Buttered Popcorn

"Popcorn is such a great snack. It is easy to forget how easy and cheap it is to prepare at home." (Leanne Brown, Eat Well on $4 a day, Good and Cheap). Popping Corn Thanks to Leanne's encouragement and a $2 bag of popcorn, the Bautista family has been enjoying homemade buttered popcorn as a treat and snack. My eight year old may not care much about price or nutrition, but she is of the opinion that buttered popcorn "is fun" and screamed in delight when she pulled the lid off the popcorn pot too early.  My twelve year old also has an opinion, "I didn't think I liked popcorn until I tried homemade buttered popcorn", because "it tastes good. Can I have some more? LEAVE SOME FOR ME!!" Components of Popcorn Flavor There are aroma … [Read more...]

Erin’s Jalapeño White Cheddar Popcorn, flavor review

Jalapeño brings in 2013 with a bang!  Erin's all natural Jalapeño White Cheddar Popcorn is amazing. Once I got over my fear that this popcorn would set my mouth ablaze, I ate over half the bag. Did I already kill my new year's resolution to eat healthier? Not so much: Erin's is high in fiber and "about half the bag" is merely 300 cal. Whew! Erin's also advertises on the back panel that their popcorn is a great choice for healthy snacking. Erin's is manufactured by the same company that makes Tim's potato chips. Tim's offers a jalapeño flavor as well, but I've never been brave enough to try it. I'm a whimp when it comes to hot food. Jalapeño and white cheddar are the perfect combination. The flavor reminds me of really good nachos. The … [Read more...]

Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet Popcorn, White Cheddar review

My daughter introduced me to white cheddar popcorn and now it's a staple in our pantry. Occasionally, we branch out and have microwave butter flavor popcorn, but white cheddar is our favorite. On a recent visit to the supermarket, we found Orville Redenbacher had a microwave white cheddar flavor popcorn for $1. What a great deal; compared to $3 for bagged popped corn. There is a bit of prep work involved microwave popcorn as opposed to bagged popcorn. Minimal prep work for the reward of warm, pleasant smelling popcorn. Orville Redenbacher supplies a White Cheddar Seasoning pack to sprinkle on the popcorn when popped. It is very easy to prepare.  The downside is that it smells very cheesy, almost like the "dirty feet" cheese. Unless you … [Read more...]

Hawaiian Hurricane Popcorn Mochi Crunch & Nori Review

The other day my husband came home very excited. He had a surprise for me and couldn't wait to give it to me. My first thought was that he been to the neighboring city that has my favorite chocolates, See's candies, and picked up a box. Therefore, when he gave me a bag of Hawaiian popcorn, I wasn't as excited as I should have been. Hawaii Popcorn Company, whose motto is "We're Poppin in Paradise", has a delicious popcorn product. Preparing this microwave popcorn product was a touch more involved than standard popcorn. Enclosed in the bag of Hurricane popcorn came a microwave popcorn bag, a bag of mochi & nori, a bag of buttery topping and a plastic bag where you mix all (the hurricane). It was very easy to prepare and it was great … [Read more...]