OK, I’ve tried microwave popcorn, Jiffy Pop popcorn and air popped popcorn. I’ve got to say, hands down, that the best popcorn that I’ve had recently is Mr. Popping Cob’s popping corn.
It caught my eye as I was browsing the shelves of our local farm’s store. It was a miniature cob of corn with dried corn cornels on it. It almost looked like a prop to be used at a mini replica of a Thanksgiving celebration. You know the kind that sits right next to the horn of plenty.
Taking Mr. Popping Cob Home
At $2 a cob, I had to take it home with me. I usually eat air popped popcorn, but it lacks the crunch that I’ve become accustomed to after years of eating microwave popcorn. It’s not that the air popcorn doesn’t crunch; it’s the amount of butter that I pour over it that usually does it in.
I’ve since learned to compromise and prepare popcorn with a little butter and a dash of salt. This way I maintain the crunch and still get the flavor of butter.
No More Popcorn Compromise
After reading the instructions, I placed Mr. Popping Cob in a microwaveable dish and covered it leaving the ½ inch gap as instructed. I nuked the cob for 2 minutes and was very pleased with the results (well sort of…I have to calibrate the time it takes to pop the whole cob in my microwave).
When it was all done, about 80% of the cob popped. There was about 10% on each end of the cob that didn’t pop. I scrapped any popped corn that remained on the cop into my bowl. I took a taste and was amazed at how crunchy the popcorn was.
The Butter Test
The last test for Mr. Popping Cob to pass was the butter test. I melted as much butter as I wanted and poured it over the popcorn. I was amazed that the popcorn didn’t get soft and wilt like the air-popped popcorn usually did. Success!
I only purchased one cob of popcorn, but I see that if I purchase it from their website, I can get a discount. The more I buy, the bigger the discount. Hmmm, I like the popcorn and I love a bargain. If you haven’t tried it, you should. Even if you’re not a big popcorn fan, the novelty of popping popcorn from a cob is sure to impress your friends, family and of course the kids.