My favorite brand? I regularly buy my popcorn from Fairview Farms (Mark & Laurie Timm & Family). They have three varieties of all-natural popcorn. The fresh and flavorful taste of their popcorn is the best I've had; yes, even better than Orville's (and every kernel pops too). I buy all three varieties and mix them.
I'll also include my favorite recipe for popcorn balls. These are by far the best-tasting popcorn balls I've tried. I've tried many and none compare. It's an old, cherished family recipe.
1/2 cup butter
1 Tablespoon white vinegar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup white sugar
--Cook on stove over med-high heat to soft-ball stage; or as follows in large casserole dish in microwave: med. setting for 5 min, stir; then on med-high for 2-1/2 min.
Popcorn: Pop up 1 rounded cup of kernels
Assembly: Pour sauce over popped corn and stir. Working FAST, form balls wearing rubber gloves coated with butter.
All this talk of popcorn makes me hungry for my favorite snack. Off to the kitchen for a bowl of hot, buttered popcorn--mmmmmmm!