which popcorn pops the most kernels
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Popcorn pops best when the kernels contain about thirteen percent moisture, and will expand to thirty or forty times their original sizes when popped.
Act I Premium Theater popcorn, which cost $0.002 per kernel, popped on average 93 out of 100 kernels.
Orville Redenbacher, which cost $0.13 per kernel, popped on an average 84 out of 100 kernels.
Kroger brand popcorn, which cost %0.03 per kernel, only popped on average 81 out of 100 kernels.
The runaway winner is Newman's Own with a 97% pop-rate. Jolly Time brings up the rear with a 79% pop rate. So, if I pay for 100 kernels from Newman's Own, 97 of them will pop, but if I pay for 100 kernels from Jolly Time, only 79% of them will pop.
Keep in mind that this is all within the SAME amount of cook time. If I wanted to burn my popcorn to a crisp, I could let it go and get just about any brand to pop 100% of the kernels, but it wouldn't taste very good, and that's the whole point. So, these are the percentages of kernels these brands can pop while leaving the already-popped kernels tasty.
Oh and this is hardly the end of the story. Keep in mind, you'll pay $1.13/bag if you buy Newman's Own, but only $0.73/bag if you buy Jolly Time. That high pop-rate costs money. And that's not to even mention the taste test...
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