Break Out The Theater Style Popcorn Maker For Dr. Who
It’s time for a new episode of Dr. Who so we broke out the big guns and fired up the Theater Style Popcorn Maker. Any fans out there? I know I should be serving fish fingers and custard, but I figured I could make do with some popcorn.
I made sure to start with some unrefined coconut oil and non-GMO popcorn kernels. We hope it’s non GMO no way to know for sure these days (thanks Monsanto). But even with GMO you can still know that you are healthier than you ever could be with microwave packets or the old stuff at a theater.
Popcorn ingredients for Dr Who episode
The popcorn maker produces a nice big batch of popcorn pretty fast and it stays warm while the Dr battles whatever. I topped it with some awesome and healthy Kerrygold butter and some sea salt. It was nothing like theater popcorn at all, it was actually delicious. The great part with this type of popcorn maker is that it keeps the popcorn crisp and warm throughout the whole movie, although it disappears pretty fast due to its delicious nature.
The government spent $250,000 supporting the Popcorn Board in their efforts to promote our beloved popcorn. That is about 31,000 movie buckets of popcorn. The board also gets funding from the private sector mostly from the major popcorn retailers. Seems like a kernel in a bucket when you consider the $16 trillion debt, but then again money’s money. I don’t think it’s a bad thing to support agribusiness, but I wonder if smaller producers get as much support as the mega companies.
Breathe it in- The popcorn lung disease that hit the headlines a few years ago was about the workers that were filling the bags in the factory, but now we have a man suing over his three pack a day habit at home. It makes you take pause to think about everything we buy and consume. How about those new steam in the bag veggies? think there might be some bpa in there?
BPA, PFOAs, it’s an alphabet soup of chemical horror. Be wary of those packaged foods, especially microwave popcorns. Check out my past reviews of Quinn Popcorn and all the different ways you can make popcorn at home.
That’s the news I found this week on wild web as it relates to popcorn. Some of it is a bit scary and some of it funny. The reality of the awful stuff you can be exposed to in packaged processed foods will hopefully guide you to consider making your own batch of fresh popcorn at home topped with all the favorite toppings you choose. Take a few minutes to peruse the site for fun recipes and gadgets that will help you create some homemade delicious gourmet snacks without the chemical soup.
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I love to find unusual things that are unique and are a little weird. I think I like that because just when you think there are only certain kinds of popcorn makers, I find something different and unusual. I also love kitchen gadgets and unique food items.
The first one I found was a popcorn maker for your car. How awesome is that? It’s one of those things I never thought of, but it’s also one of those things I can’t wait to try. I can just imagine myself rolling down the road with some popcorn popping in the seat next to me. The perfect passenger.
Next I found this Presto Microwave Hot Topper butter spraying gizmo. It was a single item available for sale so don’t be surprised if I get to it before you do. It looks like one of those awesome infomercial gadgets that we all love to hate on late night TV. This item brings back memories of the Christmastime deluge of advertising on TV when I was young.
How about a pretty little microwave popcorn packet dispenser? This could go up in the game room and make microwave popcorn available at a moment’s notice, no fuss no muss. Of course I recommend filling it with Quinn Popcorn.
The picture below is of an adult popcorn costume. OK, it’s not close to Halloween yet, but who needs Halloween to dress up like a box of popcorn? Not me. Why not liven things up at the office or just lounge around dressed as popcorn while enjoying some popcorn and a movie?
To the right is pictured a mylar balloon shaped like popcorn. A great addition to the popcorn costume or just some decoration for a movie night.
I found a lot of funny and unusual clocks with the popcorn theme. I really like the old time or retro type designs, but really all of these are cool and unusual. I can picture this in a game or entertainment themed room.
So there you go, some fun stuff to pique your interest in finding some different and unusual popcorn paraphernalia for your life. All the above links will take you to Amazon through my affiliate link more info here Affiliate Info. I hope you find something fun for your popcorn life.
Choosing The Best Popcorn Maker For Healthy Popcorn
There are many different kinds of popcorn makers that you can use for producing your own delicious popcorn at home, but which one is going to make the healthiest choice? If you are thinking that you want to reduce fat and just produce a bowl of popcorn with no added fat then I would use an air popper. A unit like the Presto pop-lite pictured on the left is the most well known air popper that is available, but there are many others available on the market. Check my Choosing An Air Popper Page for more info.
Microwave Popcorn Poppers are another option if you are thinking of going low or no fat in your quest to be healthy while snacking. Most people will first picture those greasy bags of microwave popcorn that come in a box, but there are a number of options for popping in your microwave at home.
Check out this unit:
I have one of these myself and use it quite a bit. I like it because it is simple to use and clean plus it gives me excellent tasting popcorn. It can be used with or without oil. I would advise putting the popcorn in a separate bowl because this unit can get hot.
Why do I consider these two options healthy? Quite simply they produce popcorn with no added oils, butters or other additives and all you have is some hot fresh popcorn and what gets added is up to you.
Home Made Popcorn Maker Options
If you don’t want to purchase these types of poppers you can always try the brown bag trick with your microwave.
What you need:
Brown paper lunch bag
Place a tablespoon of popcorn in the brown paper lunch bag
Fold over the top of the bag
Place in microwave and start nuking
Listen for popping to slow and then take out of microwave.