Anyone agree that Movie Theater Popcorn tastes better then anything made at home? If so, anyone know the secret?

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Anyone agree that Movie Theater Popcorn tastes better then anything made at home? If so, anyone know the secret?

Bignuf Bignuf
If you know how we can imitate that amazing flavor, without buying a huge popper, please share the secret.
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Yes, I think it does taste better. I don't know the secret to doing it at home, however.
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I think it tastes better from the theater, and here is the secret.
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11
I don't think it tastes better from the theater.
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I don't eat/like popcorn.
Katelyn , married with children
2
Other?
Kiss , joolie , 1001 Pleasures
3
Total votes: 75 (75 voters)
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deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
If you know how we can imitate that amazing flavor, without buying a huge popper, please share the secret.
It's the butter! Used to work in one and we'd load it up with tons of butter (which isn't pure butter by the way)
12/09/2012
Supervixen Supervixen
I like it at home, but I do put a shit ton of butter on it like they do at the movies. I like that at home I can season it the way I like, though. Lots of butter and lots of garlic salt, or Mrs. Dash, or curry (my personal favorite)....mmm...now I want popcorn.
12/09/2012
spineyogurt spineyogurt
I like their butter
12/09/2012
SiNn SiNn
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
If you know how we can imitate that amazing flavor, without buying a huge popper, please share the secret.
igt tastes better because of how much you pay for it and honestly if u got a small air popper and melte dbutetr ud have movie popcorn at home i use the salted butter flavored salt stuff
12/09/2012
Katelyn Katelyn
I have been the only one to vote, "I don't like popcorn." The smell alone makes me dislike movie theaters.
12/09/2012
Gracie Gracie
I think my popcorn at home tastes better. When at home you have the control of the quality of your ingredients. Use a good heavy sauce pan with a lid. Heat the pc and oil over medium heat with the lid ajar to allow the steam to escape until the first kernal pops. Then put on the lid jiggling the pan to avoid sticking or scorching till the popping is mostly over. Put in bowl with salt and melted butter. YUM!
12/09/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Supervixen
I like it at home, but I do put a shit ton of butter on it like they do at the movies. I like that at home I can season it the way I like, though. Lots of butter and lots of garlic salt, or Mrs. Dash, or curry (my personal favorite)....mmm...now I ...
It's like pickles. Speak about it, and you want some!!!
12/09/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Katelyn
I have been the only one to vote, "I don't like popcorn." The smell alone makes me dislike movie theaters.
WOW. You know they actually design the poppers to blow out the "scent" into the lobby. I worked at a theater in high school that didn't even pop their own corn (bought it pre-popped in big huge bags, used a warmer that looked like a popper, and even had a spray can of scent built into the machine to create that scent to spray into the lobby!!! No kidding.
12/09/2012
Claire-Bear Claire-Bear
I always see them squirt liquid butter on top. It it much better at the theater.
12/09/2012
Mwar Mwar
It's "better" at the theater because of the carcinogenic oils they use to superheat the popcorn quickly. Also, the butter isn't really butter but more oil. Well, yes, butter is a fat that is greasy, but the stuff they use is worse than butter.

Since the popcorn has that stuff, our brains are trained to love fatty, salty things so it is a match made in heaven.

When we make our popcorn we add some white cheddar seasoning and cayenne pepper.
12/09/2012
Hallmar82 Hallmar82
Ah, the butter...
12/09/2012
Khanner Khanner
I hate theater popcorn! If I had to guess, the secret ingredient is lard.
Popping popcorn on the stove with raw kernels and oil doesn't leave that grainy chalky feeling in your mouth.
12/09/2012
sXeVegan90 sXeVegan90
I don't know the secret but I'm guessing it's all the butter. Before I was vegan I preferred movie theater popcorn to the popcorn made at home.
12/09/2012
JMTPG JMTPG
Quote:
Originally posted by deltalima
It's the butter! Used to work in one and we'd load it up with tons of butter (which isn't pure butter by the way)
What else do they add?
12/09/2012
indiglo indiglo
I actually researched this over this past summer. Some friends and I were going to Shakespeare in the park and I wanted to make bags of popcorn for us all to enjoy during the show.

There are 3 keys that I found.

One is use the right kind of salt. You can buy actual popcorn salt, of if you're like me, just make your own. The key is that the salt must be powdered. So you can buy it, or put your salt through a grinder until it has a very fine, powdery texture. (Be careful not to inhale it!)

The next key is to use coconut oil to pop the corn. If you want really evenly salted popcorn, add your powdered salt to the oil as the popcorn heats. You can use a hand cranking popper, or a regular pan with a lid - just be sure to keep the corn moving so the heat is evenly distributed.

The final key after your corn is popped? Clarified butter. If you just use regular butter (or margarine) it will make the popcorn soggy, but clarified butter will NOT cause sogginess. You can buy clarified butter, or make your own. To clarify unsalted butter, melt it slowly and thoroughly, without bringing it to a boil. Let it sit just a bit, and the water, solids and fat will start to separate. The water will evaporate, and most of the solids will sink to the bottom. Any solids that float can be skimmed off, and the liquid left behind is the butter fat. That's what you use for the popcorn. Butter flavor without the sogginess!



All that being said, you can buy fake butter flavorings, like Flavacol, which a lot of theaters probably use these days. But, if you want the pure stuff, it's clarified butter all the way!
12/09/2012
lacybutton lacybutton
Something about movie theater popcorn is always better!
12/09/2012
Feisty Feisty
Love movie theater popcorn, but wish I knew the secret!
12/10/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
Movie theater popcorn is so awesome!
12/10/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
yes it does. Only time I have it
12/10/2012
amazon amazon
Personally I think it's the butter flavor, and I don't like it.
12/10/2012
Living Doll Living Doll
Movie theater popcorn is the best!
12/10/2012
shorejen9 shorejen9
I prefer my homemade popcorn.
12/10/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
Oh, yuck, theater popcorn! I prefer mine homemade.
12/10/2012
Mrs.Tee Mrs.Tee
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
If you know how we can imitate that amazing flavor, without buying a huge popper, please share the secret.
The popcorn at the movie theater can be made at home, the only secret that I think it is you have to add extra extra extra butter.
12/10/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
If you know how we can imitate that amazing flavor, without buying a huge popper, please share the secret.
Nothing compares to it!
12/10/2012
Ansley Ansley
There are a few major differences, the most important being the oil. In the theater chain I worked for the oil is flavored with butter.
12/10/2012
invisiblehat invisiblehat
I think it tastes the same, but then again, I also add extra butter to my popcorn.
12/10/2012
AHubbyof2SexualMinds AHubbyof2SexualMinds
The salt level probably has something to do with it as well, but it does taste better to me.
12/10/2012
roskat roskat
Ugh, now I want popcorn...
12/10/2012
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Unique posters: 64