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What's Your Favorite Movie Snack?

Posted by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 9:27 PM
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Use this guide to find the smartest snacks at the Cineplex.

CANDY

Sweet ‘n’ sour stuff tends to be lower-fat than chocolate, but it’s still dessert. Size counts too!

Worst: Skittles (7.2 oz.) 826 calories, 9.7 grams fat

Better:Twizzlers (6 oz.) 606 calories, 3.8 grams fat

Best: Sour Patch Soft & Chewy Candy (3.5 oz.) 375 calories, 0 grams fat

Serve up these low-Calorie Super Bowl Foods for game day!

POPCORN

Yes, it’s a whole grain, but a large has close to the number of calories many women need in a day!

Worst: Large buttered popcorn 1,640 calories, 126 grams fat (That’s almost two days’ worth of fat!)

Better: Small, no butter 400 calories, 27 grams fat

Best: Kid size, no butter 300 calories, 20 grams fat

COLD TREATS

Frozen fruit? Always a winner. (7 fruits to eat this winter.)

Worst: Toll House chocolate-chip cookie ice cream sandwich 490 calories, 23 grams fat

Better: Butterfinger Loaded ice cream bar 290 calories, 19 grams fat

Best: Edy’s strawberry iced-fruit bar 120 calories, 0 grams fat

CHOCOLATE


Unfortunately, most concession stands offer only one size (and who isn’t going to eat the whole box?). So go for something in a smaller package to keep portions in check.

Worst: Peanut M&M’s (5.3 oz.) 786 calories,39.3 grams fat

Better:
Junior Mints (4.75 oz.) 595 calories,10.5 grams fat

Best: Milk Duds (3 oz.) 371 calories,13.1 grams fat

Did you know that chocolate along with these other foods can boost your mood?


HOT SNACKS

In general, beware of anything with glow-in-the-dark cheese.

Worst: Nachos with cheese 894 calories, 52.5 grams fat

Better: Hot dog with ketchup 315 calories, 19 grams fat

Best: Soft pretzel 310 calories, 4 grams fat

by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 9:27 PM
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IhartU
by Gold Member on Feb. 13, 2009 at 9:30 PM

I always get a huge popcorn with fake butter and tons of salt. I know it's bad, but it tastes soooooooooooo good!

MommyRivera
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 9:33 PM

Ditto. lol

Quoting IhartU:

I always get a huge popcorn with fake butter and tons of salt. I know it's bad, but it tastes soooooooooooo good!





*Ashlee* Mommy to Dallas, Gabriel, and my Peanut on the way!

Dzyre1115
by Gold Member on Feb. 13, 2009 at 9:50 PM

This is my favorite, at least it's a Better....

Better: Junior Mints (4.75 oz.) 595 calories,10.5 grams fat

mudgirl
by Member on Feb. 13, 2009 at 10:54 PM

what about goobers, you know the choclate covered peanuts? those r my favorite. at least they have protien in the nuts right?

cm08
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 11:08 PM

buttered corn

acrogodess
by Silver Member on Feb. 13, 2009 at 11:51 PM

My fave movie treat is Nachos and cheese with a large cherry icee.

Ms.Dean
by on Feb. 14, 2009 at 2:36 AM

I like to get hot dog and popcorn at the movies. If I am having a sweet tooth then I like chocolate covered penis...I mean peanuts.

LEJOLIE
by on Feb. 14, 2009 at 12:53 PM

 Nachos with cheese 894 calories, 52.5 grams fat  i will worry about the calories later, like always! lol

dr_m
by on Feb. 14, 2009 at 2:43 PM

popcorn, butter, definitely, and a hot dog and mustard, at the movies ..  mmmm .  making me think of splurging and going to a movie  !!!

 

 

crazymomof2374
by New Member on Feb. 14, 2009 at 10:12 PM

I got to have my buttered popcorn with a coke,so fattening,lol 

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