View Full Version : Are you going to give butter flavor microwave popcorn a rest?
09-06-2007, 05:11 PM
The major microwave buttery popcorn brands are going to be "reformulated within a year" because of recent news reports about diacetyl additive (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20620395/)
I'm not one to panic, but at the same time I eat so little of the stuff, and hate the butter varieties, that I'm willing to wait for the new versions.
I think I'll just use the stove top kind for a year.
Do you think your own popcorn habits will change?
09-06-2007, 05:13 PM
09-06-2007, 05:14 PM
Mine won't, as I prefer "kettle corn" varieties of microwaved popcorn to the buttery ones.
Actually, I'm waiting for someone to come out with popcorn flavored with bacon salt.
09-06-2007, 05:16 PM
No. We only have it about once a month.
Besides, it'd be silly for me to keep smoking and give up microwave popcorn. :)
09-06-2007, 05:21 PM
Maybe they need to make a "smoky kettle" variety. Then you could use it to wean off the sticks ;)
09-06-2007, 05:30 PM
For the most part, this is already being discussed over here: How much microwave popcorn do you eat? (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=435415)
09-06-2007, 06:03 PM
This be thread #5 for microwave popcorn in the last week.
09-11-2007, 01:01 PM
I almost never eat microwave popcorn because of the fat and calories, but I do eat a lot of popcorn.
I make it with a hot air popper then spray it with "Pam" and salt it. The Pam makes the salt stick and is allegedly low or no calories.
I don't remember where I first heard of this, well, "recipe", but it works for me.
09-11-2007, 01:52 PM
My wife reacted to the news by pitching our 5-6 packets of microwave popcorn in the trash. If she had not said anything it would probably have been months before I noticed.
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