When that wall was finally broken down, movie theaters in our area seemed to only offer three candies: Chocolate stars, Goobers (chocolate peanuts) and Raisinettes. We took to the chocolate stars, being kids who didn't like crap in our chocolate.
Now the movie theaters are crazy town. (IN MAH DAY...YOU KIDS GET OFF MAH LAWN!) Tacos, hot dogs, meals served from waiters, Icees, nachos...it's insanity. When we visited New Orleans a few years ago (pre-Katrina), I remember we killed time before the airport by taking in a movie, and I insisted on ordering a frozen daiquiri only because WHEN WAS I EVER AGAIN GOING TO GET TO DRINK AT THE MOVIES? Rob and Todd tolerated my weirdness, but didn't join in. Party poopers.
Anyway, all this is just a big wind-up to this cool Travel & Leisure link to the weirdest movie-theater snacks worldwide. Caviar in Russia! Roasted chestnuts in Korea! Baked fish skeletons in Japan! Oh, Japan. You always have to win, don't you?
Share your thoughts on current and past movie-theater snackage in the comments. Would your mom let you buy movie treats in your childhood? What did your local theaters offer back then?