We love movie nights in our house. The kids enjoy picking out the movies and cuddling with us on the couch while we eat our family movie night popcorn! Who doesn't love popcorn?? If you don't, you're obviously crazy and can stop reading this post since it's all about popcorn.
I have mentioned before on this blog that I am not a great cook. I have a tendency to burn things and I'm ashamed to say that I have burned popcorn on more than one occasion. Even Grace, who adores popcorn, tells me it's gross when it's burned. So a few days during our weekly movie night, I was excited to try Pop Secret's new app, Perfect Pop!
This app saves movie night by listening to the pops in your microwave and letting you know the precise moment your popcorn is perfect. I thought it sounded too good to be true, but I was determined not to burn our popcorn again. So I downloaded the app from the App Store (users must have iPhone 5+ on iOS 7+). We went through the instructions on the app where we learned to turn the volume all the way up on the iPhone and to point the phone’s speaker towards the microwave. For the app to work, it must be held within 3 feet of the microwave the entire time. Grace was excited to help me so we put our Pop Secret Homestyle Popcorn in the microwave for the suggested cooking time.
When we pushed the start button on the app, we noticed the little stop watch starting to move in the bottom right hand corner of the screen. Grace enjoyed watching that while I read the fun facts that popped up on the screen.
As we started hearing the pops from the microwave, Grace got so excited to see popcorn popping right on the screen. She was yelling "mama, popcorn, it's popping!!!"
I guess we've taught her enough about stoplights because when the red circle appeared on the screen saying "stop microwave" she told me to "stop, popcorn done!!"
We poured the bag out to find perfectly popped popcorn. There were only a couple of unpopped kernels and no burned pieces at all. Popcorn perfection for our movie night thanks to the Perfect Pop app by Pop Secret!
The kids were ready for our movie snack and they quickly claimed the big bowl for themselves.
I tried to get them to smile for a picture but they were too excited to eat their popcorn and watch their movie so this is the best I got. Yes their mouths are full of popcorn.
Mike and I had to make another bowl so we could eat some too! After finishing that bowl, Grace asked to use the app again, but we decided she'd had enough. She's asking every day so I'm pretty sure we're going to be using this app a lot!
Thanks to Pop Secret for the delicious popcorn and for the Pop Perfect app that will help me make perfect popcorn every time!
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