The Secrets To Great Popcorn
Here at the home office, we take our popcorn seriously.
We’ve tried all the standard ways of making popcorn—stovetop, air-popped, microwave and more.
Along the way, we’ve learned these key secrets to amazing popcorn:
• Toppings are essential. The butter toppings reviewed below are essential for great air-popcorn . . . that’s because salt won’t stick as well.
• Not any salt will do. The best popcorn salt is FINELY ground. Forget Kosher salt or other coarsely ground salt—it won’t stick. Later in this article, we’ll recommend a salt plus topping combo that is a fave.
• Topping or popping? All the top popcorn butters in this article can either be used topping or popping—that is, oil to pop kernels!
Here are our top popcorn butter options: