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Good news for popcorn lovers

Good news for popcorn lovers

A little over two years ago I blogged about our favorite brand of microwave popcorn being discontinued. B.K. Heuermann’s was a small popcorn company that had bred a unique popcorn that had almost no hull—the hard crunchy part—resulting in a really soft fluffy popcorn. They were bought out by ConAgra and shut down.

Fast forward two years, and we’ve just come across Orville Redenbacher’s “Natural 100% Whole Grain” microwave popping corn. This stuff tastes and feels almost the same as the old B.K.H. popcorn (and Orville’s is owned by ConAgra, so who knows?). As for the name of the popcorn, maybe I’m crazy but I figured all corn was 100% whole grain. All I care about is that it’s good! It comes in a few flavors, though we’ve only tried the “butter” flavor.



  1. Kathy
    January 14, 2011

    Hey Mike, I just wanted to say that b.k. Heuermann’s popcorn was my favorite also. It seems that my friend who is orginally from Nebraska is related. He is her uncle. She would get cases of the popcorn and I never ate anything but his popcorn…. this was before he was on QVC. When I see her (which will be soon) I will try to get more of the story behind what is going on. Thanks for the tip!!

  2. CP
    June 6, 2011

    My wife and I always purchased a case a year. Just tried to order this year and ZAP, sad to find they were bought and then closed down by Conagra. Why? They were a going business and probably only needed someone to help with marketing to get a wider base of customers. Oh well, at least they didn’t outsource the company to China.

  3. Brenda K.
    December 15, 2011

    Thank you for the update I also ordered the B.K.Heuermann’s popcorn and fell in love with it. I tried ordering it the next year from qvc it was not them same although they tried to say it was. Different company it was horrible. Glad to know about the Orville Redenbaucher popcorn. Thank you once again.