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Old 01-13-2012, 06:13 AM
 
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I LOVED Jiffy Pop when I was growing up. It was a special treat because our mom usually popped it in a skillet with oil. But we thought Jiffy Pop was so much fun.
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I don't eat popcorn all that often, but if i do I buy the single serve bags and microwave it. I eat popcorn maybe 3 times a year. I like the sweet kettle corn variety.
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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We also have a West Bend Stir Crazy popper. Hubby uses it all the time. He is a popcorn fanatic, and is very picky about the kind he eats. He loves Amish popcorn and his favorite variety is Baby White. He orders it online. Last order was for 32 pounds of popcorn!
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I LOVED Jiffy Pop when I was growing up. It was a special treat because our mom usually popped it in a skillet with oil. But we thought Jiffy Pop was so much fun.
Jiffy Pop was a treat in our house, too. We also made ours in a pan on the stove. I've never liked microwave popcorn and haven't been able to stomach theater popcorn in years. Just last year I again started to pop corn on the stove. Puffy, white popped kernels drizzled with real butter, sprinkled with salt = popcorn heaven to me.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:13 PM
 
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Gosh, microwaved popcorn really isn't that bad. There are a lot of variables that could make it bad, sure, like getting a double extra butter variety and cooking it in a microwave you don't know well enough to put in the right time, leaving you either burned or with a bag full of kernels. But it tastes just fine when you get the right variety with the right timing. It's all we ever had growing up.

That said, I do vastly prefer popcorn made on the stove in a pot. It's much lighter and I like being in control of the ingredients. I actually gave it a try last night for the first time in years and it was easy enough and came out so tasty, I ate too much and made myself sick. Ha. I guess you just have to use your cooking skills wisely.
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:29 PM
 
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I like the microwaved for ease of convenience in preparation. Orville has a prepared “butter’ topping but nothing beats real butter IMO if you like buttered popcorn. Only problem is that it’s greasy and you can’t use the remote until you wash your hands.
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:38 PM
 
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Gosh, microwaved popcorn really isn't that bad. There are a lot of variables that could make it bad, sure, like getting a double extra butter variety and cooking it in a microwave you don't know well enough to put in the right time, leaving you either burned or with a bag full of kernels. But it tastes just fine when you get the right variety with the right timing. It's all we ever had growing up.
The ink and glue in the packaging could be toxic, and inhaling large amounts of the vapor could cause "popcorn lung." This is a type of bronchiolitis that has affected workers in popcorn plants.

Microwave popcorn packages and flavoring contain nearly 50 toxins, that are harmless except when exposed to high temperatures, like the temperatures needed to pop the corn in the microwave.
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I like the microwaved for ease of convenience in preparation. Orville has a prepared “butter’ topping but nothing beats real butter IMO if you like buttered popcorn. Only problem is that it’s greasy and you can’t use the remote until you wash your hands.
Popcorn in one hand, remote in the other--problem solved.
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:06 AM
 
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Popcorn in one hand, remote in the other--problem solved.
Or one could just bury her face in the popcorn bowl...
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:49 AM
 
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Popcorn in one hand, remote in the other--problem solved.
I’ve done that but you still have a greasy hand that has to be cleaned afterward during the commercial. In my Monk like minor obsession that hand has to eventually be cleaned off so the equipment doesn’t get greasy too. Even though it’s messy sometimes you just have to have buttered popcorn and I’ve been known to melt a stick of real butter just for that.

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