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FREQUENTLY POPPED QUESTIONS

What is the best way to pop Pop Secret?

Do not rely on the popcorn button on your microwave. It is very important to follow the instructions on the box. Because microwave ovens perform differently, the popping time may vary with each microwave. It is important to monitor the time carefully and listen for the popping to slow down; about 2 seconds between pops indicates the bag is done. DO NOT LEAVE THE MICROWAVE UNATTENDED WHILE POPPING. STAY AND LISTEN.

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How does popcorn pop?

A combination of heat and steam is needed to make the popcorn “pop”. The inside of a popcorn kernel has a small amount of moisture that is surrounded by a hard coating. When the Pop Secret bag is heated in the microwave and the temperature reaches around 450°F, the moisture in the kernel turns to steam and the kernel explodes or pops.

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I am concerned about food allergies. How can I find out what is contained in Pop Secret?

Any allergens in Pop Secret varieties appear in the Ingredient list on the label and/or the “contains” statement immediately below the ingredient list. The package should be read carefully by consumers who have food allergies. Many of our varieties have the allergen milk and that information is on the label, in the ingredients/“contains” statement.

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What is the best way to store popcorn?

Store in a cupboard that is in a cool place. Do not remove the cellophane overwrap on the bag until you are ready to use the package. Do not store in the refrigerator. Some say the cold storage makes the popcorn taste better, but many refrigerators contain little moisture and can dry out kernels.

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What is the shelf life of popcorn?

For optimum freshness and taste, we recommend the popcorn should be used by the “Best If Used By Date” that is stamped on the box. After this date we do not recommend using the product. The “Best If Used BY Date” is set based on when the kernels are expected to lose the water inside, which allows the kernels to pop. It is printed as day-month-year. Generally it can be located in a bright blue rectangle on the top left of the box panel where the tab says “LIFT TAB TO OPEN”.

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