It's the weekend again. And when you are a young Singaporean, what would you do on a weekend like this? Well.. we ring up a few mates and hit the cinemas. Before that, we'll probably stuff ourselves with some fast food. Why the sudden post about cinema snacks? Hm.. has it occurred to you how much fats and junk go into our body when our intention is to catch a movie and have a relaxing afternoon?
First, I don't care what they tell you about Popcorn being a whole grain. Look there's too much Sugar or Salt in those buckets (yeah, they serve them in buckets now!)! Perhaps they have used an artificial butter flavouring to mimick the original Butter taste in those popcorn. But that's even worse. Remember my articles about those evil artificial flavourings? Yeap Diacetyl and here's the article to refresh your memory.
Second, what we usually get in a combo set to go along with those buckets are big cups of Coca Cola or carbonated drinks. Eeks.. think of all those Fructose going into your system. Not to mention how much carbs your have just consumed.
Third, you can get some nice Hot Dogs to go along if you are hungry! Hot Dogs?? Did you just forget they are made from a mixture of raw meat and.... BYPRODUCTS. Well not forgetting how much salt goes into each of these Hot Dogs! Hey for those who do not know.. Hot Dogs are often heated and reheated over and over again. And studies have shown that they contain high levels of harmful bacteria known as Listeria. Still liking it??
All right.. I have nothing much to rant about those Nachos. Ahem.. just forget the Cheese Sauce (yeap.. artificial flavourings, colourings and preservatives again!). And you often get them covered in Salt and seasonings. Not that innocent afterall.. those Nachos, hur?
So if you are hitting those cinemas, I recommend you get yourself bottled water. Or bring your own. I hate how those cinema owners banned cinema goers from bringing their own food. They want you to stuff yourselves with those high fat, sugar and sodium diets while catching a movie. Tsk tsk tsk.. sense some conspiracy there? We should make a stand and suggest to them that we need to have healthy alternatives available. Muesli would be good. Fresh fruit juice? Yum! But seriously, I don't think they'll give a damn about what we eat since healthy food has a lower profit margin. Junk is good for business mate! Bring it on!