Kid Stuff: Movie Candy

Movie candy has traditionally been sold in those larger boxes so that theater owners could charge higher prices. Of course, another tradition is to stop at the 7-Eleven on the way to the movie, buy cheaper candy and hide it in a purse. Uploaded by couponmamainsc.wordpress.com..

I’ve placed this post under “kid stuff,” but we have to be honest here. Lots of adults prefer candy to popcorn (or nachos or any other current concession fads) as movie fare. For many of us, it allows us a (mostly) non-judgmental way to eat what we wouldn’t otherwise buy out in public.

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There’s a certain canon of concession confections we all know. Some have been bringing profits to theaters for generations. Some of the most popular candy items sold through the years as movie treats include:

  • Twizzlers
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (Great American Things, March 14, 2010)
  • Milk Duds
  • Raisinets
  • Junior Mints
  • SnoCaps
  • M&M’S (Great American Things, July 19, 2011)
  • Dots
  • Goobers
  • Good & Plenty

Of course, movie candy has always come in those large boxes, allowing theater owners to charge outlandish prices. But that’s part of the movie-going experience. Also part of the movie-going experience is stopping at the 7-Eleven on the way to the theater and hiding candy in a purse. Whoops! Did I let a secret out of the bag?

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