We like popcorn. Nay, we love popcorn. Trouble is, store bought micro-bag popcorn isn't anything to write home about. It isn't anything to write about anywhere, even here. Dispell the myth that you can't get inexpensive curl-you-toes scrumptious popped snacks in your own home without a lot of fuss. I guarentee with a little patience you can make the worlds best corn in your kitchen for under a buck a bucket and less than 10 minutes. You'll never buy it premade or ready to pop in a bag again.
First off you need something other than a microwave to pop your corn. We have both an air popper and a Whirly popper. You can also use a pot on the stove but I don't know how to do that...yet.
We stuck with the air popper for a long while as it was our first out of the bag experience popping corn. We didn't even mind dodging the nuclear hot kernel missles of the afterpops. The boxed bags of corn abruptly stopped finding their way in the house. I think I actually gave the last of it to our neighbor.
A few weeks ago I picked up the Whirly pop at Northern Tool for $8.50 on sale. Then a week later found one for $2 at the thrift store. They're out there. Cheap. Ask around someone probably got one for a holiday gift and hates it. They don't know what they're missing. I wanted this because it can be used without electricity. I'm looking at getting natural gas or propane in the farm house and want to use it during power outages. It can also be used in an RV or camping! I haven't used the air popper since.