Movie popcorn like a Big Mac?


Movie theatre popcorn and pop fail to win nutritional academy awards

The staples of cinema concession stands have been under fire lately in Canada, as the nutritional value of popcorn with butter topping continued to be the subject of scrutiny, while sugary soft drinks have capitulated to pressure to draw attention to calorie counts.

Popcorn sold at cinemas has rarely been mistaken for health food, although the Canadian media recently decided to single it out for criticism.

An item in the Toronto Star noted a medium bag bought at a Cineplex for $5.79, plus 79 cents for squirts of butter, has… (continue to read)

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