What popcorn kernel is best?
We offer two types of popcorn kernel; Mushroom and Butterfly.
Butterfly Popcorn Kernels
Butterfly kernels are typically used for seasoned popcorn and found at nearly all cinemas. The name “Butterfly” comes from the shape the kernel explodes into. Butterfly kernels are very tender, pop at a greater volume and are great at holding seasonings in between the creases. Butterfly kernels are the easiest to pop, and most domestic popcorn machines are designed to pop these.
Mushroom Popcorn Kernels
Mushroom type kernels pop into ball shapes making them perfect for sugar coating. The popcorn is bigger, but due to their shape, they take up less volume than butterfly. A little less tender than butterfly, but have a crunchier snap to them. They do work for seasonings, however you will find it does hold less and we recommend using a strong flavoured seasoning such as Salt ‘n’ Vinegar.