Sunday, August 17, 2008
This might show my age but I remember Jiffy Pop being the best, most delicious popcorn around! It was such a treat when my Mom would buy it and we couldn't wait to make it. Putting it on the burner of the stove and shaking it around until the popping stopped and the foil was stretched and filled with wonderfully, buttery tasting popcorn. Yum! It was the best! So when Adam brought some home from a Young Adult camping trip the kids could not wait to make some because they had never had it before. Sorry only microwave popcorn in this house. Now mind you I was upstairs when, with their Dad showing them how to do it, made up a batch of it. I have got to tell you though that when I came downstairs the family room and kitchen were filled with smoke which indicated to me that the popcorn was not going to be that good. I believe it was overdone, there is definitely a technique to Jiffy Pop. So the boys excitedly opened up the foil and tried a few pieces of the dark yellow popcorn and pretty much gagged! Matthew stated that "it was nasty" and Zack said that "it was like eating a cigarette!" Yuck! I think that they will take their microwave popcorn anyday!
Just to set the record straight though I did make up some tonight and mine turned out much better, it was at least edible but it still was not the great tasting stuff I remember from my childhood. It was such a let down. I think that they have come a long way with popcorn!!