It’s Saturday night. You’ve gotten out of hanging with your friends — is that a tickle in your throat? — and your pj’s are on fleek. You’ve more or less created an adult pillow fort on the couch and now there’s only one thing missing: snacks. Call us old-fashioned, but years of the “movie theatre experience” has primed us for the expectation of something delicious to munch on — or accidentally spill everywhere when things pop out of nowhere — as we watch our favorite shows on Enadvo’s Footprint network. So here are our movie snack favorites (inspired by our GIF favorites) that will make your binge-watch session just the BEST SATURDAY NIGHT EVER.
Yep, we had to go there. Why? Because there is absolutely nothing like the sound of popcorn to get you in the mood for a good movie or show — just look how happy Colbert is. And with popcorn, the flavor options are endless: movie theatre butter, kettle corn, white cheddar, Himalayan salt, “light” if you’re into that. So go crazy — or go classic — either way, your taste buds will thank you.
When you’re at the point of total adoration where petting your food is just as satisfying as eating it, you know you’ve hit a goldmine. Great to share and super easy to make, nachos give you the flexibility you need so you don’t have to miss a single minute of screen time to kill the tummy rumbles. Plus, they’re the perfect vehicle for a variety of toppings. Love ghost peppers? Do it. This is your party, and yes, you can cry if you want to, and you probably will, if you eat those things, ya crazy.
There has never been a better companion piece to life — whether it’s going down for real or it’s happening on screen to someone else. Pop all the corks and get out all the glasses. With le vino, it’s better to go all or nothing.
4. Dips on dips on dips
Can we just take a minute to appreciate how awesome dip is? Not even one dip, but all the dips: salsa, guac, hummus, pimento cheese, queso, ranch, artichoke, honey sriracha. Why choose!? Treat yourself and set up the ultimate dip spread for endless options. The best part? The options for things to dip are limitless too, so go crazy. We dare you.
5. Cheese Plate
Doesn’t matter if you’re watching Downton Abbey or Beevus and Butt-Head, there’s a certain je ne sais quois to the cheese plate. It’s fancy, it’s delicious, and it only requires that you unwrap the plastic before diving in face first. So grab a plate and get into the gourmet mood with the easiest, most escalated snack the world has ever known (no need to fact check that statement, we’ve eaten a lot of snacks and we know).
6. Beef Jerky
You can make your own (we trust Bon Appétit’s Brad Leone for this kind of magic) or you can get store bought: We’re not picky. The point is that you put a delicious piece of meat in your hand that requires some attention. When you’re in it for the long haul — think tackling every season of Adultish in one sitting — you’ll appreciate a snack that goes the extra mile.
7. Ice Cream
An ice cream pint: The ultimate single person snack. To that we say, lean in. Lean in all the way and finish the pint on your own terms (there’s absolutely no shame in delicious frozen desserts). So grab a spoon, chow down on your favorite flavor, and snuggle under the covers. You deserve this. Happy viewing!