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Movie Theater Food Breakdown

This holiday season many of us will be flocking to the movies to see the latest and greatest hitting the theaters.

Unfortunately we may not realize that the snacks we are paying WAY too much for have WAY more calories than we may realize. So to help you through, I've broken down some movie theater favorites:

Large Buttered Popcorn (20 cups): 1500 calories, 116g fat, 90g carbs
Hot Dog (1 dog with bun): 305 calories, 4.5g fat, 23g carbs
Nachos with Cheese (large, 4 oz): 1101 calories, 59g fat, 131.5g carbs
Soft Pretzel (large): 483 calories, 4.5g fat, 99g carbs
Cotton Candy (2.5 oz): 300 calories, 0g fat, 74g carbs
Junior Mints (3 oz): 320 calories, 5g fat, 68g carbs

There's lots more, so

Milk Duds (3 oz): 340 calories, 12g fat, 56g carbs
Sno-Caps (3.1 oz): 360 calories, 16g fat, 60g carbs
Raisinets (3.5 oz): 380 calories, 16g fat, 64g carbs
Gummi Bears (4 oz): 390 calories, 0g fat, 90g carbs
Goobers (3.5 oz): 525 calories, 35g fat, 55g carbs
Twizzlers (6 oz): 600 calories, 4g fat, 136g carbs
M&M's (5.3 oz): 735 calories, 31.5g fat, 105g carbs
Skittles (6.75 oz): 765 calories, 9g fat, 166.5g carbs
Reese's Pieces (8 oz): 1200 calories, 60g fat, 138g carbs
Starburst (24 pieces): 480 calories, 10.5g fat, 99g carbs
Coca-Cola with ice (large, 3 pints, 18.9 fl oz): 353 calories, 0g fat, 88.4g carbs

Join The Conversation
Julie2812 Julie2812 10 years
geez..I'll bring some fruits in my purse!
christie christie 10 years
I bring a regular sized candy with me (M & M's or starburst) and then get a medium drink and share it with hubby. And if I'm just starving, a hot dog. So judging from my calorie counts, I'm around 500 which isn't as bad as ordering any of that other crap!
tifygodess24 tifygodess24 10 years
I cant seem to be able to go see a movie without twizzlers and/or popcorn... yum. No matter how many times I tell my husband and myself NO... :)
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
I'm one of those people who can't stop eating popcorn once I've started. I just don't order it anymore.
Pinkrabbit Pinkrabbit 10 years
That picture is of my local theater. It's called "Cinetopia." Weird!?
boredatwork boredatwork 10 years
Until I can entirely get over the mental block of having to eat a snack at the movie theater, I've gotten into the habit of bringing along a baggie of frozen grapes or a box of raisins. By the time I'm done with it the previews are over or I'm engrossed in the movie and I'm not thinking about the Buncha Crunch I'm missing.
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