Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Movie theater popcorn: with or without the goopey fake butter?

15 comments:

Rob said...

yes. and i ask the to layer it (popcorn, butter, popcorn, butter, popcorn, butter, popcorn, butter, popcorn, butter, popcorn, butter, popcorn, butter, popcorn, butter, popcorn, butter, popcorn, butter, popcorn, butter, popcorn, butter, popcorn, butter, popcorn, butter, popcorn, butter, popcorn, butter, popcorn, butter, popcorn, butter)

GC/DC said...

without. not a big fan of heart attacks in a bucket.

andrew said...

Without. I don't like fake, unless it's me.

Dan said...

Heavens, no. I used to go to a movie theater that let you add your own. People would pile on revolting quantities. At least they didn't call it butter; it was "popcorn topping."

Leslie said...

I am with Rob. Load it on! I love that fake, heart attack inducing crap. It is DELICIOUS! I've never asked them to layer it but I *love* when they do it on their own and tap the bag on the table to get even more down to the bottom. Yum!

eric h said...

who. the. hell. gets. popcorn. without. butter.

answer: no one.

Karen said...

gotta have the "butter"

Mike said...

I usually don't even get popcorn at the theater. I'll keep my $24.50 thank you very much.

At the self-serve butter theaters, I have seen folks take about ten straws, polk them into the popcorn at different depths and fill the straws with butter. Is there anything more sterotypically American?

tamika said...

I worked at a movie theater during most of college and as a result, I hate popcorn. Before that, I liked to layer the butter and use a bit of the butter-flavored salt. Ew, just thinking about it now makes me kinda nauseous.

Cate said...

butter please

Ryan said...

I used to work at a movie theater too. When that stuff (which is definitely NOT butter) sits in the tube for awhile w/o being used, it comes out w/ a gelatinous consistency that made me lose all appetite for it. So in other words, used to love it, but now don't go near it.

Battgirl said...

I had a roommate in college who would pop his own popcorn on the stove in a big metal pot, then pour melted real butter over it & a generous sifting of sea salt. Once you've had real popcorn like that, you never want the stale greasy stuff at the theater or even the slightly plastic tasting microwaveable kind. So I guess I've been spoiled.

pinchie said...

"butter," especially if i'm making the popcorn my dinner for the night.

Beth D said...

before I worked in a movie theater: "butter" after working in a theater all through high school and spent time pouring disgusting jugs of the stuff into an impossible to clean dispenser machine: no "butter"

beenu said...

proof that SW is weird... i went outside today and saw a huge line at a cart. as i got closer, i saw the cart was for popcorn. wtf?