“Dad, let’s watch a movie tonight!”
(Daddy, Paige and Josie with Josie playing the ‘serious’ role!)
Inevitably, a few minutes later, I hear…
“You’re going to make popcorn too, right?”
and I answer (as if there was ever any doubt!):
“Of course, my ladies!”
The last time we had that dialog, I couldn’t help but think of how my view of popcorn has changed ever since meeting Buck & Jennie, the popcorn experts at JustPoppin.com.
One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned by talking with them is what quality popcorn is, exactly, from taste, texture, size and even how it pops. (They have a great eBook, Six Tips Every Popcorn Snacker Should Know, that helps you understand these types of things too!)
To me, it’s important that popcorn looks and tastes awesome — which is one of the reasons why people, along with my girls and I, love Buck & Jennie’s Mushroom Popcorn (the photo above is an example Mushroom Popcorn, it doesn’t taste like mushrooms – it looks like a mushroom!)
Another lesson I’ve learned is all about a popcorn alternative called popping sorghum. Essentially, popped sorghum is a gluten-free grain, and when popped it’s completely hullless (and tastes great too!)
Keep in mind, the popping sorghum seeds are much smaller than standard popcorn kernels.
Once I’ve asked Buck how to really bring out the dimension of flavor that I experience in fresh, movie theater style popcorn — his recommendation (and one of his most popular items) — Flavacol Popcorn Seasoning.
Most movie theater popcorn gets its unique flavor and color from being popped in coconut oil and flavored with Flavacol butter flavored popcorn salt! You can recreate the taste, without popping in coconut oil, even, with this popcorn seasoning.
I hope you create wonderful memories watching great movies with your friends and family, and if you do it at home — recreate the movie popcorn experience with JustPoppin!
PS – What’s your favorite family movie? Comment below to let me know.
We recently watched the original Wizard of Oz, and absolutely loved it (it’s on our rewatch list!)