It’s always a great night out when you go to the movies. The big screen, the sound, a blockbuster movie and the movie theater popcorn; it all adds up to a fantastic movie experience.
That said, a home movie night has some great advantages. For one thing, you can get cosy in your PJs, take a break when you feel like it, and you don’t have to drive home afterwards.
Another important point is the popcorn. Yes, we all like the experience of movie theater popcorn but it can be a teeny bit tasteless sometimes and if it weren’t an intrinsic part of seeing a movie, how many of us would even bother?
There are some easy things you can do to make movie theater popcorn that tastes even better at home. You might even find that next time you visit the movie theatre you take your own home made popcorn with you!
How to Make Movie Theater Popcorn at Home
Movie theater popcorn is usually coated with a substance called Gold Medal Flavacol. This is a butter flavoured seasoning salt available to buy from Walmart and similar stores. Using real melted butter turns the popcorn soggy (and is more expensive to produce). Flavacol has artificial yellow coloring and salt flakes that stick to the popcorn. It does come with some risk to your health, according to the State of California, so if you care about your family’s well-being, it is probably best to avoid it.
By contrast, movie theatre popcorn you make at home comes with no health concerns. The secret to making perfect popcorn is to use clarified butter rather than ordinary butter. This is because real butter is rich in fluids, which turns the popcorn soggy, so clarified butter gives you a rich buttery taste with added crunch.
You can also experiment with your own flavorings. Caramel popcorn is easy to make. Just add brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt to the melted butter and boil for a few minutes before coating the popcorn and leaving it to bake in the oven.
Savory popcorns are also delicious. Cheese popcorn is yummy and easy to make and with real cheddar cheese and butter, it transforms movie theatre popcorn into a nutritious snack. Garlic popcorn or garlic and parmesan popcorn is equally delicious and healthy.
One easy way to make garlic popcorn is to use a garlic health extract. Herb Pharm is a U.S. company that produces a wide range of supplements and health products.
Garlic Extract by Herb Pham is a certified organic liquid supplement that not only delivers the great taste of garlic, but it has proven health benefits too. Garlic helps regulate cholesterol levels and is fantastic for cardio health and circulation.
Next time you think about enjoying some popcorn with a movie, try making your own healthy version of movie theater popcorn. It not only tastes better, it is great for the health of your entire family.