Popcorn has tremendously progressed from the original butter versions we used to get in movie theaters. Today there are hundreds of popcorn vendors offering a variety of flavors and styles designed to tantalize our taste buds. If you’re a popcorn fan, here are some of the flavors that top my list. I hope you enjoy them as well.
1 Butter Popcorn
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The original and post popular flavor is our tried and tested butter popcorn. Almost any popcorn vendor will offer this variety, which consists of salt and a fair measure of butter. Particularly popular at movie theaters, this variety can have you munching on it incessantly as you watch your favorite flicks in your neighborhood movie house.
2 Caramel Popcorn
This flavor is by far my favorite. Whoever thought of drizzling fresh caramel over newly baked popcorn was a culinary genius. The combination is simply divine not simply because of the sweetness but also because of the slight crunch that accompanies each mouthful. A truly successful recipe if ever there was one.
3 Cheesy Popcorn
For those who want to indulge in some truly decadent popcorn, try any of the cheesy varieties. The most popular of course is cheddar but mozzarella versions are also available. Enjoy each mouthful as the cheese combined with the kernels melt in your mouth and lick your fingers dry when you’re done.
4 Chocolate Popcorn
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Just like caramel, chocolate-coated popcorn is to die for. Just after the popcorn is baked without any salt, melted chocolate is drizzled over it. As it cools, it hardens and offers a crunchy chocolaty snack for the sweet-toothed consumer. There are a number of variations including dark fudge and chocolate peanut butter.
5 Cinnamon Popcorn
For those who like a spicy twist to their traditional popcorn choices, try cinnamon flavored popcorn. The strong flavor combined with the wholesome popcorn taste has resulted in many a popcorn lover getting addicted to this version. Variations include eggnog-flavored popcorn, which adds nutmeg and vanilla to the cinnamon coating.
6 Lightly Salted Popcorn
Without any of the decadent coatings we can’t resist, popcorn is actually one of the more healthy snacks around. If you buy the home made variety, try making it without any butter or other topping and simply add a little salt. The end result is a healthy and wholesome snack that won’t have you rushing to the gym the next morning.
7 Hot and Spicy Popcorn
The final flavor on the list is hot and spicy popcorn, a variation not for the faint hearted. Different vendors add different ingredients from chili flakes to baked peppers to make this version fire on your tongue. If you are a fan of fiery dishes then hot and spicy popcorn is definitely for you.
Popcorn is one of the most popular snacks universally available the world over. The different flavors only add to its timelessness. Given that new flavors are being introduced every day, one can only expect popcorn to continue its cult status for generations to come.
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