Uh-oh: dangerous popcorn warning

I love popcorn but I don’t have a microwave. And the last time (a week or so ago) I tried to make popcorn in a pot, the corn didn’t pop, even though I stood above the pot shaking it like mad and exhorting it, “Pop! Pop!,” and the pot burned.

So today I was pretty thrilled to find some regular old popcorn at D’Agostino’s, under the brand name Foodtown.

I just read the instructions. Here’s what they say (my emphasis):


  1. Use large heavy pan with tight fitting lid.
  2. Place 2-3 tablespoons cooking oil in pan (enough to cover bottom).
  3. Heat oil, pour in 1/2 cup popcorn.
  4. Cover. Shake or stir until all corn is popped.
  5. Season to tase with melted butter and salt.

Should make about 2 quarts popped corn.

(And some really freaked out neighbors.)

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