12 Leading Brands Of Popcorn To Try
Whenever I sit down to watch a movie, one of my main requirements is a bowl filled with freshly-popped popcorn (butter optional). Of course, sometimes I like to mix things up a bit, so I'm always on the lookout for different brands of popcorn.
The last time I started searching for various brands to try, I was amazed at how many option were available. To save you some time, I've compiled a list of the leading popcorn brands from around the globe. Whether you pick them up at your local grocery store or order them online, you'll be more than covered the next time you pop in a DVD or Blu-ray disc.
Lolly Gobble Bliss Bombs – Rolled in crushed peanuts and covered with toffee, this popular Australian snack food is similar in appearance to the Cracker Jack brand. Caramel and butterscotch flavors are also available, and the product was known through the '70s and' 80s for its bizarre package art.
Jiffy Pop – First developed in 1958, Jiffy Pop combines oil and unpopped kernels with an aluminum pan. Consumers can place the pan on the stove, heat to the recommended temperature, and enjoy a bag filled with fresh popcorn.
Cracker Jack – Considered by some to be the first junk food, Cracker Jack was sold as far back as 1893. Featuring a combination of peanuts and popcorn covered with caramel, it's also loved by children for the prize included in every box.
Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popping Corn – First sold in 1969, this product has become the best-selling brand of popcorn, thanks in part to its delicious taste and the memorable image of creator Orville Redenbacher. Many movie theater chains across America serve their customers this brand of popcorn.
Lucky Elephant – Sold in Canada and available online, the Lucky Elephant brand features popcorn sweetened with a pink candy coating. Much like Cracker Jack, each box contains a small prize.
Newman's Own – A brand of popcorn that's sold as part of actor Paul Newman's line of food products. Newman's Own is remarkable in that all proceeds after taxes go towards funding a variety of charities.
Lesser Evil – Founded in 2007, this brand of all-natural kettle corn has been a huge hit with those looking to count calories or eat organic products.
Pop Secret – Made by Diamond Foods, this leading American popcorn brand was first made available in 1984.
Crunch 'n Munch – First sold in 1966, this product combines peanuts and caramel-coated popcorn. Flavors include Almond Supreme, Caramel, Buttery Toffee, and Chocolate & Caramel.
Act II – The first microwavable popcorn to be mass-marketed to the public, Act II is meant to imitate the look and taste of popcorn found in movie theaters.
Trail's End – Often sold by Boy Scouts during fundraising efforts, this brand of American popcorn includes flavors such as Butter Toffee Light, Cheese, Chocolate, Caramel Corn, Unbelievable Butter, and Butter Light.
Butterkist – The best-selling brand of popcorn in the UK, Butterkist got its start in 1914 Kentucky. Their current slogan is "Butterkist: the fun's never done …"
So the next time you're getting ready for a family movie experience, be sure to stock up on one or more of the popcorn brands listed above. If you spend a bit of time searching through your local newspaper, you may even be able to save money by using such items as Orville Redenbacher coupons.