In my quest during the past year to find a microwaveable popcorn that is tasty and worth its price, I checked out Pop Secret Movie Theater Butter Microwave Popcorn. I had become dissatisfied by my favorite brand, which just didn’t pop in the microwave like it used to. I had so many unpopped kernels and bags that didn’t inflate more than halfway that I began to experiment with other brands, like Pop Secret.
I love theatrical popcorn with lots of butter. It’s been something I’ve loved since childhood. My former favorite had a variety that tasted great, when it popped. So, when I saw Pop Secret with a similar variety, I decided to give it a try.
The good news was that the bag popped like it should. That helps to give me a feeling that I’m at least getting what I’m paying for, and it reaffirmed that it wasn’t my microwave, but the product. So, I liked having a full bag of popcorn.
There were also less unpopped kernels, which I liked. There will always be some unpopped, but with my old brand, you could fill a bowl. It was just too costly.
As for taste, it was definitely popcorn with lots of butter, but I did not quite get the joy from the taste that I did with the old brand’s version. I have not been able to pinpoint what exactly the difference is, but something came up lacking. Perhaps it was simply the brand of butter used. I just do not know. Still, it was good enough to purchase in place of the old.
However, that said, my store does not carry this version very often, and I ended up experimenting with the Home Style variety from Pop Secret. To my surprise, I actually prefer it over the Movie Theater Butter version. It is lighter, but still tasty, and it satisfies me.
Now, I still enjoy this version and would still buy it, but as I said, it is rare for my store to carry it. I am now used to the Home Style and probably would choose it over this variety. As I said, it needs some improvement in the butter taste, but it’s still good.