‘Disgusted’ shoppers are only now finding out what microwave popcorn looks like in the bag before cooking: ‘Thanks, I hate it’
- Foodie shares what pre-cooked microwave popcorn looks like
- Some were shocked by the ‘coarse’ contents of the bag
Foodies are shocked after discovering what microwave popcorn looks like before it’s cooked.
Hundreds were surprised to see inside the bag a congealed lump of salty corn kernels in hardened oily butter.
Many thought the pre-cooked popcorn looked ‘chunky’, but not everyone was put off by the buttery mass and thought it was ‘obvious’ what the contents would look like.
A man posted on Reddit and shared one image of the microwaveable snack after tearing open the bag, eliciting more than 35,700 responses.
Many were surprised by the discovery, while others joked that opening a bag of popcorn before microwaving it feels “illegal.”
Foodies are divided after discovering what microwave popcorn looks like before it’s popped. Some were shocked and surprised while others thought it was “obvious.”
“Thanks, I hate it,” one user responded, and another said, “This almost ruined popcorn for me.” Almost.’
Why is this the first time in history someone has done this?’ asked a third.
“How on earth have I never thought to open a bag of microwave popcorn and look inside in my whole goddamn life? Now that I see the inside, I’d rather go back to thinking that magical things happen inside,” laughed another.
One person thought the butter looked like white chocolate and a second said after seeing the image they now know why the butter is always spread ‘evenly’ over the popcorn.
One person thought the butter looked like white chocolate and a second said after seeing the image they now know how the butter is spread “evenly” on the popcorn
Some were baffled by the discussion and wondered what people expected the inside of the bag to look like.
“Don’t know what else you expected,” one person said, and another added, “Exactly what you’d expect, right?”
“It’s exactly what it feels like. Don’t you guys massage the bag before putting it in the microwave?’ joked a third.
Other popcorn aficionados said they always take the buttery kernels out of the wrapper and cook them on the stove instead.
Transfer to pan on stove. doll covered. adds something, you’ll see,’ recommended a gourmet.
“Just cook it on the stove with the fat of your choice. Olive oil, coconut oil, ghee all taste great. Turns out much better,’ suggested a second.
Someone else shared another handy popcorn hack: “Fun fact, that little opening at the top of the bag after popping isn’t just for steam to escape. If you turn the bag upside down and shake it, the unpopped kernels will fall out.’