Popcorn and O&CO. Truffle Oil

Recently, I stumbled upon Eating Rules, and a blog post that revealed (in the words of Andrew himself) “a dirty little secret of the microwave popcorn industry.”




Read his post and you’ll never have the urge to buy store bought popcorn again. Basically, you can make popcorn on your own! In your own brown paper bag. The exact same way. In a freakin’ microwave. This is all you have to do:


  1. Put a 1/4 cup corn kernels in a brown paper bag
  2. Fold the bag closed, and microwave on high for about 3 to 4 minutes. Just like store-bought popcorn, you need to listen to the popping. Once there’s about 2 seconds in between pops, it’s ready!
  3. Pour the popcorn into a bowl, (there will be a little less than what you’re used to with microwave popcorn from the store but who cares) sprinkle on your favorite toppings, and enjoy!

It’s THAT freakin’ simple. You’re welcome. Andrew Wilder, you’re freaking brilliant.


OK, so on to the important stuff: the toppings. I suggest the following . . . Truffle Oil, Sea Salt, freshly ground Pepper, and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. HELLO?! What?! Sounds freaking great, right?


And you can’t just buy any Truffle Oil. .  you need to get the good stuff. Word. O&CO. Nuff said. But keep reading. . .


For over 15 years, O&CO. has been cultivating tradition, expertise, and high standards in order to offer our customers the best selections of olive oils and delicacies from across the Mediterranean.


With a respect for tradition, O&CO. cherishes originality where tastes and smells converge to delight the senses. Emerging from the high Alpes-de-Haute, in the village of Mane, France, O&CO. became the brainchild of two men united around a common passion, the olive tree.


More than ten years since its creation, O&CO. has forged a new image of the olive tree, rooted in tradition but firmly anchored in the modern world. While olive oils serve as the foundation, O&CO. also offers an exclusive collection of vinegars, tapenades, spreads, crackers, and sweets as well as an organic skincare range that showcase the flavors and the spirit of the Mediterranean.


O&CO. is a destination for your own cooking experience as well as for gifts. Founded in 1996, O&CO.s mission is to provide customer with the finest olive oils and Mediterranean food products in stores and online.


And to make things even easier, I’ve added a coupon below for 16% off your order! So, what are you waiting for?! Buy some Truffle Oil and get POPPING!



This sponsorship is brought to you by O&CO. who we have partnered with for this promotion.




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10 Responses to "Popcorn and O&CO. Truffle Oil"

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  1. Linda G Hatton

    October 13, 2012 at 6:59 am

    I’ve read this before, but never tried it. Did you make some??

    • hipfoodiemom

      October 13, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      Hi Linda, oh YES! it really works! when I heard the kernels popping (and my disbelieving husband as well), it was music to our ears! This will rock your world. . . now the topping possibilities are endless! Hope you enjoy!

      • Linda G Hatton

        October 13, 2012 at 4:42 pm

        I don’t know why I didn’t try it before. You’ve inspired me though. Next time I’m at the store, I know what I’m buying. Thanks! :-)

        • hipfoodiemom

          October 13, 2012 at 5:10 pm

          Hi Linda,
          Awesome! :) I’m so happy to hear that!

  2. girl in a food frenzy

    October 13, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Absolutely love this! I’m a popcorn fan from waaaay back and I can’t wait to try this tip. I agree 100% absolute genius :)

    • hipfoodiemom

      October 13, 2012 at 4:30 pm

      Let me know how it works for you. . I think this is amazing! Never buying microwave store bought popcorn again. Word.

  3. Brandi @ TheHealthyFlavor.com

    October 13, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Ha! I’ve made popcorn like this before too…super easy! I like to sprinkle cinnamon on mine! :)

    • hipfoodiemom

      October 13, 2012 at 5:39 pm

      Hi Brandi,
      Yes, some of my girlfriends have also done this. . I’m late to the party. . :) but now that I know, I am SO excited! :)

  4. Brandi @ TheHealthyFlavor.com

    October 13, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Oh and thanks for the coupon, that truffle oil sounds AMAZING!!

    • hipfoodiemom

      October 13, 2012 at 5:40 pm

      Of course! I hope you get some. . truffle oil is so expensive so every little discount helps!


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