The Jakarta Post
The "butter" that movie theaters use is a mix of chemicals that mimic the taste of the real stuff. (Shutterstock/File)
Popcorn “butter” at cinemas is not the butter you use at home.
MTV reported that the “butter” that theaters use is a mix of chemicals that mimic the taste of butter. The most essential of these chemicals is flavanol.
The fake butter also contains more calories than the real stuff.
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Meanwhile, Extra Crispy warned that the fake butter comes with negative components, such as hydrogenated soybean oil (trans fat), tertiary butylhydroquinone or TBHQ (a synthetic preservative that keeps the color and texture from changing as the product sits), polydimethylsiloxane (a silicone-based chemical) and more.
The Reader’s Digest’s Brittany Gibson advised it’s better to bring homemade popcorn with real butter; Gibson also stated that popcorn may even be good for one’s overall health. (ezr/asw)