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How to get a perfectly popped bag of popcorn

Thanks to Pop Secret for sponsoring this post so we can have some perfect popcorn!

We love movies nights in our house. I mean, what is not to love about snuggling up with your favorite people and catching a good flick?

What makes movie night even better? Popcorn! Of course it is only good if the popcorn is properly popped (say that five times fast!). I am not a fan of burned popcorn so when I heard about the new Perfect Pop app by Pop Secret, I knew I had to give it a try.

Burned popcorn no more!

pop secret appAs luck would have it, we were planning a family movie night last night so we stocked up on some Pop Secret popcorn during our recent grocery store run. The kids love popcorn so they were more than willing to help with the shopping!

pop secret shopping

When we got home they were so excited to help out that they couldn’t even wait for the movie. We popped some right away and had a snack, but of course we had more once the movie started.

Using the app to make sure we had perfectly popped popcorn was a breeze.

  • With your iPhone 5+ on iOS7+, download the Perfect Pop (Perfect Popcorn) for free on the App store.
  • Put a bag of Pop Secret in the microwave and enter the suggested cooking time from the packaging. Note: Perfect Pop is optimized for the deliciousness of Pop Secret popcorn only.
  • Turn up the volume on your iPhone. Point the speakers towards the microwave and keep within 3 feet.
  • Start the microwave, then start the app.

pop secret start

While you are waiting, the app even gives you some fun facts.

pop secret facts

No more relying on the popcorn button or guessing how many seconds in between pops. Perfect Pop listens to the pops, waiting for the precise moment to let you know when your popcorn is perfect.

pop secret stop

Once we had the perfectly popped popcorn, we sat down and enjoyed it…and the movie. 🙂

pop secret popcorn

The kids thought it was delicious, and I loved that the whole house didn’t smell like burned popcorn!

pop secret popped


So does the app really work?

You might be wondering if the app really does anything, or if it is just set to a certain time. I had the same thoughts so I tested it out!

I started the app to see if it would work when nothing was popping, and nope….it only works when you have popcorn in there a-poppin. So it is definitely not a time-set thing, it does listen for the popcorn to let you know when it is done.

Try it out and let us know how it worked for you!  Download the FREE app here: Perfect Pop

If you have an extra minute, I’d love if you could head on over and take this quick Brand survey.


So tell us….

What is your favorite flavor of Pop Secret? Have you tried popping with the Perfect Pop app?



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One Response to How to get a perfectly popped bag of popcorn

  1. Glenda Cates July 16, 2014 at 8:34 am #

    The boys are so cute and look like they had so much fun shopping and sharing the popcorn. I also hat burned popcorn. Have a great day and if you have time stop by and visit my post at http://mommiesreviews.com/movie-night-family-time-pop-secret/
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