My husband LOVES popcorn. I don’t think you quite understand this statement. MY HUSBAND LOVES POPCORN. He has 3 favorite foods, which are popcorn, peanuts and mashed potatoes. His mother has informed me that, when he was a child, she would get him a bag of popcorn and his little sister would try to grab a piece, and he would push her away! Or, if his mother would ask him for some popcorn, he would hand her ONE kernel, and keep munching on the rest. I have to admit that this hasn’t changed much. He’s still pretty stingy when it comes to his popcorn, but at least he is starting to share a little bit with the kids. My son is well on his way to being just like his dad… Obsession with popcorn in our household aside…we also LOVE movies! We own several hundred DVDs and Blu-Rays. My favorite thing to do after a long day of work and then putting the kids to bed is to sit down on the couch and watch a movie. When I sit down to watch with my husband, we always have to have some popcorn. Our favorite microwave popcorn is actually Pop Secret’s Homestyle. We almost always have a box of it in our pantry. One month I kept forgetting to purchase it, and when I finally did and my husband went in the pantry and saw that we had it, he LITERALLY made a sound like Homer Simpson and quickly stuck a bag in the microwave. My favorite movie right now is a musical. I have seriously watched it over a dozen times. I could watch it again and again and again. My husband (who surprisingly HATES singing in movies but LOVES music) refused to watch it with me. I really wanted to watch it, so I bribed him with a bag of popcorn. It totally worked. You can see how excited he was to watch the movie… There is nothing as disappointing as burning your bag of popcorn. It makes the whole house stink and tastes terrible. So Pop Secret recently released an app called Perfect Pop on the App Store*. The app is free and will detect how many “pops” are going on in the microwave. When your popcorn bag has reached critical mass (meaning the amount of popping in the bag has slowed down enough), the app will tell you to stop the microwave! We tried it out, and it worked great! Being the crazy person I am, I counted the unpopped kernels at the end of the bowl, and there were only 10! I definitely call that a success. Nothing was burned and, of course, it tasted delicious! At the end of the movie the official review from my husband was, “Better than I was expecting.” That, my friends, is a glowing review from my husband! So definitely take some time with your significant other and have a movie night of your own. Bribery with popcorn definitely goes far in this house; maybe you can get your sweetie to watch something they don’t want to see too! Follow @PopSecret to learn more about the app, or check out other projects they’ve got in the works at Pop Secret Labs.
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I’ll usually try and pawn it off to the kids first…if they won’t eat it, it gets dumped and a new bag gets popped. We’ve been an Orville Redenbacker Natural family for a while, but if there’s an app I’m happy to try Pop Secret Homestyle.
If there are any that are edible, I’ll keep them. Otherwise I’ll throw out the whole bag and try again.
When I burn popcorn, I try to eat the less burnt pieces and throw out the really bad ones.
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Usually make a different snack. That smell is overpowering!
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I never burn popcorn…LOL I am too anal about standing there listening…which means I will most likely grow a third arm from standing in front of the microwave 🙂
I have never burned a bag of popcorn
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Take the bag and run as fast as I can to the outside garbage before the burn smell perminates the whole house.
I usually try to see if I can salvage any of the popcorn that didn’t get burned, but it usually is completely ruined and gets wrapped up and thrown out.
When I burn popcorn, I throw the bag away and open the windows. I hate the smell of burned popcorn.
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I have burned a bag before. I tried to pick out the good pieces but they all inherit the taste of the burnt pieces. BON GARBAGE, popcorn!
I yell, first at myself, for being so stupid, then I take the burnt remains outside as quick as I can.
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When I burn a bag of popcorn, I throw it away and put another bag in the microwave..
Never burnt a bag.
I get rid of the burnt part, but if it’s really bad I throw it away and pop a new bag
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never burn a bag, twitted this today, 04/06
I’ve never burned a bag of popcorn.
I pick out the good bits and put in a bowl for the kids! lol
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I throw away the burnt part and eat the good part.
If it’s not too burnt I douse it with cheddar cheese powder. Sometimes it works!
make another bag then microwave a bowl of vinegar to get rid of the smell
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it has to go do not even open up the bag pitch it an start anew
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I open all the windows and salvage it if I can.
I’ve never burnt one but I know the smell is horrible.
Generally I eat it anyway.
I’ve never burned a bag, but if I did I’d just pull out another and microwave it for a little bit less time.
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If at first you dont succeed….try a bag again!
Throw it outside asap, to get rid of the smell, then try again!
I throw it away in the garage and make a new bag!
I try my best to save the non-burnt pieces. Usually that’s more trouble than it’s worth, so I just pop another bag.
When I burn a bag of popcorn… i feel sad and I usually just throw it out. Hopefully, I have another bag to make! 🙂
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I throw it out and make another one.
Throw it out.
when i burn popcorn, i just eat the less burnt pieces
Having my coworkers mad a me and looking at me like i killed somebody because i had the hallway smelling bad like burnt opopcorn
yes.4eva.r(atgmaildotcom) i mostly just throw the bag away and spray the fumes aways
If it is just a little bit burned, I eat it anyway. If it’s really burned, I toss it out.