Oldskooler Ramblings

the unlikely child born of the home computer wars

Kernel Seasons

Posted by Trixter on January 14, 2006

Note to other computer nerds trying to lose weight:  If it weren’t for Kernel Season’s Gourmet Popcorn Seasonings, I probably would have gained back all the weight I’ve lost by now.  Un-buttered no-oil hot-air popped popcorn goes from styrofoam to delicious using this stuff.

6 Responses to “Kernel Seasons”

  1. Can you recommend a good air popper?

  2. Trixter said

    The cheapest one. Seriously, they all work the same; it shouldn’t cost more than $15-$20 at Target or similar.

    People have informed me that microwave popping “cages” exist that are designed to let you pop corn in the microwave — I’m not sure how I feel about that, since what I don’t like about microwave popcorn (other than the insidious synthetic nature of it all) is that popped kernels keep receiving heat while the rest of the kernals pop. This usually amounts to burnt popcorn. Hot-air poppers don’t have this problem, because as soon as the corn pops, it is light and fluffy and flys out of the popper. You simply can’t burn popcorn with a hot-air popper.

  3. Trixter said

    The one I use is this: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00006IUWB/sr=1-1/qid=1137438403/ref=sr_1_1/102-5302388-6874516?%5Fencoding=UTF8&v=glance

    I said previously that brand didn’t matter, but the reviews on Amazon seem to concur that it does. In which case, they recommend what I have: The Presto.

  4. I think that Presto popper is what my family used when I was growing up. What I remember most vividly about the air popping experience was sometimes the unit would kick out a heated kernel into the bowl– which would then pop and blow popcorn all over the countertop.

  5. Ah! Now I remember these toppings. It also goes by the website http://nomorenakedpopcorn.com/ . My favorite independent theater in my old town used to carry these. I once ordered a large popcorn but made a special request to have it served in 3 small containers so I could sample 3 separate toppings. And they obliged. :)

  6. Trixter said

    Delayed popping: It still does that — personally I think it’s hilarious.

    Theater: How I wish places like that still existed… all we have around here are the 30-screen mulitplexes that are usually overrun with teens. In one particular theater, we don’t go on Friday or Saturday, as there is a policeman on permanent rounds inside the theater :-(

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