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Bad news for popcorn lovers

About a year ago, I wrote about B.K. Heuermann’s microwave popcorn. This stuff is good. Check out the link for a little more detail. We’ve been mail ordering this stuff by the case for a few years, and storing the bags in our freezer until needed. Best… popcorn… ever.

I learned today that earlier this year, the company (small, privately owned) was bought by ConAgra, one of the largest packaged food companies in the U.S., and the popcorn is no longer available. I’m assuming ConAgra plans to mass-produce the stuff, which could be good (cheaper, more easily available), or could be really bad (lower quality). Either way, today the popcorn isn’t available at all, so we’re going to start rationing what we have in the freezer.



  1. Shawn
    September 15, 2008

    Have to disagree there. I will take my air-popper to my grave with me.

  2. suesue
    September 24, 2008

    is there any recent and encouraging news that this will again hit the market soon? I AM OUT AND THERE IS NOTHING TO COMPARE TO IT.

  3. Griffey
    February 6, 2009

    I have been looking for this popcorn for ages. I am sad to learn that it is no longer available. I have tried the other “gourmet” popcorns and they just don’t do it for me.
    A customer service rep. at QVC told me that he liked Smart Balance and suggested that I give that a try.
    I did and it is pretty good, better than all the others that I have tried.
    The trick with this one is that you have to make sure that you don’t over cook it, you have to take it out of the microwave just as the popping starts to slow down. It is the only microwave popcorn that is really good, but not as good as B.K. Heuermann’s popcorn.
    Smart Balance is not available in all grocery stores. It just became available at the one I shop at. I was buying it on Amazon.