5 Interesting Popcorn Flavor Trends to Enjoy

5 Interesting Popcorn Flavor Trends to Enjoy


These days, popcorn is more popular than ever, thanks to the wealth of interesting flavors that are out on the market. Here are some of our favorites:

Barbecue Popcorn

Barbecue is a classic flavor that’s a popular choice in many snack foods, including popcorn! Whether you like classic barbecue flavors or something with a little more spice, you’ll be able to satisfy your cravings. To season your popcorn with barbecue flavorings at home, sprinkle powdered barbecue seasoning over freshly popped popcorn. You can even toss in hot sauce if you like your popcorn extra spicy. When buying popcorn, look for barbecue flavors that include chipotle seasoning – it imparts a smoky flavor in addition to the extra heat.

Spicy-Hot Popcorn

People love spicy food, so it’s no wonder that hot popcorn seasonings are all the rage now. Flavor options that turn up the heat include spicy barbecue, and buffalo. Try tossing freshly popped popcorn with your favorite barbecue, buffalo, or hot sauce whenever you’re craving something spicy! You can also add a pinch of chili seasoning to give it even more heat.

Birthday Cake Popcorn

Birthday cake is a nostalgic flavor that takes us right back to childhood. These days, the flavor can be found in anything from snack food to frozen yogurt. To make birthday cake popcorn, the popcorn is tossed with vanilla-infused white chocolate and topped with candy sprinkles. The end result is a decadent treat that tastes just like birthday cake. If you can find cake-infused candy melt, feel free to use that instead if you’re making it at home. Just melt the white chocolate or candy pieces in the microwave for about ten seconds, drizzle over the popcorn, and add candy sprinkles. Let cool on sheets of waxed or parchment paper. Don’t want to make it yourself? Buy our already made popped Birthday Cake Popcorn!

Bacon Flavored Popcorn

Bacon makes everything taste better and popcorn is no exception! Bacon pairs especially well with cheese popcorn, which is always a classic seasoning choice. To make bacon popcorn at home, simply toss freshly popped popcorn with bacon pieces and powdered cheese seasoning. To make it easier to toss, pulse the bacon pieces in a blender until ground to a fine powder.

Fruit Flavored Popcorn

For those who love sweet popcorn blends, fruit flavored popcorn is all the rage! Popular fruit flavors that mix well with popcorn include key lime, cherry, orange, and grape. They’re a hit with those who are craving something sweet but don’t necessarily want to eat caramel popcorn. To make your own version at home, melt fruit-flavored candy melt in the microwave for about ten seconds. Drizzle over popcorn, let cool on waxed or parchment paper, and enjoy!

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