I actually don't enjoy going to the movies much anymore - there's always the talkers, the cellphone chatters, the crinkly food people and now there will be the overwhelming smell of steak taquitos. And instead of having someone spill their cherry-coke on me, they will have the opportunity to spill their self-created cherry-lime-vanilla-coke on me instead. At least that's what the folks on the ShoWest exhibition floor are promoting.
At ShoWest, which is the movie industry's largest exhibition and trade show, several companies were promoting new movie snacking inventions. For example FuNacho was there talking up single-serve nachos, Ruiz Foods had bite-sized taquitos, and Vivian St. Louis had a Flavor Fusion machine that comes with 16 different flavors and 8 flavor shots. So yes, you can make that cherry-lime-vanilla-coke you've always dreamed about.
Also on hand were companies touting new flavors of ice cream, larger serving sizes for candy (what, we need larger?) and piping-hot bags of popcorn. No word on when any of these babies hit the theaters, and as interesting as it sounds, I'm actually a little nervous about it. Do we really need all those food choices? What's next Mongolian BBQ in the lobby?
What do you guys think? More food at the movie theaters, good thing or bad?