Best Popcorn for Movie Night TechnoBuffalo 2020

We love movie night. Finally agreeing on a film everyone wants to watch, getting into our chillaxing outfits, plumping up the couch cousins, turning the lights off, putting our feet up and pressing play. Bliss. The only thing that can make that scenario any better is a big ol' bowl of good, old-fashioned popcorn. Whether you're on Team Sweet or Team Savoury, prefer freshly cooked or pre-made, we've got a tasty option to suit your next screening.

Team buttery: Pop Secret Microwave Bags of Movie Theater Butter Popcorn

Staff Pick

Promising that movie theater-style melt-in-the-mouth buttery flavor we all love, Pop Secret's kernels are jumbo-sized so that you can enjoy a right old munch. This value pack gives you 30 delicious bags, each weighing in at three ounces.

$12 at Amazon

Team classic: Orville Redenbacher's Original Yellow Gourmet Popcorn Kernels

Keep things simple with Orville Redenbacher's Original Yellow Popcorn Kernels to make classic, wholesome popcorn on your stovetop, or in a popcorn maker. This is an eight-pound tub, so it should see you through a fair few movies.

$20 at Amazon

Team sea salt: Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP Sea Salt Fresh-Pop Bowls

Whole grain, and with no nasties added, Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP Sea Salt popcorn is perfect for anyone who loves a more saline option. This box gives you four "Fresh-Pop" bowls that you nuke, then use to serve the corn.

$21 at Amazon

Team tiny: Baby White Amish Country Popcorn

This is special white popcorn grown from a hulless variety, so it's less likely to get stuck in your teeth. White popcorn is more delicate than the more robust yellow version, and Amish Country's offering is extra small and tender.

$16 at Amazon

Team caramel: G.H. Cretors Just the Caramel Corn Popcorn

If you want to get really indulgent with your movie popcorn, G.H. Cretors' "Just the Caramel" corn is handcrafted in old-fashioned copper kettles one batch at a time, to make for a crunchy caramel treat that will get stuck in your teeth.

$3 at Amazon

Team easy life: Great Northern Popcorn Premium Portion Packs

If you like cooking your popcorn fresh, but want a no-hassle solution, these portion packs from Great Northern Popcorn are fab as they contain a perfectly-sized serving, as well as the correct quantities of oil and butter-flavored salt.

$24 at Amazon

Team old school: Jiffy Pop Butter Popcorn

What better match for a vintage movie than a stovetop Jiffy Pop pack? Promising to be "as much to make as it is to eat," these classic pop-up baskets make the popcorn making as much a part of the movie-watching experience as the film itself.

$11 at Amazon

Team sweet and salty: Jolly Time KettleMania Sweet and Salty Gourmet Microwave Kettle Corn

A divisive issue, but if you're the type that does like their corn "kinda sweet, kinda salty," then Jolly Time has you covered for both. This pack comprises of 24 microwave popcorn bags, each sized at 3.2 ounces.

$8 at Amazon

Team chocolate: Popcorn Indiana Black & White Drizzlecorn

This is another indulgent option, but this time with the cheeky addition of chocolate. This "Drizzlecorn" is generously draped in dark and white chocolate for an experience that takes popcorn eating to the next level.

$14 at Amazon

Team gourmet: Popcornopolis Gift Cone Snack Packs

If you're having friends round that aren't the shove-a-bucket-of-basic-popcorn-in-your-face types, a) why?, and b) look at these. Three fancy mini cones of zebra popcorn, caramel corn, cheddar cheese popcorn, and kettle corn. Totes sophisticated.

$19 at Amazon

Team healthy: Smartfood Smart50 White Cheddar Popcorn

Basic popcorn is already a pretty healthy snack, but Smartfood has managed to add a white cheddar element to its popcorn and keep the calories below 50 per cup. Described as "a cheesy snack dream come true," welcome to guilt-free scoffing.

$14 at Amazon

Team unicorn: Popcornopolis Berry and Lemon Flavored Unicorn Cone Snack Packs

Finally, one for the kids, these snack packs are a sensible size for children and offer multi-colored, unicorn-themed, fruit-flavored movie snack fun in a cone. Each bag gives you ten mini cones, each containing a two-ounce serving.

$20 at Amazon

So corny

There is nothing not to love about popcorn and eating it during a movie-watching sesh at home to emulate that movie theater experience is to be thoroughly recommended. If you are looking for that familiar buttery, golden experience, then consider our overall staff pick, the Pop Secret Microwave Bags of Movie Theater Butter Popcorn.

If you want to hark back to your own childhood or give your kids some serious retro vibes, a Jiffy Pop Butter Popcorn basket could become part of your household's movie night ritual — and after all, it is "the family fun treat."

Finally, anyone with a sweet tooth is well catered for in the popcorn marketplace. Caramel popcorn is another classic. There are some nasty budget versions out there though — treat yourself to a posh product like the G.H. Cretors Just the Caramel Corn Popcorn, As we stated, yes it will deffo stick to your teeth, but as it tastes so good you won't mind so much...

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