Homemade Popcorn - My Favorite Snack

Sunday, June 13, 2010 Posted by Dina N

I love going to the movies. Apart from the actual movie, my next favorite thing about them is the popcorn. Good movie popcorn is the ultimate fast food for me. My husband and I used to never miss a good movie premiere, and popcorn was a must.

Having young kids has put a serious dent in my movie-going routine. In addition, now that we don't get to the movies much, the prices of movie tickets seem to go up every time we do go. Enter movie nights at home with a DVD rental - and, of course, popcorn. We used to eat the microwave kind but now I am the proud owner of a stainless-steel stove top popcorn popper!

There is no comparing microwave popcorn to the freshly popped goodness that comes out of my popper. The taste, the smell, everything is superior. Zero risk to crack a tooth on an unpopped kernel because all kernels pop. I can avoid the conventional corn grown with pesticides and use organic. I can control the amount of salt and oil we use. Finally, I can choose what oil to put in the popper - my favorite is the organic virgin coconut oil.

Homemade popcorn is cheaper than single-serve microwave packages - even if I buy them in bulk. It is healthier because I can pop it with almost no oil or salt - if I want to do that. I usually put a tablespoon of healthy oil, and leave the seasoning for after the popcorn is ready.

And did I mention all the packaging saved from going into a landfill? We buy large containers of corn kernels - and coconut oil - that are recycled after use. Win-win for my family and for the environment!

Now if you'll excuse me, my magical popper awaits...

Disclosure / Disclaimer: The only reason to write this post is my love for good popcorn.


  1. Pricilla said...

    We must be twins separated at birth ;)

    My hubby gives me popcorn in my stocking every year. I think this year it was 20lbs. It filled one of the large Tupperware rectangular modular mate containers. I eat it all the time as a snack.

    But I'm bad; I melt a bit of butter and add some honey and drizzle that on the popped corn. Mmmmm.

  2. janetfaye said...

    I love Popcorn! It is my favorite snack.

    I like homemade, but I have not made it in years.

    I really like the microwave Popcorn, but not all of the varieties. My favorite is Orville Redenbacher Smart Pop. I can eat it almost every day!

  3. MelRoXx said...

    I love pop corn! I like homemade too! xxxxx

  4. Carly H. said...

    Glad to find more stove-popped popcorn fans. The microwave stuff is so gross.

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