Popping Tips

Stove Top
Pour 2 Tbsp cooking oil of your choice into your pan. Add 2 or 3 kernels and heat over medium high heat. When these kernels pop, add 1/3 cup of popcorn kernels, or enough kernels to cover the bottom of your pan. When popping begins, cover and shake the pan occasionally. When popping has slowed almost to a stop, immediately remove the popcorn from the pan and pour into a large serving bowl. Season with salt and melted butter.

Air Poppers (Low airflow poppers preferred)
Our Original Black kernels are so small, light, and tasty they pop best in air poppers with reduced airflow. Air poppers by their nature, can generate flying kernels, and our air popper customers tell us that If the black kernels escape before they pop, they find something (like an oven mitt) to place over the popper chamber during the initial popping. Some also say that preheating the popper before popping helps.

Stir Poppers
Our gourmet Black Jewell popcorn kernels can be used with electric stir poppers such as West Bend’s Stir Crazy or the Cuisinart EasyPop, and also with stove top poppers such as the Whirley Pop.

Microwave Poppers
A variety of microwave popcorn poppers are available and can be used with each variety of Black Jewell’s gourmet popcorn kernels.

Black Jewell Microwave Popcorn
Black Jewell popcorns are available in convenient 3-pack microwave cartons. Each variety and flavor is packaged in an easy-to-use bag with complete popping instructions and important cautions included. (Please remember not to pop microwave popcorn on portable plastic turntables or plastic cookware that could melt or scorch.) Black Jewell Microwave Popcorn is a quick and easy way to enjoy the perfect popcorn snack.