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Apr 6, 2006 07:50 PM

Salt free Popcorn - where can I buy it?

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I love popcorn but am having a most difficult time finding NO SALT popcorn. Seems that every manufacturer adds salt.

Any ideas or suggestions for where I can find good-tasting microwave or non-microwave salt free popcorn? TIA.

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  1. Why microwave when you can make it fresh? Get the Whirley Pop (~$25), its an aluminum gadget with a little crank.

    Its the BEST!! And money well spent...my popcorn is always perfectly cooked and tastes sooo much better, you will never go back to microwavable popcorn. And it doesn't take any longer either.

    My absolute addiction is homemade kettle corn. I use extra virgin olive oil to be healthy, a little sugar and a pinch of salt.

    I kid you not, I was corn fed morning and night everyday for a good month or two until I had to lend my Whirley Pop to a friend. Now he wants to give me money for it!


    1. The cheapest and simplest method: throw a couple of handfuls of popcorn in a paper bag, close the end by folding it over two or three times and microwave it for 3 minutes (time varies with your microwave). I love the convenience of this! The only tricky part is finding fresh popcorn as there isn't so much demand for it anymore.

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      1. re: Meg

        If you can get to the Union Square Farmers Market on Saturday, you can get good popping corn from the stand of the Blew Family, Oak Grove Mills. It's situated across from the Cingular store. We make it in the paper bag method described and punch two small slots in the bag before popping to vent steam. We use no salt by personal choice. I'd suggest starting with one and a half minutes cooking time, it is possible to burn the corn, so build up to the best time for your microwave.

        1. re: Meg
          JK Grence (the Cosmic Jester)

          I've found Orville Redenbacher in the plastic jar to be pretty reliable.

          Link: http://thecosmicjester.blogspot.com

          1. re: Meg

            Farmer Steve in NJ organcially grows popcorn.

            Link: http://www.farmersteve.com/

          2. I think the only option is to make it yourself. I prefer making it on the stovetop, but you can also use a brown lunch bag and the microwave.

            1. Or you could get a hot air popper - No salt or oil. Throw on your own choice of additives.

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              1. re: yayadave

                Seriously, hot air is the way to go. You can use any kind of corn, and a little bit of butter and/or olive oil (they compliment each other well) will go a long way for taste.

                1. re: yayadave
                  JK Grence (the Cosmic Jester)

                  We have one of those around here. After we discovered stovetop poppers, the hot air popper is used exclusively for roasting coffee.

                  Link: http://thecosmicjester.blogspot.com

                  1. re: JK Grence (the Cosmic Jester)

                    Interesting...I've made stovetop popcorn using a pot and oil (very easy) but I gather this is something different. Can you say a bit more? Does it require oil to pop the corn?

                2. You can find all kinds of No-Salt products at the Healthy Heart Market website. They have microwave no-salt popcorn. Great source for those living with heart disease.