Sunday, June 12, 2011

Jiffy Pop Popcorn

I was at the supermarket and saw Jiffy Pop Popcorn and giggled to myself. Well...I thought to myself but 3 women and a man turned and looked at me like I had lost it. When I was little I would go to my Aunt Rose's house and she would buy this so I could pop for my cousins. I was a little older and always helped cooking so I was in charge! We would all stare as the aluminum popped up. We always screamed as we got to the end because we thought it would explode, but when it didn't we would laugh. I remember 2 times the bottom kernels burnt (I was too little to shake fast and hard)! Hey it is my story and that is what I am going with..lol I opened the top with a knife and we ate it all happy and when my cousin Rosy got to the bottom she said "you burnt it"! I looked at her and seriously said "I like it like that"! We were all happy. She humored me and I was only 1 year and a few months older. Obviously this was pre microwave. So tell me: Have you ever Jiffy Popped? xoox



take paper off and put on the stove top ready set pop!


shake it up Jiffy is popping


all popped


slit open and enjoy


Jiffy Pop

History
In 1958 Fred Mennen made the first Jiffy Pop pop-in-pan container. In 1959 a year later it was distributed to every major U.S. market. In 2002 Butter flavor was improved.

10 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Grace Sweetie...
I love Jiffy Pop Popcorn. It is always the best. I don't think it tastes the best, but the memories are the BEST and that is why it tastes so darn good. Thank you for the beautiful memory. We always ate this on Sunday afternoon when the Twilight Zone would come on. It was a ritual at our house.

I love this post sweet friend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

C'est moi Claudette said...

Hey GracEEEEE
I'm with Sherry on this one. It didn't taste that great, but the memories are rich.
I was just in the grocery store today. I was in the junk isle and saw some Jiffy Pop sitting there, and the sweet memories flooded into my little head. Who knew we were having the SAME one.
Great minds think alike : )
xoxoxoxoxo

Sandy Michelle said...

Dang I don't even think they sell that here...

Sandy Michelle said...

K I just read Claudie's post and I need to find out what store she got it from..hee,hee..

Sandy xox

Florence and Mary said...

I have just found somewhere in the UK that sells this and was going to buy recently for a "Scream" movie night but it didn't go ahead in the end!

Victoria xxx

Crafty Gal Linda said...

I have fond memories of Jiffy Pop when I was a kid and I still make it from time to time with my kids. : )

Donnie said...

That still is my favorite way to make popcorn.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It was such a treat ti have Jiffy Pop as a child! I loved watching it puff up. I didn't know it was still being made!

Wish we could have met last Saturday, Grace. We had fun shopping ...the Columbus Ave HomeGoods is really nice!

Sugah Beez said...

Love Jiffy Pop! We recently had a Girl Scout backyard campout where we maid some Jiffy Pop for them. It was funny that most of the girls had never heard of it before. Thanks for bringing back some nostalgic memories! (I am glad I am not the only one who laughs out loud to myself in the grocery store ;) ) xxoo Heidi

JudyBug said...

What fun! I forgot all about Jiffy Pop Popcorn! I loved this stuff!