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post #41 of 80 Old 08-09-14, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Flavocol will be my next purchase I've been looking to try something new.
Check Amazon for prices!


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post #42 of 80 Old 08-17-14, 09:23 PM
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Re: The Popcorn Thread

I recently bought the Sur La Table Non-Stick Mesh Popcorn Grill Popper on clearance, for only$6:

http://www.surlatable.com/product/PR...corn+Grill+Pan

It looked like an interesting gadget, and figured I'd try it for the bargain price. You toss the popcorn in the popper, and hold it over coals or a fire until the corn pops. I tried it on a charcoal grill a few weeks ago. It takes a few minutes for the corn to heat up to the point of popping, and I had to hold it really close to the heat for it to work. Once they start popping, the wonderful aroma of grilled corn starts to fill the air.

Once it's all popped, you just pour it into a bowl and sprinkle with salt. Kind of a fun experiment.

The final result was disappointing, though. The resulting kernels were on the small side, with lots of old maids. This could be a result of my fire not being hot enough. The bigger letdown was the flavor, though. If you like the taste and texture of hot-air popcorn, you may not mind it, but to me it was too reminiscent of those bland air-popped packing style peanuts. Kind of lifeless.

Since there's no oil involved, even the salt doesn't want to stick to it, so that doesn't help either.

As a novelty item, it's fairly interesting, but not practical for true popcorn aficionado. I'll probably end up using it more for grilling vegetables, shrimp, or other small items. I do want to try grilling corn with it, but frozen (thawed) sweet corn. That's right, sweet corn already off the cob, but with that great grilled flavor. Sounds crazy, but it just might work, and it would be faster and easier than grilling cobs and then cutting off the kernels.

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Re: The Popcorn Thread

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For $15, I bought an 8 pack of assorted seasonings.
Here's the Amazon link

And here's what I've amassed for flavors to date.
(That Flavacol is still amazing!)



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Ordered some Flavacol last night can't wait to try it out!!!!
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Good deal, let us know!
What kind of popper do you have?


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Good deal, let us know! What kind of popper do you have?
Metropolitan 6oz popper! I absolutely love it
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Ok, cool. On that machine, I would recommend adding the Flavocol directly to the uncooked kernels, not sprinkled on afterwards.


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Ok, cool. On that machine, I would recommend adding the Flavocol directly to the uncooked kernels, not sprinkled on afterwards.
Thank you for that recommendation, I wasn't sure how to do it.
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I once tried several "boutique" varieties advertised at local farm market.
They popped up just fine in a pan with oil, but they did not taste impressive.
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Flavacol was a game changer for popcorn. It's not overwhelming at all. Thanks for the recommendation. The wife approved as well, she went for seconds which never happens
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