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Popped Corn Toppings

Posted by terrepruitt on March 11, 2019

What do you like to put on your popcorn? What is your favorite popcorn topping? I love popcorn and lately I have been putting a little bit of butter, olive oil, salt, and nutritional yeast. The butter gives it that rich flavor. The olive oil helps the nutritional yeast stick. The nutritional yeast gives it a nice flavor and adds a little bit of protein.

I have really been loving this lately. And it got me thinking . . . . there are so many things that can be put on popcorn . . . . I was wondering what your favorite thing is.

My husband doesn’t really like popcorn and I find that kind of surprising because popcorn is one of those things that I think of as EVERY ONE liking, but he doesn’t.

A few wiki facts (many copied directly):

–Archaeologists discovered that people have known about popcorn for thousands of years.Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia in the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex classes, YMCA, Zumba, Nia Technique, SJ City Fit, SJCityFit, City of San Jose Exercise Classes, Cambrian Yoga & Cardio Dance, CYCD

–The term popped corn first appeared in John Russell Bartlett’s 1848 Dictionary of Americanisms.

–Since popcorn remained fairly inexpensive during the Great Depression, the popcorn business was a source of income for many farmers . . . including the Redenbacher family.

–Americans ate three times as much popcorn as they had before when candy production was reduced by sugar rations during World War II.

–In 1981, General Mills received the first patent for a microwave popcorn bag.

–When referring to multiple pieces of popcorn, it is acceptable to use the term “popcorn”. When referring to a singular piece of popcorn, the accepted terminology is kernel.

–Popcorn as a breakfast cereal was consumed by Americans in the 1800s and generally consisted of popcorn with milk and a sweetener.

I didn’t know popcorn was eaten as a breakfast cereal.  Did you?

So what do you like on your popcorn?

15 Responses to “Popped Corn Toppings”

  1. I like the really unhealthy stuff, globbed together with sticky syrup and nuts. Generally I never eat it, since it’s really hard to stop.

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    • Well, “healthy”/”unhealthy” is a fine line. A good maple syrup and nuts could be considered healthy under the right circumstances. The “not stopping” that is my same issue and that is what makes it “unhealthy” for me! I actually don’t know that I have head of syrup and nuts on popcorn. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I like mine salty and buttery. Sometimes cheese sprinkled on top is acceptable. I cannot do sweet popcorn. Idk why I just can’t. Kettle corn is just wrong lol

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  3. WTG said

    I like your combo. I’ve used a powdered cheese I found in the spice section of our market. I keep trying to find dry seasonings that will stick without oil or butter. Without success. I can’t figure out how mass-produced bagged popcorn manages their flavors while staying lower fat. Anyone?

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    • They probably spray it with some chemical we would rather not know about. I understand glue is low in fat. 😉 Powdered cheese, I gotta look into that.

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      • WTG said

        I hear you on that 😒.

        I’ve only ever seen this product in our very local market. I wasn’t looking for it; just caught my eye. I tried powdered yeast; I liked it but never got myself into using it enough, so I finally gave it to my daughter. What else do you use it on?

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        • I forget about it (the Nutritional Yeast), but when I do remember it I put it on salads, in scrambled eggs, on pizza, anywhere that a slightly salty nutty flavor would be ok.

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          • WTG said

            Hmmm. Those all sound like places I could give it a try. I’ll buy some more; just a smaller container this time :-). Thanks!

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            • Ha, yeah, sometimes those big containers aren’t such a great deal if you never use it. 🙂 I bought a bag AND a shaker container from Amazon a long time ago. It took me a long time to remember I had it. Then I used the bag and I am working on the container. I think of it as a savory or slightly salty addition, so almost any where you would add salt or want a little extra savory protein. Let me know what you end up using it on!

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