Movies to binge over the heightened measures

The Kettle Gourmet's Popcorn - featuring salted caramel nasi lemak and chilli crab

Last Friday, the Government has capped social gatherings to 2 people from May 16 to June 13 as Singapore tightens Covid-19 measures against the surge of new cases, people will be allowed out in groups of only two from five. Home-based learning and work from home measures (WFH) are being implemented.

Moviegoers can still watch movies, however, the new measures state that no food can be consumed in movie theatres. 

Summary of the new changes

  • Dining in is prohibited, only takeaway is allowed
  • Allowed group size reduced from 5 to 2 people
  • Reduced intermingling within the workplace, work-from-home to be the default working arrangement.

Infographic from CNA from the Ministry of Health on the enhanced Covid-19 measures in Singapore, effective May 16 to June 13

Source: CNA

As such, many of us would be spending more time at home again. Feeling peckish at home but can’t go out? Here at The Kettle Gourmet, we have a special promotion just for you. Introducing our “Stay at home family care package”.  Read on to find out the special promotion we have for you to satisfy your snack cravings, whether you are working or studying from home.

Now that you've got popcorn, you need movies to snack on popcorn with to complete the movie experience! Let us recommend 6 movies/ dramas to binge on over this period of the enhanced Covid-19 measures. While being able to experience the magic of the big screen, combined with the enjoyable experience of munching on your popcorn, all from the comfort of your home as our popcorn is delivered straight to your doorstep.

The Kettle Gourmet’s Movie Recommendation

1.    Up (2009)

Genre: Animated, Drama, Comedy, Fantasy

Pixar studios is well known for its emotionally gripping story, and this all-time classic movie is no different.

Starting with a whimsical note with floating a house by attaching many balloons to it, UP is a movie that takes the viewer on an emotional rollercoaster that ends with the viewer having a deeper appreciation of their loved ones, their loyalty and the times spent with them.

It follows the story of the main character, Carl Frederickson, as well as the supporting cast: Russell, a Boy Scout, Kevin, a bird and Dug, a dog, as they attempt to travel to Paradise Falls on their floating house.

Disney Pixar's all time classic movie, UP, featuring the main character, Carl Frederickson, as well as the supporting cast: Russell, a Boy Scout, Kevin, a bird and Dug, a dogSource: Loren Javier

This movie is perfect to watch over this period because it reminds the viewer that no matter how bleak things are now, things will always get better.

Even if you have watched it before, this is one of the greats that never get old no matter how many times you've watched it, so do give it a rewatch!

This all-time classic favourite would go well with our all-time classic favourites bundle: featuring salted caramel and chocolate popcorn. Watching UP again, combined with the nostalgic flavours of salted caramel popcorn and chocolate popcorn will bring you down memory lane as you reminisce about the good old times.

The Kettle Gourmet's All Time Classic Bundle, consisting of chocolate and salted caramel

You can catch this movie on Disney Plus.


2. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs is a story following the main character, Flint Lockwood, as he tries to expand the town's diet by inventing the "Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator" (FLDSMDFR) a device that transforms water into food.

Flint, the main character of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, with his arms outstretched, facing a sky with raining foodSource: daheckstall

This is as the town’s diet used to consist of exclusively sardines, which the world found to be gross.

This movie covers topics like greed, believing in yourself when no one else does and of course, raining food of many flavours. Greed is explored when the mayor of the town refuses to turn off the machine despite Flint’s warnings that the foods have mutated(in the above picture). Believing in yourself is the main character’s grit to continue building the machine despite his father doubting he would succeed, both of which are apt for what is going on now.

While it isn’t raining food, and we definitely don’t recommend you going outdoors if it is not necessary nowadays…

Flint, the main character of Cloudy and the chance of meatballs, with his love interest, Samantha, gawking at the sight of the machine working and raining foodSource: FAN the FIRE Magazine

...we’ll bring the many flavours right to your doorstep! Order our Assorted Singles Bundle, which contains one of each flavour to try out diverse flavours like Chilli Crab to Chicken Floss to replicate the movie and it.

You can catch this movie on Disney Plus.


3. Crazy Rich Asians

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Shot in Singapore, the movie Crazy Rich Asians depicts the life of the people in the higher echelons of  society, as seen through the eyes of our main character, Rachel Chu, as she discovers that her boyfriend, Nick Young, is part of the higher echelons of society.

The theatrical poster for the movie Crazy Rich AsiansSource: Wikipedia

Glitzy, glamorous and very “atas,” Crazy Rich Asians show the exciting and crazy lifestyles the richest people have, from helicopter rides to sprawling mansions and yacht parties.

In tandem with the movie showing the diverse and colourful tastes of Singapore, we would like to shout out our Crazy Asian Bundle which features crazy rich Asian flavours like Nasi Lemak, Chilli Crab and Kaya Butter Toast. Want to taste rich Asian flavours? Check out our Crazy Asian Flavour Bundle now!

Picture of our Crazy Asian Bundle, featuring flavours like Chilli Crab, Nasi Lemak and Kaya Butter Toast

In fact, if you look very closely at the movie title and our Crazy Asian Bundle, you would start to realize where we got our inspiration for the name of the bundle from!


4. Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump, the protagonist of the movie of the same name, sitting on a bench with his suitcase


Forrest Gump is a simple man with a low I.Q. but good intentions,  running through childhood with his best and only friend Jenny. His ‘mama’ teaches him the ways of life and leaves him to choose his destiny.

The movie starts with Forrest sitting by the bus stop, with a box of chocolates on his lap, he then adds on with an iconic quote from the movie. In the show, the quote “Life is like a box of chocolate. You never know what you’re gonna get.” The movie is centered on Forrest, follows the life events of a man, ever since he was a kid from wearing braces on his legs to having a below average IQ. The movie shows how he meets many new people and begins to achieve the majority of things that he hoped for. Here at The Kettle Gourmet, we also offer traditional classic flavours such as chocolate.


5. Monsters Inc

Genre: Animation, Comedy, Adventure

Monsters Inc is an animated feature film that follows James P. "Sulley" Sullivan and his one-eyed partner and best friend Mike Wazowski – employees of the energy-producing factory Monsters, Inc, which generates power by scaring human children.

However, the monster world believes that the children are toxic, and when one sneaks into the factory which Sulley and Mike named “Boo” , they must return her home before it is too late.

A picture of Mike and Sulley, main characters of the Disney Pixar movie Monsters Inc with a human child, BooSource: Loren Javier

In the end, though heartbreaking, Mike and Sulley did manage to sneak the child back to her home world and tucked her into bed, showing that not all monsters are bad and make children scream.

We happen to know good monsters too, our Snack Monsters! Just as Mike and Sulley brought laughter and smiles to the human kid, our Snack Monsters bring happiness and joy to all who eat them. Get them now here!


6. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Genre: Fairy tale, Humour, Fantasy, Fiction

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's theatrical poster with Mr Willy Wonka, the owner of the Willy Wonka factorySource: JH Wiki

A classic movie based on the novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. Charlie, A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world’s most unusual candy maker. Charlie joins the rest of the children to experience the most amazing factory ever, full of unexpected turns and surprises.

The tour of the factory will hold more than a few surprises for this bunch. Craving for chocolate while watching the movie? The Kettle Gourmet also offers chocolate flavoured popcorn a perfect match with this chocolatey movie. We offer the family pack serving up generous amounts of popcorn, perfect to satisfy those chocolate cravings.


The Kettle Gourmet’s popcorn

Can’t wait to catch up on these shows, check out our online store to discover our exclusive “stay home” bundle. Or if you’re looking for other bundle deals, we also have the assorted singles bundle, that consists of one of each flavour, a perfect bundle to start your snacking journey with The Kettle Gourmet. We are also listed on various food delivery platforms such as Grab, Foodpanda and Redmart. You can check us out and purchase your snacks together with your food!

In lieu of the new measures, The Kettle Gourmet family has prepared a Lockdown 2.0 Family Care Package specially made for you, your family, and friends to motivate them during these trying times!



Our Stay at Home Care Package- the Lockdown 2.0 Family Care Package!

Consisting of 4 Snack Monsters and 2 family packs, there is now a 10% off and it is now selling for $45.

Leave in the remarks section your preferred flavours when checking out to choose the flavours of your choice if you would like to choose which flavours to get.


Watching movies is a great time to make the best of a bleak situation - being cooped up at home and unable to go out and eat. At The Kettle Gourmet, we want to spread the joy of snacking, but of course safe and responsible snacking, click here to start shopping.

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