why do people eat this garbage
popcorn is literally the cheapest, easiest, sort of healthiest, salty, tv snack you can buy and someone has managed to make it hell on earth
my dog won't even eat micowave popcorn and he LOVES popcorn
no it's not, microwave popcorn comes coated in that shitty coconut oil "butter flavored" crap, and by popping it myself I have better portion control, for when I want a little or a lot
So what my mother does:
-Bag of light unflavored popcorn
-Melt half a stick of butter over it
It's hilarious, every time my mom makes popcorn for an event or something everyone in the room goes nutso and wants to know immediately how she made it. Answer is just a bunch of real butter.
My uncle bought me and my brothers a popcorn machine when I was young but my dad never let us use it.
Do you know what it's like having a popcorn machine that you can never use as a kid?
get a high smoke point oil (i use grape seed)
swirl a bit into a saucepan (i use an enamled cast iron) with a bit of salt
put 3 or 4 kernals in and heat med-hi until they all pop
cover the bottom of the pan with kernals (only one layer!) and take off the heat for 20 seconds or so
put them back on the burner and gently shake until they stop popping
dump into a bowl, season, and enjoy
pic related is how many unspent kernals i have using this method
try popping them, they could work.. i buy a huge bag and keep most of it in the freezer and keep a pint jar at room temp
i had one growing up we used it all the time and it was great but they seem to be garbage now.. i had one and it only lasted a few so now i just use the stove
Sure i'm not a factory worker but small amounts may not be good.
"To determine whether Watson had the same disease, Rose sent an industrial hygienist to Watson's home and he made a startling discovery.
"In your home microwave, you're seeing similar levels [of diacetyl] to what we've seen in microwave popcorn manufacturing plants," industrial hygienist Michael Van Dyke told Watson."
Cultured cream, cultured butter, and cultured buttermilk owe their tart flavour to lactic acid bacteria and their buttery aroma and taste to diacetyl
It does. Remember: What makes micropopcorn taste like micropopcorn is the oil and seasoning.
Stovetop popping micropopcorn won't change that.
Never mind that there is like 20-30 common oil coatings for Micro popcorn. That all taste differently.
At 180C the popcorn pops.
Butter starts smoking at 140-150C.
Olive oil at 160C to to 210C(yes it varies that much)
Coconut oil, the common kind, at 200C
Palm oil at 250C
My best guess is extreme laziness, culinary helplessness and custom. The fat they put in the microwave popcorn bags is disgusting. It tastes a little weird and fake buttery if you eat it within one minute of popping, but absolutely vile the second it cools off a little. The fat completely solidifies, coats your tongue with cold fatty sludge and chemical flavors. Every other popping method is better. It usually has a very stale texture, uses shittier corn (more old maids), and is much more expensive. Even air popped corn with nothing on it is better. I'm kind of fascinated by how many people prefer microwave popcorn.
anyone with half a brain can tell the difference between blue corn, red corn, and yellow corn. Ive tried a handful of varieties of popcorn, unseasoned, and they all have a distinct flavor.
blue corn makes better sweet corn.
red makes better savory and spicy popcorn
yellow is the generic every mans popcorn and its best in movie theatres.
i typically use coconut oil to pop my corn, but sometimes ill use butter. a very different taste they have.
What do you guys put on your homemade popcorn? Obviously butter is a popular choice but what else?
I've been thinking about getting to saute some hot peppers in the oil before I pop the corn and see if it adds a spicy flavor to them. Don't know how well it would work though.
>anyone with half a brain can tell the difference between blue corn, red corn, and yellow corn
i'm instantly skeptical every time someone says something like this
hurr durr anyone who was SMART ENOUGH would see that pink himalayan salt is manifestly more delicious than your bargain basement sea salt
Why has whining about microwave popcorn been such a meme these past couple days?
I've seen threads on numerous boards about it, news articles about pimped popcorn recipes etc.
Popcorn's popcorn, it'll feel like eating salted styrofoam no matter how you prepare it.
Pizza is the one that always gets me
Making your own pizza is:
and literally the only caveat I can think of is that it takes slightly more effort. Fast food pizzas are far too popular for what is one of the easiest, quickest and fucking tastiest foods to make at home.
microwave popcorn has its place in the world. I sometimes use it, never again though after reading about popcorn lung, to stretch out my kettle cooked poprcorn. it adds a little variety, and chance to the mixed bowl. keep your tongue on its toes..? but eating a bag of popcorn by yourself is kinda gross. i did it many times. 4 servings per bag. 2mg of trans fat, 10 grams of fat. 600mg sodium combined. UGH. i just cant even.
for chili peppers, you break open the pepper and pour the seeds into the oil and then continue popping your corn. It adds a bit of spice, just dont let the seeds burn. its easier to just dash some cayenne pepper once its done popping.
im always a fan of some good ole fashioned HIMALYAN PINK SALT on my popcorn. its the best tasting salt for popcorn,
dont be skeptical just because you dont have a refined palette to taste the differences between different TYPES of popcorn.
thats like saying there is no difference between rolled oats and steel cut oats. They taste very different.
Let me guess, all beer tastes the same to you, right?
rolled oats and steel cut oats are processed differently and this makes the eating experience different. same with beer. you're talking about different coloured varieties of the same product, processed the same way. it's a different thing.
i haven't tried blue or red popped corn so i'm not making any claims about how they taste in comparison, but you sure as shit don't sound convincing when you act like the difference is only perceptible to a nebulous elite of which you claim to be a part.
well im just saying, if someone has the ability to discern the tastes of rolled oats and steel cut oats, or happen to think they taste the same, that would be a clear indicator of whether or not they can taste the difference in corn.
Ive been told by a lot of people that beer, all of it, tastes the same. Not my words. I knew it wasnt a good analogy as i was typing it, but i figured someone thats dumb enough to think all popcorn tastes the same wouldnt mind much.
im not meaning to be mean. im just a popcorn elitist. im guilty.
with salted popcorn, any thing sweet goes. I love a bowl of blackberry icecream. with spicy popcorn, i enjoy sipping on some hot chocolate.
>2 tablespoons of oil
>1/2 cup kernels
>Pop on medium
>sprinkle with salt (I actually like garlic salt)
It's light, fluffy, warm and healthier. I cannot eat microwave shit. Sometimes at the movies I'll let myself go and devour that shitty mess but my girlfriend and I spend the weekends with a movie each day and there is no way we could eat that nuke stuff.
the people who cant taste the difference between microwaved and hand popped are just retarded. I made my own for months and decided to buy a microwave bag just for the hell of it, and as soon as I took the first bite I had to throw it away. the kernels taste like Styrofoam and burnt oil.
Am I the only person here who loves nutritional yeast on their popcorn? Sometimes I sprinkle on lemon juice instead of butter so the yeast has something to cling to and it's heaven.
I don't think I'm a popcorn snob. That's kind of like saying someone who chooses to drink anything else besides pre-ground Folger's coffee is a coffee snob. Seriously? Now you've seen everything? There is some truly pretentious food faggotry going on in the world, but this isn't it.