Those that know me well can attest to the fact that I really like popcorn. Six out of seven nights a week I air-pop plain corn then dress it with different oils of my choice, and sometimes dried dill. Addiction or manifestation of my OCD? Probably a little bit of both.
Lest I bankrupt myself I try to limit my trips to The Popcorn Bar, a fabulous establishment owned and operated by Houston couple Kisha and Lorenzo Armstead that offers dozens upon dozens of classic (caramel, butter, kettle), sweet (chocolate peanut butter, lemon cake, heath toffee almond, banana pudding), and savory (salt and vinegar, pizza, fried pickle, jalapeno ranch) popcorn flavors.
There is something, however, about the coconut curry that has me seriously hooked. It is as if Willy Wonka invented a machine that changed red curry into popcorn form, which, while ostensibly dry and crunchy, also manages to evoke smooth sugary, spicy creaminess with appropriate notes of ginger, lemongrass, and turmeric.
I try to limit myself to one "junior" bag ($4.25; 6 cups). "Try" being the operative word.