Popcorn, it's just not the same!

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  1. PTM

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    Ok, so our home cinema is almost perfect. Screen huge, PJ good, sound excellent, seating wonderful. Everything is better than Odeon, except the popcorn! I love sweet popcorn from the cinema, I've bought a popcorn maker, that was a sticky mess. We've tried supermarket popcorn and more expensive gourmet popcorn, but nothing is nearly the same. Any ideas?
     
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    Is it really down to the kernels though.

    I'm sure there are better kernels which taste nicer, but I don't believe for a minute that my local CineWorld goes out and buys premium gourmet kernels. I bet they use the cheapest stuff they can get away with.

    No I'm absolutely certain that the difference is in the cooking, something that is very difficult to replicate at home.

    I know that the popcorn makers that use hot air won't come close - you need to pop with oil. Also I think you need to have the flouring in the oil or certainly in the cooking rather tan shaken on afterwards.

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
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    I sometimes buy bags of cinema style popcorn from Morrisons. Last time I bought it, it was, I think 65p a bag. Tasted just like the stuff from the cinema to me.
     
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    I used to like butterkist(?) - never had them for years tho...
     
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    Poppycock. No seriously, poppycock. Better than Cinema Popcorn™...er, by several miles.
     
  7. rousetafarian

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    Available in big bags from Costco, realtively expensive but agreed, a different level
     
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    We've got a huge unopened tub ontop of the kitchen cupboard but won't eat it as now vegan :) Have to make something similar which 'aint too hard and is a bit healthier :clown:
     
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    I think I may buy one of these, looks good to me.

    How to Pop with the Whirley Pop Stovetop...


    I have tried hot air machines and they are ok, but its a pain getting the flavourings to stay on the popcorn!!
     
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    To make it like cinema popcorn it needs to be warm and freshly popped

    I used to buy the microwave stuff but it often has hydrogenated fat in it - and I hate giving that to the kids

    I now buy this stuff from Amazon - works out incredibly cheap.

    Suma Organic Popping Corn 500 g (Pack of 6): Amazon.co.uk: Grocery

    I then melt a knob of butter and a spoonful of olive oil in a pan, cover the bottom with corn and pop it over a low heat, with the lid on. I use either potassium salt replacement or stevia for salt or sweet versions. My kids love it and it tastes great. Pretty healthy snack compared to the other stuff they like to eat
     
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    It's easy to make a caramel to stir in to homemade stuff too.
     
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    I like the Thai curry flavour popcorn that's around at the moment, great stuff and full of flavour. I do like a bit of salted or sweet too, had a bag of salted and sweet together a couple of months ago (I didn't put them together that's how it came) it was surprisingly very nice.

    Deffo going to add popcorn to my list today :)
     
  13. Kieron

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    Butterkist in a box that you throw in the microwave. Makes loads, much cheaper than bags, tastes great and piping hot.
     
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    To get proper salted popcorn you have to get someone to fart on it for 10 minutes, rancid stuff!

    Coconut oil is the answer, for popping in a proper kettle. None of this microwave crap.

    Me, I'd rather have Poppycock as mentioned previously, lovely stuff. But I do miss Nutty Puffs :)
     
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    Phileas Fogg popcorn is nice.

    I also like Tyrrells popcorn.
     
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    Tescos own brand sweet popcorn is good, best iv tasted out a bag .. I'm to lazy to make it lol
     

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