Need to know which popcorn brands are vegan? Here is the complete guide to which microwave, pre-popped, and movie theaters offer vegan popcorn options!
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No longer will you question if a microwave popcorn, pre-popped popcorn, or movie theater popcorn is vegan! In honor of my homemade vegan popcorn seasonings recipe going up last week, I am sharing my complete vegan popcorn guide, so you know exactly which popcorn to reach for.
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- Is popcorn vegan?
- How to tell if popcorn is vegan?
- What pre-popped popcorn brands are vegan?
- What microwave popcorn brands are vegan?
- Which movie theaters have vegan popcorn?
Is Popcorn Vegan?
Popcorn, in its simplest form, is one ingredient - corn. That is great news for us vegans because corn is completely vegan. It is when you start to add butter, cheese, or other animal-derived products to popcorn that makes it not so vegan.
How to Tell if Popcorn is Vegan?
If you have been vegan even for a short amount of time, you are probably a pro at reading ingredient labels. Popcorn labeled as "made with real butter" or "cheesy" can easily be crossed off your list as a potential option.
The allergens section is the next place you'll want to check. Dairy will be the biggest culprit as to why a certain popcorn is vegan or not vegan. This is typically noted by "Contains: Milk" at the bottom of the ingredients list.
Always do a once over of the full ingredient list just in case a random ingredient like meat flavoring or something like that is hiding in the popcorn.
What Pre-Popped Popcorn Brands Are Vegan?
- Boom Chicka Pop - Sea Salt, Avocado Oil, Salted Caramel, Light Kettle Corn, Sweet and Salty Kettle Corn
- Skinny Pop - Original, White Cheddar, Sea Salt and Pepper, Sweet and Salty Kettle and Twist of Line
- Smart Food - Smart50 Sea Salt
- Earth Balance - Vegan Buttery Flavor, Vegan Aged White Cheddar Flavor and Vegan Aged White Cheddar Puffs
What Microwave Popcorn Brands Are Vegan?
- Boom Chicka Pop - Sea Salt and Lightly Sweet Kettle Corn
- Skinny Pop - Sea Salt and Butter
- Orville Redenbacher Popcorn - Naturals Simply Salt, Naturals Light Simply Salt, Kettle Corn, SmartPop! Kettle Corn
- Pop Secret - Kettle Corn
- Act II - Kettle Corn and Butter Lovers (shocking, but true)
- Newman's Own - Sea Salt and Tender White
- Jolly Time - Simply Popped Sea Salt, Kettle Mania, Healthy Pop Kettle Corn
Which Movie Theaters Have Vegan Popcorn?
Did you know that most of the movie theaters you go to have vegan popcorn? Yes - movie theater popcorn is one of those accidentally vegan items, similar to Oreos and Sour Patch Kids! Luckily, AMC, Regal, and Cinemark all have popcorn that is already vegan as long as you don't add the butter that's typically by the soda machines.
Disclaimer: sometimes specific locations vary, so always call your movie theater ahead of time to double-check!
Did I Miss Any Vegan Popcorn Brands?
Do you have a favorite popcorn brand that is vegan that I didn't mention above? Comment below if I missed a vegan popcorn brand, and I'll add it to the list!
Don't forget, once you select your vegan popcorn of choice, to make one of my three homemade popcorn seasonings that are sure to bring your popcorn to a whole new level!
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