How Many Calories Are In A Large Bag Of Movie Theater Popcorn?
10:30 am, December 28th | by Laura Donovan
Going to the movies is a nice way to spend your non-working hours — unless of course you barrel through a large bag of 1,500-calorie popcorn all by yourself. A new friendsEat infographic reveals that the cinema treat alone contains all the calories you need per day. Scientists say that popcorn has become such a significant part of the movie-going experience that customers will eat and buy it whether it’s fresh or disgustingly stale. It’s the buttery smell, I tell ya.
I’m unsure whether this is worse than a bag of greasy popcorn, but a large soda has the equivalent of 33 teaspoons of sugar, which is like chomping down 25 Oreos (1350 calories). Perhaps Mayor Michael Bloomberg really was onto something when he tried to curb New York City’s soda consumption.
It should come as no surprise to you that a standard cinema combo has more fat, carbs, and salt than you should have in a full day, so if you plan on buying one before catching the latest Bradley Cooper film, you better not eat anything else for 24 hours. I kid, but seriously, don’t put all this in your body. The theater business would love for you to do the opposite of what I’m suggesting, as they earn more from concessions sales than actual ticket sales each year, but I’m sure first lady Michelle Obama would agree that a little bit of self-control would be helpful here.