Different Flavors of Popcorn


Popcorn, from an outside perspective, appears as one of the simplest and easiest-to-prepare snacks on the planet. Popcorn is easy to cook, looks great while it cooks, tastes great and will never really fill up your stomach. It's a simple snack that has completely took over the movie industry during the last century. Millions of people purchase popcorn at movie theaters, sporting events, concerts or other public events as well as from the grocery store. Many different flavors of popcorn exist.

Traditional Movie Theater

Traditional movie theater popcorn is essentially labeled as any type of popcorn that includes a lot of butter and/or salt. While not necessarily the most healthy choice, movie theater popcorn is rich in flavor. People also often refer to this type of popcorn as including "movie theater butter" or "movie theater appeal."

Caramel Corn

Caramel corn is another very popular flavor of popcorn. The popcorn is baked as usual but then sprinkled over with a fresh batch of caramel. Once the caramel melts, it's makes a very rich and tasty side dish or dessert. Caramel corn, like movie theater popcorn, is very common and sold in shops and at events worldwide.

Kettle Corn

Kettle corn features popcorn along with the ingredients sugar, corn oil and salt. The popcorn is mixed with sugar at a 2:1 ratio. The sugar, corn oil and salt combine to give kettle corn a sweet and tasty appeal. Kettle corn separates itself from other flavors in the fact that it's baked in a very old-fashioned sense. While microwave kettle corn does exist, the microwave melts the sugar before it turns brown, which prevents it from tasting the same as kettle corn that is produced in a mixer.

Cheddar Popcorn

Cheddar popcorn uses a little salt and butter, but is mostly filled with cheddar or another type of cheese. Cheddar is by far the most popular type of cheese on popcorn. The ingredient adds a very cheesy taste to fresh popcorn. White cheddar popcorn is also popular.

Chocolate-Coated Popcorn

If you like caramel corn, chances are you'll love some of the many other chocolate-coated flavors of popcorn. Chocolate chunk and caramel, black and white biscotti, toffee crunch, chocolate peanut butter, double chocolate and dark fudge are just a few of the many choices offered from a speciality popcorn shop or online retailer such as Dale and Thomas or Popcorn Palace.

Sweet Popcorn

If you enjoy the taste of kettle corn, you may enjoy flavors such as cinnamon, butter toffee, peanut butter or white chocolate combined with nuts like walnut, pecan or almond. Sweet popcorn flavors are not as rich as chocolate-coated flavors but do provide a craving for nut lovers or others who prefer nontraditional flavors.

Keywords: popcorn, popcorn flavors, flavors of popcorn, popcorn snack, movie theater popcorn

About this Author

Aaron Reynolds is a freelance writer out of Colorado. Reynolds has a degree in communication media and various work published in newspaper, magazine, and online print media. Reynolds has worked for SchoolSports Magazine, The Old Berthoud Recorder, ThingsPeopleHate.com, and SneakerDemon.com.

Article provided by eHow Home & Garden | Different Flavors of Popcorn