Food Talk And Fabulous Finds - What seasoning do you use on your popcorn??




prepping
03-08-2011, 03:14 PM
I just started airpopping my popcorn and I'm looking for recipe ideas for the seasoning. So far my seasoning mixtures have been lacking as it ends up tasting pretty plain.

What seasoing combos work for people here?
Thanks! :D


aimeebell
03-08-2011, 03:28 PM
I just started airpopping my popcorn and I'm looking for recipe ideas for the seasoning. So far my seasoning mixtures have been lacking as it ends up tasting pretty plain.

What seasoing combos work for people here?
Thanks! :D

Someone recently posted that they use a packet of Splenda, spray butter, and cinnamon. I stole the idea, added salt, and it is delicious.

amandie
03-08-2011, 03:45 PM
Personally, I love hot sauce and (coarse ground) black pepper on it. I've tried the cheese sprinkles (yuck) and I have to put on a LOT just to taste it while a little hot sauce goes a long way, ya know? :) Sometimes I do chili powder but it doesn't stick to it like hot sauce does, lol.

Aimee- I may have to try that with the salt because when I tried that splenda/spray butter/cinnamon idea, I thought it was TOO sweet even with little splenda, ya kw? Maybe the salt will help counteract that. Thanks!

OP- What seasoning mixtures have you used?


oodlesofnoodles
03-08-2011, 04:36 PM
Someone recently posted that they use a packet of Splenda, spray butter, and cinnamon. I stole the idea, added salt, and it is delicious.

Heck yessss. I do that too. So delicious.

prepping
03-08-2011, 04:43 PM
aimee, I've tried cinnamon but didn't have any splenda with it. That was actually one of the next ones I was going to try. Never thought about adding salt too!

amandie, hot sauce and black pepper? interesting! So far I have tried a garlic/chili powder mixture, cajun/garlic, cinnamon, and cocoa/splenda. I use the spray butter Pam to help it stick but still find that I'm not getting a lot of flavour. So far the cocoa/splenda was the most pleasing which is something I didn't expect.

I'm thinking maybe I have to use some more sprays and more seasoning immediately after the spray. I'll try anything! :p

tommy
03-08-2011, 05:07 PM
Rather than seasoning the popcorn I usually have a small dish on the side with some sweet and hot mustard and some kind of hot sauce. I dip the popcorn gently into them. I love this with grape tomatoes and maybe a string cheese stick. It forces me to take just a few pieces at a time. One of the things that bothered me about eating popcorn- even though super low cal- was that I was stuffing handfuls in my mouth. I do not want to encourage that kind of mindless, more more more behavior. My current method works best for me.

PinknPurple
03-08-2011, 11:59 PM
The salt the theaters use is called flavacol. I am not sure on the nutritional, but a REALLY tiny bit goes a long way and makes it taste like movie popcorn, even the smart pop stuff. I know they sell it online but I would look for stores because online they tend to make you buy a lot at once. Its 3 or 4 dollars for enough that will last you years though. Just a thought :) I have tried the hot sauce idea because I know MANY people that love it, but I find that damp popcorn is weird to me. :shrug:

Angie
03-09-2011, 01:50 PM
I melt a tablespoon of ICBINB and splash 5-6 drops of hot sauce into the melted butter and pour that on...voila! buffalo popcorn...it's yummy!

prepping
03-09-2011, 02:53 PM
wow there's a lot of hot sauce popcorn lovers! I never thought of a mustard dip either. I'd have to look into Flavacol... I was generally gearing towards staying away from super processed flavours (otherwise i'd be happy with my smart pop!) :)

Thanks for your recommendations all! And if anyone else has ideas, I'd be more than happy to hear!

setsysan
03-09-2011, 11:47 PM
Sixteen semisweet chocolate chips and five mini marshmallows! Put em in while its hot and jump around like mad to shake them in, while getting exercise lol.

indiblue
03-10-2011, 01:56 AM
1. Nutritional yeast (gives it almost a cheesy flavor plus nutrients boost)

2. Spray butter and seasoned salt. Much better than regular salt. Yum!

3. Agree- a few semi-sweet chocolate chips. A little goes a long way.

amandie
03-10-2011, 02:36 AM
Semi-sweet chocolate chips? This I have to try!

Tai
03-10-2011, 03:10 AM
I like to shake some parmesan cheese into my popcorn. A little goes a long way.

Kateryna
03-13-2011, 07:31 PM
I read this one girl (forgot her name) here did it and I tried and OMG it's so good!!!!

- Sprinkle with a packet of Splenda and Cinnamon = tastes like Toffee Crunch

arizonaskye
02-01-2012, 07:18 AM
My favorite is Tapatio hot sauce on popcorn, or if I don't have that I'll use chili powder, and pepper.

judipurple
02-02-2012, 02:23 PM
I make a topping using nutritional yeast, onion & garlic powder, with some chili powder for kick - whir it up in the blender to mix and sprinkle over the hot popcorn - yum! :cool:

LAgreeneyes
08-30-2012, 03:24 PM
I use parmesean cheese.

Megan1982
08-30-2012, 04:32 PM
I was just thinking about this yesterday. I'm trying to come up with something low cal & low chemical to make the topping stick to the plain popcorn. A lot of people have alluded to spray butter. I've tried it with I Can't Believe It's Not butter in spray form and find 1) I need to spray a lot to cover everything and 2) the spray butter makes the popcorn kind of soggy (I've found this when melting ICBINB and spreading it over the popcorn, too). Am I the only one? I was thinking of getting a Misto and putting olive oil in it, that way I could get some coverage but use less oil/butter, and no chemicals that way. Has anyone tried this? I don't want to spray the popcorn with Pam bc of the accelerants & chemicals used.

I have tried nutritional yeast and enjoyed it more than I thought I would, but added real butter to make it stick. I have a really tasty popcorn seasoning mix I got from The Spice & Tea Exchange that contains: salt, cheddar cheese powder, paprika, chives, marjoram, garlic, vinegar powder, black pepper, and sugar. I will have to try the hot sauce/ICBINB (or Smart Balance, since that's what I have) combo. I love buffalo flavor!

chaitea115
12-01-2012, 08:09 AM
I was out of my Kernels seasoning and I saw that I had a package of Hidden Valley ranch dip powder...so I tried that. It was pretty good, surprised at how it turned out