a fun pop secret app {and a chance to win $100 Visa giftcard}.


Does anything go together more than kids and popcorn?

I know that it will be years before the smell of popped popcorn doesn't remind me of my boys and their preschool days.  It seems to be the snack of choice many days, and we've often arrived at their schools to the aroma of yummy smelling popcorn filling the halls.

It's a staple everywhere else you go, too!  Then why is it so hard to pop the perfect bag every time?  All microwaves are different, making it impossible to get it right every time...no more because guess what?  There's an app for that!

Yes, a popcorn app.  Perfect Pop.  It's just as fun as it sounds.


 Sounds simple enough, right?  Right! It was! It is!  And it's cute!!  Easy as 1, 2 and 3!
See? Who knew a popcorn app could be so cute?
It also had the added bonus of giving the boys something to pay attention to while they were waiting for popcorn!

You start your popcorn in the microwave, keep your phone close to (but not on or in) the microwave with the app running, and it tells you just when it's perfect and ready to go!  It makes popcorn even more fun for the kiddos!   

How crazy and fun does that sound? No more burnt popcorn, no more smelly kitchen, no more stalled movie nights or no more complaining from kids having to wait while you pop their popcorn for the second time (or third or fourth).  Get it right the first time with this fun app!

You can check out more here or on the App Store.*

Everyone has a different popcorn popping strategy. Before Perfect Pop, how did you pop your popcorn?

Leave your answer in the comments below for a chance to win $100 Visa giftcard! :)

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Be sure to visit the Pop Secret brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!

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158 comments:

Questionable Housekeeping said...

I usually just wait for the popping to slow down to a few seconds between pops. My kids would love this app. Fun!

Mami2jcn said...

I stand by the microwave and listen for pauses between pops.

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Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/341721938332352512

Courtney B said...

i popped them through my husband.. he pops the best popcorn!

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Courtney B said...

tweet

https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/341731358646865920

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Courtney B said...

tweet

https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/341731358646865920

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chambanachik said...

I usually stand at the microwave and listen- and pull it out too early!

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Shelley said...

Thank you for the giveaway! We use a microwave popcorn popper :)

Tj and Amy said...

I actually popped my from my parents old school popcorn popper they have had when i was a baby. I loved it but it doesn't work very good anymore. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

tweet. amypugmire@live.com
https://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/341750049748971520

Amy said...

I'm strictly a microwave popcorn kind of girl!

Elena said...

I usually cook popcorn in the microwave a few seconds less than the instruction says, to make sure I don't burn it


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Elena said...

https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/341775156177428481

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Kim said...

I usually wait until the pops slow down to only one pop and there's at least 2 seconds between pops

kim said...

Hi! I usually put it in the microwave for 2 minutes and hope for the best. This usually results in burnt popcorn! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

suburban prep said...

What I do so that I do not burn the popcorn is put in a glass of water to microwave for about 5-10 seconds and then take that out and pop the popcorn per directions and usually this works and most every kernel pops.

Amy said...

It was pure trial and error! Sometimes I would get perfect popcorn and sometimes I would burn it!

Amy said...

I tweeted!!!

https://twitter.com/bibanon1/status/341933457468964864

kellyr78 said...

I cooked my popcorn by reading the directions and cooking it for the least minutes necessary even if it meant having some unpopped kernals.
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kellyr78 said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/341946333894160385

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peg42 said...

I listen closely to the speed of the pops. When I hear them slow down, I stop the microwave.
Thanks so much.
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Tamar said...

I didn't pop popcorn before Pop Secret.
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peg42 said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/341953172262227968
Thanks so much.
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rascallmelt said...

We used Jiffy Pop!

rascallmelt said...

https://twitter.com/RascallFlatts/status/341963740805201920

Lisa Brown said...

I did it the "old fashioned" way: cooked in a pot, on the stove. Time consuming, but it always makes the best pop corn.
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Lisa Brown said...

2nd entry tweet - https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/341969924069130242
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Katie said...

BEfore Perfect Pop I did it by ear...waiting until about 10 seconds max per pop.

Kate Fuller said...

I usually just follow directions on the bag and listen to the pops.

Mysharona said...

pressing the microwave popcorn button works for me

danw78704 said...

press the popcorn button on the microwave, twitted this today, 04/06

Stephanie said...

microwave - old fashioned way took way too long
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Tabathia said...

I just popped in the microwave and set timer for 5 minutes and listen to the pops

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Tabathia said...

https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/342087183731159041

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Joann said...

I usually follow the instructions on the bag while hovering around the microwave. Once I start hearing less pops I take it out. Not fool proof though!

bayctygrl said...

by counting the seconds between pops

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rachel said...

I typically pop it on the stovetop...but often burn it there, too. Whoops!

Kim Hardy said...

I guard my popcorn bag and count seconds in between pops

clc408 said...

I popped mine in a microwave popper.

clc408 said...

Tweet
https://twitter.com/clc408/status/342314647220793345

One Frugal Girl said...

I let my husband do all of the popping for me. He has a knack for cooking it for just the right amount of time.

onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

One Frugal Girl said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/342338675050414080

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PAIGE said...

My strategy was to set the microwave for 2 minutes and hope for the best.
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Jessica said...

My husband always has us wait until the popping slows down and then shake the bag.

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Jessica said...

I tweeted too

https://twitter.com/jessrwarfield/status/342391272306257920

jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

Ashley Hatten said...

Listen for the pop to stop!

StephanieC said...

with the popcorn button! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

StephanieC said...

https://twitter.com/DesMoinesDealin/status/342473782872637444 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Barbara Montag said...

We used Jiffy Pop in the container you use on the stove.
Popcorn has come a lot way!
Thank you.

barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

sohamolina said...

in microwave

Anastasia Fall said...

My popcorn strategy was to stand there, listening to the pops & waiting for them to slow so I could pull them out when they had the most kernels popped without burning! Not a very exact science :)

Anastasia Fall said...

Tweeted - https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/342502908853633024

Timshaun said...

I just listen for the popping to slow down.
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sarah said...

i stay by the microwave and listen for the time between popping noises to slow down
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susan1215 said...

I listen to popcorn popping and when it starts to taper off I know it's done

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susan1215 said...

https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/343188972958265344

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Stephanie Larison said...

I stood there listening to the popping! I can't stand the smell and taste of burnt popcorn, so I need to make sure it's still popping when I get it out.

JC said...

We use microwave to pop our popcorn, I would give this app a try.
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JC said...

-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/343938634971488257

JC said...

-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/343938634971488257

brich2222 said...

No secrets really. Just set microwave for about 3.5 minutss

brich2222 said...

https://twitter.com/rrich2222/status/343962807911452674

Vale said...

By listening to it and burning the first bag!

Vale said...

By listening to it and burning the first bag!

Alicia Thibadeau said...

https://twitter.com/hwinsomnia/status/344353274369040385

Suburban Correspondent said...

By counting the seconds between pops, of course!

jlafount said...

I wait until it is 2-3 seconds for no pops

Lacey Sanders said...

I literally stand next to the microwave and stop the microwave when I start hearing the kernels stop popping... not too high tech. 2 out of 3 times it works! No bony in our household likes burnt popcorn or the smell!

jakiesmom said...

i use the popcorn button on my microwave

Janna Johnson said...

on a hope and a prayer!

jen Gersch said...

i use the popcorn button on my microwave jen gersch jtwark@mail.com

Gina Wildorchid said...

I would listen to the popcorn and see when the popping slowed down to tell when it was ready.

Thanks for the chance to win!
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Gina Wildorchid said...

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smilekisses said...

I used a pot with a stir handle on top. Still do now and then.

SolDucky said...

Hover by the microwave ready to pounce!

Lisa Pecora said...

I wait until the popping slows down.

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Denise S. said...

The popcorn button on my microwave goes too long and it always burns if I don't stand there the whole time, but I don't have the patience and sometimes forget its there.

tara pittman said...

I always burn it so I am not allowed to make it

Heather said...

I listened and waited until there was more than three seconds between pops!


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Heather said...

Tweet!
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Nicole Larsen said...

I always just stand next to the microwave and listen until I don't hear very many pops anymore lol!

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Nicole Larsen said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/347087896341270528

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wizardewu said...

My best strategy is: watch and listen and not leave the kitchen.


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KatieQ said...

I stand right next to the microwave and wait until the popping commotion slows down to just a few.

Tanya Bartlett said...

Take it out when the popping is between two and three seconds long

cowboyswife said...

I would cook popcorn in a pan with popcorn oil and use popcorn salt

Betty C said...

My best popcorn comes from an old fashioned pan on the stove but I've gotten too impatient for that. When I use microwave popcorn I stay close by and listen for the popping to slow down.

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Betty C said...

Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/348558605366202368

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dawns41 said...

I use the Popcorn Setting on the Microwave. Works Great.
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Rebecca Graham said...

I have to babysit the bag and wait for the popping to slow down.

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samdaleo said...

I used to just pop it until it had gone a good 5 seconds or so without popping. It burnt quickly that way though.

Thanks!
Samantha
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Amy said...

I don't really have a strategy and I simply follow the bag's instruction to pop my pop corns. I've gotta give this fun app a try next time. :)

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Amy said...

tweeted:

https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/349639584306577412

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Kelly Massman said...

whirly pop-hard to lose focus when you are turning the crank! Thanks for a chance to win, too! kmassman gmail

Lisa Garner said...

I would just stand by the microwave and count the pops until they where very slow.
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Lisa Garner said...

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Karina said...

if i can count to 3 between pops, it's time to take the popcorn out

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Karina said...

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Karla said...

Add me to the list of people who keep it simple and just hit the "Popcorn" button on the microwave. It's not always accurate and sometimes I end up with burnt popcorn.

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Karla said...

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one frugal lady said...

I listen for 3 seconds of silence before pops!
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ky2here said...

Old school - pan, butter (or oil), kernels and the inevitable burned pan that would soak in the sink overnight!

ky2here said...

https://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/350352485195595777

LAMusing said...

I would stick it in the microwave and listen carefully. I would also cross my fingers.
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chunky p. said...

i used to make popcorn the old-fashioned way with a pan and oil and salt. but now, i hardly have the time to do so. instead i put pop secret movie theatre butter in the microwave and listen... when i hear a 3 sec interval between kernel pops, i know it's done :)

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Diane52 said...

I use to do the jiffy pop corn on the burner
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Kerry said...

I have a "popcorn" button on my microwave that works great!
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Kerry said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/350694617152360449
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Erica Best said...

i use the setting on the microwave

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Erica Best said...

https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/350729999902453760

tina reynolds said...

I stand there and try and count between the pops

tina reynolds said...

https://twitter.com/eaglesforjack/status/350835056660578306

mickeyfan said...

One of us basically had to stand right beside the microwave and count as the popping slowed down.

sparkedcat said...

I have always used the popcorn button on the microwave and have never had a burnt bag of popcorn.

angie lilly said...

I am lucky in that the popcorn button on my microwave actually works perfectly every time! I don't have to babysit it and it never burns the popcorn! yay for tech! LOL
Angie
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angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/350962574403174400
Angie
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Mihaela Day said...

I listen for when the popping slows down

cassandra mccann said...

over the years i learned when my microwave cooks it but we still listen for the popping to slow and watched it in case it stopped turning

cassandra mccann said...

watch and listen for it

Deb said...

I used to have one of those air popping machines. It worked well, but another machine to clean and store.

Holly Wert said...

i just follow the directions pry.school.1@gmail.com

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ellie said...

We use the microwave which has a popcorn setting. Granted it wasn't perfect. Usually quite a bit of unpopped kernels.

ellie said...

tweet
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Linda said...

I waited till the popping slowed and took it out before the popping stopped and it burned.
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Charity/CC said...

I always stand right in front of my microwave while it's popping.

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Lauren Harmon said...

Before perfect pop I burnt a lot of popcorn!

non_amos said...

I just put it in the microwave & listened for it to stop popping.

Jammie Morey said...

We just put it in the microwave for 2.40 minutes. And eat what it pops. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

Jammie Morey said...

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Shawn said...

I used to pop popcorn in an electric popcorn maker. It sure is a lot easier making popcorn now!

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Thomas Murphy said...

I would listen to the popping and stop it when the popping slowed down.

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Thomas Murphy said...

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Buddy Garrett said...

We used to buy this popcorn in a bag. You put the bag in the oven and popped it.

MANDY83 said...

id always use 2 min and 30 secs for a strategy

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MANDY83 said...

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brendaelsner said...

I would just listen for the popping to slow down.

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crystalf said...

I just use the popcorn feature on the microwave. I will stand and listen at the end to see if I need to stop it so that it doesn't burn. thank you!
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Gianna said...

A hot air popper.

IcyPinkLemonade said...

The popcorn button on microwave but that never really worked well.

Whitney said...

2 seconds between pops and its done!

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Whitney said...

https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/351427608266801155

tweeted

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pauline15 said...

We used to have one of those hot air blower popcorn makers!
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DeniseL said...

I stood around the kitchen waiting, waiting, waiting for the magic 3 second pop interval!
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DeniseL said...

tweeted!
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Kenny Fensom said...

listen to it pop

Kenny Fensom said...

https://twitter.com/bittripfan/status/351456150526492673

slehan said...

I've burned popcorn at work and the smell is horrible and lingers for days. I can't try the app because I don't have a smart phone.

Thanks for the contest.

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slehan said...

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richied.becky said...

Before...I used an air popper, but it was more time consuming :)
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richied.becky said...

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meredith m said...

popcorn button and hovering around the microwave

meredith m said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/mermont84/status/351465645579317248

michedt said...

I'd listen to it and as soon as there were a few less kernals popping I'd take it out.
Michelle Tucker
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michedt said...

https://twitter.com/michedt/status/351473806591799296
Michelle Tucker
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Elizabeth said...

Before Perfect Pop (which I am going to have to try!!) I would completely wing it and go my listening to the pops -- I am still terrible at that and still seem to burn my popcorn :/

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ms-texas said...

mine pops perfectly whenever i use the popcorn button on my microwave -
i really don't remember fixing it any other way - my mom used to pop it on the stove top but i've never tried that

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ms-texas said...

i tweeted here:

https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/351494773858770945

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