I have a vivid memory of being a teenager home alone one night and burning a bag of microwave popcorn. The kitchen reeked of scorched kernels (and continued to smell that way for days), and the bag was literally smoking. The popcorn was burned so badly that I feared it might spontaneously combust, so I brought the bag outside and dumped a glass of water over it.
Perhaps I overreacted (big surprise, right?), but if you’ve ever burned a bag of microwave popcorn you know just how awful it smells afterwards — and how it can put a damper on snack time or movie night.
Amazingly, Levi and Asa might never know the frustration (or foul odor) of burned popcorn. They won’t have to count seconds in between popping kernels or use the preprogrammed popcorn setting and still end up with unpopped popcorn.
Instead, they can use an app. Yes, there’s now an app for perfect popcorn every time.
The Perfect Pop app listens to your microwave and finds the precise moment your Pop Secret popcorn is finished. Simply open the app, place your phone near your microwave, and enjoy movie-themed trivia and a magical view inside the popcorn bag while you wait. When Perfect Pop dings, stop the microwave. No more burned popcorn, no more unpopped kernels!
My sleepy sous chef and I tried the Perfect Pop app the other day when preparing our Popcorn Trail Mix. We indulged in Pop Secret Butter popcorn (my go-to is normally 94% Fat Free Butter) for our afternoon treat. Asa didn’t appreciate the animated popcorn timer or the trivia questions as much as I did; they really helped those three-ish minutes of waiting pass quickly.
Levi would have loved using the app in conjunction with pushing the microwave buttons, but he was (blessedly) napping. A sleeping toddler and perfectly popped popcorn? What more could I want?
This post was written in partnership with Pop Secret, but all opinions are my own. Please note that I only work with sponsors whose products I would normally use. Thank you for supporting the brands that support A Girl Named PJ!