Food & Drink

The Best Movie Theater Food, In Order (PHOTOS)

Where does your favorite fall?

There is something about walking into a movie theater that makes us instantly hungry for snacks. We know that there is nothing available but sugar, corn syrup, popcorn and whatever that stuff they pour over the top is, but we can't help ourselves. As with all other snack-buying opportunities in life, there are better and worse choices. The best movie theater food straddles a careful line between salty and sweet, is easy to eat and is always shareable. The worst movie theater food is smelly, unwieldy and makes you feel terrible after eating it.

Below, you'll find my ranking of movie theater concession snacks, from absolute worst, to absolute best.

15
Milk Duds
Flickr: johnegraham2
"Made with Chocolate & Caramel" is an apt description, since it hints that there may also be some candle wax in there. Milk Duds are the worst.
14
Raisinets
Amazon
Look, you're not fooling anyone. You're RAISINS.
13
Sour Patch Kids
Flickr: szapucki
You know what I love? Sour gummy candy. You know what I hate? Feeling like I've just chewed on glass for two hours straight.
12
Dots
Amazon
These are probably made of plastic, let's be honest.
11
Goobers
CandyWarehouse
Chocolate and peanuts are both delicious. Somehow these manage to be completely unremarkable.
10
Nachos
Flickr: Navin75
Guys, there is a time and a place. Just come on.
9
Whoppers
Flickr: oskay
Even people who love Whoppers will admit that they are really strange.
8
Hot Dogs
Flickr: stu_spivack
Okay. A hot dog is the most meal-like thing anyone should be eating in a movie theater.
7
Jumbo Pickles
Amazon
HATERS GONNA HATE.
6
M&M's
You can't really mess with a classic.
5
Sweet Tarts
Amazon
These are what Sour Patch Kids hope they'll be when they grow up and stop cutting the ever-loving shit out of peoples' mouths.
4
Sno-Caps
Amazon
Chocolately, crunchy, tiny, perfect.
3
Red Vines
Amazon
Twizzlers? What is a Twizzler. Never heard of it.
2
Junior Mints
Amazon
These are the best candies available at a concession stand. Hands down.
1
Popcorn
If you don't think popcorn is the greatest movie theater snack there is, you also probably don't think sunshine or puppies are that great.

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