For the Ultimate Movie Popcorn, Add This

For the Ultimate Movie Popcorn, Add This

Ariel Knutson
Feb 21, 2017
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You guys, I have found the very best "recipe" for movie popcorn, and you only need one extra ingredient besides the popcorn. Now, I'm not talking about fancy movie-theater popcorn or the popcorn that chefs and food personalties would probably recommend (I get it, I love nutritional yeast too!). No, I'm talking about the kind of popcorn that perfectly complements any movie you're watching. Something easy and fun, and that feels a little bit like cheating it's so good.

I don't care if you're making popcorn on the stove, or if you bought one of the jumbo butter popcorn sleeves at the grocery store and you plan to nuke it in the microwave — here's the one ingredient that will elevate your popcorn and, ultimately, your movie experience.

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Yes! The one thing you can add to your plain (or buttered) popcorn bag is a box of Buncha Crunch. It's something you probably see in every theater you visit. By itself Buncha Crunch is cloyingly sweet and bland, but its secret power is in its combination with popcorn.

With this simple combination you get that salty-savory thing with the popcorn and the sweetness of the chocolate. The blandness of the chocolate means it doesn't overpower the popcorn. There's all this amazing texture that happens between the popcorn and the Buncha Crunch that just feels right. Buncha Crunch is less dense yet bigger than other movie-theater treats (like M&Ms), so it doesn't fall immediately to the bottom of the bag.

It's also just about the easiest thing you can do to ensure a perfect bag of popcorn. Just buy (or make) the two ingredients, add them together, and snack until the movie is over.

Have you tried this combination before? Did you love it? Let us know in the comments.

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