I’m a cook. I tried 3 popular types of bagged popcorn to see which is the best.

  • I have tried three different brands of salty Pop corn to know what snack was the most satisfying.
  • I loved Lesser Evil’s popcorn because it was tasty, satisfying, and kept me asking for more.

I am a chief who likes popcorn, but the the snack aisle at the grocery store can be overflowing with options.

To find out which popcorn is the best, I tried a mix of popular bagged salted varieties. I also removed the popcorn from the packaging before trying to remove potential brand bias.

Here’s how the popcorn stacked up, ranked from my least favorite to my favorite:

Skinny Pop’s popcorn was a little soft and I think it could benefit from more seasoning

Skinny Pop popcorn has a very short ingredient list.Lizzy Briskin

Skinny Pop only had three ingredients – popcorn, sunflower oil and salt – which I liked. But, unfortunately, this snack left much to be desired.

A few minutes after opening the bag, I thought the the beans already had a soft, almost stale texture. They also didn’t have much taste.

I'm a cook.  I tried 3 popular types of bagged popcorn to see which is the best.
The Skinny Pop popcorn could have used a little more flavor.Lizzy Briskin

Although I appreciate a short and sweet ingredient listin this case, those poor naked corn puffs could use a dose of butter, caramel or cheese.

Boom Chicka Pop grains were crunchy, but I wanted more flavor

I'm a cook.  I tried 3 popular types of bagged popcorn to see which is the best.
Boom Chicka Pop’s snack was salty and had a nice crunch.Lizzy Briskin

Despite the simple ingredients and original flavor, I was pleasantly surprised by this bag.

Like the Skinny Pop, this bag contained only three ingredients: popcorn, sunflower oil and sea salt.

The grains had a good crunch and pep with a nice salinity.

I'm a cook.  I tried 3 popular types of bagged popcorn to see which is the best.
Boom Chicka Pop’s popcorn pleasantly surprised me.Lizzy Briskin

I would have liked a bit more flavor, but I imagine the brand name hot corn or a seasoned variety would provide.

Oh My Ghee by Lesser Evil! the popcorn was so good I kept looking for more

I'm a cook.  I tried 3 popular types of bagged popcorn to see which is the best.
The Lesser Evil popcorn was nice and light.Lizzy Briskin

Lesser Evil’s offering also only had three ingredients and the front of the bag notes ghee, or grass-fed organic clarified butter, and Himalayan salt as key elements.

The white kernels were light and crisp.

I'm a cook.  I tried 3 popular types of bagged popcorn to see which is the best.
I couldn’t stop eating that popcornLizzy Briskin

Although there is not a strong taste of butter or salt, the the popcorn is far from tasteless and definitely made me want more.