Going to see “Quantum of Solace” tonight and I was thinking about all the weird things I like to eat at the movies. I got out of the habit of popcorn because I used to only like it with that ‘ movie theater butter’ (this was before I knew the manufacture of this ‘butter’ was associated with an illness known as “popcorn lung”) and it’s generally not vegan.
I got in the habit of taking bags of sweet potato chips to the movies. They’re crunchy and yummy and satisfy that desire to crunch into something. For something sweet, since almost all movie theater candy is not vegan, I bring squares of Green and Black’s dark chocolate.
Recently, I discovered Kernel Seasonings. Only a few of the flavors are vegan, but they’re very tasty and now I’m once again enjoying popcorn at the movie theater. It also got me making some of my own popcorn seasonings which I bring in little baggies. My favorite is: popcorn salt, nutritional yeast, onion and garlic powder.
My one nod to traditional theater fare is soda. Movie theaters are the only place I drink coke. I usually don’t like it, but paired with some salty popcorn it is just so good.
What do you eat at the movies? Do you have any foods that you only eat in the theater?
Also, why is snacking such a necessary part of seeing movies for most people?