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Old 09-28-2005, 12:32 PM
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I love burnt popcorn--am I alone?

I just read a thread where someone complained about the smell of burnt popcorn.

I don't make popcorn at work, but when I make it at home, I love it when about half of the kernels are in that weird, indeterminate state between normal and burnt. Greyish brown and powdery, with a touch of farm-fresh butter!

So, am I alone in this?
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Old 09-28-2005, 12:33 PM
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yes
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Old 09-28-2005, 12:35 PM
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Burnt popcorn is an abomination.

The partly popped kernels (semi-duds) are delicious bits of crunchyness... If I could get a whole bag that would do that, I'd pay a big premium!
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Old 09-28-2005, 12:36 PM
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Uh, yeah. Freak.













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Old 09-28-2005, 12:43 PM
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Yes. *odd look, shakes head*
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Old 09-28-2005, 12:58 PM
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Why just last week I walked into a room at work, sniffed distastefully, then made a loud proclamation:

"Whoever burned the popcorn should be taken out and horse-whipped!"

Eat all the burnt popcorn you'd like. But don't make it at work. It's the olfactory equivalent of nails on the chalkboard.
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Old 09-28-2005, 01:06 PM
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I'll sign on. Yes, I like slightly burned popcorn, and I don't care who knows it!
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Old 09-28-2005, 01:12 PM
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Solidarity! I am not an animaaaal!
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Old 09-28-2005, 02:09 PM
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YES YES YES!!!!!

On the stove, I'll leave the pan on just about 10-15 seconds after I hear the popping stop, and I get a nice little bundle of browned/slightly blackened stuff at the bottom.

And, thanks to my superior culinary improvisational skills, I've also learned that if you just use a little less oil than you normally would, you'll still get a goodly number of half-popped, cracked open seeds.

All that, coated in yummery buttery goodness with too much salt.



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Old 09-28-2005, 02:35 PM
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I agree too! Those little half-opened, half-burnt kernals are my favorite. Burnt, fully-popped ones..... not so much.
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Old 09-28-2005, 03:33 PM
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Thanks to the prevalence of corn down here (and potatoes, but that's another story), Peruvians have developed hundreds of corn-based snacks. Currently my leading favorites are canchitas saladas, which are basically large corn kernels roasted until the insides pop and become powdery/dry/popcorny; but the outsides stay kerneled with a thin veneer of shell; and andinos, which can be best described as Corn Nuts on steroids -- each one is about the size of a quarter or even half-dollar and are slightly lighter and crispier than U.S. corn nuts.
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Old 09-28-2005, 03:37 PM
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My god. I need to go to Peru. Those sound amazing.
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Old 09-28-2005, 03:51 PM
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Burnt popcorn is an abomination.
Unto Nuggan, right?

then again, this Abomonation is pretty meaningless as *unpopped* popcorn as well as normal popped popcorn is an Abomonation unto Nuggan....

strangely enough, for some reason, Kettle Corn is *not* an abomonation unto Nuggan....
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Old 09-28-2005, 05:20 PM
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My god. I need to go to Peru. Those sound amazing.
Email me your addy, they cost like a dollar down here.
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Old 09-28-2005, 06:00 PM
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Burnt popcorn is an abomination.

The partly popped kernels (semi-duds) are delicious bits of crunchyness... If I could get a whole bag that would do that, I'd pay a big premium!

Like these?
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Old 09-28-2005, 06:52 PM
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The half popped duds and the slightly singed kernels are wunnerful. However, the totally blackened ones are disgusting beyond what anybody should ever have to deal with.

False_God what you are describing sounds like its worth the price of a plane ticket to Peru alone.
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Old 09-28-2005, 07:14 PM
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I really like the burnt ones. Maybe my bod needs carbon?
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Old 09-28-2005, 07:26 PM
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Burned popcorn?

Freaks.
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Old 09-28-2005, 07:27 PM
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Burned popcorn?

Freaks.
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Old 09-28-2005, 07:28 PM
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No man is an island...unless he's perverted enough to like burnt popcorn. Bleaghch!
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Old 09-28-2005, 07:28 PM
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Another vote for:

1. Slightly burned kernels are awesome!
2. Half-popped kernels are awesome!
3. Sightly burned, half-popped kernels are awesome awesome!
4. I burn my popcorn for just a smidge on purpose. :-D
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Old 09-28-2005, 07:38 PM
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So, am I alone in this?
I think so. I burnt popcorn by accident about a week ago and the stench filled the house! Lasted for DAYS!
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Old 09-28-2005, 07:49 PM
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Singed, fine, but that powdery crap is DISGUSTING!
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Old 09-28-2005, 10:30 PM
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I don't like when it's totally black, crumbling to dust, but that singed, seared state? YUM!

I do agree though, the smell of burnt popcorn can get nauseating, even though it's delish.
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Old 09-29-2005, 12:43 AM
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For those who like half-popped kernals may I introduce you to Pop Nots.

Enjoy.
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Old 09-29-2005, 07:04 AM
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Rather than calling it burned, I think we should refer to it as nicely toasted to a gloden brown.

BTW those half popped, yummies are called old maids up here. Although, I have one wierd neighbor that calls them "Majors" (you, know, kernels... majors)
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Old 09-29-2005, 01:37 PM
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dyer & EvilAsh Those look great!!! Now if I can get the accountant to let me buy "duds" at $1/oz.

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Old 09-29-2005, 05:47 PM
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I like slightly burned popcorn.
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Old 09-29-2005, 06:05 PM
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Oh good lord. When I entered my office last Sunday, my poor nose was assaulted with the stench of totally burned popcorn. Apparently, my coworker has no nose. I felt sick all day. The stench was still there on Monday. The fact that she was eating it tells me that either she's a complete freak of nature or she's suffering from some deficiency which can only be cured with large quantities of carbon.

A. Who the hell eats popcorn at 8:00am?
B. Who the hell eats petrified popcorn at 8:00am?
C. Who the hell thinks it's polite to burn the crap out of popcorn at work, when they work in a small, windowless office?

Some people are just too rude for words.



So, no - I don't eat burned popcorn. I don't care if anyone else does either - so long as they don't make it at work.
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Old 09-29-2005, 07:37 PM
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Yup. I keep the microwave running for around 10-15 seconds after the popping stops. Just want it to be that grey-brown color. Yummy!
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Old 09-29-2005, 07:42 PM
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I can maybe see "a little singed". But burnt? You know, like little-charcoal-briquettes burnt? Naaaasty. And the smell! That awful, awful smell! It's kind of amazing how badly burnt popcorn hits the nose.
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Old 09-29-2005, 07:59 PM
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Yup. I keep the microwave running for around 10-15 seconds after the popping stops. Just want it to be that grey-brown color. Yummy!
Hell, I run the microwave through another full cycle, smoke pouring out the back, family screaming to open the windows..mmmm.

And, oh yeah..burnt bacon, so burnt that it shatters like glass when it hits the plate.

Oh..and burnt toast too.

I'll think of more later.
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Old 09-29-2005, 08:46 PM
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--stands up hesitantly-- I'm Cartooniverse, and I adore half-burned popcorn. Not completely enflamed, but gently darkened. Perhaps a whisp or two is adequate.

Then, there was the time when the doorbell rang just as I was nuking a bag for the first time with a new microwave oven. Oh. That was priceless. Stranger at door, smoke billowing from kitchen, I run, run back, run past stranger, hurl smoking bag out into front yard then turn to face stranger with a pleasant wheezing smile. " So, what can I do for you? ".

Mmmmm. Better if it's half burned with buttery topping on it.

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Old 09-30-2005, 01:51 PM
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Add me to the half-burned popcorn fan club.
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Oh, and I forgot to mention:

The brimstone-esque stench of Lucifer's foulest farts is a floral bouquet compared to the olfactory assault of burnt popcorn.
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EvilAsh? You're among friends.

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Old 09-30-2005, 09:00 PM
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Y'all are strange. Burnt popcorn sucks. People who like burnt popcorn are freaks!
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Old 09-30-2005, 09:17 PM
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Add another vote for slightly burnt popcorn and bacon. And the thin side of an english muffin, just around the edges. And the edges of a bagel. Not charred through to ashy, just slightly burnt. Like Jake said, I've wondered if there was some kind of nutritional deficiency or if it's just a taste thing.
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Old 02-06-2016, 09:34 AM
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I had to create an account to post a reply, stating you are not alone.

I too enjoy the taste of burned popcorn, which is quite a weird thing to be sure, but nonetheless my lonesome delight.

Although I find the smell rather sickening. Could this be some sort of sadistic feature situated in the taste buds? That, I do not know. But I shall revel at this knowing that I am truly unique, but in good company at that.

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Old 02-06-2016, 09:55 AM
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Absolutely disgusting, even the smell of it.

However since we're on the subject, this my popcorn recipe:
Mix rendered butter, coconut oil and flavacol in kettle. Never adding anything afterwards as that will only make the flavor inconsistent but this method, once the desired parts are achieved per oz of kernels, it comes out very consistent and full of buttery flavor with each bite.
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Old 02-06-2016, 10:22 AM
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I just read a thread where someone complained about the smell of burnt popcorn.

I don't make popcorn at work, but when I make it at home, I love it when about half of the kernels are in that weird, indeterminate state between normal and burnt. Greyish brown and powdery, with a touch of farm-fresh butter!

So, am I alone in this?
Yes. On behalf of your coworkers I thank you for not doing this at work.

It's a little known fact that burnt popcorn was the REAL cause of WW-I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated because he left Jiffy Pop on the stove too long.
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Burnt popcorn also tastes better after moldering for 10 long years in the graaaave!!

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I liked burnt popcorn when I was a kid, but now I'm afraid it'll give me cancer.
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