questionshow do you like your popcorn?

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We almost always use a Stir Crazy popper. Up until recently, we used canola oil and table salt or butter flavored popcorn salt. Recently we've been experimenting with coconut oil and sugar to make kettle corn. So far, the ratio seems to be 2 parts kernels and 1 part white sugar. The next round of trials will vary when the sugar is added. Currently, both the kernels and sugar are added at the same time, but I'm afraid that it's lowering the temperature too much.

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I'm generally really picky about what goes on my popcorn. Usually just butter and salt, cheese popcorn on occasion. I went 26 years without ever finding another way that I liked popcorn. Caramel corn and kettle corn always tasted wrong to me. Then I tried butterscotch popcorn from a local gourmet popcorn shop and I kid you not, it changed my life. I never knew that sweet popcorn could actually taste good.

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@baybei: Oh, yes. The popcorn at the Target snack counter is very good.

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Mostly I have microwave popcorn, but I add hot sauce to it about 50% time I eat it. Specifically "Tapatio" salsa picante hot sauce.

The other 50% of the time, I add Tamari (kind of a soy sauce), and garlic powder. A movie theater in Olympia, WA turned me onto this with a variety of different condiments to dress up the popcorn.

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I love the popcorn at the movie theater and Target (surprisingly).

Kettlecorn when I'm at a fair, or the big Flea Market that always has more than one vendor selling it.

However, if I have to make it myself, I use Act II Microwave popcorn, movie theater butter! I don't like to share the bag either, but sometimes I have to! :(

I haven't had an 'old-fashioned' air popper in years, so microwave is what I'm about, lol!

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Anyone else take an air popper and tip it back so the kernels do not leave the popper until they get a little toast?

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Brand doesn't matter so much to me. I only stove-pop mine. 2 Tbsp oil, 1/3 cup of kernels. Let pop, sprinkle lightly with popcorn salt. Delicious.

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Popped then spread on a cookie sheet and generously drizzled with milk chocolate and white chocolate. Allow to cool then eat!

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I like me popcorn popped and lightly buttered

I have heard that putting microwave popcorn in the freezer helps to get most of the kernels popped so I tried it and had pretty good success, a couple of bags with 1 or 2 unpopped kernels.

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I love popcorn. My favorite is from a local gourmet popcorn shop, an equal mix of caramel corn, excellent sharp white cheddar, and make your hair stand up hot jalapeno. My next is freshly popped kettle corn from whatever outdoor event I am attending. Third is theater popcorn, liberally "buttered" with white cheddar shaken onto it. At home I like it air-popped with real butter, gourmet sea salt and nutritional yeast sprinkled on. I got one of those popcorn poppers (tabletop, but looks like an old popcorn cart) that works like the theater popcorn poppers for Christmas. I haven't tried it out yet but I am looking forward to it.

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Air popped, then I slather it in caramel~bake til dry~then pour melted chocolate over it.

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Movie theater popcorn, with real butter or popped in coconut oil and fake butter. And salt. Not overcooked, still slightly near-imperceptibly moist.

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Love my amazing Whirly Pop. I eat popcorn most every day...low in calories, fills you up. I only use Orville. I did buy some organic popcorn during a recent Woot Off but it was too kernel-y..so hard it kind of hurt my teeth to chew.

I tried the Wabash Valley Farms movie popcorn oil (coconut oil) and while it tasted pretty decent, I sort of felt nauseous afterwards, so it's back to olive oil or canola.

I prefer to use finely ground sea salt, I wind up using less because, to my taste buds anyway, sea salt is just..saltier.

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Usually make mine using Olive Oil..
Lately have been mixing buttered with Kettle Corn.. A little sweet a little butter..

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Lots of salt and butter.

I will only eat popcorn if no one else is around so that I can spit out the little skins that stick to my tongue.

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I like my popcorn air poped and lightly salted, no butter. still looking for that perfect popping brand...

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Popcorn chips? Wait, what? :D

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I had my last handful of popcorn a year ago when I was diagnosed with diverticulitis. Popcorn and bacon have to be the two most addictive food smells in the world. But they make these popcorn chips that taste good

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I love my popcorn covered in Butter and Parm Cheese!!!

Its a tasty!

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I am a freak,
now to answer the OP's question air popped yellow corn, no salt, no butter. Just plain popcorn. If I need some mixture I will add some white corn.

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normally, i'm like you @inkycatz...butter+salt = win. the brand doesn't matter as much as the cooking method. i've got mine down so i get maybe 5-10 unpopped kernels per batch (most of the time i only get 2-3).

occasionally, i'll throw in a sprinkling of pani puri spice. it's pretty awesome. (available at indian/punjabi grocery stores. maybe even places like Uwajimaya and possibly Ballard Market if you're in/around Seattle)

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"I like my popcorn fluffy, lightly salted, full of butter"

I like my popcorn like I like my women; firm, salty, and buttered. LOL
I need to get out more.

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@jsoko: Well I'm actually somewhat serious as I'm bored with my usual popcorn and could use flavor suggestions. :D