One of the hardest things about movie nights is deciding what snacks to have. Do you go for sweet or savoury – or both? I tend to go for the sugary stuff – can’t resist a bit of Ben & Jerry’s and Pick ‘n’ Mix! Having the right snacks is important whilst watching a film. especially if your friends are over and you want something to share. Below are some of my favourite snacks for you to choose from during your next movie night.
Movie nights aren’t complete without a bucket of popcorn. I don’t know about you, but I sometimes find that popcorn can be a bit dry and tasteless. However, I recently discovered Retrocorn, a brand which creates delicious popcorn that isn’t too sweet or salty. Retrocorn contains “no obscure chemicals, additives and preservatives”. Each packet of Retrocorn consists of a generous portion of hand-popped corn, which is coated in traditional British sweets that’ll remind you of your childhood. Think cola cubes, rhubarb & custard and lemon sherbets. Retrocorn popcorn is super tasty and is perfect for sharing with your friends during a movie night.
2. Dried Fruit
If you want something a little healthier to munch on whilst watching films, why not try dried fruit? While dried fruit isn’t as good as the real thing, it is still low in calories and counts as one of your five a day. I absolutely love dried mango, strawberry and pineapple – and you can’t go wrong with banana chips! Most supermarkets produce their own dried fruit, but it’s also worth checking out Whitworths, Ocean Spray, Urban Fruit and Forest Feast.
Ice cream is a classic movie snack, but have you ever considered frozen yoghurt? It’s more natural than ice cream and you can add whatever toppings you like. I personally like to add pieces of mango and berries to my froyo, but you can also add nuts, chocolate, fudge, biscuits and marshmallows.
4. Cheesy Nachos
Fancy something savoury? Opt for cheesy nachos. These are super easy to make and perfect for sharing. All you need is a packet of tortilla chips and your favourite cheese. Lay some tortilla chips on a baking tray, cover with plenty of cheese, add another handful of chips, and sprinkle with more cheese. Repeat until the packets are completely empty. Bake in the oven until the cheese has melted (this should take about 5 minutes). Serve immediately with a selection of your fave dipping sauces (e.g. sour cream and tomato salsa).
What snacks do you usually have whilst watching films? Do you prefer sweet things or savoury?