November 19, 2009

The Ugly Truth About Movie Theater Popcorn

According to a recent study (popcorn lovers you might want to stop reading now) commissioned by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a medium popcorn and soda at your local movie theater is the equivalent of eating three quarter pounders at Mickey D's AND more! Frightening, right? Those popular medium popcorn/soda combo's weigh in at 1,610 calories and 60 grams of saturated fat. No bueno!!

And to think I always thought eating popcorn (without all that extra butter) at the movies was actually somewhat healthy. I think this fact alone should make it okay for us to bring our own food into the theaters. Unless they start selling side salads and granola bars.