Get excited for the pops to stop with the best movie night popcorn
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.
Pop Secret Microwave Bags of Movie Theater Butter Popcorn
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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…