‘Disgusted’ shoppers are only just now finding out what microwave popcorn looks like inside the bag before cooking: ‘Thanks, I hate it’
- Foodie shares what microwave popcorn looks like pre-cooked
- Some were shocked by the bag’s ‘gross’ contents
Foodies have been left shocked after discovering what microwave popcorn looks like before it’s been cooked.
Hundreds were surprised to see inside the bag was a congealed chunk of salty corn kernels in hardened oily butter.
Many thought the pre-cooked popcorn looked ‘gross’ however not everyone was put off by the buttery mass and thought it was ‘obvious’ what the contents would look like.
Posting to Reddit, one man shared an image of the microwave snack after he tore the bag open racking up more than 35,700 reactions.
Many were taken aback by the discovery while others joked opening popcorn bag before microwaving it feels ‘illegal’.
Foodies are divided after discovering what the microwave popcorn looks like before it’s been popped. Some were shocked and surprised while others thought it was ‘obvious’
‘Thanks, I hate it,’ one user replied and another said: ‘This almost ruined popcorn for me. Almost.’
Why is this the first time in history that someone has done this?’ a third asked.
‘How in the hell did I never think to open up a microwave popcorn bag and look inside in my whole damn life? Now that I see the inside I prefer to go back to thinking magic things happen inside,’ laughed another.
One person thought the butter looked like white chocolate and a second said after seeing the image they now know how why the butter is always ‘evenly distributed’ over the popcorn.
One person thought the butter looked like white chocolate and a second said after seeing the image they now know how the butter gets to ‘evenly distributed’ over the popcorn
Some were perplexed by the discussion and wondered what people expected the inside of the bag would look like.
‘Don’t know what else you were anticipating,’ one person said and another added: ‘Exactly what you’d expect right?’
‘It’s exactly what it feels like. Do you people not massage the bag before you put it in the microwave?’ a third quipped.
Other popcorn lovers said they always take the buttery kernels out of the packet to cook them on the stove instead.
‘Transfer to pot on stove. pop covered. adds a little something, you’ll see,’ one foodie recommended.
‘Just cook it on the stove top using the fat of choosing. Olive oil, coconut oil, ghee all taste great. Turns out way better,’ a second suggested.
Someone else shared another handy popcorn hack: ‘Fun fact, that little slit opening on the top of the bag after popping isn’t just for steam to escape. If you turn the bag over and shake, the unpopped kernels will fall out.’