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YOGAANDBIKE SparkPoints: (37,529)
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2/29/12 8:18 P

Why can't we have a TJ's in Little Rock?

BRASKIN SparkPoints: (74,348)
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2/29/12 6:44 P

trader joes makes a great theatre popcorn and a popped corn that has no "skins"... sort of looks like a cheese doodle without the cheese!

SHARONSOWN Posts: 1,746
2/28/12 3:55 P

I don't think popcorn without the "skins" is possible! After all, the husk is what holds in the heat to make the steam that causes the pop!
I make air popped, spray lightly with butter flavored Pam, and sprinkle with parmesan or one of the flavored popcorn salts. Chili-lime is nice!

DEBSKELTON SparkPoints: (0)
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2/28/12 3:25 P

I luv popcorn, but can't stand the skin, it gets under my teeth! Anyone ever heard of popcorn without the skins?

YOGAANDBIKE SparkPoints: (37,529)
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2/26/12 6:58 P


ARKCMOM Posts: 2,745
2/26/12 5:00 P

just fold it over..

YOGAANDBIKE SparkPoints: (37,529)
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2/23/12 6:00 P

I would like to know how y'all seal the brown bag when popping corn in the microwave? I want to try that. emoticon

LTMURPHY7 SparkPoints: (0)
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2/23/12 5:05 P

garlic powder

IGOALOT SparkPoints: (16,300)
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2/20/12 10:34 P

butter and salt but i use the brown and brummel "butter" its really yogurt but tastes like butter

MULEDOGGIE SparkPoints: (83,182)
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2/20/12 9:44 P

PopSecret Homestyle. Real butter and salt right out of the bag. Just watch the calories!


YOGAANDBIKE SparkPoints: (37,529)
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2/20/12 7:57 P

I would like to know how y'all seal the brown bag when popping corn in the microwave? I want to try that.

ARKCMOM Posts: 2,745
2/20/12 7:21 P

Thanks! I'll give it a try, though popcorn tends to raise my blood sugar emoticon

ONUTHIN125 SparkPoints: (24,790)
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2/19/12 9:31 P

I emoticon popcorn! I usually eat air popped popcorn. I am going to try the brown bag in the microwave. Thanks for the info. Spark On! emoticon emoticon

VICSAC Posts: 418
2/19/12 2:58 P


Pretty much. I use a non stick pan (do not know of it makes a difference), just put the popcorn in and turn it on, about medium high.

YOGAANDBIKE SparkPoints: (37,529)
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2/19/12 11:39 A

How do y'all seal the brown bag when popping corn in the microwave? I want to try that.

ARKCMOM Posts: 2,745
2/19/12 11:27 A

Vicsac-- do you just heat the pan and pour in the popping corn?

VICSAC Posts: 418
2/18/12 3:36 P

I cook my popcorn the old fashioned way. In a pot on the stove. But unlike when I was a kid I use no oil.

ROSEMARDORF Posts: 2,648
2/15/12 5:06 P

Air popped popcorn-no salt or butter. Thanks for the advice on hoe to make microwave popcorn
in brown bag!!

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2/14/12 7:17 A

John Deere microwave popcorn is absolutely fantastick. Best I've ever had. But, oh, the calories in it are insane.

Learned an easy way to make microwave popcorn at a fraction of the cost. Use a brown paper lunch bag, add desired amount of plain popcorn (I use 2 tablespoons) which gives me a small cereal bowl.
I do not add any oil to the bag.

Put microwave on popcorn setting. Done .

I used to be so addicted to popcorn and the amount I was eating on a nighly basis was insane.

I actually had a dream some time ago where I was in a room filled with popcorn and I had to eat my way out of this room. emoticon

LTMURPHY7 SparkPoints: (0)
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2/13/12 12:14 A

I love popcorn so in my mind it's to fattening

JADOMB SparkPoints: (134,622)
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2/12/12 1:00 P

The wife and I went to the movies yesterday and had theater popcorn and a COKE. Just call us crazy and out of control. LOL But it sure was a nice treat. My wife really loves popcorn and theater popcorn without a cold COKE just ain't right. So a small baby step back, but that's what life is all about. I did have trouble really finding a reliable value for it. It was a medium size and with just one pump of butter, no additional salt. MMMmmmmgood

BUTTERFLY4411 Posts: 3,525
2/12/12 8:11 A

I have an air pop microwavable one and its good, with parmesian cheese sprinkled on it, I don't use salt, can't and I dont' use butter, and I think its a nice treat or snack for me and its not bad washing it up either.

ARKCMOM Posts: 2,745
2/11/12 9:52 P

can't stand microwave popcorn-- pop mine on the stove ..YUM ! a drizzle of melted butter, and bit of salt... best snack ever. At the movie theater, no added "butter" i hate fake flavors

LOWFATMAIL SparkPoints: (0)
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2/8/12 4:00 A

Use a brown paper bag put 1/4 cup of unpop pop corn. put in micro wave, when finished I use spray I can't believe its not butter and cinnamon Enjoy!

SHAMROCKY2K Posts: 6,222
2/8/12 1:44 A

I make popcorn in an old microwave popcorn popper. I am worried if the heated plastic might be bad for our health and can't seem to find out anywhere.
I just saw the previous post about simply putting the unpopped popcorn to cook it. LOVE IT! I don't put anything on it except for unsalted butter on the rare occasion.
What kind of spices do you put on the popcorn?

JADOMB SparkPoints: (134,622)
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2/7/12 12:47 P

My wife loves popcorn and I like it. She read an article yesterday about movie popcorn and it's nutritional value. I am quite sure they were way off. First off, they talk about serving size as being a large container. Every movie theater I go to has their own definition of LARGE. We've also had to return popcorn due to the extreme saltiness of it. So who knows what the soda jerk was on when they add salt and/or butter. Some say they have real butter, some use that butter flavoring. Then of course there is the self serve and the article didn't say how drenched one could make their popcorn to get their values. So I would say NEVER trust the nutritional value given for movie popcorn, just too many variables.

As far as home popcorn, we us the microwave stuff and it suits us just fine. I do want to try that brown paper bag trick next time though, we got some old popcorn from the hot air popper days. I tried doing it old school once in a fry pan and it didn't turn out so good.

LADYJEXIE_2 SparkPoints: (0)
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2/7/12 9:53 A

... air popped, spreadable butter, no salt

UPBEAT551 SparkPoints: (28,516)
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2/7/12 1:25 A

air popped with olive oil and salt
Have you ever added peanutbutter and honey? Delicious! (like 2 TBL peanutbutter and 1 TBL honey)

SPARKFRAN514 Posts: 51,619
2/7/12 12:38 A

pop corn is great like the 100 cal. bags that way i don't over eat think its popcorn time.

LEW0017 SparkPoints: (0)
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2/6/12 6:50 A

Popcorn is my favorite snack!

ROSEMARDORF Posts: 2,648
2/6/12 1:17 A

I like my air popcorn. Also pop in microwave. I love popcorn!

BESCATS SparkPoints: (238,436)
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2/5/12 2:18 P

I use Jolly Time Healthy Pop 100 calorie packs for the microwave. emoticon

SHARONSOWN Posts: 1,746
2/5/12 12:59 P

I make air-popped corn with the butter-flavored Pam and parmesan cheese! Also there are some great seasonings out there especially for popcorn. I have jalapeno, nacho cheese, and chili-lime. VERY few calories, too! emoticon

2/5/12 9:55 A

Years ago I had an air popper. The kernels cooled off by the time they landed in the bowl.

ILMEL1957 Posts: 2,490
1/31/12 7:33 A

I used to have an air popcorn popper, but there were too many unpopped kernals in with the popcorn. So I got rid of it and now just pop 100 calorie smart pop kind.

ANNIE1114 SparkPoints: (150,875)
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1/30/12 5:54 P

Popcorn is a staple at my house.

CHUM48 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/30/12 3:21 P

1/2 cup regular popping corn in a brown lunch bag for 1 minute and 30 seconds in a microwave

DOINGMENOW SparkPoints: (0)
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1/30/12 1:43 P

To DOODLENG....I heard about the air pop machine but I didn't think it would hold any added flavorings because there is no oils on the popped kernels. I didn't know you could add Pam spray... Thanks for the info

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 26,404
1/30/12 1:35 P

Can't stomach the junk in microwave popcorn... We pop our own.

Edited by: LUANN_IN_PA at: 1/30/2012 (13:35)
DOODLENG SparkPoints: (0)
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1/30/12 1:33 P

My husband was concerned about unhealthy problems with the microwave popcorn, so I bought an airpop machine and buy popcorn in bulk. We use Butter Pam spray and just a little salt for flavor.

BESCATS SparkPoints: (238,436)
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1/30/12 1:28 P

I buy Jolly Time 100 Calorie HealthyPop. emoticon

PATHFINDER52 Posts: 752
1/30/12 1:21 P

I enjoy popcorn too!
But I keep prunes in my desk drawer at work to eat as a quick, sweet, 100 cal. snack that has 3 grams of fiber per serving!


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1/30/12 11:16 A

I eat fat free popcorn for evening snacking. What is your favorite?

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