Going to see a movie in a theatre any time soon? Chances are that if you’re going to spend money on a movie ticket, you’re also going to spend money on movie theatre snacks. Even movie-goers who arrive at the theatre after eating a large meal are often hungry for movie theatre snacks. There’s something very satisfying about sitting in a movie theatre while at the same time enjoying a delicious treat.
Movie theatres are synonymous with snack foods such as buttery popcorn, candy, soda, and other unhealthy (but tasty) treats. After purchasing movie tickets, patrons are usually forced to walk directly by a theatre’s concession stand before entering the auditorium where the movie will be showing. It’s extremely difficult for many people to resist the delicious aroma of freshly popped popcorn and the sweet allure of neatly arranged boxes of candy. Not to mention the other choices that may exist… such as nachos with lots of cheese, hot pretzels, hot dogs, and soda. No matter how you slice it, all of these choices are high in calories and unhealthy.
There are several interesting articles published on the internet that describe just how unhealthy movie theatre snacks are. For example, WebMD describes movie theatre popcorn as follows: “Movie theater popcorn contains anywhere from 400 to 1,200 calories, not to mention one to three days’ worth of artery-clogging saturated fat and a whopping 1,500 milligrams of sodium.”
Now There Are Healthier Movie Theatre Snack Options!
Due to the fact that movie theatre patrons have started to demand healthier snack options, many theatres across the United States are now offering frozen yogurt and other lower-calorie and healthier choices.
“The Café,” now found in some AMC theatre locations in the United States, allows movie-goers to “purchase yogurt, coffee, smoothies and other treats you wouldn’t expect to find in movie theatres. It’s all made fresh to order.” Offerings include Yogen Früz frozen yogurt, probiotic low-fat vanilla or chocolate frozen yogurt, scooped ice cream, and shakes.
But the frozen yogurt craze in movie theatres is not just limited to the United States. According to a press release distributed by Red Mango, the Dallas-based frozen yogurt chain expanded to Mexico in 2011 by signing an agreement with Cinemax – a leading movie theatre chain in Mexico with 184 theatres – to allow Cinemax to own and operate the Red Mango franchise throughout Mexico.
When frozen yogurt is not available inside a movie theatre, you can bet there is at least one frozen yogurt shop located in close proximity. Frozen yogurt is the perfect snack to combine with the movie-going experience. Because frozen yogurt is quickly becoming a top choice in movie theatres, chances are good that it will be available next time you make plans to see a great flick!