In the last few months I've been looking for healthier, cheaper snacks. I stumbled upon a simple and brilliant idea to replace store bought popcorn packets. If you purchase popcorn kernels an entire bag cost only about $2. Buy a package of generic brand brown paper bags, and fill each individual bag with 1/2 - 3/4 cup of kernels. When you're in the mood for popcorn stick one of your brown paper bags in the microwave for 2 min. and viola! Add butter, salt, and any other seasonings you desire. The first time I did this I filled 25 bags and still had about half of my kernels left over.
Personally I like to top my popcorn with salted butter and Kernel Season's White Cheddar Popcorn Seasoning. This is the only brand I've tried recently, but in comparison to movie theater seasonings I think it's fantastic. The flavor is strong, the way I like it on my popcorn. There is no gross after taste or over powering salt flavor. I would buy this product again.