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Please, don't add salt to the microwave popping corn!

That butter flavor popcorn salt

We had looked high and low for the popcorn oil for making popcorn in a pan on a low to medium heat.

I couldn't find the oil so I put a microwave popcorn pack in the microwave and pressed it twice for a large size bag. When my wife brought it to me in a large red plastic bowl, I began to munch on it and suddenly tasted that salty taste, the kind that makes your lips crack from too much salt.

It seems that she didn't notice that the popcorn was already salted and that added buttery flavored popcorn salt was just not needed. She thought it was butter buds, a low calorie butter substitute, but no.

It wasn't. The added salt was way too salty and in spite of this I ate most of the popcorn anyway. It was like sucking on a salt rock. I think we all need to read those spice labels more carefully from now on. From a quick glance into the spices in the cabinet, a lot of them look very similar as to the type of bottle, the color of the cap and when the labels are not read first, it is all to common a mistake to season things with the wrong mixture.

So, I managed to survive in spite of this. It is very important not to use too much salt especially on a daily basis when you have hypertension. I forgot to mention that I am hypertensive. It is a product of a bad lifestyle of eating habits as well as a potentially inherited trait. I decided to stay away from table salt for the time being and just not add any extra to my eggs at breakfast or eat chips like those salted Frito Lay corn chips I love so much.

I also will try a cup of Lipton hot tea from a single bag and not add any table sugar to it. Not so tasty but I really hate the fact that by not cutting back on salt and especially sugar that I have maintained my weight of around 216 pounds give or take a pound or two in either direction, for over a year because I have not tried hard enough to cut back on those two white death substances that are so very common in the all American diet.

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MegL wrote on July 1, 2017, 1:34 PM

Popcorn was an occasional treat when I was a child. It was sweet and chewy, I think it was a toffee flavour. I tried popping corn a couple of times for my own children but they were not very interested.

lookatdesktop wrote on July 1, 2017, 6:20 PM

I think popcorn is something our generation liked and now it's different. The kids today are probably having a thick mocha cappuccino at Starbucks with heavy whipping cream. They don't do popcorn as much today as we did then.

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VinceSummers wrote on July 1, 2017, 8:30 PM

I have no particular issue with either substance, but I recognize the wisdom in minimizing exposure to salt and sugar. I mean, really! Sugar in green beans? That's just stupid. And sugar in bread? It detracts from the flavor. As for salt, I like salt on several foodstuffs, including mixed nuts, corn on the cob, pretzels, saltines, and so forth. Often it is merely the quantity that is the offender.

lookatdesktop wrote on July 2, 2017, 1:52 AM

There was way too much quantity on that popcorn. It was overkill.