Friday, March 4, 2022

Microwave Popcorn Popper

Microwave Popcorn Popper

Everyone that knows me well knows that I LOVE popcorn. ANY kind of popcorn! When we eat popcorn in our house, everyone gets their own bowl. I’m not talking cereal bowl, I’m talking large mixing bowl. Go big or go home 🙂 To satisfy our popcorn cravings, we searched for the perfect Popcorn Popper, and WE FOUND IT!

If it were up to me, popcorn could claim its own food group and be served with every meal. I like Chicago Style popcorn but also plain popcorn with absolutely nothing on it. I’m an equal opportunity popcorn eater.

There is a popcorn shop in Savannah that I’ve been to twice…if I lived near Savannah, I would visit daily. At Savannah Rae’s Gourmet Popcorn Shop, they have every kind of popcorn you could possibly imagine. All kinds of cheese popcorn (Bacon BBQ, Pizza, Hot Wings, Cheesy Garlic Bread), candy bar popcorn (Snickers, Key Lime, Cinnamon, and chocolate popcorn (Thin Mint, Red Velvet Cake, Chocolate Maple Bacon). If you can dream it, they probably have it!

While I do love popcorn and enjoy a bowl most nights, I do realize that all of these fancy flavors are not quite the healthiest option. I do treat myself to speciality popcorn here and there but my go to, is plain popcorn with absolutely nothing added to it.

I used to buy the monster container of kernels at Costco but they no longer carry them. Now I buy Snappy White Popcorn Kernels. Yes, it is a 12.5 lb bag. We are serious popcorn eaters at our house. If you’re not as committed to popcorn as we are, there is a smaller 4 lb container or a 2 lb bag as well 🙂

I like to pop my own kernels. I do have a Stir Crazy Popcorn Popper that is very much loved. I used this for YEARS! I’d pour in a little oil, add the kernels, and wait for the magic to happen. Once popped, I lightly mist the popcorn with butter spray and add some sea salt. Delicious! If you prefer a little more butter, this popper has a built in butter well so you can butter your popcorn as it pops.

So…that was how I used to pop my daily bowl of popcorn. The entire contents of that stir crazy bowl, was MY BOWL of popcorn. I wasn’t kidding about the quantity of popcorn that I consume on a daily basis 🙂

Now, I’ve opted to slightly modify my popcorn experience by substituting a healthier option. I do this when I cook meals, why not do the same with my popcorn fix. Now, it takes me three minutes to make the most perfect bowl of popcorn with absolutely NO ADDED OIL, butter, or salt.

I stumbled across this Silicone Microwave Popcorn Popper almost five years ago and it has completely changed my life. You pour in kernels, lay the lid on top, stick it in the microwave for 3 minutes and TADA…your popcorn is served.

Let me show you how easy it is…