German Sugar Popcorn

One of the first weird differences between the U.S. and Germany I noticed is that Germans serve both sweet and salty popcorn at their movie theaters. At first I thought it was “kettle corn,” meaning salty popcorn that has sugar too in a salty sweet affront to God. Seriously, I hate that stuff. Luckily Germans put sugar on their popcorn by itself and it is delicious. And super easy to make at home once you get the hang of it.


  • 50 grams plain popcorn kernels
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp oil


Mix ingredients in a nonstick wok or pot with a lid. Heat wok on medium heat, moving the wok back and forth constantly. The wok needs to be constantly moving so the sugar doesn’t burn on the bottom. Take the popcorn of the heat and shake everything every once in a while to distribute the sugar. Popcorn is done when you can count to 3 without hearing a pop.


  • 387 calories
  • 15.9 (g) fat
  • 56.5 (g) carbs
  • 4.2 (g) protein

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