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#1 Old 04-03-2009, 02:44 PM
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Movie popcorn, no butter. Vegan? Yea right?

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#2 Old 04-03-2009, 02:46 PM
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I wouldn't count on it. Even plain movie popcorn has that weird yellow coating.

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#3 Old 04-03-2009, 02:49 PM
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if i aint seen the ingredients, i'm not gonna take it for granted.
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#4 Old 04-03-2009, 03:07 PM
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I thought many movie theaters, in the US anyway, use artificial butter flavoring for popcorn. Not sure what the yellow coating would be on plain popcorn, maybe the type of oil they use?
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just because it's not real butter doesn't mean it might not have milk ingredients in it.
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I thought many movie theaters, in the US anyway, use artificial butter flavoring for popcorn. Not sure what the yellow coating would be on plain popcorn, maybe the type of oil they use?



Yea but things like "non dairy creamer" contain dairy products.

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From what I understand the "butter" in most US movie theaters is vegetable oil. I've always heard it's vegan. I suppose you could check with the theater.

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In Australia at village cinemas its vegan.. YAY..

The yellow is a beta carotene...

I emaild them and they said no animal ingredients at all..
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I would definitely check with the specific theatre.
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#10 Old 04-03-2009, 04:32 PM
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cant' beat homemade popcorn from popcorn maker yummy
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#11 Old 04-04-2009, 12:13 AM
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At Regal Cinemas in Washington State the yellow is beta carotene. There are no dairy products at all in their movie popcorn. One little indulgence we can enjoy along with everyone else.



Oh. Wait. I hate popcorn.
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#12 Old 04-04-2009, 05:41 AM
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Popcorn at home with nooch, garlic powder, salt, some chipotle powder. That's all I need. Thanks, now I know what my Craving for the Day is.



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#13 Old 04-04-2009, 05:53 AM
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What is nooch?
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What is nooch?



nutritional yeast
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nutritional yeast



nom nom nom. I swear I'm addicted to it sometimes.
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Oh, thanks! How else do you use it? I tried it on pizza as a cheese substitute but I think I used too much as it was really dry and falling off all over the place. I like the taste though.
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Usually I'll make it into a nooch sauce - I get some water really hot, throw in some garlic powder, some salt, sometimes some rosemary, sometimes chipotle powder, sometimes liquid smoke, sometimes curry powder, whatever I feel like. Once I feel like all of those flavors have gotten around in the water enough (rosemary, especially) I'll stir in some nutritional yeast. It thickens the water up a lot, depending on how much you use. Oh, I bet coconut milk would taste good in there. Hmm... sometimes I'll put in some Earth Balance if my calorie limit allows it, haha.



I'll also sprinkle it over pasta too, just dry. I sprinkle it on a lot of stuff. A few days ago I threw some olive oil and balsamic vinegar into my mixed salad and sprinkled some nooch on top for a little bit of nuttiness.
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What do you do with the sauce, pour it over veggies or pasta?
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Pasta, veggies, dip random things in it (chips, bread, veggies), use it in tacos, uhh... anything that I can get my hands on at the moment? Haha, pretty much anything that's not too sugary?
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Ok, thanks, I will try!!
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#21 Old 04-05-2009, 08:11 AM
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All the theaters I have been to have dairy free popcorn. When going to a new theatre I always ask. I'd say I've probably asked around 7 theaters and all were vegan. I sometimes bring my own anyways because it usually costs about 6 dollars for a little bag.



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#22 Old 04-05-2009, 08:20 AM
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I know it usually costs as much as the movie or more, with a drink! I had no idea that some of it was vegan, though, and find that wonderful. I will ask next time I go.
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Movie theatre popcorn = vegan. You could still check with the theater if you wanted, but I have seen the ingredients for theatres here (Empire theatres) and it is vegan. Even the topping stuff is. Sweet.
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Wow, it's good to know that it's most likely vegan at the theaters near me. I always eat a little bit of popcorn when we go to the movies even though I'm not a huge fan. It's just not a movie without popcorn and Sour Patch Kids.

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Yeah, it's funny that something so "junky" and all-American is (usually) vegan. People are always so suprised when I buy it, and it's expensive so I usually don't, but sometimes it makes a point to omni friends that YES, I'M VEGAN BUT I EAT "NORMAL" FOOD TOO!!!



Plus, I'm not even a big popcorn fan! I usually have one or two bites then let my kids have the rest...
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Off topic: Popcorn, candy and drinks are the way movie theaters make money. Ticket prices usually just cover the cost to show the film.
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I was so happy to learn that my local theaters (Regal and AMC) had vegan popcorn--even the "butter"!! I can't go to the movies without getting popcorn (it's up to $7.50 here, and I still get it ). That would have been one of the hardest things to give up!



Strangely enough, there are no vegan "butter" microwave popcorn options out there that I've been able to find. The one and ONLY vegan popcorn in the massive Publix popcorn section is Orville natural "Simply Salted."
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::WARNING::



Famous Players Theatres (Canadian, definitely in Montreal QC and London/Kitchener ON at least) use Becel topping on their popcorn, which is NOT vegan. Moreover, their popcorn kernels are pre-coated with a non-vegan flavouring. I had to play the "I'm allergic to dairy" card before anyone bothered to check the ingredients for me.



Good news: I've never had any trouble making snacks beforehand and smuggling them in. I even asked a manager about it and he said, as long as I don't bring it in its own name-brand carrier (like a branded plastic shopping bag or a takeout box) they won't confiscate it. Basically, he told me to stick it in my purse and take it out when I got to my seat.
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[QUOTE=LuckyDuck;2286855







Good news: I've never had any trouble making snacks beforehand and smuggling them in. I even asked a manager about it and he said, as long as I don't bring it in its own name-brand carrier (like a branded plastic shopping bag or a takeout box) they won't confiscate it. Basically, he told me to stick it in my purse and take it out when I got to my seat. [/QUOTE]



I haven't been to a movie theater in a long time but I used to go pretty regularly and I always smuggled in my own snacks.
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I love smuggling in my own snacks, its so great sitting there with your own fresh popped popcorn in your lap and your own can of soda in the other.
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