I wandered the grocery store awhile back, probably hunting for something important. That’s why I found myself in the snack food aisle. I hadn’t noticed it in a long time, but before my eyes, hidden on a low shelf, was a Jiffy-Pop popcorn pan! I didn’t know they still made Jiffy-Pop! I really thought pretty much all popcorn had gone the microwave-bag route…an American tragedy I say.
Jiffy Pop! It’s still a thing!
Well, I was so excited that I just had to buy the formerly-metal-now-space-age-fireproof-cardboard pan of popcorn. Of course, with this magical new pan, it recommends not cooking over a grill or a glass-top range…but that’s all I have so I dared the popcorn fates and fired up the glass range (which we hate). Heck, we use a huge canner on it breaking that rule too! I ain’t skeered….and darned if it didn’t pop just fine!
I was so excited to hear the sizzle of the faux-butter and the first pops. I dragged the kids in to hear, fully expecting they would be as delighted as I was when we made Jiffy-Pop at home when I was a kid…it was a magical time, the 1970s. My kids were less inspired by the magic. It’s a shame I guess…they know Led Zepplin, Rush and Jim Croce. They know how to dial a rotary phone and have seen all episodes of the Dukes of Hazzard! They now know Jiffy-Pop but are not as enamored with it as they should be…or as they are with the Duke boys. I don’t understand kids these days I guess…Oh wait…did I just say that?!