Are you a big fan of movie theatre popcorn?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2010, 02:50:48 PM »
Not to mention hideously overpriced for corn and chemicals.
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Re: Are you a big fan of movie theatre popcorn?
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2010, 02:54:05 PM »
Not to mention hideously overpriced for corn and chemicals.

Sounds like most soft drinks and Twinkies too.

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Re: Are you a big fan of movie theatre popcorn?
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2010, 02:55:39 PM »
But, honestly, who can say it doesn't taste pretty good. I haven't had it in years, b/c paying that amount for popcorn is crazy...but when i do eat it, it's tasty, although the ill feeling i have afterward is probably why i only get it every few years!

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Re: Are you a big fan of movie theatre popcorn?
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2010, 02:57:00 PM »


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Re: Are you a big fan of movie theatre popcorn?
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2010, 03:00:53 PM »
But, honestly, who can say it doesn't taste pretty good. I haven't had it in years, b/c paying that amount for popcorn is crazy...but when i do eat it, it's tasty, although the ill feeling i have afterward is probably why i only get it every few years!

I don't like it pricewise or tastewise. Instead I get the healthy, delicious Goobers.  ;D

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Re: Are you a big fan of movie theatre popcorn?
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2010, 03:05:09 PM »
I try to eat directly before seeing a movie in the theater because I find the smell of the popcorn to be very enticing, so if I'm hungry I'll be likely to get it. It isn't worth the calories, though. Especially after I put all that buttery goo on it.

When I was a kid, we used to sneak health food from GNC - which wasn't primarily for weightlifting supplements then - into the movies. Who needs goobers when you can have carob peanuts instead? (blech)

Anyone else sneak food into the movies?
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Re: Are you a big fan of movie theatre popcorn?
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2010, 03:06:55 PM »
I sometimes bring cookies or sunflower seeds :)
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Re: Are you a big fan of movie theatre popcorn?
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2010, 03:11:33 PM »
i sneak sour patch kids and other gummies

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Re: Are you a big fan of movie theatre popcorn?
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2010, 03:17:10 PM »
My parents used to drive us by the Stop 'n Go gas station on our way to Gwinnett Place Mall or Mall Corners... occasionally it was Holcomb Woods.  We would stock up on all kinds of goodies and loop the bag handle around our shoulders underneath our shirts.  You have to move carefully so not to create too much bag crinkle, but we always got through.  We were so stealthy - we were about 11 years old.

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Re: Are you a big fan of movie theatre popcorn?
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2010, 03:48:47 PM »
My parents used to drive us by the Stop 'n Go gas station on our way to Gwinnett Place Mall or Mall Corners... occasionally it was Holcomb Woods.  We would stock up on all kinds of goodies and loop the bag handle around our shoulders underneath our shirts.  You have to move carefully so not to create too much bag crinkle, but we always got through.  We were so stealthy - we were about 11 years old.

good strategy, 11 is too young to be sentanced as an adult  :D

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Re: Are you a big fan of movie theatre popcorn?
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2010, 03:55:05 PM »
I often have popcorn at the movie theater. I don't care what it's made of.

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Re: Are you a big fan of movie theatre popcorn?
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2010, 05:04:45 PM »
I don't like movie theater popcorn, it is usually way too salty.  (I pop my own at home in a brown paper lunch sack in the microwave the Alton Brown way.  But I don't take it to the theater.)  I'd rather use my calories on a good lunch or dinner before or after the movie.

 

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