Brits consume 13,000 calories each year at the cinema, survey finds


Friday, January 25, 2019

The average Brit will consume 13,000 calories a year while watching films at the cinema, a survey has found.

Cinema goers will eat sweets, popcorn and hotdogs containing around 1,795 calories each time they watch a film, which is almost the same as the recommended daily intake for a woman.

The average adult male makes seven trips to the cinema a year, which amounts to a total of 12,565 calories annually.



The research, conducted by Chilean Blueberries, found that popcorn was the most popular cinema snack, followed by sweets, Maltesers, ice cream and nachos.

Ninety per cent of the 2,000 adults surveyed thought that cinema snacks were overpriced, resulting in nine out of 10 sneaking their own snacks into the theatre.

Four in 10 people also said they would like cinemas to serve healthier snacks, including mixed nuts, fresh berries, carrot sticks and banana chips.

And one in four believe these entertainment centres are contributing to the obesity problem among children. 

Charif Christian Carvajal, Chilean Blueberries' spokesperson said: “Our results found that Brits’ love of going to the cinema seems to be stronger than ever, however, one area many cinemas struggle with is their selection of healthy snacks. 

“Many cinemagoers would prefer to have healthier options than the traditional hot dogs, nachos or popcorn that are usually offered."