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What theater owners don't want you to know about their popcorn? 1 Large popcorn = 3 BIG Macs

submitted on March 23, 2011 by orangearrows in "Member's Lounge"
These days if I have a craving for it, I order a kids size. I think this is a great idea as it will force owners to provide more options.

Theater owners to the FDA: Don't mess with our popcorn.

The nation's cinema operators are fuming about proposed federal rules that could require them to disclose the calories in their concession food — including popcorn, a highly profitable item for theater chains.

Regulators could issue final rules as early as Wednesday that would force movie theaters to post calorie counts for popcorn, pretzels, hot dogs and other prepared foods sold in their cinemas. Packaged foods such as candy already carry nutritional information.

Marcelo Silva and Lilian De Melo, both of Westchester, share popcorn and a soft drink before their movie at The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center in Westchester. The nation's cinema operators are upset about the FDA's proposed rules that would require theaters to disclose the calorie count of their concessions--including popcorn. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

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    Posted by josetring on March 23, 2011
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    Wow, this is crazy. I never thought about it.
    • orangearrows
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      Posted by orangearrows on March 23, 2011
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      Yup - I have a feeling the fake butter ( processed flavored oil) which they put on top is the main culprit.

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