Who doesn’t love or like popcorn??? Obviously we do because we have already blogged about, and here we are blogging about it again! I went to the Honeyville Grain Retail Store in Salt Lake City, Utah last Thursday and met with Lisa B. to talk about teaching classes in “The Kitchen” Center at Honeyville. I had the chance of a lifetime to walk around the store with she and Karen (before the store opened) and LEARN about a million things. Okay that’s a bit of a stretch…..LOL! I will slowly report on LOTS of Lisa and Karen’s awesome ideas Honeyville Grain has for all of us! I went to one of their weekly classes to see everything about Popcorn..and not just ANY popcorn. Lisa demonstrated to the class about the different types of popcorn. Lisa explained there are several types of popcorn. Look at the three sizes of popcorn kernels I photographed.
The top one is the Honeyville HUGE Mushroom/Caramel popcorn. The one on the left is Orville R.’s popcorn. The one on the right is the kind of popcorn I grew up on. Oh yes, there are several sizes….hmmmm…Okay back to my popcorn class. I started taking notes like crazy as she talked. I guess popcorn is all about the size of the POPPED kernel. Lisa grew up like me using an air popper to pop our hot buttery popcorn. She cooked and turned the handle of the good old “twirly” popcorn popper the kind you cook with oil and turn the handle to keep from burning the kernels. We talked about the microwave popcorn and the old heavy pot with oil and waiting for the “pop” “pop” “pop” to start. I guess popcorn is just popcorn until you try Honeyville’s mushroom/caramel popcorn! I bought a 50 pound bag for my food storage! Of course, I will be making lots of popcorn!!! I will be posting some of Lisa’s yummy popcorn recipes soon..pina colada, chocolate…jello/gelatin is one of the ingredients…the list goes on and on! These recipes will be great for our food storage treats to eat everyday. Gotta love it!
I often wondered why is it that I can never “pop” huge gourmet size popcorn. Well, it’s because you must know what you are buying so you can “pop” that size popcorn. I am going to explain the three sizes of popcorn that I learned in the class. The corn company I guess determines the “expansion level” of the popped corn.
The size of the expansion levels are as follows:
Minimum expansion level #30-35= the popcorn I have been buying (small)
Minimum expansion level #35-45=the popcorn that’s what I would call gourmet (medium)
Minimum expansion level #50 or above=mushroom or caramel (HUGE)-which I will ONLY buy now…..yummy!
Please check out Honeyville Food Products and sign up for classes and buy some yummy stuff while you are there for your food storage. You can also order online! You will love Lisa & Karen…….I know I do!
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