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Smart Woman: The Calories at the Movie Theater Snack Counter

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Everybody loves heading to the snack counter at the movie theater to get your favorite treat.

But did you know that movie popcorn contains 17 cups of popcorn?

That's five times the recommended serving size.

Tonight's smart woman shows the size of the munchies is just the beginning.

There are a lot of things to be scared of when it comes to the food we devour at the movie theater-and it's not just the cost.

One of the worst?

The icee.

A large brain freeze is packed with 358 calories and 90 grams of sugar.

That adds up to 22 teaspoons of sugar.

Even worse, a plain soda.

Most contain almost 700 calories.

That's more than a dozen Oreo cookies

A relatively new treat - cookie dough bites.

Burn one box of these and you'd have to pedal the stationary bike for about an hour and a half to get rid of the calories.

Still sweet on sweet tarts?

Go right ahead, but we should warn you it's the same as shoveling 34 teaspoons of sugar into your mouth!

Some movie food for thought.

If you've ever heard that junior mints are the best, lowest calorie candy, think again!

The box at the concession stand contains 579 calories, and 107 grams of sugar.

That's two and a half days worth of sugar and twice as much saturated fat than a large order of french fries!

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