Am I The Only One Who Doesn't Like Theater Popcorn?

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  1. GmaGoldie profile image81
    GmaGoldieposted 12 years ago

    I love homemade air popped corn with butter. The theater popcorn seems artificial to me. Am I the only one who feels like a cow eating processed corn at the movies?

    1. kmackey32 profile image64
      kmackey32posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I do not like popcorn at all so you are not the only one.

    2. jcmayer777 profile image64
      jcmayer777posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      You're the first person I've ever heard of that doesn't.

      U crazy or something?

    3. JEDIJESSICUH profile image74
      JEDIJESSICUHposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I absolutely hate movie theater popcorn. Maybe it's because of the prices, maybe because once it made me horribly ill, either way! I love the smell, but I won't eat it.

    4. shesacraftymom profile image61
      shesacraftymomposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Hate it. Makes me have a headache. It has a ton of peanut oil in it and it's terrible for you (I worked at a movie theater as a kid - maybe this is why I hate it).  It does smell good, I will admit.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image61
    paradigmsearchposted 12 years ago

    Yes. big_smile

    1. carol3san profile image60
      carol3sanposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I never thought about popcorn at the movies as being processed food, but I guess it is.   I happen to love popcorn although I don't eat that much of it these days.   I can't really tell the difference from the popcorn I eat at home from the one I eat at the movies..

  3. manlypoetryman profile image80
    manlypoetrymanposted 12 years ago

    How can you not like Theater Popcorn?

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    EmpressFelicityposted 12 years ago

    I just don't get popcorn. To me, it's like eating polystyrene packing beads coated with sugar.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
      Hollie Thomasposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I dislike popcorn too. It reminds me of those awful sweets that you could get when I was a kid, flying saucers. You had too chew on some awful polystyrene type substance, just to get to the sherbet inside. I met an American woman through a friend once, who said I hadn't tried popcorn the right way, it should have salt sprinkled on it not sugar. Eww, it was even worse.

  5. Lisa HW profile image63
    Lisa HWposted 12 years ago

    The last time I had theater popcorn (and it has to be the butter kind), it was two years ago; and I paid $5 for a very small bag of it.  Before then, I think it was around 1990 that I got myself one of those big cups of butter popcorn (not the bucket - just the big cup).  Maybe there was one before that, in the early 1980's.

    Anyway, having pointed out that it's a very rare indulgence for me, I love it!   big_smile

    I've yet to taste anyone's homemade popcorn that I liked better than movie popcorn.  lol

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 12 years ago

    As long as my husband's BUYING the movie popcorn ($$$) and the super sugary drinks ($$$), I'm eating and drinking the stuff.  I'm not sweating its lack of nutritional value because it's not like I'm eating this junk every day of my life.

    1. Lisa HW profile image63
      Lisa HWposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Based on that $10 popcorn "bill" I had two years ago, when I bought a little bag for myself and the person I was with; I think people should be more worried about the heart attack from being told their popcorn will cost them $10 for a few ounces than from the one they might get from eating popcorn once in a great while.  smile

  7. Cagsil profile image70
    Cagsilposted 12 years ago

    I used to eat it and never had a problem with it. Now, I don't eat much popcorn at all anymore. hmm

  8. Alecia Murphy profile image70
    Alecia Murphyposted 12 years ago

    I don't like theater popcorn either, but if someone else buys and I happen to want a taste then maybe I'll eat someone. I don't like most popcorn except for kettle corn because it's not too buttery or salty when done right.

    1. Lisa HW profile image63
      Lisa HWposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Alecia, remind me not to buy any if I'm ever around you.  I'd hate to be responsible for someone's being eaten.   Canibalism at the theater can really ruin an evening out.   smile               (oh...  I know typos happen.  I just couldn't resist.  smile )

  9. SandyMcCollum profile image64
    SandyMcCollumposted 12 years ago

    They sell this popcorn now that you can make at home and it tastes just like theater popcorn. There's also a buttery salt that you can add that tastes like the theater stuff. I love it - especially the NEXT day! smile

  10. Disturbia profile image59
    Disturbiaposted 12 years ago

    I loved it when I was a kid, but the last few times I've been out to a theater, the popcorn was either dry, or slightly burnt, and generally awful.  I don't know if it's just the particular movie theater we go to, but it's been just the pits.

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    Emile Rposted 12 years ago

    I don't know about the theaters in your area, but in ours they don't pop the corn on site. It comes in giant plastic bags and they dump it into the glass faced display.

    I can't imagine why anyone would pay ten dollars for bagged popcorn. It certainly doesn't taste fresh like home made.

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    Rosemary Banksposted 12 years ago

    I really like theater popcorn when it's freshly made w/out butter. Yum! Yum!

  13. food4you profile image59
    food4youposted 12 years ago

    I love theater popcorn, probably too much. Add some salt and jalapinoes and it is perfect!
    The last few times when we ate theater popcorn, I ate so much that I had stomach problems!

    1. profile image0
      Rosemary Banksposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I've had this same thing happen to me, probably too much fiber all at once.


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