Eating Styles: Popcorn Edition! Sam January 19, 2012 Eating Styles, Snacks 13 Comments It’s finally here! The holiday we’ve all been waiting for. I know it’s been difficult making your way through Christmas and New Year’s Eve with this little gem on the horizon, but now you can celebrate because it’s finally National Popcorn Day!!! Now, I know everyone celebrates this revered day a little differently. Personally, my family burns an effigy of Jar Jar Binks on our lawn, throwing un-popped kernels into the fire and seeing whose pops first. The winner gets possession of the family salt lick for a year. After that, we use those special microwave bowls to make a giant mound of air-popped popcorn for each of us, salting it with special buffalo wing-flavored salt but no butter (I know the “no butter” part doesn’t make much sense, but then again, neither do most holiday traditions). I’d ask you guys how you celebrate National Popcorn Day, but I know the answers would just be too varied for a poll. So instead…what’s your favorite way to eat popcorn? Do you have a favorite brand? Or do you revel in the hands-on nature of stove top popping? Maybe you prefer the guilt-free aspect of air popped popcorn. Vote on your favorite popcorn below, and explain in the comments! [poll id="283"] The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Sam My name is Sam and all I care about is food. Latest posts by Sam (see all) Quick Bite: French Toast Crunch - March 8, 2014 Eating Styles: Would You Eat Horse Meat? - November 18, 2013 Deep Fried Everything Ep 153 - November 14, 2013 13 Responses Travis Graham January 19th, 2012 3 favorite brands: Pop-Secret Homestyle Popcorn Wise Butter Popcorn Herr’s Butter Popcorn Reply JT January 19th, 2012 I vote for the non-microwave air popper! Reply Mark January 19th, 2012 Lots of real butter and salt on old fashioned stove top popcorn is a thing of beauty. I can’t stand the fake butter like grease so I usually by the natural microwave stuff and add my own butter in a pinch. Reply Not-so-famous Dave January 19th, 2012 I use the microwave air pop bowl, but I add a generous amount of peanut oil…so is it really airpopped? If I dont use the oil, the salt doesn’t stick to the kernels and if thats the case I’d rather just eat a tube of Ritz crackers. Reply Not-so-famous Dave January 19th, 2012 When’s Ritz cracker day? Gotta dig out the decorations. Reply Cynthia January 19th, 2012 Jolly Time Blast O Butter ! Cause you can never have too much butter. Reply Geena Stepp January 19th, 2012 No Popcorn for me, thanks. Looks like i wont be voting on this one! Reply Dave January 20th, 2012 Kettle corn! Reply Smokin' January 20th, 2012 Love the microwave popcorn bowl too, but my favorite is the kind you get at the movies. Lots of butter and salt. Reply Ginny January 20th, 2012 OLD BAY!!! Reply Carebear January 24th, 2012 Popcorn is actually one of my favorite foods. My preferred way to eat it is stove popped with a little salt and some type of buttery topping. Reply Marisa January 25th, 2012 I love stove top-popped popcorn with flaky sea salt and lots of nooch. Soooo addictive. Reply Cowknee February 28th, 2012 My choice isn’t on there. I would vote for using an oil based pop crazy popper…u can buy one at target they r amazing Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current day month ye@r * Leave this field empty * Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.