Identify green powder used to flavor popcorn.
March 24, 2009 1:00 AM   Subscribe

Help to identify green powder to flavor popcorn?

When I was growing up one of our neighbors used a green powder to flavor their popcorn and I need help to figure out what this was.

My only clues are that the powder was most likely some type of herb and may have come from a health food store. The popcorn tasted incredible, so I'd really like to try and solve this mystery.
posted by mtphoto to Food & Drink (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Kelp powder with nutritional yeast?
posted by slightlybewildered at 2:09 AM on March 24, 2009

posted by watercarrier at 2:59 AM on March 24, 2009

Recipe for Hot Wasabi Popcorn

See if that doesn't resonate.
posted by watercarrier at 3:01 AM on March 24, 2009

Ground thyme?
Green chili powder?
Ground oregano?

There's a ton of stuff it could have been, especially herbs. What about the taste made it "incredible"? Was it sweet? Spicy? Salty?
posted by Thorzdad at 4:41 AM on March 24, 2009

Could be zaatar.
posted by watercarrier at 4:48 AM on March 24, 2009

I've had popcorn flavored with brewer's yeast- really really good. Popular in upstate new york and the midwest, if I recall correctly.
posted by jenkinsEar at 7:01 AM on March 24, 2009

I've known hippies who put dill on their popcorn. Could that be it?
posted by The corpse in the library at 12:14 PM on March 24, 2009

Pistachio powder? It's used to flavour icecream, is really tasty imo, is often a really lurid green, don't see why it couldn't be used in a popcorn recipe.
posted by multivalent at 1:59 PM on March 24, 2009

Oh and pistachio popcorn does exist, see here, second product on that page, sounds yummy.
posted by multivalent at 2:19 PM on March 24, 2009

posted by watercarrier at 2:46 PM on March 24, 2009

seconding spirulina popcorn...still sold here on Maui at health food stores.
posted by Muirwylde at 7:41 PM on March 25, 2009

You don't say where you grew up (a little tibit that could be of greater help in getting your question answered), but here in Hawaii, we are extremely fond of "Hurricane" style popcorn, of which the main ingredient is Japanese Furikake, a dried seaweed based condiment for rice.

It's about as addictive as crack.
posted by melorama at 8:49 PM on March 29, 2009

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