(This post is sponsored by Pop Secret but all the stuff I say comes from my own head.)
We were alone…finally. Me and my husband with a movie that didn’t include animation, singing or furry costumes. We had the rental, the dimmed lights and lastly, the bag ready to pop in the microwave of “Movie food” aka yummy popcorn.
But then…things went wrong. Terribly wrong. The rental wasn’t playing. The kids woke up and took up the couch. None of this compared to the worst part of all….the last bag of popcorn in the house BURNED IN THE MICROWAVE!!!!!
Needless to say, our night of alone time was a disaster.
I bet you hate burned popcorn as much as I do. The smell. The way it clears a room. The way it ruins a good movie during the opening credits.
Burned popcorn can turn an awesome night into one of disappointment, heartache and sorrow. It’s true, take it from me. I lived it.
Here’s a popcorn fact for you (courtesy of Pop Secret):
1 in 3 bags of popcorn winds up burned and it’s the #1 complaint people have about popcorn.
1 in 3!! That’s one-third of your brand new box of popping corn. A waste of money?? Yes.
Pop Secret wants to avoid the “3rd Burned Bag”. They want you to feel comfortable popping in the microwave. They want you happy.
As do I.
So, the company has created the Perfect Pop App to use with their Pop Secret Popcorn. The app is free. What you gives back to you is piece of mind. Words straight from the geniuses at Pop Secret:
To help popcorn lovers everywhere, Pop Secret created the Perfect Pop app. It helps make sure every single bag of Pop Secret gets perfectly popped. (Note: The app is designed to work with Pop Secret microwave popcorn only)
I could not wait to try out the app and check for two very important reasons: 1) Will it hold up to its “no burned popcorn” promise and 2) How many un-popped kernels will I get in the end? If you remember the day of the kernel up the nose incident, you know why it’s an important factor in my household.
First, you need an iPhone 5+ on iOS 7+
It’s pretty easy to use. Just allow the app to access your microphone and it “listens” to your pops. Normally 2 minutes is not enough time and 3 minutes is burnedpopcorncity so I put it at 2:50 to allow the application to get an accurate time. I snapped a few screenshots of the app. The “popcorn screen” is my favorite one because it fills the screen with popcorn as your bag fills with popped goodness!!
It took approximately 2:16 to pop my corn. The red bowl (seen in the picture below) holds one bag of fully cooked popcorn.
When all was said and done, I had…ready for this…two un-popped kernels. 2!!!!! Two!!!
The kids were given their popcorn. Nothing was burned. Nothing was un-popped BECAUSE I THREW AWAY 2 KERNELS!! No one put anything up their nose. It was a stellar night. Pop Secret saved my household.
Do YOU have a burned popcorn horror story to share? Post your experience below and tell me why this app would save your family too!!