I'm not a big fan of popcorn from a bag. And unless you love those transfats, I'd suggest buying popcorn kernels and popping them yourself. It takes just a few minutes, and it's far tastier than the microwaved bag. Heat a little oil in a pan, throw in some kernels, cover, and keep movin' 'em around until they're all popped. Since I am human after all... I do like some butter. When the kernels have popped ( I use the bag instructions: wait until poppings occur every 3 - 4 seconds) I transfer everything to a bowl, put a little butter in the pan, wait until it melts, then put the popcorn back in the pan. This ensures even butter distribution, which, as we all know, is essential.
I usually toss a little spice on my popcorn. I just tried out Cajun seasoning blend, which is probably my favourite so far.
Here's a recipe for Excellent Homemade Cajun Seasoning from Canadian Home Living:
Cajun Seasoning: Ingredients1/4 cup paprika 1/4 1/4cup cup(50 mL) (50 mL) paprika
1/4 cup dried parsley 1/4 1/4cup cup(50 mL) (50 mL) dried parsley
2 tbsp garlic powder 2 2tbsp tbsp(25 mL) (25 mL) garlic powder
2 tbsp dried oregano 2 2tbsp tbsp(25 mL) (25 mL) dried oregano
2 tbsp dried thyme 2 2tbsp tbsp(25 mL) (25 mL) dried thyme
1 tsp salt 1 1tsp tsp(5 mL) (5 mL) salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1/2 1/2tsp tsp(2 mL) (2 mL) cayenne pepper
Toss all the ingredients together, and sprinkle on your popcorn.
I suggest you also try on your popcorn: Cumin; Curry; Paprika and Chili Flakes. All excellent!