Unboxing Popcorn Premiere Spice Set
Our Popcorn Premiere spice set is a Savory Spice spin on the traditional popcorn tin. With triple the flavor options, there really is something for everyone. Learn more about how we came up with these dramatic flavor combos.
The process of creating new seasonings, like many good creative processes, starts with an idea. In this case, popcorn. We’ve long known that people love to use our spice mixes, especially our dips & dressings, to spice up their popcorn and decided that we needed to have some “official” popcorn seasonings.
What Are Some Good Seasonings To Put On Popcorn?
Once we set our sights on popcorn seasonings, food inspired flavors started tumbling forth. Salt & vinegar, baked potato, cookies, pickles, beer cheese, French toast. We started to think about food and flavors in a whole new way. After millions of kernels were popped, butter melted, seasonings mixed, popcorn tasted, and plenty of discussion, we narrowed it down to a few winning flavors.
Dill Pickle Popcorn, Are You Serious?
Heck yeah! There are two kinds of people in this world, those who think pickle popcorn sounds intriguing and those who think it sounds, well, not so good. Here’s the thing, if you like mustard pretzels or salt & vinegar chips, you just have to try it. The salty, savory combination hits the spot!
This seasoning has all the classic pickle spices: garlic and dill weed along with a pinch of chile and pepper for a little oomph. A dash of citric acid boosted that vinegary tang and a touch of honey powder balanced all those savory flavors, adding depth and complexity that had us going back for another bite, and another…and Garlic Dill Pickle Popcorn Seasoning was deemed a success.
It doesn’t have the exact ratios to make perfect pickles – we have a great Bread & Butter Pickles recipe for that. But if you want to infuse tangy, salty flavor into other dishes, it’s a great option. We strongly suggest trying it on a variety of potatoes. Savory Spice customer Traci says that, “it is a great addition to mashed potatoes as well as potato salad.” If you’re looking for a recipe to start with, try our Garlic Dill Pickle Crispy Potatoes.
How Do You Sweeten Popcorn After Popping It?
Ok, we know savory and salty aren't the go-to options for everyone. If you have a sweet tooth, don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about you! Of course, caramel is the classic sweet popcorn seasoning but you know we had to spice it up just a little bit.
Sweet is good but there has to be balance and a bit of intrigue (just like a good romance movie). So we reached for our best-selling cinnamon, sweet and spicy Ground Supreme Saigon Cinnamon. It was then that we realized we were heading down the sweet and twisted path of sticky buns or cinnamon rolls.
And can you have a cinnamon bun without a bit of decadent vanilla frosting? Well, sure, technically you can…but why would you want to?! Enter Vanilla Bean Sugar and buttermilk powder, the ideal sweet and tangy duo to mimic a delicious icing.
Voila! Frosted Cinnamon Bun Popcorn Seasoning made its debut. It’s sticky, it’s sweet, it’s got a pop of cinnamon and a touch of vanilla. And, it turns out to be absolutely perfect for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, whether it’s on popcorn or in a tasty coffee cake.
Ranch on Popcorn?
Ranch is such a popular flavor for dips and dressings that we thought maybe, just maybe, it would be equally tasty on popcorn. It's savory and tangy from buttermilk powder, onion, garlic, and a number of other herbs and spices. Our Ranch Spice & Easy was a great starting point but our popcorn needed a little more of a kick.
So we brought a little heat! The bright spiciness of Jalapeño Chile Powder added a kick but we needed a few more ingredients to round out the flavor. Citric acid accented that tangy brightness and powdered hot sauce added a little more zesty heat. Our testers loved this spiced spin on a classic American flavor. But if you want a little more heat, you can add some more of that Jalapeño Chile Powder or whatever chile you have on hand. Remember, you can always add heat but it's a lot harder to take it away.
You might be thinking, ok, you call this flavor Jalapeño Ranch Popcorn Seasoning, so can I make ranch dressing or other apps out of it? Get creative! We did add popcorn salt to help this seasoning stick to popcorn, so you might want to decrease your salt if you're adding this seasoning. But you can use it as a seasoning for fries, tater tots, and other game day treats.
Three Ways To Enjoy Popcorn
Hungry yet? Well, we have to be honest, we were inspired by movie night when we started thinking about this tasty trio. Bold action movies, sweet family ficks, and spicy romances pair perfectly with these blockbuster flavors.
Popcorn, it's not just for movies any more!
If you are looking for some other ideas, try these three ways to enjoy your popcorn.
- A great snack for watching the game! Make three big bowls and set them out with your favorite veggies and dips.
- A no-cook snack dinner. Maybe you had a late lunch and just need a little something snacky instead of a full dinner. Grab your fruit of choice (sliced apples sprinkled with Saigon Cinnamon, perhaps), your must-have popcorn seasoning, and top it off with your beverage of choice.
- Parties! Popcorn might not be a party food that immediately comes to mind but it's a great surprise swap for the tried-and-true chips & dip. Small drink cups can pull double duty as mini popcorn bowls. Whether you're throwing a birthday party, holiday open house, or just having some friends "pop" over, these choose-your-own-adventure flavors will please everyone.
What's your go-to popcorn flavor? Leave us a note below or find new favorite Popcorn Seasonings. From popcorn to veggies, we have more unique Shakers and Shaker Sets that will add plenty of flavor to your everyday meals.