10 Movie Theater Snacks From Across The Globe

Let’s face it, movie theater snacks are kind of a rip-off. There’s nothing wrong with popcorn, hot dogs, or nachos, but they’re a little bland for the price you pay. That’s because cinemas make up to 85% of their revenue from concession sales. Just imagine if that money went a little further, and you found yourself snacking on something exotic like dried reindeer meat, fried fish cakes, or even roasted ants. You may be surprised to learn these snacks are actually a common sight at theater concession stands in different places across the globe. So next time you fork over five bucks for a child-sized package of candy, remember these 10 movie theater snacks people enjoy around the world.

India: Samosas

When checking out the latest Bollywood flick, Indian movie-goers might enjoy some crispy samosas — fried pastries stuffed with meat or vegetables.

If you’re dying to try one of these delectable treats, look no further than your favorite Indian restaurant, or find a Bollywood theater near you—they’re served right alongside traditional fare like popcorn and pizza.

China: Salted Dried Plums

If you ever find yourself in a Chinese cinema, you can browse the concession stand for dried squid, sunflower seeds, coconut juice, or plums that have been dried and salted. They apparently have a rather tart taste, with just a subtle hint of sweetness.