I’m a big advocate of popcorn. Can’t get enough of the stuff. Fills you up, it’s a whole grain, you can make it or buy it as low fat as you like, and it tastes great. And even after all of those reports from last year that said microwavable popcorn was the number one killer in America (or some such) I kept on buying it; didn’t stop for a minute. Because I’m hooked. Have been since the mid-‘80s, when everyday after school my snack of choice was a shared sack of Orville Redenbacher’s, the trailblazer in the world of easy at-home popcorn preparation.
Even when my bottom lip would swell and then harden due to some sort of allergic reaction (it was either the yellow dye or the salt or the hydrogenated oil; still not sure) – I kept eating it. And I’m still eating.
But today marks the dawn of a whole new era in my world of microwavable popcorn, as I’ve just tried Orville Redenbacker’s new Select White for the first time. White, light, fluffy like cirrus clouds and as salty as a brackish estuary; there’s a touch of real butter in there too and you can really taste it, albeit mixed in with the bad boy palm oil.
It’s by far the best microwavable popcorn I’ve ever had. In fact, it’s so good that even if my lip swells up again, I’m going to keep on eating.