Test Your Movie Theater
Cuisine IQ! By Monica Nuez
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you're like most people (sadly), you may have indulged a bit in movie theater
cuisine (okay, maybe not "cuisine" so much as "nicely packaged gut bombs").
Buttered popcorn, nachos, pizza . . . You can do some serious damage before
you've even traveled back to 1986 in a hot tub or seen some serious Titan
clashing. These calorie counts can be even more entertaining - or scarier,
really - than anything on the screen. Each treat shows its calorie count,
ranking from highest to lowest calorie count.
ounces) - 1,200 calories. Other interesting
nutritional information: 57.2 grams total fat (45.7 grams saturated fat); 486
milligrams of sodium; 148.6 grams of carbs (5.7 grams of dietary fiber and
137.2 grams of sugar); 28.6 grams of protein; and 114.3 milligrams of
- Medium Buttered
Popcorn (11 cups) - 900 calories. Other interesting
nutritional information: 50 grams total fat (30 grams saturated fat) and 87
grams of carbs (15 grams of dietary fiber).
- Skittles® (6.75 ounces) -
776 calories. Other interesting nutritional
information: 7.8 grams total fat (all saturated fat); 31 milligrams of sodium;
174.2 grams of carbs (146.2 grams of sugar); and 46.7 milligrams of
(5.3 ounces) - 762 calories. Other interesting
nutritional information: 39.6 grams total fat (15.2 grams saturated fat); 15
milligrams of cholesterol; 91.5 grams of carbs (6.1 grams dietary fiber and
76.2 grams of sugar); 15.2 grams of protein; and 121.9 milligrams of
- Large Minute
(44 ounces) - 605 calories. Other interesting
nutritional information: 82 milligrams of sodium; 148.5 grams of carbs (132
grams of sugar); 11 grams of protein; 110 milligrams of calcium; and 2,474.6
milligrams of potassium.