In Search of Popcorn

As the grocery shopper in our home, I noticed we were out of popcorn. So on one of my grocery story runs, I remembered to add popcorn to the list.

popcornEveryone knows that today popcorn world is about the microwave, yet various “old ways” as do-it-yourself kernels and Jiffy Pop in its own pan are still available on the bottom shelf. One must admit that the microwave method sure is easy.

So there I am, at the store and standing in front of the popcorn choices – not looking at the 3-5 brands, but at the styles. There’s Butter, Buttery, Extra Butter, Light Butter, Extra Light Butter, Movie Butter, Movie Theater Butter, Old Fashion Butter, Buttery Lovers, Xtreme Butter, Ultimate Butter, Buttery Explosion, Jumbo Pop Butter, Natural with Butter, 94% Fat-Free Butter, Buttery Garlic, Tender White with Real Butter, Cheddar White Cheddar, Homestyle, Kettle Style, Smart Movie Style, Caramel, and the ever-popular Mantequilla.

Now keep this in mind – all I want is plain popcorn. I don’t want butter or any extra flavors, just plain popcorn. As I continued to gaze upon the massive offerings, I finally saw it … Natural: Light with 50% Fat than Regular Popcorn, but still more sodium than I desired … and the store brand of all things. Considering my options: SOLD!

And for those needing topic-related music, enjoy the video. Do you know the song Hot Buttered Popcorn?

18 thoughts on “In Search of Popcorn

    • The talented guy has over 20 songs on YouTube. Glad you enjoyed the post … meanwhile, it may prompt you to take a look at the popcorn section the next time you’re in the store.


  1. Try a Pop-O-Pot in your microwave, pop popcorn with oil of your choice, or no oil. Makes very tender popcorn. Look for it on the net.


  2. I like air popped pop corn, it doesn’t have any of the ‘who-knows-what’ ingredients of the microwave ones…and I think it tastes better. Now as for Mr. Hot Buttered Popcorn…hmmm…… 😉


    • Alex,
      Is air-popped popcorn still out there? (I never had the apparatus). I remember when Jiffy Pop in a pan was big! In some ways, I still miss popping it on the stove … but I don’t because of the ease of the microwave. … BTW … I still remember the day that sparked this post. Well, this post is actually one of my favs. Thanks for following the link.


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