Confessions of a concession stand connoisseur 

May 22, 2023 — by Divya Vadlakonda
Graphic by Divya Vadlakonda
My concession stand essentials.
Armed with a refreshing drink, a mouthwatering snack and a bag of sweet candy, I am unstoppable. 

For me, watching the silver screen at AMC Saratoga 14 is a magical experience, but one that is incomplete without a bag full of the best movie snacks.

My go-to movie candy has always been Sour Patch Kids. While its counterparts like Airheads Xtremes only have one flavor, Sour Patch Kids offers a diverse flavor profile that takes you through a journey: sour, sweet, and suddenly — gone.

Next essential: Icees. I’ve never been someone who liked carbonated drinks, but they are an exception. Though limited in flavors, they hit the mark with those that they offer — with the best obviously being blue raspberry for its addictive and recognizable taste. Plus, unlimited refills!

Last but not least is the poster-snack of the movies — buttered popcorn. Having been associated with cinema for years, its ability to please mass audiences is incomparable to any other. It’s at the top for a reason: it’s grab-able, shareable and never fails to satisfy.

Only when armed with these three must-haves will you be prepared to experience all the enchantment an actual theater has to offer.

Tags: AMC, movie
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