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AnthillOmbudsman t1_j8auwcr wrote

I wonder how many people remember how people did it before. Jiffy Pop was very popular. It came in an aluminum pie pan container with popcorn and you'd put it on the stove. I remember it always tasted like shit, half the kernels were scorched, the rest tasted like smoke. It was hard not to burn that stuff, and if you went easy half of it wouldn't pop. It just didn't compare to the movie theater.

Microwave popcorn definitely leveled things up, especially when brands like Orville Redenbacher showed up. It was around this time VHS rental and HBO on cable were getting to be popular, so with that and good quality microwave popcorn, the 1980s were really a great time for watching movies at home.


fourdac t1_j8bgkpr wrote

It wasn’t even bad, like at all. They used to make jokes about people who couldn’t handle making jiffy pop.


NoBigDill88 t1_j8c4xt8 wrote

I bought one of those popcorn in a pan, I was excited making it on the stove. It was a massive fail, the popcorn had all the issue your named.


St3v3nMS3 OP t1_j8j6r3b wrote

I’ll still make jiffy pop once in a while it has a great flavor


WesternOne9990 t1_j8kdc4q wrote

Honestly a bigger fan of stove top popcorn for no particular reason other than the fun of watching it expand and shaking it till popped.