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Tried To Eat At The Movies... :(

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Went to Star Wars 3 at the thearte yesterday, and I figured I woudl aviod anything they make there as to much trouble, so I asked to see thier candy so I could check the ingredients. The Snickers, the milkway, the milkyway dark... all of it said Wheat Flour. :( So I gave up and got a Coke instead.

I guess not all Snickers are gluten-free? I thought it would be....glad I checked. :o


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No... snickers are not all gluten-free if you check the infredients lists, there are a few that have gluten in them

http://www.snickers.com/nutrition.asp

Well this was "plain snickers" just like the bars you get in the stores, not a facny flavor. The only difference was it was litte bite sized ones in a bag instead of full size bars. Same with the other candy.


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Yea celiac3270 I don't think the poppable ones are gluten free either.

I know the full size ones are gluten free....maybe it is different with sizes though...this is an example of how important it still is to double check a label


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Maybe I'm henious--I know it !! But, I always bring my own candy to the movies, and just buy their drinks. Sometimes we'll bring like 4 different kinds with us. Hmm, at Star Wars two weeks ago I think I brought sweet tarts, skittles, reeces pieces and peanuts ! Its a good time to carry a big purse--or see a movie with someone who has one ! :lol:


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Typcial I do not go to the theaters, but to many ppl are talking about Star Wars and I did not want them to ruin it for me, so caught the Mantee hehe.

Popables.... yea I think they might have been called that...


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And bring a dining card or something so if someone stops you about your food, you can explain it to them and even if it's not entirely true, say you can't eat the food they have or weren't sure if they had gluten-free food. ;)

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I didn't realize that the poppables weren't gluten-free. Yikes!! I use to eat those all the time ~ didn't bother reading the label. Thanks for the "wake up" about getting too relaxed!!

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Maybe I'm henious--I know it !!  But, I always bring my own candy to the movies, and just buy their drinks.  Sometimes we'll bring like 4 different kinds with us.  Hmm, at Star Wars two weeks ago I think I brought sweet tarts, skittles, reeces pieces and peanuts !  Its a good time to carry a big purse--or see a movie with someone who has one !  :lol:

I do it too and I don't feel bad at all with what they freaking charge for that stuff! $5 for a pop! :blink:

I even have a purse I switch my stuff to just to be able to fit more in! :lol:

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celiac3270--nice idea on the card...I think I have some in my wallet. I haven't been caught yet! And its no wonder I do that, because my growing up my mom and dad would carry in a big ol' bag of popcorn to movies too. (My mom's purse is HUGE!!) :lol:


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Nice Abby--sometimes I will empty my purse out before I put in the candy. (Not to get off the subject !) but can I say I resisted carrying a 'big/bigger' purse for a long time, and eventually all my intestinal issues won out and I had to upgrade to have room for all the food I had to carry around with me. I eat like every 2 hours at least I think! :P

Oh, and on candy...anyone try the new Reeces Pieces with nuts? Like peanut M&Ms? Woo hoo they're good... !


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I was doing some research on candies for my daughter. I found that most "miniature" candies are NOT gluten-free. Like the bags of hersheys miniature bars are not gluten free, even if the regular big bars are. Also, popables are not. I don't know why when things are made in the smaller version they aren't gluten-free even if the regular size is gluten-free. But that's how it is. :(

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Jen ~ haven't seen the new Reece's pieces with nuts... sound yummy!! :)

What state are you in?? Those kind of things usually take a while to reach Nebraska!! LOL ;)

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Good ol' NE. I was in Omaha once for a wedding--cute town ! I am in Indiana. The only place I've found them was Walmart...so...they just might be nearby ;) We think they're better than peanut m&ms...


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Yes--my mom thought of that one...it gives validation to your bringing food in, especially if you say that you didn't know what food was available, etc.

That's just a backup, of course :lol: . I don't go up to the security people and say, "Hey, I have some food here, but I have a good excuse." :D:P

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Hmmm... I am going to Walmart on Friday. I will have to check it out. If they don't have them, I am going through Indiana in another week... if they are that good, maybe worth a stop! Ha!

The only issue I have with taking my own food into the movies is the feeling of "stealing" from the theater. We live in a tiny town with a one screen movie theater... taking food in is just not an option. I have asked the owner, a local Doctor (ironic, huh??), if I could bring in my own popcorn... but have since discovered that theirs is gluten-free. So, don't have that excuse either! I am not bringing up this point to condemn, but just to add a "Hmmm...." to the discussion. :huh:

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Kimberly--

Hmmmm :) The reeces are definitely worth a stop in Indiana !

On the movies, I might feel differently about it if I was going to a small, locally owned establishment. The theater in the town I went to college to was tiny--two screens that worked about 50% of the time! I always bought candy there when I went--good selection and much cheaper than the big mega theaters now !


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Hmmm... I am going to Walmart on Friday. I will have to check it out. If they don't have them, I am going through Indiana in another week... if they are that good, maybe worth a stop! Ha!

The only issue I have with taking my own food into the movies is the feeling of "stealing" from the theater. We live in a tiny town with a one screen movie theater... taking food in is just not an option. I have asked the owner, a local Doctor (ironic, huh??), if I could bring in my own popcorn... but have since discovered that theirs is gluten-free. So, don't have that excuse either! I am not bringing up this point to condemn, but just to add a "Hmmm...." to the discussion. :huh:

I used to work at a movie theater, and I can tell you one thing about them, they make less then 25 cents per ticket sold in most cases. All thier profit, all of it, comes from food sales/etc. Thats why they are so expensive. They have to cover the operating costs of the theater there. As #'s of tickets sold continues to fall, volumne of sales continues ot decrease, and they have no choice but to increase price at the food/etc stands. In many was the theater is a dieng creature...

Heck I went to see STAR WARS 3, one of the biggest movies this year, and there was only a dozen ppl in the theater....

I almost always just buy the DVD and not go to the moives anymore....


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That's interesting Vincent... all the theaters near us are packed all the time. We always have to go early. Maybe I live in a higher populated area ?


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That's interesting Vincent... all the theaters near us are packed all the time. We always have to go early. Maybe I live in a higher populated area ?

Oh, sure , if I showed up during thier peak hours it would have been packed too I assume, but I went to an early show on a Monday. :D Outside of that, over all the number of tickets sold is falling slowly over the years. $$ made on movies appears to be going up, but thats only because the price per ticket has gone up.


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maybe people are all buying lcd screens and renting dvds at home! my husband and i love movies--one of our favorite things to do. maybe part of downturning is the upping of ticket prices. they are really expensive. and i know its cheaper where i'm at in the midwest than in some places. i went to new york like 8 years and saw a movie on time square--it was $10 !! i get a ton of movie gift certificates from my mom for christmas. that helps take the sting out :)


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