To find the ultimate snack for those winter DVD nights, we searched for the best microwave buttered popcorn, tasting 10 regular and low-fat brands. Our top picks had a winning combination of crisp texture and satisfying flavor—and didn't leave us with greasy fingers.
ACT II Butter
staff comment "Superlight on the butter. Appealing."
interesting bite At about $2.50 for a six-pack, ACT II costs half as much as the other winners.
Orville Redenbacher's Smart Pop! 94% Fat Free Butter
staff comment "Excellent texture and a good salt level."
interesting bite Orville Redenbacher crossbred 30,000 popcorn hybrids while developing his trademark product.