Flavacol is a super fine, butter-flavored seasoning salt that movie theaters on their popcorn.
They usually pop it using a combination of orange-colored coconut oil and Flavacol seasoning, but regular coconut oil will give you the same results without the fake-looking color.21 Feb 2014
What kind of popcorn oil do movie theaters use?
Every theater makes their popcorn slightly differently, but the oil is vital. Some use canola, which has a clean, subtle taste. Others use a combination of canola and coconut oil for a unique taste, or cook the kernels in a mixture of oil and buttery salt.
What butter do they use at movie theaters?
Movie theaters use butter-flavored oil, which has a lower water content than butter so it makes popcorn less soggy. Real clarified butter has the same effect. To make it, melt 2 sticks butter in a glass measuring cup in the microwave.
What is Flavacol made of?
Original Flavacol contains only four ingredients: salt, artificial flavor, and FD&C yellows #5 and #6 to provide popcorn with a buttery yellow color. As salt is the primary ingredient in Flavacol, Gold Medal Products attributes its unique flavor to the process used to produce their salt.
How do you use Flavacol?
Measure out popcorn. Measure out Flavacol (1/4 teaspoon per 1 oz un-popped kernels or 1 teaspoon per 1/2 cup un-popped kernels – adjust as needed to your popper and taste). Add oil to popper and heat on medium to medium-high. Add Flavacol and popcorn to popper, and pop as usual.