Movie Theaters Not Happy With Popcorn Calorie Report

empty movie theater with popcorn - popcorn calories
empty movie theater with popcorn - popcorn calories

If you are drawn to stories about foods with outrageous amounts of unhealthy fats, you already know that movie popcorn is as bad as it gets. The Center for Science in the Public Interest regularly exposes fat and calorie numbers that have your eyes popping along with the kernels: a large popcorn from Regal Cinemas registered 1,200 calories and 60 grams of saturated fat, though the company claims far fewer of those calories and fat grams.

Now federal regulators might be passing requirements that movie theaters (along with the restaurant chains already in the law), concession stands and grocery stores selling prepared food provide calorie counts and other nutrition information. Movie theaters are highly displeased.