Good-bye, Microwave Popcorn.
I won’t even address what is probably in that ”butter” flavor or the trans fats or the sodium. Blah Blah. This is hardly news.
But a study released on November 8 by the University of Toronto found the chemicals used to line microwave popcorn bags are contaminating the food inside. The linings of microwave-popcorn bags may contain a toxic chemical called perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, which is used to prevent the food from sticking to the paper. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), PFOA is a likely carcinogen.
We love popcorn in our house, my kids eat it several times a week as a snack, so we started to make our popcorn in a pan on the stove top with coconut oil. Very yummy, but I so missed the convience of mocrowave popcorn. But then I discovered this:
We got this Catamount glass microwave popcorn popper and are LOVING it! You put the popcorn kernels in the bowl, add a bit butter (if desired) to the little BPA-free top, and it pops the popcorn in the microwave (ours takes around 2:30) and it melts the butter right over your popcorn. Add a bit of salt and YUMM!! Its easy, quick and a healthier alternative! Score!