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Old 12-01-2013, 08:38 PM
 
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On another food thread some people said one of their hated foods is popcorn. How can you hate popcorn?

I pour some Orville Redenbacher's popcorn into a microwave bowl with a cover. It only takes maybe 5 minutes and it's delicious topped with a little bit of melted butter and some salt. I put some oil in the bottom of the bowl and pour the popcorn kernels in. Popcorn comes out big and fluffy and tender.

A long time ago people used to make it on the stove in a wire basket with a long handle. You'd shake it and pop-pop-pop. Delicious. Then there was Jiffy Pop and that wasn't bad either.

I've had horrible movie popcorn and I keep hearing about "microwave" popcorn but I don't think I want to know what that is.

Popcorn is a good healthy snack, easy to make, nice and warm to eat in winter, low calorie unless you pour a lot of butter on it, has fiber--so how can it be bad? Just wondering.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:47 PM
 
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I was the one who said she didn't like popcorn and I got some disbelief on that score! I didn't grow up with it and think there may be a cultural attraction.
I am chiroptera and I do not like the taste or smell of popcorn. Do not like it, Sam I am.
I don't disagree it can be a very healthy snack. I just. do. not. like. it.
I don't understand what is so difficult to understand about that?

Part of what I posted in another thread:

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The smell, first of all.
The squeaky weird texture.
The chemically-laden aftertaste.
Also, did I mention the smell?

I did not grow up in the US so popcorn was never a part of my social fabric or relevance growing up. That is probably a part of it too.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:53 PM
 
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I like it!
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:55 PM
 
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On another food thread some people said one of their hated foods is popcorn. How can you hate popcorn?

I pour some Orville Redenbacher's popcorn into a microwave bowl with a cover. It only takes maybe 5 minutes and it's delicious topped with a little bit of melted butter and some salt. I put some oil in the bottom of the bowl and pour the popcorn kernels in. Popcorn comes out big and fluffy and tender.

A long time ago people used to make it on the stove in a wire basket with a long handle. You'd shake it and pop-pop-pop. Delicious. Then there was Jiffy Pop and that wasn't bad either.

I've had horrible movie popcorn and I keep hearing about "microwave" popcorn but I don't think I want to know what that is.

Popcorn is a good healthy snack, easy to make, nice and warm to eat in winter, low calorie unless you pour a lot of butter on it, has fiber--so how can it be bad? Just wondering.

Well, while I thoroughly love popcorn in about any manner except microwave, which I stopped buying due to the toxic contents, I can think of one reason, but it is less 'taste' related and more the physics of popcorn related.

The little hardened remnants of the kernel casing can play havoc with and exacerbate those with dental conditions due to the uncanny ability to get in between teeth and gums or stick to odd places within the mouth.

Also there may be some people with sensitive intestinal disorders that could be aggravated by popcorn. They eat it fast and swallow air or the high fiber content is not digested properly etc...

As for popcorn taste itself, I don't know why. Sometimes I think it is an association. Like when someone works a few years in a fast food franchise and then after experiencing and witnessing the process becomes repulsed to ever consuming that particular type of food. An equivalent may be someone who worked in a theater making popcorn and eventually got grossed out by the smell and the butter sopped versions. That's about all I can think of. I know the smell of microwave popcorn - especially the heavily buttered versions - can be very nauseous.
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:12 PM
 
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Maybe I don't know what "microwave" popcorn is. What I make comes out of a jar, it's just kernels, and you pour it into a bowl and nuke it. It tastes exactly the same as the stuff we used to make on the stove. There are no chemicals that I know of. Is there some pre-made gross type "microwave" popcorn? (Google is my friend, I know....)
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:16 PM
 
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Well, while I thoroughly love popcorn in about any manner except microwave, which I stopped buying due to the toxic contents, I can think of one reason, but it is less 'taste' related and more the physics of popcorn related.

The little hardened remnants of the kernel casing can play havoc with and exacerbate those with dental conditions due to the uncanny ability to get in between teeth and gums or stick to odd places within the mouth.

Also there may be some people with sensitive intestinal disorders that could be aggravated by popcorn. They eat it fast and swallow air or the high fiber content is not digested properly etc...

As for popcorn taste itself, I don't know why. Sometimes I think it is an association. Like when someone works a few years in a fast food franchise and then after experiencing and witnessing the process becomes repulsed to ever consuming that particular type of food. An equivalent may be someone who worked in a theater making popcorn and eventually got grossed out by the smell and the butter sopped versions. That's about all I can think of. I know the smell of microwave popcorn - especially the heavily buttered versions - can be very nauseous.
Yes, exactly! Personally speaking, it's the faux-butter smell that I find so nasty. The popcorn smell is just an adjunct.
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:20 PM
 
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Nordic Ware 60120 Microwaver Popcorn Popper 12 Cup, White : Amazon.com : Kitchen & Dining

I use something like this in the microwave and pour the kernels into it. I would add real butter but I prefer to add Smart Balance and a bit of salt. I think I see from Google what "microwave" popcorn is---and YUCK.
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:53 PM
 
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My granddaughter is one, and one of her first words was pop-pop. She LOVES fresh made kettle corn from the farmers market.
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:24 PM
 
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I dislike the smell of popcorn. Also it does not agree with my stomach. The taste is ok when I had it many years ago.
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:35 PM
 
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I love popcorn! I usually make it in a pot on the stove using coconut oil.
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