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23 November 2009, Comments: 1


Aside from stuffing the belly, and shopping, Thanksgiving is also a time to go out and watch some of your favorite movies. For many movie goers this also mean ordering a large popcorn and soda to munch on. Popcorn sounds pretty healthy, its just corn kernels, but add in some butter and salt and you might be in for some trouble!

Here are a few startling facts: The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) states that some popcorn and drinks combos to consuming three McDonald’s quarter-pounders topped with 12 pats of butter. Research shows that a medium popcorn and soda combo at Regal, the United States’ biggest movie theater chain, contained an eye-popping 1,610 calories and around 60 grams of saturated fat.At AMC theaters, the second largest theater chain, a large popcorn contained 1,030 calories and 57 grams of saturated fat, equivalent at a pound of baby back spare ribs topped with a scoop of luxury ice cream, CSPI said.

Next time you walk past the buttery, glistening popcorn machine, just keep walking.

What movie will you be watching this weekend? Post to comments….



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One response on “Popcorn

  1. Ces says:

    Usually when we go to the movies, its right after dinner so we don’t end up buying the junk food (plus its costly).

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