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The Special Salt That Makes Movie Theater Popcorn So Delicious
Flavacol is a salt product specifically formulated for flavoring popcorn. Typically for retailers, it is now available to anyone via online sellers.
To maximize performance as a popcorn enhancer, Flavacol has a different texture than granulated salt as well as some added ingredients, depending on the version you buy.
Manufactured by Gold Medal, Flavacol has a fine, flakey consistency that helps it stick to popcorn. The company claims you get a greater salt sensation with less actual sodium.
Some popcorn purveyors suggest mixing Flavacol directly into the cooking oil while popping the corn, rather than sprinkling it on afterward.