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    Updated on Oct 3, 2018. Posted on Sep 30, 2018

    This Popcorn Popper Is Straight From The Future, And You Need It

    Say goodbye to wasted or burned kernels forever!

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    Hear me out: Popcorn is one of THE best snacks out there. It works with basically every topping, it can take the form of salty or sweet, and it also makes thats super-satisfying crunching sound with every bite.

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    ^Me every time I sit down to enjoy some buttery goodness.

    Personally? I just don't think this flavorful snack gets enough credit, which is why I am bringing this marvelous invention to light. Enter: the Colonel Popper, which has over 1,100 reviews and a 4.6-star rating on Amazon.

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    You may be wondering why so many people love this thing. First off, it's BPA-free, made of durable silicone, has easy to grab handles, and is dishwasher-safe. Plus, with its collapsible design, you can store it just about anywhere.

    It comes in four ~fun~ colors, is quiet, and makes popcorn in two to four minutes. I'm obsessed.

    So let's play a game and think about all the places you can use this gadget. Hmm...maybe your office? An afternoon snack is a work must-have, so you definitely need this bad boy for when the munchies hit!

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    "I keep mine in my desk at work for late afternoon snacks. Since it folds into itself, I can store it in a drawer easily. Sometimes I just eyeball the right amount, but the bottom of the bowl has clear markings for guidance. My advice is to check the power level of your microwave every time you want to pop that fluffy goodness. It will save you some kernels and smoke alarm headaches." —Ryan

    But what about toppings? I'm glad you asked. With the Colonel Popper, you can easily add just about anything to your kernels.

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    "I am a full time RV'er. I do not have room for a lot of extra gadgets, so I have to really love and find value in any item I decide to purchase and keep. Popping my own popcorn saves me money and it's so much healthier than bagged microwave popcorn at the store! This popper cleans up easily, folds compactly down, is lightweight and works like a charm! I couldn't ask for anything more! You can pop without any added oil, but I just love the added flavor of butter. The price is incredible too! I've paid two times this price for microwave popcorn bowls that didn't work half as well. I highly recommend." —NanaD

    It's so simple to use! Just add kernels to the 1/4 or 1/2 cup fill line, toss in your desired toppings, cover with the vented lid, stick in the microwave, and poof: mouthwatering popcorn in less than four minutes.

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    "My family enjoys having popcorn for an evening snack. It is much healthier than our usual choice of chips and ice cream. We usually buy the bags you put in the microwave, but with this I can control the ingredients and make it even healthier. It is made from silicone and collapses, so it does not take up much room to store. I fill it up to the line, put the lid on, and put it in the microwave for four minutes. My first time, I listened to the pops and stopped when it was getting few and far in between. It only took three minutes in my microwave. There was so much popcorn in it, the lid was popped up and it was almost overflowing. I was so amazed at how well it worked! I got a super-healthy snack in just minutes! I am so grateful to have found it!!" —Tammy Dolby

    So what are you waiting for??? So many people love this awesome popcorn popper and you will too.

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    "In about three minutes, I get perfect, oil-free popcorn with few un-popped kernels. It is very fluffy, but not dried out as you sometimes get with air poppers. The lines on the bottom make it easy to know how much to pour in. It's easy to hand-wash or can go in the top shelf of the dishwasher. It folds up to the size of a cake pan for storage. I highly recommend." —pinktech

    "Why did I wait so long to buy a silicone popcorn popper? Could it get any easier to make popcorn? I put just a couple of drops of oil in the bottom of the bowl, add enough popcorn kernels to reach the the smallest circle in the bottom of the bowl, toss a little salt on the kernels, stir it so the kernels are coated with oil, and place it in the microwave. After around two minutes of popping, I have a nice, tasty bowl of popcorn. The size is just enough for a single serving. It's a good, healthy snack without a lot of effort. The bowl is good quality and the handles stay cool for handling the hot bowl when removing it from the microwave. It also washes easily." —HighlandAngel

    Are you hungry yet? Get it from Amazon for $12.97 (available in four colors).Go on and treat. yo. self.

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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