When I first began investigating nutritional yeast, it seemed that the majority of nooch-eaters favor to sprinkle their supplement over a bowl of hot popcorn. I can't say that I'm really a popcorn fan -- I hate how the scraps of kernel shells lodge my teeth and throat -- so I opted to try eating nutritional yeast in other forms first.

But I was curious. Could nutritional yeast really add a nice flavor to plain popcorn? Eventually my curiosity won out and I bought a few bags of microwave popcorn that were as close to plain as I could find without spending an arm and a leg and possibly a kidney.

I popped my bag of fake-buttered popcorn, poured it into a bowl (feeling very surprised at how much a single serving bag made), and sprinkled some nutritional yeast over it. Here I encountered a problem. The nutritional yeast flakes fell off the popped corn and collected uselessly in the bottom of the bowl. Hmm. I decided to spray the popcorn with cooking spray, then reapplied the nooch. The spray did the trick and I dug into my lightly nooched popcorn.

It tasted good! I didn't expect to like it, but I really enjoyed my popcorn. I'm not sure how much flavor the nutritional yeast added, though. I had trouble distinguishing between it and the fake butter. I'd like to try some true plain popcorn, made on the stove, but I'm a little scared. Plus I have no idea what I'm doing. How do you make popcorn? Can you give me a tip?

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