The post below entitled, “DIY Microwave Popcorn Is Way Easier Than You Know,” originally appeared on FWx.
Store-bought microwave popcorn is such an easy snack it might seem like Orville Redenbacher made a deal with the devil, but there's really no reason to go to the store and buy it. With just a good ol' fashioned brown paper bag, a little oil, salt, and of course, some popcorn kernels, you can whip up a bag of microwave popcorn in just couple minutes.
YouTube's The King of Random recently demonstrated this method in a video, racking up over 300,000 views in just one day. There are a few benefits to DIY. First, you can season it yourself – for instance, go from standard microwave popcorn to addictive kettle corn by just adding a little sugar. Plus, many claim that microwavable popcorn bought from the big brands can have dangerous chemicals with negative health effects.