Cinema worker goes viral after ‘exposing’ popcorn ‘scam’ in TikTok video
TikToker @thatcoolguy.25597 revealed that people who have purchased the medium sized popcorn may have been scammed as the small and medium actually contain the same amount of popcorn.
In the viral clip, which has been viewed 6.3 million times, the TikTok user pretends to be a customer ordering the cinema snack.
Then, the concessions worker shows the customer the sizes – a large bucket, a regular bucket (medium) and a junior bag (small).
The customer orders the junior bag for $7.35 because the medium bucket is “too much”. But, upon receiving the bag of popcorn, they change their mind and ask to get the medium size.
Demonstrating why the sizes are a scam, the concessions worker empties the small bag of popcorn into the medium bucket, filling it to the top and charging $8.44 – an extra $1.09 – for the same amount of food.
Despite their different packaging and pricing, a small bag of popcorn appears to contain the same amount of popcorn as a medium bucket.
The clip has been viewed by millions of cinema-goers who were astounded by the popcorn scam which “should be illegal”.
One person commented: “Feel like this should be illegal. If I’m paying for a bigger size, I should be getting a bigger size.”
Another wrote: “Medium is always a scam.”
The TikTok ends with the customer asking to get the small bag again after seeing the scam for themselves and realising they were paying more for the same product.