10 Surprising Foods You Can Get At Movie Theaters

The cineplex is no longer just a place for popcorn, hotdogs, candy, and a soda. We sampled some of the most surprising foods at CinemaCon, the movie business convention in Las Vegas.

1. Hummus

Adam B. Vary

Yes! Hummus! In a movie theater!

2. Milk

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OK, it’s mostly flavored milk, but still — milk! At the movies!

3. Juice

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More healthy options for the whole family — although it does have just about as much sugar as soda-pop.

4. Fruit smoothies

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I sampled the mango. It was pretty delicious.

5. Cotton candy in a bag

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Although the Hello Kitty branding is sort of gilding the lily — or sweetening the giant cloud of sugar, as it were.

6. Cupcake-flavored popcorn

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I know! From the fine folks at Popcornopolis, it’s actually just popcorn coated in white chocolate and sprinkles, but it sure does taste like a cupcake.

7. Self-serve milkshake blending machine

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You even get to select how thick you want your shake. If I wasn’t lactose intolerant, I would spend all the money to have one in my house. (As it is, I downed four pills for just a few drags off that super-thick chocolate shake above. F’real, y’all.)

8. Chili powder lollipop

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It was described to me as “spicy and sour,” and after sampling the cherry flavor and nearly inhaling my cheeks, I would agree. It also comes in mango, cucumber, and chamoy flavors.

9. Takis and Salsaghetti

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“Salsaghetti,” in case you were wondering, is straws of watermelon-flavored candy sprinkled with tamarind sauce. It is a most unique experience.

These both came from the same booth as the chili powder lollys above, and it was one of the most well visited booths I saw at CinemaCon. Which makes sense when you learn that, per capita, Latinos are more likely to actually go to the movies than any other ethnic group.

10. White Castle

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Too late for Harold and Kumar, but not for you.

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