Everybody likes a bowl of butter flavored popcorn. It is as American as apple pie. With the many ways to make popcorn there are ways to flavor it too with a homemade popcorn flavor. Your imagination has no bounds. That fibrous interior of that kernel seed stays dormant in its little space until the right amount of heat makes the moisture expand to what we know as popped corn or popcorn.
That fibrous starchy material is generally flavorless and unattractive except for that sudden “crunch” that can be heard across the room. Light and airy it has no weight to make you feel like you have had a good meal.
Fortunately the white light material has the look, and properties to hold butter and just about any flavor you put into it. Melting your butter in a pan and mixing cinnamon, dry juice mix, or any spice can enliven the white popcorn into a colorful statement. You could have a multicolored bowl of popcorn just by separately flavoring the popcorn and mixing them together. Another way you could mix your popcorn is to spray the already popped kernels with vegetable spray then mix it together in the bowl. A literal party in a bowl.
Of course an easy way to flavor your popcorn is to copy what some theaters or popcorn vender’s do- buy already flavored pre packaged additives. Some theaters use a product called Glaze Pop. It is sold in cartons and mixed into the butter or oil before the popcorn kernels are put into the hot kettle.
So if you are looking to enliven a birthday party, increase your popcorn business, or make your popcorn more festive for a football party, you can use your imagination with colors and flavors. Don’t be afraid to step it up a little and melt a little bit of dark chocolate on it.