Butter Popcorn Nutrition Facts

Calories, fat, protein, and carbohydrate values for Butter Popcorn.


There are 465 calories in Butter Popcorn.


Nutrition Facts
Butter Popcorn
Serving Size:


bag (87 grams)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 237
Calories 465

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 26 grams

Saturated Fat 13 grams

Trans Fat 0.7 grams
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.6 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 0.3 grams

Cholesterol 0 milligrams

Sodium 664 milligrams

Potassium 342 milligrams

Total Carbohydrates 50 grams

Dietary Fiber 8.7 grams

Sugars 0.3 grams
Protein 7.3 grams

Vitamin A


Vitamin C





Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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How long would it take to burn off 470 KCal?
Walking (3mph) 125 minutes
Running (6mph) 45 minutes
Bicycling (10mph) 65 minutes
Values estimated based on person weighing 140 lbs.

What is popcorn butter made of?

According to Extra Crispy, that “butter” is actually made with Flavacol and Butter Flavored Topping. If you’ve ever wondered just what it is about movie theater popcorn that gives it that special, yellow color, you can chalk that up to Flavacol, which is basically just a type of seasoning salt that goes on the popcorn.

Is butter popcorn better?

Butter popcorn fills you up more than its sugary cousin. Sure, huge amounts of butter is not exactly the healthy choice, but fats like butter are much more likely to satiate you than the pure sugar used to make kettle corn.

Is butter popcorn actually butter?

Movie theater popcorn butter isn’t actually butter, but a combination of chemicals that give off a buttery taste. According to Extra Crispy, that buttery taste is created by Flavacol, “the yellow powder that gets added during popping to give your popcorn that yellow buttery color,” and other chemicals.

How do you butter popcorn?

How to make

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons clarified butter in 7- to 9-quart stockpot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add a few popcorn kernels to hot oil and let pop. Once popped, add remaining kernels; swirl to coat in butter. …
  3. Pour 2 tablespoons butter over popcorn; toss to coat. Pour remaining butter over popcorn; sprinkle with salt.

What do movie theaters use for butter on popcorn?

Movie theaters use butter-flavored oil, which has a lower water content than butter so it makes popcorn less soggy. Real clarified butter has the same effect. To make it, melt 2 sticks butter in a glass measuring cup in the microwave.

How unhealthy is movie theater popcorn?

Movie theater popcorn contains anywhere from 400 to 1,200 calories, not to mention one to three days’ worth of artery-clogging saturated fat and a whopping 1,500 milligrams of sodium.

What is in fake popcorn butter?

Flavacol is the yellow powder that gets added during popping to give your popcorn that yellow buttery color. It is essentially just a super-fine salt with some coloring agents, although people swear it has butter flavor, even though there are no extra flavorings in it.

How do you make fake popcorn?

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