Frequently asked questions are answered below. Let us know if you have any questions not answered below.
Did you know?
Unknown to many people, all popcorn can be popped in the microwave. The question then is how do we get this done? Well, one way is to throw it into the microwave and zap it; the popcorn will pop, and watching it pop might be fun. But popping the popcorn that way makes a mess. The best way is to buy one of our Microwave Popcorn Bowls!
With our Microwave Popcorn Bowl you have several options. You can pop your popcorn with or without oil. You can choose the type of oil that you want. You can also choose any Amish Country Popcorn you want to pop. It all becomes Microwave Popcorn! You're not stuck with just "the bag" anymore! Give it a try!
If you must have microwave popcorn in a bag check out our microwave popcorn. Our very own Ladyfinger and White Hulless in a microwave bag! Now you can take Amish Country Popcorn with you when you can't take your popper along.
Be sure to check out all of our Popcorn varieties! Also see our Hulless Popcorn varieties!
What is Non-GMO Popcorn?
GMO means genetically modified organism, which is a novel organism created by scientists when they genetically modify or engineer food plants.
In genetic modification (or engineering) of food plants, scientists remove one or more genes from the DNA of another organism, such as a bacterium, virus, or animal, and “recombine” them into the DNA of the plant they want to alter. By adding these new genes, genetic engineers hope the plant will express the traits associated with the genes. For example, genetic engineers have transferred genes from a bacterium known as Bacillus thuringiensis or Bt into the DNA of corn. Bt genes express a protein that kills insects, and transferring the genes allows the corn to produce its own pesticide.
Excerpt from (The Organic & Non-GMO Report)
Hulless Popcorn Defined
The term hulless popcorn can often mislead consumers into thinking that they are purchasing popcorn that contains absolutely no hulls. Every popcorn kernel has a hull, known as the seed coat, which is responsible for trapping the moisture and pressure inside the kernel during the heating process, resulting in the POP. The term hulless popcorn refers to varieties of popcorn that are significantly smaller in size. During the popping process, these smaller more fragile hulls, disintegrate into tiny pieces. These pieces are small enough that they are no longer an irritation, resulting in a bowl of white, fluffy, tender hulless popcorn.
This is to help clarify the use of the Bundle options. Please read the following.
1) Start with an empty shopping cart.
2) Our "Bundle" options already have the shipping included at the check-out page.
3) If your shipping charge is extremely large, make sure that you have ordered from the Bundle section of the store. Almost any combination can be made from these sections for your order. Also, make sure to click on the "apply" button after you have made your shipping options choice.
4) You may, if you wish, order more than one Bundle option at a time.
Colored Popcorn Varieties Disclaimer
At Amish Country Popcorn, we have several varieties that have a colored kernel, such as Blue, Red, and Rainbow to name a few. While they have a unique kernel color, this does not mean they retain this color once popped. For popcorn to have color once popped, that would require a dye. We do not use dye on our popcorn, so they will still have either a white or yellow hue to them.
How to Store Popcorn
For long-term storage, we would recommend keeping the popcorn in a resealable plastic or glass container in a cool, dry place. Many here locally keep their popcorn in large glass mason-style jars, with the popcorn remaining fresh for over 4 years in some cases. Popcorn pops best with moisture levels being between 12-14%. Any intense heat or high humidity can drastically shorten the shelf life of popcorn, as with all grains. Freezing the popcorn will work as well, as long as there is no compromise in regards to the moisture.