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 air out the house and find something else to snack on
eat the non-burnt ones
whole the window and let the house air out
If I burn a bag of popcorn I throw it away and make another bag.. its gross burnt.
I always toss it outside in the garbage and try again
I throw burnt popcorn in the backyard for the critters to eat.
If I can, I salvage it. Any that is unsalvageable goes to the birds outside. I never just throw it away and waste the food.
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I feed it to the birds
I put popcorn in for 30 minutes instead of 3 minutes and went downstairs to do some laundry. By the time I smelt it, I didn’t make it upstairs before the smoke alarms started going off. My kitchen reaked for days!
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I throw the bag away and air out the house.
I end up throwing it away
I always cook another bag.
I put another bag in to pop while I slowly pick out every possible good piece from the first batch. NO POPCORN WASTED!
Toss the bag out and make a new bag!
When I burn popcorn I throw it out into the garage trash cans so I won’t continue to stink up the house
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When I burn a bag of popcorn I throw it away sweepmorey at gmail dot com
I make a new bag.
When I burn a bag of popcorn I throw it away. I haven’t found anyone who likes burned popcorn.
ive burnt popcorn before and it was really gross so i just threw it out
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make new batch Vivian
make a new batch
Throw it out for the birds and start over….thanks for the contest
We just throw it away and make another one.
I usually just throw it out and make another bag. I just hate when I don’t have another bag to make. lol Thank you!
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I throw it away and make another bag. I also open a window and turn the ceiling fan on to get the burnt popcorn smell out of the house.
It happened so long ago.. I think I opened up the windows and turned on the fans after throwing it outside in the trash.
I offer it to someone else 😉
I have to just throw it away. Hurts to waste food though!!
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I’ve only burned my popcorn once. It would have been great to hide, but unfortunately, it set off the fire alarm!
What I do is I look through the popcorn to see if there any eatable pieces if it’s not too burnt…hey can’t waste it…LOL
Pick out the good ones and throw the rest away! 🙁
I’ve burned popcorn at work and the smell is horrible and lingers for days. I can’t try the app because I don’t have a smart phone.
Thanks for the contest.
through it away and make more