There are some things I just can’t get out of my head. A classic melody, a hilarious moment, and recently a local restaurant’s flavored popcorn. I know what you are thinking, “Popcorn is popcorn. Salt, butter, what’s there to it?”, but at this place they have delicious weekly flavors like olive oil and lemon zest, or Italian herbs and parmesan. Lately, my lovely lady friend and I have been eating out less to save money, so we decided to make our own flavored popcorn at home! Because in the end, you’re right, popcorn is popcorn, until you throw a little personality on it and make it deliciously yours!

Popcorn is such a blank slate, just had any spices, flavors, salts, sugars, anything you can think of and it is the perfect snack. Three of our favorite flavors are chili and lime, barbeque, and of course the classic butter and sea salt. We now love serving our flavored popcorn to friends at summer parties and picnics. We package it up on brown paper bags with our own custom labels!

Chili & Lime:

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Chili Powder (or mexican seasoning)
• 1 Lime (zest and juice)
• Butter

Mix chili powder with melted butter. Pour over freshly popped popcorn. Add lime zest and juice to taste. Enjoy!

Barbecue:
• 3 3/4 teaspoons smoked paprika
• 3 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
• 2 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 1/2 teaspoons parsley flakes

Mix ingredients together. Toss 2-3 tablesppons with freshly popped popcorn (to taste).

Some other flavors we’ve tried are:

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• Cinnamon and Sugar
• Chili and Chocolate
• Rosemary and Olive Oil
• Butter and Garlic

Anything you like to eat, you can put on popcorn for a delicious snack, thats the beauty of it. So go wild, get creative and if you come up with the perfect combination, let me know because I would love to try your homemade flavored popcorn!

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James Luster is a recent transplant from Brooklyn, New York. He's an actor, writer, professional donut maker, and lover of the finer things in life. Currently he's educating himself on the arts of brewing and mixology, and working on his new show set to premier next summer.


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