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Cineplex Odeon Popcorn

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I stopped in at the Cineplex Odeon today, buying tickets for Harry Potter tomorrow, and thought I'd check on their popcorn. They pop it in canola oil, the guy at the concession gave me the ingredient list for their butter (Lactantia, and becel margarine for the "topping"), but he didn't have a list for their salt. He brought me the 10kg bag of salt they use and two of the ingredients seemed a bit fishy...natural spices and natural flavour. The manager of the theatre wouldn't give me a contact number for the supplier, she just said not to eat the popcorn, because they pop it with the salt, it's not a you add salt afterward thing.

The company who manufactures it is G & A, in/near Burlington, Ontario. I couldn't find any info online, but I sent a message to the Hamilton Celiac Association.

Any other thoughts on how to track down the ingredients or does anyone know if it's safe? My son can certainly have the M&M's, but he's a huge fan of movie popcorn, and we'd like to know if he can have it or not.

Thanks in advance.

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I would be worried about the Lactancia topping because they are owned by Parmalat and they won't guarantee any of their products as being gluten-free. Becel is safe. Sorry I can't help you with the salt thing.

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We ended up taking a big ziploc bag of popcorn with us (Act II microwave by ConAgra) and no one said a peep to us about bringing it.

Which is good - or I would have mentioned the excellent concession employee and the useless manager and gone on my merry way.

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