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White Cheddar Popcorn topping

babaoriley7 Jan 21, 2008 08:26 AM

My first job was at a movie theater that had REAL butter (guess my age, you'll be wrong!) and offered this white cheddar popcorn seasoning to shake on your corn. It was delicious, and I don't think there was salt in there.

So I'm looking for some recommendations of really good white cheddar popcorn seasoning.


  1. BarmyFotheringayPhipps Jan 21, 2008 09:28 AM

    I think they only sell it here in New England, but Cabot's makes the only one I've ever liked. We demolished a bowl of popcorn covered with it while watching the Pats put a hurting on San Diego last night.

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    1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps
      jrmd Jan 23, 2008 02:55 PM

      looks delicious! did you buy it at a store or order on line?

      1. re: jrmd
        BarmyFotheringayPhipps Jan 23, 2008 02:57 PM

        You can order it online, but actually, I believe the shaker we're currently on is one I purchased at a Wal-Mart Supercenter on Route 1 near Portsmouth, NH.

        1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps
          jrmd Jan 25, 2008 09:08 AM

          excellent, thank you. was it in the refrigerated section or is this something off the shelf?

          1. re: jrmd
            BarmyFotheringayPhipps Jan 25, 2008 09:44 AM

            Refrigerated section. Nearish the Velveeta and the like, as I recall.

            1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps
              goodhealthgourmet Jan 25, 2008 11:27 AM

              this thread had me obsessing over cheddar popcorn, and yesterday i spotted "bakon seasoning" bacon & cheddar flavor at the health food store, so i grabbed a shaker of it. can't wait to try it!

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      Ellen Jan 21, 2008 09:38 AM

      I second Cabots. Great stuff. I got it at the factory. I've never seen it anywhere else. You can get it at the factory store on-line.

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      1. re: Ellen
        babaoriley7 Jan 21, 2008 09:59 AM


        is this the stuff?

        1. re: babaoriley7
          BarmyFotheringayPhipps Jan 21, 2008 10:04 AM

          That's the stuff!

          1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps
            goodhealthgourmet Jan 21, 2008 10:56 AM

            what's in it besides cheese? [e.g. additives, bulking agents, etc.] i couldn't find a list of ingredients on the web site...

            1. re: goodhealthgourmet
              BarmyFotheringayPhipps Jan 21, 2008 11:14 AM

              Let's see: "Vermont cheddar cheese (cultured milk, salt and enzymes), whey, dry buttermilk, salt, disodium phosphate." Nothing outlandish, then.

              1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps
                goodhealthgourmet Jan 21, 2008 11:52 AM

                i could do without the disodium phosphate [it's an anti-caking agent], but other than that, you're right, it's not bad. i just might have to order some!

          2. re: babaoriley7
            Melanie Jan 23, 2008 12:35 PM

            THANK YOU! I have been looking for something like this to sprinkle on popcorn. I have 4 bottles on the way now!

        2. 2m8ohed Jan 21, 2008 11:06 AM

          I like this one: http://www.thespicehouse.com/spices/cheddar-cheese-powder

          The other cheese sprinkles from the Spice House are also excellent. http://www.thespicehouse.com/spices-b...
          My favorite is Taylor Street Cheese Sprinkle. Excellent on popcorn or pasta.

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          1. re: 2m8ohed
            goodhealthgourmet Jan 21, 2008 11:53 AM

            blue cheese powder??? okay, that's dangerous.

          2. toodie jane Jan 23, 2008 01:55 PM

            try a very fine parmesan for the sharpness. I like it with lots of fresh ground black pepper. In fact, it's cold and rainy, perfect time for some popcorn an a movie!

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            1. re: toodie jane
              krez Jan 23, 2008 03:24 PM

              I agree. I like to grate fresh parmesan and fresh ground pepper on mine too...yum!

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              justagthing Jan 23, 2008 04:09 PM

              Japanese furikake makes really good popcorn topping as well.

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              1. re: justagthing
                goodhealthgourmet Jan 25, 2008 11:24 AM

                furikake is one of my favorites. the other is nutritional yeast.

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