When it comes to snacks, popcorn holds a special place in the hearts of people across the globe. Whether you're enjoying a movie night, attending a sporting event, or simply looking for a tasty treat, popcorn never fails to satisfy. In this blog post, we'll explore the most popular popcorn flavours in the UK and around the world, including classic options and best-selling varieties that have captured the taste buds of millions.

Sweet and Salty

Popcorn Shed's Sweet and Salty popcorn; one of the most popular popcorn flavours in the world

Undoubtedly one of the most beloved popcorn flavours, the combination of sweet and salty is a true crowd-pleaser. The balance between the two flavours creates a harmonious blend that appeals to a wide range of palates. This classic flavour is a staple in cinemas and has earned its spot as a top choice for popcorn enthusiasts worldwide. Did you know our Sweet & Salty popcorn is vegan, gluten free and low calorie?

Buttered Popcorn

Nothing beats the comforting taste of buttered popcorn. This timeless flavour has been a go-to for popcorn lovers for decades. The rich, buttery goodness adds a creamy texture to the popcorn, making it an irresistible treat. Whether you're at a local carnival or enjoying a movie at home, buttered popcorn is a must-try.


For those with a sweet tooth, caramel popcorn offers a delightful indulgence. The combination of caramelised sugar and crispy popcorn creates a heavenly mix of flavours. This popular option is often enjoyed during festive seasons, such as Halloween or Christmas, but its popularity extends throughout the year. At Popcorn Shed we love caramel popcorn so much, we use it as the base of most of our sweet gourmet flavours. Why not try Classic Caramel, Vanilla Rainbow Caramel, Gingerbread or Peanut Butter Caramel popcorn?


Popcorn Shed's range of cheese popcorn flavours; made with real cheese

Cheese popcorn provides a savoury twist to the traditional snack. With its distinct and tangy flavour, cheese popcorn has gained a significant following. Varieties like cheddar or nacho cheese offer a satisfyingly cheesy experience that keeps people coming back for more. Our co-founder Laura is a big fan of cheese popcorn, which is why we’ve created three deliciously cheesy concoctions: Cheddar Cheese, Blue Cheese and Goat’s Cheese & Black Pepper popcorn


Chocoholics rejoice! Chocolate-coated popcorn is a match made in heaven. Whether it's milk, dark, or white chocolate, the combination of the smooth, velvety goodness with the crunchiness of popcorn is a true delight. This flavour is often associated with special occasions and can be found in gourmet popcorn shops worldwide. If you ask us, chocolate popcorn is one of the best things that can touch your taste buds. We use high quality Belgian chocolate to cover our popcorn in the rich, smooth and creamy goodness. From our classic Pop N Choc flavour to more innovative ones such as Red Velvet, Berry-licious and Cookies & Cream popcorn, they’re too good not to try!


As we've explored the most popular popcorn flavours in the UK and across the world, it's clear that there's a flavour to suit every taste preference. From the classic favourites like sweet and salty and buttered popcorn to the sweet indulgences of caramel and chocolate, popcorn offers a versatile snacking experience that never fails to satisfy. Whether you're a fan of the classics or enjoy exploring unique and innovative flavours, the popcorn world has something for everyone. So, the next time you reach for a bag of popcorn, consider trying one of these popular flavours to elevate your snacking experience to a whole new level!

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