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Which Movie Snacks Shine the Brightest?

Movie SnacksA great movie is driven by its stars. Actors and actresses like Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lawrence, and Chris Pratt take blockbuster films to the next level while putting butts in the seats. But anyone who loves going to the theater can tell you the real lead in any viewing experience.

The movie snacks.

Everyone has his or her favorite candy, and movie time is perfect for indulging. Chocolate peanuts, sour gummies, and fruity chews are all popular choices at the concession stand. Here at Miracle Strip Popcorn, we like to kick things up a notch with carnival style cotton candy made with one of our professional-grade machines. Nothing can keep you from your candy during the excitement of a movie.

While some like to satisfy their sweet tooth, others lean towards options a little more savory. The best movie snacks also tend to show up at other spectator events, like the ballpark. Hot dogs and nachos, both commonly available at movie theaters, are undeniably delicious options.

By now you’re probably wondering when we were going to mention the biggest star of all. There is perhaps nothing else that goes hand-in-hand so well with a movie as popcorn-salty, buttery popcorn that keeps you munching from the very first scene to the closing credits. Movie theater popcorn makes every other snack an afterthought. Even if you plan on trying something else, the overwhelming aroma that greets you when walking through the door is all it takes to bring you back.

No matter which movie snack you choose, everyone knows you’ll need a tasty beverage to wash it all down. A classic, often overlooked choice is fresh squeezed lemonade, a treat still offered by some of the old-fashioned movie houses. Frozen drinks have become a more popular choice these days. The go by a number of names, but we’re pretty sure our sno-cones and shaved ice can do the trick.

Hungry yet? The best part about these popular movie theater snacks is that you can easily provide them at your next event. At Miracle Strip Popcorn, we sell the equipment you need to make popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs, nachos, and a variety of beverages. Once you realize the leading role that movie snacks play, you have the power to take your next big showing to the next level.

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Popcorn: An Unexpected Source of Antioxidants

With healthy living being all the rage these days, it is often difficult to find a snack that is not only healthy, but enjoyable as well. Well, we have some news for you. Popcorn is a healthy snack! We know that it is of popular knowledge that air popped popcorn is a low calorie snack, but did you know that there are health benefits of popcorn in general? In fact, popcorn has high levels of concentrated antioxidants, according to an article from Daily Mail.

So what exactly are antioxidants, you ask? Well, antioxidants are “substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food, or by environmental exposures like tobacco smoke and radiation.” Free radicals can damage your body’s cells and can take part in causing heart disease, cancer and other diseases. (Source: Medicine Plus)

Surprisingly, research has shown that just one serving of popcorn has about 300mg of antioxidants. To put that into perspective for you, a serving of fruit contains about 160mg of antioxidants. I know what you are thinking, and no, we cannot replace fruits and veggies for popcorn, although that would be delicious!

Unfortunately, popcorn does not contain the necessary vitamins and mineral our bodies need. For now, we will have to settle with popcorn as the perfect snack option. Not bad if you ask me!

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