I was watching a movie while eating some popcorn one day and I thought to my self, why cant they manage to put enough butter in this popcorn? Then I thought I could just melt some butter and pour it over the top, but then I would just end up with some soggy kernels. It didn't take long for me to realize that I would get an even distribution of butter, and no soggy kernels, if the popcorn was popped with the butter, just like it already does inside a bag of microwave popcorn.
So I pulled out a tupperware bowl, a bag of microwave popcorn, and a stick of butter. I quickly tore open the bag of popcorn and dumped it into the bowl along with a lump of the butter. I snapped on the lid, leaving a small portion unsnapped so that steam could escape, and punched in 4 minutes on the timer. As the end of four minutes neared, I began to worry as I have only heard a few pops, no where near as many as there should have been. So I removed the bowl from my microwave and set it on the counter. Just then, I realized that the bottom of the bowl had melted away and poured liquid butter all over my counter. Needless to say, that was a complete and udder failure. On the bright side, the few kernels that did pop tasted delicious.
But all is not lost, I had had another idea. Why not just slip in some extra butter into the bag itself? That is exactly what I did, and I'm proud to say it worked perfectly.
The following are the steps I took to hack into a bag of bland microwave popcorn and make it into delicious super buttered popcorn.
You will need:
1 Bag of your favorite microwave popcorn.
1 Roll Masking tape
1 Knife (butter knife will work fine)
Favorite Popcorn Seasoning
Step 1: Cut open bag
First you need to open up the bag of popcorn from its plastic packaging, and lay it out flat.
Then you need to cut a flap with your knife (butter knife will work because the paper is somewhat brittle). Start at the middle along the seam of the bag and cut towards the edge, stopping a half inch before you reach it. Then cut a similar line 2 or 3 inches apart from the first. Connect the ends of each cut at the ends nearest the edge. You should end up with a flap like shown in the pictures.