I’m a HUGE popcorn lover, and I only like to buy kernels because it’s way cheaper. Take a look at these price comparisons from the same online store:
Bob’s Red Mill White Popcorn – 27 oz bag – $3.69 – $0.14/ounce
Newman’s Own Natural Microwave Popcorn 10.5 Ounce – $3.79 – $0.36/ounce
Skinny Pop Popcorn – 4.4 oz bag – $2.83 – $0.64/ounce
The downside of making popcorn from kernels is it can be a pain to pop them. You can pop them on the stove or in a paper bag, but the best method I’ve found is to use this silicone bowl. I love it because it can fit a LOT of popcorn compared to a paper bag and it’s faster than stove-popping.
My other problem with homemade popcorn is HOW DO YOU SEASON IT? Because I don’t want to use too much oil, anything I put on it falls to the bottom!
I’ve found the best technique.
First, use a mortar and pestle to grind up my salt and other seasonings (I love nutritional yeast) to a fine powder. This is the most important part, because it makes everything small enough to stick to the popcorn.
Then, spray the popcorn 2-3 times in different areas with olive oil from my mister and sprinkle the ground up seasoning on top.