What Are the Ingredients in Pop-Secret Popcorn?

Pop-secret popcorn contains whole grain popcorn, partially hydrogenated soybean oil or palm oil, natural and artificial flavors, coloring and preservatives. These ingredients may vary depending on the variety of Pop-secret popcorn selected.

While Pop-secret does not list its product ingredients on its website, customers can see the ingredients on the product packaging. The company produces multiple flavors of popcorn and related products, including original flavors.

  • Cheddar
  • Sea salt
  • Kettle corn
  • Extra butter
  • Movie theater butter
  • Extra butter movie theater butter
  • Double butter
  • Butter
  • Jumbo pop butter
  • Homestyle

The main ingredients are always whole grain popcorn and partially hydrogenated soybean oil. However, the natural flavorings can vary between butter, milk, cream and salt. Some flavors like cheddar also use cheese-flavored powder to provide the desired flavors. The company does produce some other flavors, such as the Sweet N’ Crunchy line, containing added sugars and artificial sugars, like sucralose.

Pop-secret also uses a preservative to ensure freshness, which is usually either propyl gallate or TBHQ. Propyl gallate is a preservative used to keep oily food products from oxidizing, which makes them go bad and taste “off.” TBHQ is also added to processed foods that contain iron, and it helps prevent discoloring from oxidation.