It took me almost two years to figure out how to make my own flavoured popcorn.
That’s a long time to go without popcorn.
I’m not just talking about the air-popped, coconut-oil and nooch-sprinkled stuff that has become most people’s movie night treat. It’s the stuff that, much like Cracker Jack, is coated in a crunchy, or sometimes even gooey, sweet glaze that makes you lick your fingers and want more.
You see, my obsession with candy-coated popcorn began almost two years ago when Lisa and I discovered this totally rad chai masala popcorn at Food Fight! in Portland, Oregon. It was made by a local company called Masala Pop, and to say it was love at first bite would be an understatement. We were infatuated. We bought as many bags as we could fit into our carry-ons, and I’ve been dreaming about it ever since I inhaled the crumbs from the bottom of my last bag (I could only buy two).
Since then, we’ve been on a mission to create our own version. Lisa hit it big time when she came up with a chai-spiced popcorn that rivaled our original love—psst, you can find that recipe in our Edible Gifts ebook. We’ve been playing with other flavours too, and today I wanted to share my latest favourite.