If you’re looking for the best popcorn kernels, you’ve come to the right place! We reviewed 10 of our favorites to create a popcorn kernel buying guide that will make everyone happy. Do you want to stock up your home pantry? Would you prefer pre-portioned pouches? Do you need enough to feed a crowd? We’ve got you covered! Before we get into the reviews, there are a few things you should consider to get the most bang for your buck!
Non-GMO: GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) foods are commonplace now in grocery stores, and many people have concerns over how safe or nutritious these modified foods are. Thankfully, finding non-GMO popcorn is easy – all popcorn made in the United States is non-GMO!
Pieces: When looking for popcorn kernels for sale online, pay careful attention to the number of pieces that come with your package. Some orders will be for one large bag of popcorn, while others will come with several individually-portioned bags.
Package Size: Another thing to look for is the package size to prevent buying too much or popcorn going bad! Whether you prefer individual bags at home, or large bags to feed a small army, there are plenty of options for you!
Organic: In addition to non-GMO products, many companies also make organic popcorn too! Popcorn is by nature organic, but the additional butter or seasoning isn’t always organic. If we say “yes” to organic, it is a 100% certified organic product!
Microwaveable: If you cook your kernels on the stove or in an air popper, all of the products we reviewed work well. However, if you want to microwave them, we let you know which ones work, and which ones to avoid!
Type: Yellow popcorn kernels produce large, sturdy popcorn that can hold up well to heavy seasoning and lots of butter. White popcorn kernels are a bit smaller and more delicate, making them great for eating plain or with some light seasoning!
Now you know what to look for in your search for the best popcorn kernels to buy, let’s get into the reviews! We found the best popcorn kernel brands for a variety of tastes and popping methods. Each company uses non-GMO popcorn kernels, and many of the brands are also 100% organic too! If you’re short on time, that’s fine! Check out our Top Pick and Budget Pick, then come back when you have more time! Okay, let’s get started!
Expert Researcher and Writer
Kimberly Graf is a researcher and writer for GeekWrapped.com. She covers kitchen, cooking, and home products.
Article last updated on:
September 30, 2019