Taste Test: The Best Cheesy Popcorn
Let's talk cheesy popcorn. The real deal, white cheddar-dusted popcorn. Which brand is the best? Serious Eats answers.
Our results are ranked according to the overall scores for each brand. One taster summed things up quite accurately, stating that the cheesiness was the most important factor. "Freshness almost doesn't matter, unless it's super stale." Sure enough, our overall ratings didn't have a strong correlation to popcorn quality. By and large, tasters preferred the cheese-heavy brands, but were highly critical of chemical flavors and excessive salt.
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