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Friday, September 12, 2008

popcorn

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/47/Mushroom_and_butterfly_popcorn.jpg

mushroom on the left and butterfly on the right


How much is too much when it comes to popcorn? Orville sells his in these little plastic containers for around 4 bucks. Jolly Time sells the same pound for about a buck fifty. Goya sells theirs for 1.69 cents and Jack Rabbit sells a pound for about 1.40 cents. Maybe these prices have gone up but these are the ones that come to mind if I was on the Price is Right. This is your standard 'butterfly' popcorn, the one we all know and love, but there is another popcorn out there that is not on our grocery store shelves and its the 'mushroom' popcorn. The mushroom popcorn is the one you find in all specialty popcorn situations like say Cracker Jack for example, it is the 'round' popcorn. Well being the guy that I am I found a popcorn wholesaler and I cant decide If I should get 35 pounds, yup thats right thirty five pounds, for $12 bucks or go ahead and spring the extra four dollars and get 50 pounds for sixteen. We eat popcorn all the time and more so in the winter since it gets dark so soon and we start entertaining ourselves indoors and what better to nibble on than corn. If we do the math here it comes to about three cents a pound, rounding it all out. This to me is a no brainer. I dont mind putting up the cash to save down the road.(thats funny - the cash- because we easily spend 12 dollars on popcorn in a couple of months, did I mention we LIKE popcorn if we bought two of Orvilles in a month thats 8 already and his pops up everytime) But storing it is another issue and I have to admit I want to see what 50 pounds of popcorn looks like. PLUS this is MUSHROOM popcorn, the cool round one, not the everyday one.

7 comments:

Michelle said...

I think you should go for the 50 pounds! and see how long it lasts. I always airpop my popcorn. I don't like the MW kind. I've never seen the mushroom in retail either! Great find and so inexpensive!

Beth said...

OMG! Bina and I LIVED on popcorn as teenagers! We ate it every. single. day. No kidding. Every day...with iced tea. God, that was some good stuff. Whenever I'm hungry and can't think of anything to eat, I eat popcorn. and I love it dipped in cheese dip! Yum! Now I gotta go make some.

doggybloggy said...

Michelle: I air pop primarily but sometimes get nostalgic and do it in a sauce pan with oil. I'll tell you how it is after I get it. I will do MW in a pinch (and at jobs)

beth: I, WE, still live and always have LIVED on popcorn, see that is the TRUE intersection where our 'paths cross' and believe you me I will make flavored batches...

starrlife said...

Do you ever watch the tv show Good Eats- he reminds me of you a bit!

buffalodickdy said...

Mushroom shaped is the best! %0 lbs. of it would last me 20 years..

Joy said...

Love popcorn and eat it several times a week.

Emiline said...

I like popcorn too. You should make some kettle corn.

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