I’m a microwave popcorn fanatic – add a few of these treats to give it a punch

If you’re bored of the usual buttery toppings on popcorn, there are ways to make your popped kernels a little more exciting.

A microwave fanatic says he’s discovered toppings and pantry items you can shake over a bowl of fresh popcorn to give it a kick.

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If you’re a popcorn fanatic who misses the usual buttery toppings, you’re in luck with some fun alternative suggestions.Credit: Getty
Spices like curry and Herbes de Provence can give your popcorn an extra savory flavor that will make you forget about the butter.

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Spices like curry and Herbes de Provence can give your popcorn an extra savory flavor that will make you forget about the butter.Credit: Getty
There are also many sweet toppings to use on your microwave popcorn that can satisfy your sweet tooth.

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There are also many sweet toppings to use on your microwave popcorn that can satisfy your sweet tooth.Credit: Getty

There’s apparently a whole selection of toppings you can use as “add-ons” to spice up your popcorn, according to one microwave popcorn fan’s advice posted on the Mashed website.

“If you just added butter to your popcorn, or even settled for the buttery flavor you get from a microwaveable bag, then you might be missing something,” writes Holly Riddle. , a popcorn fan.

“While sometimes everyone loves a bowl of warm, cinema-style buttered popcorn, if you eat popcorn regularly, even butter can get boring,” she said.

According to Riddle, these food tips can be added to popcorn whether you make it in the microwave or on the stovetop.

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If you’re the type of person who likes your popcorn to have a sweeter flavor profile, you’re in luck.

Riddle suggests interesting toppings like matcha powder and dark chocolate.

She even thinks further outside the box beyond spices and powders.

If you add white chocolate and crushed Oreos, she says your flick stack will taste like it’s been “drizzled” with a Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme candy bar.

There are even more options for sweet popcorn, including a recipe that incorporates peanut butter, honey, vanilla, and mixed peanuts.

Riddle describes it as “a totally tasty treat that’s incredibly easy to make.”

A trick to limit the mess that tends to come with gooey, sticky ingredients, like peanut butter and honey, is to spread the popcorn on a baking sheet, put the cold toppings, then put everything in the oven.

If you want something a little more holiday-like, a mixture of cocoa powder and powdered sugar will make your crunchy kernels taste like hot chocolate.

The popcorn fanatic has a few tastier suggestions for spicing up your popcorn.

A tasty option to give things a bit more flavor is to mix in some curry powder.

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Some other seasonings you might not have thought of using for popcorn include Jerk Seasoning and Herbes de Provence.

The takeaway seems to be that any spice or flavor in your pantry that you enjoy, you’ll probably enjoy over popcorn.

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