Now that movie theaters are open again, this might be a good hack to try: A woman on TikTok is going viral after showing people how to get butter on ALL of your popcorn, not just the top layer.
You take a straw . . . shove one end down into the popcorn . . . and line it up with the butter dispenser. So that way, the liquid butter goes down the straw, and popcorn at the bottom gets some too. You could even put pockets of butter all over the place.
TikTok user Colleen Lepp shared the video which has over 5M views.
“This is my movie theater popcorn hack,” she says. “I love buttered popcorn, but I hate when the butter is only at the top so I use a plastic straw all the way down in the popcorn bucket to get the butter to the very bottom and all the way through.”
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Obviously it has to be a theater where you pour your own butter. But it seems pretty legit. We also found a Reddit post from a few years ago that says it works really well. (For theaters that don’t have self-serve butter, just ask for your butter “layered,” and they’ll put some in the middle.)