August 14, 2022

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Ways to Store Popcorn Properly

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Crisp, fluffy, and delicious popcorn is one of the best snacks for every occasion. Who can resist delectable and freshly made popcorn? No wonder many people buy popcorn wholesale to ensure they can satisfy their popcorn cravings. In addition, purchasing popcorn wholesale can also ensure you don’t run out of popcorn. 

If you have a generous stash of popcorn at home, it is likely that you have been guilty of throwing away soggy popcorn. However, rather than discarding soggy popcorn, what you need to do is learn how to store your popcorn accordingly. Here’s something not many people know: popcorn can stay fresh even after you have popped it.

If anything, keeping popcorn fresh is easy and straightforward. The following techniques should do the trick:

Storing Uncooked Popcorn

Below are the steps you need to follow when storing uncooked popcorn:

  1. Open the popcorn packaging.
  2. Empty the contents into an airtight container.
  3. For easy microwave cooking, use microwave-ready bags.
  4. Ensure there is no air when sealing the container close.
  5. Place the container in a dry and dark environment like your pantry or kitchen cabinet.
  6. Refrain from placing the unpopped kernels inside the fridge as the cold can dry them out.

Freezing Cooked Popcorn

  1. Seal the popcorn in a freezer-safe and airtight container.
  2. Add a layer (or two) or plastic wrap between the popcorn and the container lid.
  3. Wrap the container in a foil or freezer-grade plastic and set it on a level surface in the fridge.
  4. When you are ready to eat your popcorn, remove them from the freezer and start snacking!

Bringing Back Stale Popcorn

  1. Preheat your oven to 250°F (121 °C).
  2. Spread the popcorn on a sheet and put as many as you like.
  3. Arrange the popcorn so it is in a single layer.
  4. If you need to revive a lot of popcorn, reheat them in batches.
  5. Ensure you put a baking sheet into the preheated oven.
  6. To make it crisp, leave it in the oven for five minutes.
  7. If the popcorn is still a bit stale, heat it for an additional minute or two.
  8. Season the popcorn before eating.

Storing Homemade Popcorn

  1. Make the popcorn like you normally would. Don’t add salt, butter, or any type of savoring first. Otherwise, you can end up with soggy popcorn.
  2. Let the popcorn cool down. This is important because if you place the hot popcorn into the container immediately, it can trap moisture and turn the popcorn into a soggy mess.
  3. Pack the popcorn into a container once it has cooled down completely. You can transfer it into a plastic or airtight glass container. Make sure you fill the container just big enough for the amount of popcorn you want to store. Popcorn can stale faster if you use a container that is too big.
  4. Ensure the popcorn is stored at room temperature. If you have not seasoned the popcorn yet, store it at room temperature so it can last up to two weeks. It is also important that the container is placed in a dark and dry environment like the pantry or kitchen cabinet. Exposure to sunlight and humidity can cause the popcorn to dry up over time.
  5. As soon as you are ready to eat your popcorn, make sure you season it before eating. You toss it with salt and melted butter or you can add any of your favorite flavorings.
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