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January 31, 2022
Popcorn has got to be the world’s favorite snack. From movie theaters, sleepovers, to street food vendors - popcorn is found all over and everyone has their favorite way of making it.
For us, the best is buttered popcorn and there is no better way to make it than using an Ergo Spout® Mini. The Mini allows you to evenly distribute the liquid gold butter to make sure that each bite is as buttery and good as the next.
Here are our best tips for making the most delicious popcorn.
Did you know there are different kinds of popcorn? Most people don’t! There are two main kinds of popcorn - butterfly (sometimes referred to as snowflake) and mushroom popcorn.
Mushroom popcorn has a larger surface area and for that reason is best suited for heavier coatings and flavorings like caramel or cheese. This broader, rounder popped corn is less likely to lose crunchiness once coated.
Butterfly or snowflake popcorn is the classic type of popcorn you find at cinemas and kitchens across the world. Each piece is like a little bubble with two flaring wings on either side. This shape is built for a light coating of salt and a drizzle of butter - making it the perfect kind of corn to use for the steps to follow!
The great conundrum: to use salted or unsalted popcorn? The short answer is to use unsalted butter. If you use salted butter and add salt afterwards, it can taste too salty. However, if you don't want to add additional salt, then salted butter works just as well.
We did a lot of testing when we developed the Ergo Spout® Mini -- affectionally just called "the Mini". It was a difficult job that involved making and eating a lot of buttered popcorn. We wanted to make the perfect sized hole so that the melted butter was evenly distributed across each kernel. We're proud to say that we found the right one and now everyone can have perfectly buttered popcorn.
Below are the steps we use to make our popcorn at home. One thing to note: the heat of the butter can cause it to pressurize a bit in the jar. This will create a stream of butter when it comes out of the spout of the Mini. This is normal and can also help spread the butter.
This is where the fun and creativity starts because really the choices are endless. The most common is plain salt, and if you’re making for a crowd, this is a safe choice. If you’re feeling adventurous you could try any of the following:
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Easy to follow steps for using the Ergo Spout® Mini to evenly spread melted butter on popcorn.
1/2 c. unopped popcorn
1/4 c. butter
salt or other seasonings to taste
Regular mouth mason jar with band
Ergo Spout® Mini
Pop popcorn in air popper or using other preferred method and place in large bowl.
Place butter in mason jar and heat until just melted.
Place your Ergo Spout® Mini on the jar and secure with a metal band.
Drizzle melted butter on popcorn, giving the bowl a little toss to ensure it's equally coated.
Sprinkle with salt or other seasoning and enjoy!
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