Screen Junkies » Concessions http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:33:34 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Baja Innovations Has A New Way To Butter Your Popcorn (Not A Metaphor) http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/baja-innovations-has-a-new-way-to-butter-your-popcorn-not-a-metaphor/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/baja-innovations-has-a-new-way-to-butter-your-popcorn-not-a-metaphor/#comments Wed, 01 Feb 2012 23:56:03 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=244311 In the future, every kernel will glisten, and every finger will be greased.

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Doesn’t it just grind your gears when you order a large buttered popcorn from the theater, but find that the popcorn isn’t completely covered in butter when you get to the nether regions of the bucket?

Bradley Cimo of Baja Innovations f*cking hates it when that happens. In fact, here’s what he said was the impetus for his new invention, the Flavor Funnel:

Myself and friends and a million other people have always been disgusted by how the butter runs out once you get down to the middle of the popcorn. This helps distribute the butter more evenly.

He’s DISGUSTED by this phenomenon. The thought of not having the lowest depths of his popcorn covered in artificial butter revolts him. But Bradley Cimo is a man of action, so rather than complain, he has taken arms against a sea of unbuttered troubles, and by opposing, will end them.

The Flavor Funnel is a plastic funnel-ish tube that runs down the middle of your popcorn, with holes scattered throughout, so that it may gently weep butter throughout. I’m glad that Mr. Cino is addressing this underbuttering problem head-on, as a large popcorn buttered in the traditional method doesn’t contain more than 1600 or 1700 calories, so this should be an innovation welcomed by not only theatergoers, but angioplasty balloon manufacturers and companies that make prosthetic feet for diabetics.

Actually, the Flavor Funnel addresses that question right here, saying that the goal of the Flavor Funnel is to maximize flavor using the same amount (or less) butter, though I would say that a device that presupposes that you should stick your popcorn under a buttere machine for 20 seconds might not be considered a harbinger of health.

May your song never die, Bradley Cino.

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AMC Says “No Fatties” With New Healthy Concession Options http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/amc-says-no-fatties-with-new-healthy-concession-options/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/amc-says-no-fatties-with-new-healthy-concession-options/#comments Tue, 05 Apr 2011 18:04:23 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=205426 Pretty soon there will be healthier options at your local movie theater concession stand that you can ignore in favor of popcorn and soda.

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Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Michael Lyton made a plea to theater owners at last years ShoWest, asking them to please consider offering healthier options at their concession stands. His thinking was that it would help fight obesity in younger moviegoers. Sure, that make perfect sense, as children go to the movies 5-7 times a week, right? Welp, logic be damned, AMC stepped up to the plate and heeding his impassioned call. Here’s the press release:

Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Lynton today welcomed the announcement by AMC Theatres (AMC) that audiences will now be able to purchase “smart snack choices” at the company’s theaters.

“I applaud AMC for making healthier snacks available for theatergoers at concession stands around the country. I believe this will be good for business and for public health,” Lynton said.

In March, 2010, Lynton called on theater owners at ShoWest (now CinemaCon) to serve healthy food in addition to their traditional offerings. In his ShoWest remarks, Lynton said, “By bringing healthier snacks into your concession stands, you would be helping our country meet an urgent public health need. Taking this step is also great for audiences and for your business, because people want to see healthier foods in theaters, and when they do, they’ll buy them.”

Lynton announced last year that the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a project of the William J. Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association, had offered to advise theater owners on adding healthier snacks to their menus. AMC did work with the Alliance and said it “modeled AMC Smart MovieSnacks on the Alliance’s school competitive food and beverage guidelines, which the organization uses in its work that supports more than 11,000 U.S. schools.”

That’s all well and good, but I’m going to remain concerned for the safety of our nation’s youth until AMC agrees to ban all non-Pixar animation and movies with more than 5 fart jokes from their theaters for good! Who’s with me? (Deadline)

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