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June 7th, 2004

New Product Idea: Silent Self-Popping Popcorn

I love me some popcorn with my movies. But I can do without the massive amounts of peanut oil, butter, and salt that’s added to typical movie popcorn. I’d love to smuggle in a gigantic bag of hot air popcorn or even microwave popcorn, but unfortunately, both are entirely too large to be hidden under a t-shirt during the summer.

So here’s my idea, and some smart person just has to run with it: a bag filled with unpopped kernals that will pop (silently!) at the touch of a button. Where does it get the heat from to pop the kernals? Body heat? A small external heat source? Not sure. But if you can steathily start the popping when the previews start and have a gigantic bag of popcorn ready by the time the second preview starts, you’d have me hooked.

Go ahead, someone, invent it.

Posted in Food and Beverage

FROM: Chris O\'Donnell [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday June 7, 2004 -- 9:59:11 am
I wonder if they could do it.

I think the silent part would be harder than the heating part.

I saw HP3 yesterday. Brought a cereal bar in with me. I refuse to pay $8 for a bag of popcorn and a soda. I'd rather watch the movie hungry and thirsty.

DATE: Monday June 7, 2004 -- 4:12:24 pm
i'll pass on the idea to my brother

FROM: Matt
DATE: Thursday June 10, 2004 -- 12:43:48 am
Even better than passing on the overpriced snacks would be passing on the shitty overpriced movies.

FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Thursday June 10, 2004 -- 10:09:13 am
They're not terribly overpriced if you go to matinees at smaller, local theatres.

FROM: ######## [E-Mail]
DATE: Thursday February 24, 2005 -- 5:05:00 pm
fuck all of you

FROM: Stephen Brousse
DATE: Wednesday April 12, 2006 -- 3:27:43 pm
I feel that the popcorn bag is old and out of date... It wuold be a good and creative idea if the popcorn bak was some kind of a bowl....If when the popcorn was done it would be a larg paper bowl....this would eleminate the step of pouring the popcorn in the bowl and then having to clean up the mess afterwards...

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