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Love popcorn? Here’s a way to lower your ‘corn costs and make it a healthier snack: Grab the Popco Silicone Microwave Popcorn Popper for $14. (And take note: It occasionally goes on sale for a buck or two less. Consider using a tool like CamelCamelCamel to notify you of price drops.)
And if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)
Microwave popcorn is convenient, no question, so why not just grab a box of it at the store? For starters, there’s all that packaging: The outside box, the plastic wrap around each bag and the bag itself — all destined for landfills.
Meanwhile, the store-bought stuff usually contains various additives and preservatives, to say nothing of enough oil, salt and/or butter to destroy any health benefits.
Finally, there’s cost: A typical six-pack of, say, Pop Secret might run you about $4 at the grocery store. That can add up pretty quickly.
Once you buy the Popco popper, it’s just BYO kernels — which are incredibly cheap by comparison. For example, here’s a six-pound (!) bag of Amish Country Popcorn for $15. That’s probably enough to accommodate a year’s worth of weekend movie nights.
Once you start popping your own corn at home, you’ll never want to go back to the prepackaged microwave stuff. (Photo: Amazon)
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