Disclosure: Although Pop Secret compensated me to write this post, all comments and opinions are my own.
Unfortunately, when we are watching movies at home, the popcorn is usually a little burned. I’m so NOT the popcorn whisperer. There have been times that I’ve actually gone through 3 bags of microwavable popcorn just to have enough that was good enough to eat! (Yeah, I’m THAT bad.)
Then I wised up and got a microwave that comes with the popcorn setting. That popcorn leaves a TON of kernels in the bottom. On the bright side, it’s not burned.
Here are some tips on how to pop perfect popcorn:
- Make sure the bag of microwaveable popcorn is fresh. If it’s old, the popcorn will be stale.
- Stand by the microwave and wait until the pops slow down. You can try this one…it never works for me.
- Store it in the freezer. I mentioned this in my 3 Uses for Your Freezer post. For some reason, the frozen kernels pop fully.
- Use the Pop Secret Perfect Pop App for perfectly timed popcorn!
Sadly, 1 in 3 bags of popcorn winds up burned and it’s the #1 complaint people have about popcorn. So, to help popcorn lovers everywhere, Pop Secret created the Perfect Pop app. It helps make sure every single bag of Pop Secret gets perfectly popped. The Pop Secret Perfect Pop App is my newest fav! The app does the listening for you…how ingenious!
Here’s how it works:
Download the Perfect Pop App (“Perfect Popcorn”) for free on the App Store (Only available on iPhone 5+ on iOS 7+)
1. Put a bag of Pop Secret in the microwave and enter suggested cooking time from the packaging. Note: Perfect Pop is optimized for the deliciousness of Pop Secret popcorn only.
2. Turn up the volume on your iPhone. Point the phone’s speaker towards the microwave and keep within 3 feet.
3. Start the microwave, and then start the app. It gives you “Fun Facts” while you wait and there is even simulated popcorn popping on your screen. So cute!
No more relying on the popcorn button or guessing how many seconds in between pops. Pop Secret is serious about perfect popcorn, so the less you have to worry about, the more time you can spend enjoying movie night with your friends & family. Perfect Pop listens to the pops, waiting for the precise moment to let you know when your popcorn is perfect.
Perfect popcorn is ready!! And no more burned popcorn smell…YAY!
We FINALLY had perfect popcorn while enjoying a family movie!!
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