10 Tantalisingly Tasty Ways To Flavour Your Popcorn

Meg Meg Hughes

It has to be said, popcorn - as snack foods go - has an awful lot going for it. Not least because it’s moreishly yummy, but it’s also inexpensive, stores easily, is super easy to make and because it’s usually DIY, you get to be firmly in control of what goes on in the name of flavouring. Oh, and it’s even supposed to be healthy apparantly - it may come as a surprise to some, but popcorn counts as a ‘wholegrain’ and it’s also stacked full of fibre and antioxidants. So forget potato chips - here’s a few different ideas to pop into action next time you get a snack attack.

For a uniquely Australian native flavour experience, try the impeccable combination of Lemon Myrtle & Pepperberry, sprinkled over buttery, fresh parmesan popcorn.

Parmesan, Lemon Myrtle Leaf & Pepperberry Seasoned Popcorn

Parmesan, Lemon Myrtle & Pepperberry Popcorn


  • 13 cup popcorn
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon myrtle leaf
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepperberries
  • 1 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • 12 cup parmesan cheese

Heat the oil in a large saucepan with lid and add the popcorn kernels once the oil is hot. Cover and allow the popcorn to pop completely before removing heat. Melt the butter in a small saucepan and add the lemon myrtle and pepperberry. Drizzle the mixture over the popcorn slowly, tossing with a large spoon to get an even coating. Sprinkle the grated parmesan and salt over the popcorn and mix thouroughly. Serves 6.

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