That was in that hot sealed package with the corn and oil seperated. They came out with a flavor wand or something like that. The butter flavor went into the handle and sort of drizzled down a flat,plastic blade like a butter knife when you squeezed it. You stirred the popcorn after you made it and this wand coated the popcorn. Gee that was so 1960's.
If you bought that on the low end of the scale instead or those bottles of colored corn soaking in the oil already in the bottle, you probably had a family that would only buy those multi-pack boxes of the "cheap" candy bars that had Zero, Zagnut, and several other cheap tasting. The whole box of several wrapped bars cost a quarter....and always had a stale taste.
Your popcorn would go great with a pitcher of a drink made from Fix-A-Drink. Concentrated and colorful bottles of non-carbonated drink mixes/syrups.
Then you would either have rock hard ice pops made in the white mold of 6 cones with the yellow plastic handle inserted on top or have the store or off-brand of cool pops in the long,plastic sleeve. Those always had a chemical taste unlike the real thing...especially the grape.
For snacks, you probably remember the off-brand or store brand oreos that were much bigger and in big, economy packages. They tasted lousy,mushy,and greasy. I think the generic term was Sandwich Creams. Mom's seemed to think it was a great deal. Then there was the store or off brand potato chips. Never crisp and always gummy and had that rancid smell, unlike premium brands.
How about the store brands of peanut butter back then where the oil would seperate from the peanut butter. It would be so stiff, you could barely spread it and rip the bread.
Remember how soft white bread used to be? You could flatten it out with your fingers and eat it that way. The crusts were so bad on the store brands, that many people cut if off for the kids
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