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2013-05-29 01:06:05 PM  
Or it might have something more to do with the fact that microwaving popcorn (at least as it is commercially packaged) releases toxins in to your kitchen?
 
2013-05-29 01:08:13 PM  

brap: Or it might have something more to do with the fact that microwaving popcorn (at least as it is commercially packaged) releases toxins in to your kitchen?


I don't know that I would make the argument that the people opting for corn in a bag over microwaved popcorn are doing so for health reasons.
 
2013-05-29 01:09:16 PM  
I thought pre-popped popcorn had been available for decades.
 
2013-05-29 01:12:31 PM  

Relatively Obscure: I thought pre-popped popcorn had been available for decades.


of course it has, but don't let that get in the way of submitter's little tantrum
 
2013-05-29 01:14:18 PM  

brap: Or it might have something more to do with the fact that microwaving popcorn (at least as it is commercially packaged) releases toxins in to your kitchen?


So does my flatulence but you don't see the EPA trying to tape my butt- OH, HELL! HERE COMES SOME DUDES IN HAZ-MAT SUITS!
 
2013-05-29 01:17:25 PM  

EatHam: brap: Or it might have something more to do with the fact that microwaving popcorn (at least as it is commercially packaged) releases toxins in to your kitchen?

I don't know that I would make the argument that the people opting for corn in a bag over microwaved popcorn are doing so for health reasons.


I was just flapping my yapper to keep it busy between wheelbarrows full of Fiddle Faddle.
 
2013-05-29 01:19:04 PM  
I only like my popcorn hot, though. How will this pre-popped popcorn be hot?

I guess I could microwave it. Yeah, that would work.
 
2013-05-29 01:21:08 PM  
But "as times have changed, the definition of convenience has changed."

Yeah. Now it means being as lazy as humanly f*cking possible, while demanding that nothing else change except the reduction in effort.
 
2013-05-29 01:21:20 PM  

brap: EatHam: brap: Or it might have something more to do with the fact that microwaving popcorn (at least as it is commercially packaged) releases toxins in to your kitchen?

I don't know that I would make the argument that the people opting for corn in a bag over microwaved popcorn are doing so for health reasons.

I was just flapping my yapper to keep it busy between wheelbarrows full of Fiddle Faddle.


Gotta get your exercise in there somewhere.
 
2013-05-29 01:23:51 PM  
I don't own a microwave.
 
2013-05-29 01:26:47 PM  
Bought a macrowave last year now I have hot popcorn in 30 seconds
 
2013-05-29 01:27:09 PM  

make me some tea: brap: EatHam: brap: Or it might have something more to do with the fact that microwaving popcorn (at least as it is commercially packaged) releases toxins in to your kitchen?

I don't know that I would make the argument that the people opting for corn in a bag over microwaved popcorn are doing so for health reasons.

I was just flapping my yapper to keep it busy between wheelbarrows full of Fiddle Faddle.

Gotta get your exercise in there somewhere.


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2013-05-29 01:27:09 PM  

Jackson Herring: Relatively Obscure: I thought pre-popped popcorn had been available for decades.

of course it has, but don't let that get in the way of submitter's little tantrum


It's not a tantrum! It's a social change movement of one!!1!
 
2013-05-29 01:28:28 PM  
I used to like popcorn that was made over the stove - it was like a throwaway tin foil pan and the foil balloons up into a big bag when the popcorn was done.

My fellow farkers who lived during the 70's and early 80's probably recall this.
 
2013-05-29 01:28:56 PM  
Friend of mine showed me how to make your own microwave popcorn.

1.  Get a paper bag.
2.  Throw some popcorn in there.
3.  Microwave it.

It works, there's no special trick to prepackaged microwave popcorn.  You can get fancy with it too, Add salt or other flavorings.
 
2013-05-29 01:29:35 PM  
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2013-05-29 01:29:52 PM  
The only way I like to make it:

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2013-05-29 01:30:00 PM  
Just make it on your stove.  Pan, your choice of oil, add unpopped corn from a bag.  Heat may or may not be involved, I'm not sure, we haven't gotten to that part in Home Economics.
 
2013-05-29 01:30:35 PM  

James!: I don't own a microwave.


I have a macrowave. Who wants small waves? I'm a real man, I cook with wavelengths in KILOMETERS.
 
2013-05-29 01:30:45 PM  

SirEattonHogg: I used to like popcorn that was made over the stove - it was like a throwaway tin foil pan and the foil balloons up into a big bag when the popcorn was done.

My fellow farkers who lived during the 70's and early 80's probably recall this.


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2013-05-29 01:31:08 PM  

SirEattonHogg: I used to like popcorn that was made over the stove - it was like a throwaway tin foil pan and the foil balloons up into a big bag when the popcorn was done.

My fellow farkers who lived during the 70's and early 80's probably recall this.


jiffy-pop. its still around. good for camping too
 
2013-05-29 01:31:12 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Jackson Herring: Relatively Obscure: I thought pre-popped popcorn had been available for decades.

of course it has, but don't let that get in the way of submitter's little tantrum

It's not a tantrum! It's a social change movement of one!!1!


Quick, to facebook!!
 
2013-05-29 01:31:51 PM  

SirEattonHogg: I used to like popcorn that was made over the stove - it was like a throwaway tin foil pan and the foil balloons up into a big bag when the popcorn was done.

My fellow farkers who lived during the 70's and early 80's probably recall this.


Oh yeah... from the first Scream movie IIRC. Being a 90s kid I thought that was a weird bit of setup. I mean, it worked for showing the actual time line of Drew Barrymore getting harassed and then murdered, but I don't think myself or any of my friends knew that popcorn could be prepared that way.
 
2013-05-29 01:31:52 PM  
Meh, old news.  Pre-popped popcorn has been in the snack aisle for over a decade.
 
2013-05-29 01:32:26 PM  
I just hate when the popcorn burns. Black popcorn is not good. Not racist.
 
2013-05-29 01:32:59 PM  
I recently got an air popper. 1/2 cup of kernels, a spoonful of olive oil and some salt makes the best popcorn ever.
 
2013-05-29 01:33:31 PM  
Our (company) floor's microwaves specifically say that popcorn is prohibited.  Seeing that more and more at places I've worked.  Like everything else, dumbasses ruining things for everyone else.

So yeah, you want popcorn?  Buy the pre-made stuff, cornukelashencruster.
 
2013-05-29 01:33:41 PM  
Add oil to your pan. Put 4 or 5 kernels unpopped popcorn in the pan then cover. put on medium high heat. listen for the popping. when all 5 kernels have popped, pour in the rest of the unpopped popcorn. Cover shimmy a little. Listen for the popping to reduce greatly. Turn off heat, pour popped popcorn into bowl.

Your welcome.
 
2013-05-29 01:33:53 PM  

tlchwi02: SirEattonHogg: I used to like popcorn that was made over the stove - it was like a throwaway tin foil pan and the foil balloons up into a big bag when the popcorn was done.

My fellow farkers who lived during the 70's and early 80's probably recall this.

jiffy-pop. its still around. good for camping too


pictures.funny16.com
 
2013-05-29 01:34:13 PM  
some dummy in the student lounge burned microwave popcorn this afternoon. I'm glad we moved our office/employee microwave into another area while school was on break. People have no idea how smelly last nights leftovers or burned popcorn is to others.
 
2013-05-29 01:35:11 PM  

SirEattonHogg: I used to like popcorn that was made over the stove - it was like a throwaway tin foil pan and the foil balloons up into a big bag when the popcorn was done.

My fellow farkers who lived during the 70's and early 80's probably recall this.


JIFFY POP!!!! You can still get it in some places.
 
2013-05-29 01:35:34 PM  
Am I the only person left on this planet who prefers to make popcorn in a huge pot, with actual oil and flame heat?
 
2013-05-29 01:36:49 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Add oil to your pan. Put 4 or 5 kernels unpopped popcorn in the pan then cover. put on medium high heat. listen for the popping. when all 5 kernels have popped, pour in the rest of the unpopped popcorn. Cover shimmy a little. Listen for the popping to reduce greatly. Turn off heat, pour popped popcorn into bowl.

Your welcome.


www.brainygamer.com
 
2013-05-29 01:36:49 PM  

midigod: Am I the only person left on this planet who prefers to make popcorn in a huge pot, with actual oil and flame heat?


No, that's how I make it.  What oil do you use?  I usually use canola.
 
2013-05-29 01:37:30 PM  
midigod
Am I the only person left on this planet who prefers to make popcorn in a huge pot, with actual oil and flame heat?

I'm not sure if that can be done with one's nose buried in a smartphone.
 
2013-05-29 01:38:26 PM  

FrancoFile: Pre-popped popcorn has been in the snack aisle for over a decade.


It tastes like it.
 
2013-05-29 01:39:12 PM  
air popped, drizzle some melted (real) butter with a dash of garlic, sprinkle some crushed
sea salt....best!
 
2013-05-29 01:39:20 PM  
Is it just me or does every office seem to have a big dumb girl that dresses funny and is always burning the microwave popcorn?
 
2013-05-29 01:39:32 PM  
When I was in the Navy, someone put a bag of popcorn in the microwave, set the time for too long and walked off and it caught fire. It was really weird calling away the DIET team on a sleepy evening in port.
 
2013-05-29 01:40:05 PM  
I like to make mine on the stove, but what I really like is when I use to own one of those movie theater style poppers only smaller since it made the best tasting popcorn. I don't care for the pre-popped stuff.
 
2013-05-29 01:40:05 PM  
I love me some salt + lime popcorn...wish more brands made it.  Also can only find it in individual sized bags...stock up when it goes on sale, it's not cheap.  I knocked it before I tried it, but that's some good poppin corn.

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2013-05-29 01:40:38 PM  
I bought a quantum microwave recently.  When I put a bag in, it exists simultaneously in a popped and unpopped state.  When I open the door at just the right moment, it comes out instantly popped.

But seriously, Orville's bagged popcorn is actually pretty good.  Better than their microwave shiat, none of that oily taste or residue.
 
2013-05-29 01:41:09 PM  

Kuoxasar: midigod: Am I the only person left on this planet who prefers to make popcorn in a huge pot, with actual oil and flame heat?

No, that's how I make it.  What oil do you use?  I usually use canola.


Canola FTW.  I've never tried peanut oil, but I'd like to.  Though it may smoke at too low a temp.
 
2013-05-29 01:42:14 PM  

dj_bigbird: SirEattonHogg: I used to like popcorn that was made over the stove - it was like a throwaway tin foil pan and the foil balloons up into a big bag when the popcorn was done.

My fellow farkers who lived during the 70's and early 80's probably recall this.

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Jiffy Pop Witch Commercial from the 1970s
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2013-05-29 01:42:33 PM  

midigod: Am I the only person left on this planet who prefers to make popcorn in a huge pot, with actual oil and flame heat?


Nope.  Only way I make it.
 
2013-05-29 01:42:36 PM  

bearded clamorer: FrancoFile: Pre-popped popcorn has been in the snack aisle for over a decade.

It tastes like it.


*ba-dum-pum tssh*
 
2013-05-29 01:43:35 PM  
Buy me some peanuts and CRACKER JACK
I dont care if I never get back

ummm.. yeah.. 1902.  real recent
 
2013-05-29 01:43:46 PM  

midigod: Am I the only person left on this planet who prefers to make popcorn in a huge pot, with actual oil and flame heat?


Is there another way to make popcorn?
 
2013-05-29 01:43:52 PM  

James!: I don't own a microwave.


Good on you, hipster chef.

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2013-05-29 01:44:00 PM  

midigod: Kuoxasar: midigod: Am I the only person left on this planet who prefers to make popcorn in a huge pot, with actual oil and flame heat?

No, that's how I make it.  What oil do you use?  I usually use canola.

Canola FTW.  I've never tried peanut oil, but I'd like to.  Though it may smoke at too low a temp.


According to this page, canola is actually one of the most delicate oils, smoking at an even lower point than olive oil.  Peanut oil has a high smoke point.

I thought olive oil had a lower smoke point than canola so I'll have to try that next.
 
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