Do you love popcorn? Try these genius tricks and it will forever change movie night!

Digging into a giant bag of buttery popcorn is a ritual to look forward to when you treat yourself to a night at the movies or stay in with Netflix.

These days, movie theaters are giving customers more options than ever before. The most exciting new freedom the cinema lords have bestowed upon us is the ability to control our own butter topping consumption.

Assuming the butter at your local cinema is of the self-serve variety, just pop a straw over the butter dispenser's nozzle, push said straw down into your popcorn, and start pumping.

According to this incredible popcorn hack reported by Simple Most, the straw will allow you to funnel the butter into the depths of the popcorn bag, that way you can spread it out evenly.

No longer will you face the driest popcorn at the bottom of the barrel. Now you can enjoy evenly buttered popcorn throughout your movie-going experience, no matter what size bag that you order.

The mechanism behind popcorn is simple: Kernels are compact yet extremely starchy. When we heat them, the water trapped inside the starch heats up.

This generates steam, which creates pressure, which suddenly causes the kernels to burst. Voila, we have popcorn.

If you are eating your popcorn in the comfort of your home, you can get a little more creative and start trying these amazing recipes to spice your snack. You won’t regret it.

For example, it’s hard to imagine anything we love more than popcorn slathered in butter, but we may have just found it. Using this simple hack, you can infuse your popcorn with the flavor of bacon. Yes, you read it right, bacon.

Next time you whip up a batch of morning bacon, don’t you dare toss out that grease in the pan. Transfer it to a container and store it in the refrigerator. Then, use the fat in place of the typical oil to pop your popcorn.

Or even better; make the bacon specifically for the occasion and then chop up the cooked strips and add them in with your popcorn at the end for extra pork flavor. And of course, if you’re a purist, you can always add some melted butter in there too.

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