Best microwave butter popcorn? We rank the house brands

House popcorn test
House popcorn test

Iron Man

, Shrek and Carrie Bradshaw are all back at the movies, kind of like those high school friends you bump into during your summers off from college. And so in honor of the summer movie season, Store Brand Scorecard decided to sample the staple dish at cinemas everywhere – butter popcorn.

Which brand's a hit with this critic, and which one's a disaster? Read on for my taste and price comparison between Orville Redenbacher's microwave butter-flavored popcorn and three store-brand equivalents, one each from a big box store, grocery store and mini market respectively.

Quiet everyone. Ready? Lights, camera, munching!