What's in Movie Theater Popcorn Butter?

Have you ever wondered why the buttered popcorn you eat at the movie  theater is so much more delicious than the stuff you buy in stores?  Well, it's because it contains a lot of really weird stuff. Extra Crispy  reports that movie theaters actually use a "butter" that contains no  real butter. 

Instead, it's comprised of ingredients like hydrogenated  soybean oil (trans fats), beta carotene (a coloring that makes carrots  orange) and a chemical that only mimics the flavor of butter. It also  has tertiary Butylhydroquinone or TBHQ, a synthetic preservative that  keeps the color and texture from changing as the product sits. Even  worse, movie theater butter contains 20 more calories per tablespoon  than real butter. Sorry, folks.

Source:  Extra Crispy



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