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Mike Blakesley
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 - posted 07-11-2000 05:47 PM      Profile for Mike Blakesley   Author's Homepage   Email Mike Blakesley   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
OK, what about popcorn toppings?

For a long time we used Odell's "Butterfat" but on a whim, I tried a sample gallon of Odell's "Supurkist 2" which is much cheaper. We got zero complaints about the change, and about half a dozen compliments about our "better butter," so needless to say we're still using Supurkist 2.


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Ian Price
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 - posted 07-11-2000 06:05 PM      Profile for Ian Price   Email Ian Price   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
We use Odel's real butter. We think it tastes much better and differenciates us from the competition.


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Lance C. McFetridge
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 - posted 07-12-2000 10:21 AM      Profile for Lance C. McFetridge   Email Lance C. McFetridge   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
We use real butter. And I get an extra 50 cents for it. No complaints because we advertise it as real butter. I have had customers buy up to $2.50 worth to go on an extra large popcorn. Talk about going straight to the arteries!!!
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Kenn Fong
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 - posted 07-14-2000 11:15 PM      Profile for Kenn Fong   Author's Homepage   Email Kenn Fong   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
We too use O'dell's. It's interesting to hear the comments since it doesn't quite look the same as butter you melt at home when it comes out of the dispenser. When asked, I explain -- since none of the concession staff know what "clarified" means -- that it's been clarified with the milk solids removed, because it's the solids that cause butter to go rancid.

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Dave Williams
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 - posted 08-01-2000 01:57 AM      Profile for Dave Williams   Author's Homepage   Email Dave Williams   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
We use Orville Reddenbachers butter topping, its soy but our customers say it tastes like butter. we go through ungodly amounts of it.

Dave

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Jim Bedford
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 - posted 08-01-2000 08:46 AM      Profile for Jim Bedford   Author's Homepage   Email Jim Bedford   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
We use real butter and let the customers butter their own popcorn. They love it and we use less butter than before and save a huge amount of time behind the counter.

I used Odell's "butterfat" for more than 15 years and it is a good product that doesn't spoil as quickly as butter (which we use way too quickly to spoil). All the other products that don't have "butter" in their name are greasy fat products from known and unknown sources.

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Martin Frandsen
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Well over here they use coco-nut olie, and the popcorn tastes reel good with that, i don't think popcorn made with butter will sell over here. It's to 'buttery' or fat i think.


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Ian Price
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 - posted 08-13-2000 04:37 PM      Profile for Ian Price   Email Ian Price   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Martin,

We don't pop (cook) popcorn in Butter, that would burn. We use Coconut Oil or Canola Oil. We pour butter over the top of popcorn to enhance the flavor. That way you get a double shot of fat.

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Martin Frandsen
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Ohhh... i see!

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Doug Fields
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 - posted 09-07-2000 03:38 AM      Profile for Doug Fields   Email Doug Fields   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
We use TOPSIT at our theater. However, I would love to use some of the O'Dells products. Does anyone know if it weighs down the popcorn like REAL butter?

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Gracia L. Babbidge
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 - posted 09-09-2000 07:26 AM      Profile for Gracia L. Babbidge   Author's Homepage   Email Gracia L. Babbidge   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
...Ahhh yes, I am familiar with TOPSIT - we use it at the theater for which I am employed.

We also have POPSIT.

Now, combine having TOPSIT and POPSIT sitting beside each other on a shelf in a backroom, with a concessions attendant in a hurry...
One would hope that even in a hurry, a teenager could at least read the label on the jug they were grabbing... ...alas, it is not always the case!

More than once, we've ended up with POPSIT in the butter-mats ...yuck yuck yuck... It can also leave people feeling a little ill when they've eaten popcorn soaked in POPSIT...

Our jugs of POPSIT are no longer sitting right next to the jugs of TOPSIT.
Problem solved.

~GLB

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Chad Souder
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We use the "Superkist Two" also, and I really like it. I eat popcorn every day I work, I never get tired of it, and out of all the toppings I've tried, I like what we use now the best. Plus, its mainly soybean oil, which helps my grandfather the grain farmer. I've never received a complaint about superkist 2. Oh, and don't use canola oil to pop. It makes the building smell like a fish fry is going on.

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Gracia L. Babbidge
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o_O

Chad...you like popcorn?!
How strange!
I used to like popcorn. Now I'm just plain sick and tired of it. I'll eat it if I'm hungry enough, but the broken up, end-of-the-bag nacho chips are much more appealing nine times out of ten.
There is an exception to my general distaste for popcorn: Smartfood. Its a white cheddar cheese popcorn; a grocery store would be the likeliest place you'd see the stuff.

~Gracia *hey look, I've got a signature now* Babbidge

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Chris Trainor
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 - posted 09-12-2000 01:19 PM      Profile for Chris Trainor   Author's Homepage   Email Chris Trainor   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
We serve Topsit at my theater.... I normally don't put anything on my popcorn (cuz after using PopAll to pop it, and Flavocal sprinkled on the kernels it's already buttery)... however, this past weekend I actually tried some of the Topsit... ugh. I really didn't like it much. After I finish up this case we have i'm probably going to try real Butter... I wonder if I should poll people after the switch to see if they like it more.

--Chris

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Dennis Atkinson
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 - posted 09-21-2000 07:26 PM      Profile for Dennis Atkinson   Author's Homepage   Email Dennis Atkinson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Does anyone use peanut oil for popping?

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