It’s no wonder popcorn is the reason movies are made.
The profit margin on movie popcorn is reportedly as much as 1275%. A bag that costs 37 cents can sell for $5.00. Or so I’m told on the internet.
Popcorn is pretty cheap to buy. It does go stale so consider keeping it in the freezer (it’ll double as an ice bag in a pinch too). We used to buy microwave popcorn which is terrible stuff apparently. If only it weren’t so tasty. We used to have an air popper too but it blew up (or what retailers like to call planned obsolence). So I’ve gone back to the old ways and started popping in a good old fashioned pot with a proper lid. It’s faster than an air popper if you let the oil heat first.
You can gourmetize your popcorn too with your freshly ground spices (see DDA #169) – curry, italian, garlic, salt and pepper. Or sweeten it with caramel. Or just eat it plain.
Popcorn is a good source of fibre (I know, surprising right) and minus the butter, it’s a great low calorie snack. Pop in a movie and call it a night in. Enjoy the treat at a price you can afford.