In order to create the ideal popcorn, you need the correct kernels, oil, and salt. First we’ll start with the kernels. Most people and places use the traditional yellow kernel. This is also known as butterfly popcorn because it has “wings” after it pops. More recently producers have been able to create a hybrid kernel for people with diverticulitis. This kernel is the white hulless popcorn. It pops a tiny bit smaller but it has less of those pesky hulls that get stuck in your teeth and upset your stomach. We also have what’s called mushroom kernels available. These kernels are not traditionally used for at home popping. You will see this product being used for candied corn (kettle corn, caramel corn, etc.).
Next, you need the right oil. Here at Popcorn Supply Company we have a variety of oils to choose from. For at home use, our Real Theater Coconut Oil is by far the most popular. It is available in a 1 pound container. Don’t worry it doesn’t taste like coconut! The oil also has a butter flavoring in it to give your popcorn a richer taste. If you are an avid popcorn eater and think you will need more than a pound of oil, not a problem! Our Butcher Boy Coconut Oil comes in gallon containers and is more cost effective when constantly popping corn.
Finally, to get the best flavor possible you will need the right salt/ seasoning. We always recommend using Flavacol. It is a butter flavored salt that goes right in the kettle with the oil and kernels when popping. Also available, is the new Better Butter Flavacol. It’s a butter flavored salt, yet it has more of an enhanced butter flavoring. The choice is yours depending on how buttery you like your popcorn. If you prefer a more gourmet flavor such as ranch or barbeque, we sell Kernel Seasonings Flavor Shakers (to see all of the flavors we have in stock check out our website www.popcornsupply.com).
Now that you have all the correct ingredients you can pop! Measure the ingredients according to the size of your kettle (4oz, 6oz, 8oz, etc.). All three ingredients will go right in the kettle together. Be sure to pay attention during the popping process so you don’t burn your corn. Rule of thumb: popcorn is ready to be dumped when you can count three seconds in between pops. Once your popcorn has popped all that’s left to do is eat it and enjoy!