Video: Half Pops, a jingle, and a Giveaway!

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by Amy Flanigan on October 4, 2011 · 41 comments

Pick any weekday. Go ahead, pick. Monday? Okay, we’ll go with Monday…We put the kids to bed, Paul gets more work done and I catch up on reading other blogs or working on this one. Then we watch a little TV. And 30 minutes in, I go and make popcorn.

Okay. Pick another day. Thursday? Okay. Thursday…see above.

(Yes, we are totally boring. But that’s not the point.)

It’s a pretty rare evening over here if popcorn doesn’t make an appearance. We just love it. I’m a traditionalist and always pop it on the stove in a little oil. Then I eat it plain. (I know, boring. Again.) Paul likes his with salt and butter. BUT, we enjoy all different flavors – with truffle oil, cheddar seasoning, melted white chocolate, cayenne pepper, Parmesan. Yes, yes, yes.

Also? We love the half popped kernels that sink to the bottom of the bowl. Who would think of throwing those little gems out?! Travesty.

And whaddya know, there’s a company that feels the same way. HalfPops packages those gems and sells them. Brilliant.

Check out our video product review. There’s singing.

What about all the footage that didn’t make the cut? Enjoy the outtakes.

Want to try some? HalfPops sent me a bunch for my loved ones (that’s you!) to sample.

The Giveaway
8 lucky readers (4 from the blog and 4 from Facebook) have a chance to win 2  packages each (1 sea salt and 1 cheddar.)

There are three ways to enter: (1) leave a comment on the blog (2) go “like” us on Facebook or (3) Already a fan? Just leave a comment on The Wall.

Want to increase your chances? You can leave a comment here and on Facebook.

The drawing closes this Saturday, October 8th at 5pm EST.


UPDATE on October 10th:
The lucky 8 winners are: Erinn Riley, Tricia, Meister @The Nervous Cook, Jenna, Brooke, Cathy, April Patterson Corrigan, and Pat Regan. Congrats! Contact me with your snail mail to claim your prize.


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sharon Dupius-vasquez August 3, 2014 at 6:06 pm

I got a bag of sea salt and one of cheese and when they were gone, I was sad. :(

I’ve been looking at every store we go in to try and find them again and, finally, after going on line I found a place in Yakima that selles them.

I’m happy again. :)



Amy @Very Culinary August 6, 2014 at 6:15 am

Hi Sharon – I haven’t seen these in stores in over a year. The company might be having a hard time getting distribution or keeping up with demand. It’s such a great product!


Nikki Caudill April 2, 2012 at 9:11 am

I wanna win free half-pops! I love them and they aren’t sold anywhere in the Midwest now! WHY NOT????? I love them!


Kim December 9, 2011 at 6:31 am

It’s December and I’m still watching. And Paul’s Bon Jovi still gets my vote.


Amy December 9, 2011 at 7:32 am

Hee! I’ll tell him! He’ll be thrilled to know that 2 months later, and still entertaining someone out there. The Bon Jovi was near and dear to my heart, also…I used to be obsessed with him in high school. Ah, my youth.


Stephanie October 14, 2011 at 12:40 pm

I know I’m (way) too late for the contest, but I just couldn’t leave this page without telling you how adorable you two are! Your videos never disappoint!


Amy October 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm

It’s okay! I love that you still stopped by to watch <3


colleen October 9, 2011 at 10:29 am

I recently saw these in the Food Network magazine and ordered them as fast as I could. They are amazing , too good to be true. They are even better than I expected . I am a popcorn lover and I love the “old maids ” better than the popcorn . They got it right . Sooo good !!!


Melissa October 7, 2011 at 9:34 pm

I watched this just so I could feel truly with you for just a second. :D

Love you. Love to Paul.


Cary Baker October 6, 2011 at 3:09 pm

The jingles need a little work, but the product is unique and certainly worth a taste! :)


Cathy October 6, 2011 at 9:59 am

My favorite is the Bob Dylan one, though I couldn’t figure out what Paul was saying.

My husband is half-popped; he needs this.


Brooke October 6, 2011 at 8:10 am

He is HILARIOUS! You guys must have so much fun together! :D Thanks for the laugh and for sharing Half Pops with us!


Stacie Fontinell October 5, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Love, love, love popcorn! Would love to try these!


Jenna October 5, 2011 at 7:39 am

Dude! So I am also a popcorn addict. I didn’t realize there were others out there who, like me, pop a pot of popcorn every night (in oil, YES!–I alternate between canola and olive oil, because olive oil gives it a nice different taste). Seriously. I would love to win this giveaway. I’ve always been the one to eat the kernels out of the bottom, to the annoyance of my sisters (it makes for very loud chewing =).


Marybeth October 5, 2011 at 7:04 am

Oh, yummy! I’ve finally gotten my hot-air popper to at least pop most of the kernels I put in, and not scorch but fail to pop half the kernels. And I’ve got more amongst the not-popped ones that are at least half-done, so they’re edible like this. It’s an old popper, I’m just nursing it along as long as I can.

And yes, bacon would be awesome!


delia October 4, 2011 at 8:11 pm

What a cool product!


M October 4, 2011 at 6:26 pm

such an intriguing product…


Heather October 4, 2011 at 4:47 pm

I’m with Paul…I want some bacon half pops!


Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out October 4, 2011 at 4:41 pm

My dad LOVES the half-popped kernels, and almost always gets fussed at by my mother for eating them. Maybe if he was eating these she wouldn’t fuss so much…


Meister @ The Nervous Cook October 4, 2011 at 4:22 pm

I love the idea of half-popped corn! It’s always the best part — probably because it spends all that delicious time hanging out with the salt and pepper and roasted garlic (my favorite toppings) in the bottom of the bowl.

Yum — gotta try these!


Jay October 4, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Half popped kernels…YUM! Bacon flavored….THE BOMB!


Doreen October 4, 2011 at 1:21 pm

They sound like a very interesting treat! I love popcorn!


Pat R October 4, 2011 at 12:06 pm

I like Very Culinary on FB


Amanda Thompson October 4, 2011 at 11:57 am

Bacon popcorn ~ Heck yeah!!


Nancie Nelson October 4, 2011 at 11:35 am

Popcorn…….my “comfort food”.


Pat R October 4, 2011 at 11:16 am

Would love to try these HalfPops


Joanne October 4, 2011 at 11:03 am

YOu know, I think that Bon Jovi outtake had some real promise! you should pitch it to the company. Fo realz.


Tricia October 4, 2011 at 10:59 am

PS – Liked you on Facebook as well!


Tricia October 4, 2011 at 10:59 am

LOVE the half-popped kernels at the bottom – this sounds like a perfect snack for me. Sign me up!


Cher October 4, 2011 at 10:53 am

Haha. I’m laughin’ out loud…again. So funny, you guys. The kids were cracking up at the outtakes. :)


Renee B October 4, 2011 at 10:43 am

Would love to win! I am going to be living off popcorn since our stove and oven stopped working today and a new one will not be here until the 13th!


Mom October 4, 2011 at 10:40 am

I love popcorn, too. Not sure about the half pops, but would be interested in trying.


DessertForTwo October 4, 2011 at 9:54 am

Y’all are hilarious! I love this! :)


Lauren October 4, 2011 at 9:40 am

These sound incredible! I’d love to try them! :) Thanks for a great blog.


Erinn Riley October 4, 2011 at 9:12 am

Those Half Pops sound like a brilliant invention. Love the blog!


pam October 4, 2011 at 9:04 am

Twins!!! I love popcorn. And the half pops, especially!!! Because by then you’re already sad that it’s almost all gone!


Mellissa October 4, 2011 at 8:52 am

I don’t normally eat those but I am always willing to try!


Rachel @ Baked by Rachel October 4, 2011 at 8:48 am

Ooh fun!! I’m the popcorn fan in the house so these babies would be all mine *insert devlish laugh* ;)


Sandi Benoit October 4, 2011 at 8:40 am

Totally awesome video…do you hire Paul out? Loved the outtakes and especially Paul’s t-shirt…LMAO!!!


April Corrigan October 4, 2011 at 8:37 am

I agree with your hubby. I would love to try bacon flavored!


Ella October 4, 2011 at 8:12 am

hmmm…i don’t know if i’ve ever eaten the half-popped kernels…but i’m intrigued by these things! and i’ll eat just about anything involving sea salt and/or cheese.


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