As a nation we love going to the pictures, with the first cinema in the UK popping up in 1896 - the rest is history. So whether you’re pining to get back to the big screen or you prefer to host a movie night in the comfort of your own home with extra blankets, Popcorn Shed’s cinema snacks are a must!

How much popcorn do I really need?

Have you ever found yourself in a movie theatre, the trailers have ended and you’re already halfway through your popcorn? Here at Popcorn Shed, we believe you can never have enough of the good thing; our favourite movie night snack - Penelope Popcorn.

That’s why we’ve devised a scale that measures how much popcorn you need for each film. Now, if you’re settling into James Cameron’s 1997 classic rendition of Titanic, then you’ll need to prepare your popcorn supplies accordingly as this multiple Oscar winning blockbuster is over 3 hours long!


So how does it work?

Lights, camera, popcorn!

Whether you prefer salted caramel or white truffle, we all munch popcorn at a different rate. Whilst sweet toothed people might prefer to go slow, salty snackers tend to be a few kernels ahead of the game. That’s why our calculations are based on our classic sweet and salty popcorn: the ultimate movie night snack!

At Shedquarters, we know that during tense scenes in a movie, you don't want to be snacking - you want to be paying attention. However, in the scenes when there’s yummy food on the screen, it’s best to be prepared with your own movie night snacks. Therefore, our guesstimations predict that the average movie-goer will consume 3-5 kernels per minute - that’s 270-450 kernels for a 90 minute film! Yummy!

So, you might now be curious as to how much popcorn do you need for one person? Provided you’re watching a good film (since you’re here, we can only assume you have great taste), we predict you’ll be less inclined to reach for popcorn every minute. Concentration outweighs the sensation to snack - but it is important to be equipped!

Instead of getting a different pop-per-person, why not consider one of our popcorn bundles and discover the beauty of Popcorn Shed’s popcorn? Our range is so delicious and full of flavour that there’s no need to go overboard on your next trip to the pictures! On top of that, our popcorn is healthy, gluten free AND we offer a range of vegan movie snacks to suit the whole family.

Whether you’re off to see Peter Rabbit 2 or Cruella, In The Heights or The Conjuring 3 - make sure you’ve got your popcorn at the ready!

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