What does microwave popcorn look like before cooking? Weird food facts Australia

‘Disgusted’ shoppers are only 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’, but 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 that opening popcorn bags before microwaving felt ‘illegal’.

Foodies are divided after discovering what microwave popcorn looks like before it was popped.  Some were shocked and surprised while others thought it was 'obvious'

Foodies are divided after discovering what microwave popcorn looks like before it was popped. Some were shocked and surprised while others thought it was ‘obvious’

‘Thanks, I hate it,’ one user revised and another said: ‘This popcorn almost ruined 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 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

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.

poll

Were you surprised by what microwave popcorn looks like?

  • Yes 124 votes
  • No, that’s what I imagined 419 votes
  • No, I’ve seen it before 64 votes

‘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 completed.

Other popcorn lovers say they always take the buttery kernels out of the packet to cook them on the stove instead.

‘Transfer to pot on stove. pop covered. adding 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.’

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