Replace popcorn with a superior movie snack

For many people the epitome of a movie theater snack is popcorn, but the times are changing. Sure, you can let the theater gouge you for popcorn, but you can also opt for a superior snack while watching Avengers: Endgame. Whether you want a keto-friendly snack, hate getting popcorn kernels stuck in your teeth, or just want a change, we have options for you!


Nuts are a great snack for the movies

One of the best parts of popcorn is how salty and great it is by the handful. Great news though: you can achieve the same kind of crunchy, salty deliciousness by opting in for a good bag of nuts. The best part is that there are tons of options out there, whether you want food coated in something sweet like chocolate or just prefer them salted. If you aren't crazy about a salty snack, but you still want the crunch then opting for raw nuts is also an option.

Every local convenience store, grocery store, and most Target and Walmart stores all include a decent selection of nuts in person. You can also opt for awesome selections from online retailers like Amazon or With nuts, you get the crunchy, salty taste that you want, without getting popcorn kernels stuck in your teeth. Either way, you have plenty of options.

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Trail Mix

Grabable snacks are the best for theater viewing. After all, with everything going on in Avengers: Endgame, you don't want to miss out because you're looking down at your food. Trail Mix becomes the perfect movie snack to replace popcorn in this case, especially when you consider the options available.

You can swing by any convenience or grocery store to snag run-of-the-mill trail mix. Shops like Target have an entire selection of higher-end trail mix that contains dried fruit, caramel, and even chocolate covered espresso beans if you want them. If you have particular dietary restrictions, websites like will even let you build your own trail mix from scratch and have it delivered right to your door.

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Chocolate-covered pretzels

Chocolate covered pretzels

If you want a sweet and savory snack for during the movie, then the ticket might be some chocolate-covered pretzels. These snacks will give you that satisfying crunch without quite so much butter or mess.

You can pick up all sorts of chocolate-covered pretzels from any local grocery store, and many convenience stores as well. Even better, you can find white chocolate, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate pretzels. This means that no matter what kind of chocolate you like, there is a covered pretzel out there waiting for you. Although, we have a personal favorite: Hershey's dipped pretzels.

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Dried Fruit

Dried Fruit

If you enjoy being able to snack on handfuls of food, but you're looking for something less savory than popcorn or candy, then dried fruit might be the right option for you. You can find dried or dehydrated fruit at your local grocery store, and it can make for a delicious snack.

There are a few things to remember with dried fruit. Namely, fruits have a fairly high sugar content so if that's a concern for you, be wary. However, you can generally find a wide variety from mango, to apples, to berry mixes. This means that if you bring in a few different bags you've got plenty of variety. This snack can get a little pricy, but if you compare options you should be able to find one that fits your budget.

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Meat and Cheese

If you're looking for a keto friendly alternative to popcorn you can always rock meat of some kind and cheese cubes. There are two easy ways to go on this route. You can either pop by the grocery store and pick up a few bags of Hormel pepperoni and your choice of cheese, or fry up fresh bacon and then chop it into pieces and drop it into a bag.

It'll be tasty, and since it's easy to bag that makes it easy to sneak into the theater. It also means you won't be falling off track of your diet since both meat and cheese are Keto approved! If you're lucky, some local convenience stores might even carry Pepperoni and cheese snack packs that you can snag on the way to see Avengers: Endgame! Just remember if you go the bacon route to let it cool before you bag it or the smell might out you as having snuck it into the movie.

What would you suggest?

Are there any snacks you like to sneak into the theater? What's your favorite? Sound off in the comments below.

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