Fourth of July Pop

What’s red, white, and blue all over? Patriotic popcorn, of course! This 4th of July, give those fireworks a run for their money with this super easy to make, explosive treat! (Seriously though, it couldn’t get easier or tastier than this.)

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What You’ll Need:
¼ cup oil (canola, peanut, and grapeseed have high smoke points, but whatever your preference)

½ cup kernels

1/3 cup sugar

½ tsp food coloring

Salt to taste (optional)

What You Do:

1. Pour the oil into a saucepan and crank it up to high heat.

2. After it’s been heating up for a few minutes, toss in a few kernels to test the oil temperature and then cover.

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What Dad Doesn’t Want this Father’s Day

As you know, your dad is one a great guy. Every time you needed someone, he was there for you – even during that phase (don’t worry, we all had one). And it wasn’t always easy for him, you know? So this year, for Father’s Day, it’s kind of your duty to show him that you appreciate everything he’s done for you – because he really has done a lot. Of course, there are tons of gifts out there, which is why we’ve made this blog post to help you. Displayed in a somewhat random order, this list is comprised of gifts to avoid so that Father’s Day this year is memorable…but only in a good way.

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Underwear

You should never have to ask what size boxers your dad wears. That’s pretty awkward – it’s your dad, guys. Even if he’s really into boating and you just happen to stumble upon super cute, anchor-printed boxers, it’s not okay. Sure, he might really like them, but this is Father’s Day we’re talking about here.

Exception: None Found.

Dumb Grill Products

What’s more versatile than a hot dog flipper? Tongs. What allows you to rotate meatballs besides an overpriced, specially designed basket? Tongs. How is corn evenly grilled without a non-stick cage? TONGS. So maybe instead of spending a crazy amount of money on ridiculous grilling products, you should just purchase one product that makes sense: a really good pair of tongs.

Exception: A taco grill rack.

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Things to Do with Dad on Father’s Day

As you’ve probably heard, there’s this special day that’s dedicated to your Dad called Father’s Day. It comes around once a year and, as it just so happens, it’s not far away. Look guys, I know it can be a challenge to clear your calendar for a whole entire day, but let me just remind you that your Dad cleared like a few decades of his life for you.

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That said, it’s important that you make an effort on Father’s Day to spend some quality time with your old man. I’m not suggesting that you forgo giving him a gift – he really deserves one – but rather that you should actually hang out with him too. That’s why we’ve put together this list of things you and your Dad can do together to make him feel special (because he really is).

 

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The Not So Traditional Art of Making Popcorn Easter Eggs

If you haven’t already noticed, we try to offer ways to satisfy your pop cravings at every holiday. The initial idea for Easter was to take our popcorn and make it into flowers, using our apple flavor pop to form the stems.

Armed with four layers of plastic gloves on each hand, I set to work molding the molten green pop into shape. The result was less than desirable:

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Yeah. A completely awkward disaster. (Too ambitious?) So it was that a second idea was born: popcorn eggs. Brilliant. This offered a fail-safe way to make our popcorn into an Easter treat! With the much needed help of Joe, the master mind behind our delicious pop, popcorn eggs thus took form.

It sounds like a cinch but trust me – these eggs aren’t a walk in the park. You’ve really got to pack that pop together. After a few failed attempts guided by Joe’s unwavering patience (“Katie, what are you doing?”), the eggs began to take shape:

 

 

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