expired ½ Price 4-Pack of Poppin Microwave Popcorn $2.77 (69c Each) @ Woolworths

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As described in this popular deal 9 months ago by former OzBargain regular MathNerd, this product is hardly ever reduced to half price. Grab some this Wednesday from Woolies at just $2.77 for a pack of 4. Enjoy :)

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  • +2 votes

    Thanks TA, this rarely goes half price!

  • +1 vote

    I've been watching out for this. Thank you TA.

    I know its supposed to be really easy to make popcorn with kernals and butter, but I've never bothered to try it. Something so easy about microwavable popcorn. At 70c a bag its great to keep a few around for movie night

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      Yep. I've got a Zippy pot and Flavacol but at this price I still stock up for when I can't be bothered with all that.

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      You don't need butter, you can use this
      https://popcorn.com.au/product/butter-popcorn-flavoured-salt...

      Add it to a paper bag with popcorn and microwave.

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        Yeh that's like Flavacol.

        One box lasts for ages. I use less than half a teaspoon mixed in the oil, per 1/3 cup of kernels.
        Bought it nearly 3 years ago, hardly made a dent..

        Artificially flavoured goodness just like at the movies :)

    • +8 votes

      Stovetop popcorn changed my life. Seriously it's so easy. The key to that beautiful movie popcorn flavour is coconut oil. Other oils are fine too though.

      1. Get a large enough pot with a lid.
      2. Heat it up with coconut oil in it, enough to at least lightly coat the bottom.
      3. Measure 1/2 cup of kernels (very economical compared to microwave ones)
      4. Place two kernels on the oil as it's heating. You'll know when it's done when the kernels pop.
      5. Add the rest of the kernels and cover with lid.
      6. Let the popping commence, and every 10 seconds or so violently shake the pot in the air with the lid closed few a few seconds before returning to heat. Use oven mitts.
      7. When popping slows down to 1 pop every 7+ seconds it's done.
      8. Uncover, add salt or whatever seasonings you like. I enjoy taco seasonings sometimes.
      9. Et voila.

      The entire process takes about 5 minutes and the best part is being able to control flavours and how much oil you use. Plus as an Ozbargainer you should be all about that savings life.

  • +7 votes

    I miss MathNerd.

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    It's a worry when popcorn makes many brands of chips look low fat…

    • +1 vote

      Yeah I used to love these popcorns but don't buy them anymore. There's also a lot of unnatural stuff in these. I know they taste awesome but I've switched to the old fashioned variety now where I control what goes into it. Popcorn in natural state is one of the healthiest snack foods out there.

      Great deal for those who don't care about any of the above :)

    • +1 vote

      i remember listening to a podcast which discussed trans fats in australian foods. apparently some brands of microwave popcorn contain HUGE amounts of trans fats. so beware …

  • +2 votes

    Triple butter for life.

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    condolence to mathnerd's family

  • +10 votes

    i know im go a get alot of sh*"t for this but….
    microwave popcorn is extremely extremely bad for you.
    it has some of the worst chemicals in it that are linked to so many health problems.
    just one "diacetyl" in microwave popcorn causes alot of lung problems and diseases.
    there have been a few lawsuits won from people who were diagnosed with cancers from microwave popcorn.
    even the bag that they come in is horrific.

    "They might be convenient, but those bags of microwave popcorn are lined with chemicals that are linked to causing not only infertility but also liver, testicular, and pancreatic cancers."

    use your google powers people.

    • +4 votes

      use your google powers people.

      I’d rather use reputable studies, any google scholar articles to say this stuff is carcinogenic and leaches into the food?

      “If you believe everything you read, better not read.”
      -Japanese Proverb

    • +1 vote

      Nothing wrong with sharing a view, one I agree with, whilst still recognising this is a bargain in it's own right (for others who choose to eat it).

      As I said above, I love popcorn I've just moved to the natural stuff. Much less convenient is the downside but my daughter (6) loves seeing and hearing it cook. Just like the old days :)

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      there have been a few lawsuits won from people who were diagnosed with cancers from microwave popcorn.

      If that is true, why are they allowed to sell it?

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        The lawsuits are from people who are several bags per day for years.

        Lots of things that are bad can be sold, like cigarettes.

        • +1 vote

          Lots of things that are bad can be sold, like cigarettes.

          Only with restrictions and labelling of the risks…

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            @jv: There are no cigarette style labels on food high in sugar, salt or fat and they are all more accessible than diacetyl.

            There aren't labels on E cigarettes either and these contain diacetyl.

            Things like chlorine can cause the same health problem as diacetyl but pools don't have warnings.

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        If it’s true, think of the factory workers that have to manufacture the “poison”!

    • +4 votes

      While I agree, I'm pretty sure anyone having microwave popcorn isn't doing it for the health benefits…

      • +1 vote

        Fully agree with you there.

        Nice to see some opinions shared on this in good taste (ha!) without things spiralling out of control.

    • +3 votes

      Why buy chocolate popcorn when you can just dip this in Nutella.

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      just one "diacetyl" in microwave popcorn causes alot of lung problems and diseases.

      There is no such thing as one diacetyl.

      Diacetyl is a chemical, not a unit.

      Respiratory disease mostly develops in workers at flavoring plants who inhale diacetyl. That's very different to cooking at home.

      there have been a few lawsuits won from people who were diagnosed with cancers from microwave popcorn.

      From people who were eating several bags every day for a number of years.

      • -2 votes

        my diacetyl sentence was linked to the sentence that preceded it.

        and yes, they ate it and got very sick from eating it.

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          my diacetyl sentence was linked to the sentence that preceded it.

          That still doesn't change the inaccuracy of what you said.

          they ate it and got very sick from eating it.

          People get sick from eating all types of food. Do we ban all food?

          And they didn't get sick from eating the popcorn. They got sick from inhaling diacetyl.

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            @spaceflight:

            That still doesn't change the inaccuracy of what you said.

            it means one of the chemicals in it. then i go on to talk about that one chemical for a bit. everyone else seems to have understood what i was saying….

            People get sick from eating all types of food. Do we ban all food?

            i didnt say anything about banning any food. im just pointing out that people should make better choices about not eating the more, i guess, deadly foods…..

            And they didn't get sick from eating the popcorn. They got sick from inhaling diacetyl

            the very fact that u can smell the popcorn at all when its cooking in the microwave IS vaporized diacetyl. its the thing that makes it taste buttery. (so your also eating it) smelling it in your house when u open the bag. its all apart of the whole microwave popcorn "thing"
            r u suggesting we all take the ovens outside, cook it, let it sit for 30min outside to air out then eat it?
            and there are also other chemicals in the popcorn that cause cancer. the diacetyl is just one. of. them.

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              @ego22:

              it means one of the chemicals in it. then i go on to talk about that one chemical for a bit.

              You've explained what you meant. What you initially said was not that.

              people should make better choices about not eating the more, i guess, deadly foods…..

              Microwaved popcorn isn't deadly.

              Issues might arise if you have many bags every day for years.

              the very fact that u can smell the popcorn at all when its cooking in the microwave IS vaporized diacetyl.

              I'm aware how smell works.

              its the thing that makes it taste buttery.

              Yum!

              (so your also eating it)

              You're confusing eating (which uses a stomach) with inhaling (which uses lungs).

              Only one of those can get bronchiolitis obliterans. 

              its all apart of the whole microwave popcorn "thing"
              r u suggesting we all take the ovens outside, cook it, let it sit for 30min outside to air out then eat it?

              Or you could just open the bag and let it sit for a minute.

              But if like a normal person you eat this occasionally you don't really need to bother.

              If you have many bags every day for years then you might want to.

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                @spaceflight:

                Or you could just open the bag and let it sit for a minute.
                But if like a normal person you eat this occasionally you don't really need to bother.

                smelling it at all is highly toxic.
                cooking it in your house is toxic.
                how would letting it sit for a minute lessen toxic vapous in your house?

                Microwaved popcorn isn't deadly.
                Issues might arise if you have many bags every day for years.

                its hard to pin point what exactly gives a person cancer. if we had that ability there would be thousands of lawsuits a day.
                it dosent mean u have to eat this stuff religiously for years to get cancer. some people can smoke for a year and get cancer, and some smoke for 30 years and get cancer.

                if u smoked for 3 years. quit, then bought 15 boxes of microwave popcorn because they were half price at wollies. then a few months later you u get diagnosed with cancer. maybe those 15 boxes just pushed you over the edge? who knows…?

                maybe if u have a family history of lung problems and u had a "catch up" nexflix binge for a few weeks while eating popcorn. and a few months later u got diagnosed with cancer.
                was it cooking microwave popcorn
                that caused it?

                those 2 example wouldn't win a law suit because it might have been a collection of things that gave them cancer.
                everyones situation is different.
                those people who did win the lawsuits were healthy and ate alot of it. so it was proven that the popcorn was the one thing that gave them cancer.
                what that proves (along with all the research) is that microwave popcorn aids cancer, and with other bad things in peoples lives its all contributing.

                i feel what you are trying to say is….
                u KNOW it causes cancer if u have alot. but just dont eat alot so you only help cancer form, a little….?

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                  @ego22: sigh You've stumbled into dosage, which is where all of these arguments end up. Lots of things are quite safe at low doses. The fact that something is highly toxic via a certain route at a certain dose does not make that chemical "highly toxic" all the damn time. e.g. Go drink a swimming pool full of water, yet water is not toxic.

                  So let's not walk around saying things are toxic without pointing out everything else that's toxic.

                  Secondly, people get cancer all the time. Tracing that back to a "source" is virtually impossible in many cases. If you smoke, drink, spend time in the sun, or eat lots of red meat, you might get cancer. It's not because of the microwave popcorn, it's because your lifestyle sucked. Biological systems don't often work like an equation: x + y = cancer. If I go in the sun and smoke, do those provide me with an additive cancer risk? Who knows.

                  Winning a lawsuit proves absolutely nothing. See glyphosate, but I assume you'll say omgtoxic about that too, even though it's been used for 40+ years, and there's no evidence linking it to cancer. That was an emotional decision handed down on a scientific question by individuals who were not qualified.

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                  @ego22:

                  smelling it at all is highly toxic.
                  cooking it in your house is toxic.

                  Inhaling chlorine is deadly however people don't die when they go into a swimming pool.

                  The dose and cumulative (if it is an accumulating compound like lead) levels are much more relevant than being exposed to something.

                  its hard to pin point what exactly gives a person cancer

                  It can be hard. But it definitely is not microwaved popcorn.

                  Microwaved popcorn had been linked to bronchiolitis obliterans which is not cancer.

                  it dosent mean u have to eat this stuff religiously for years to get cancer

                  Again eating diacetyl does not cause cancer but you do need to constantly be inhaling diacetyl to get bronchiolitis obliterans.

                  if u smoked for 3 years. quit, then bought 15 boxes of microwave popcorn because they were half price at wollies. then a few months later you u get diagnosed with cancer. maybe those 15 boxes just pushed you over the edge? who knows…?

                  1. Microwaved popcorn does not cause cancer
                  2. Cancer generally doesn't grow that fast.
                  3. If you got lung cancer it was most likely from your 3 years of smoking and other health factors. It definitely was not from the popcorn (because it doesn't cause cancer).
                  4. Correlation does not equal causation.

                  maybe if u have a family history of lung problems and u had a "catch up" nexflix binge for a few weeks while eating popcorn. and a few months later u got diagnosed with cancer.
                  was it cooking microwave popcorn
                  that caused it?

                  No.

                  so it was proven that the popcorn was the one thing that gave them cancer

                  No it wasn't.

                  i feel what you are trying to say is….
                  u KNOW it causes cancer if u have alot

                  I am not trying to say that at all, you are.

                  You feel that popcorn gives you cancer, it doesn't.

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                    @spaceflight: u dont undestand the "having microwave popcorn" thing at all. its pretty simple. the prep and eating is all part of it. if u comsume microwave popcorn, you have to cook it. which is toxic, and causes cancer…
                    regular people dont break open the bag and spoon the pink sludge and corn kernels into their mouths like you do.

                    so, in summary…
                    microvave popcorn gives you cancer. its proven, its a fact. and millions of dollars have changed hands because it has given people cancer in the past.

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                      @ego22:

                      u dont undestand the "having microwave popcorn" thing at all. its pretty simple. the prep and eating is all part of it

                      Actually you don't understand how things can cause health problems based on how they enter your body

                      You can eat as much diacetyl as you want and you won't get bronchiolitis obliterans. If you inhale it then things are different. (Just like asbestos)

                      You're confusing eating (which uses a stomach) with inhaling (which uses lungs).

                      Only one of those can get bronchiolitis obliterans.

                      you have to cook it. which is toxic, and causes cancer

                      It's not toxic and does not cause cancer. Cooking does not increase the toxicity.

                      regular people dont break open the bag and spoon the pink sludge and corn kernels into their mouths like you do.

                      Pink sludge?
                      Whatever you are buying is not microwave popcorn.

                      microvave popcorn gives you cancer.

                      It doesn't

                      its proven,

                      No it isn't

                      its a fact.

                      No it isn't

                      and millions of dollars have changed hands because it has given people cancer in the past.

                      No they haven't because microwave popcorn doesn't cause cancer.

                      It seems you haven't even bothered to read anything I have said because microwave popcorn does not cause cancer.
                      An ingredient in some flavourings, diacetyl, can cause bronchiolitis obliterans. But you need to eat multiple bags per day for years to inhale enough diacetyl to have any negative effects.
                      Bronchiolitis obliterans is not cancer.

                      Do you use non stick pans in your kitchen?

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                        @spaceflight: yeah, its proven. its weird how your trying to unnecessarily deconstruct it. like, "physically breaking up asbestos with your bare hands is proven to be completely safe. its the breathing while doing it is what kills you"
                        or to use abit of what you said in a previous comment, you could just let the asbestos "sit for a minute".
                        u know what people are going to do when the buy microwave popcorn?..(i hope your sitting for this one)… their going to cook it in a microwave! in their homes! the nerve of these people!

                        again, you cant pinpoint when somone will get cancer, like your weirdly trying to do. just because somone eats microwave popcorn for 5 years and gets sick. DOES NOT mean we are all safe to eat microwave popcorn for atleast 4.9 years.

                        do i use nonstick pans?
                        because pointing out that there might be more dangerous things that exist out there there makes some bad things, not so bad?
                        feels like its going that way.

                        also ive never mentioned bronchiolitis obliterans even once. im not saying bronchiolitis obliterans is cancer.
                        if u do alittle more research, u will find out that, u know,… microwave popcorn can cause cancer..

                        "A report from the FDA indicates that a chemical coating used in microwave popcorn bags breaks down when heated into a substance called perfluorooctanoic (PFOA). The Environmental Protection Agency has identified PFOA as a “likely carcinogen.” Another study has found an acid that can be extracted from the chemical causes cancer in animals and is “likely to cause cancer in humans.”

                        PFOA, theres a new one for ya. "just one"….of the other chemicals in microwave popcorn thats also bad. google that for a while, then maybe the other ones in it also…

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                          @ego22:

                          yeah, its proven

                          No, it's not

                          physically breaking up asbestos with your bare hands is proven to be completely safe. its the breathing while doing it is what kills you

                          That's correct

                          or to use abit of what you said in a previous comment, you could just let the asbestos "sit for a minute".

                          You can, once the fibres have settled/blown away you can't easily breathe turn in.

                          u know what people are going to do when the buy microwave popcorn?..(i hope your sitting for this one)… their going to cook it in a microwave! in their homes! the nerve of these people!

                          Wow!

                          again, you cant pinpoint when somone will get cancer,

                          No, you can't because cancer normally takes years to develop before the symptoms are noticed.

                          like your weirdly trying to do.

                          You mean like you're trying to do.

                          You are the one who said

                          "if u smoked for 3 years. quit, then bought 15 boxes of microwave popcorn because they were half price at wollies. then a few months later you u get diagnosed with cancer. maybe those 15 boxes just pushed you over the edge? who knows…?"

                          And

                          "u had a "catch up" nexflix binge for a few weeks while eating popcorn. and a few months later u got diagnosed with cancer.
                          was it cooking microwave popcorn
                          that caused it?"

                          You're pinpointing it at the 15 boxes of popcorn and the Netflix binge.

                          just because somone eats microwave popcorn for 5 years and gets sick. DOES NOT mean we are all safe to eat microwave popcorn for atleast 4.9 years.

                          You're pinpointing the cause and time of cancer again.

                          do i use nonstick pans?
                          because pointing out that there might be more dangerous things that exist out there there makes some bad things, not so bad?
                          feels like its going that way.

                          So you are reading what I'm saying.
                          You know they give of PFOA, the same thing you're scared of in the popcorn bag?

                          also ive never mentioned bronchiolitis obliterans even once.

                          Why not?
                          That's what people get from excessive microwaved popcorn as it is caused by an ingredient in some microwave popcorn.

                          if u do alittle more research, u will find out that, u know,… microwave popcorn can cause cancer..

                          If you did, and understood what you actually read, you'd find it doesn't.

                          Let me make it obvious for you

                          A report from the FDA indicates that a chemical coating used in microwave popcorn bags breaks down when heated into a substance called perfluorooctanoic (PFOA).

                          It has nothing to do with the popcorn.

                          The Environmental Protection Agency has identified PFOA as a “likely carcinogen.”

                          “likely carcinogen” (or "possible carcinogen" as the American cancer society identifies it) does not mean you'll get cancer. It doesn't even mean there is a good chance you'll get cancer. It doesn't even mean we know for sure it causes cancer, it might not.

                          The EPA has so far concluded that there is not sufficient evidence to assess human carcinogenic potential.

                          PFOA, theres a new one for ya. "just one"….of the other chemicals in microwave popcorn thats also bad

                          Practically every human on earth has PFOA in their blood. By your logic everyone on earth must have cancer.

                          But it isn't in microwave popcorn, it's in the bag. You don't need to use the bag to make the popcorn.

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                            @spaceflight: ive havnt been reading much of your replys for a while now because i have a feeling you have just been trolling this whole time. i just picked up on the tail end of your last comment which said. "you dont need to use the bag to make the popcorn" (microwave popcorn)…
                            so im pretty shure now that you have been just trolling this whole time. cos thats some dumb s#*t…

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                              @ego22:

                              ive havnt been reading much of your replys for a while now

                              I didn't think you were.
                              It does explain why you've been saying some stupid things. You'll never understand anything if you only read the headlines.

                              because i have a feeling you have just been trolling this whole time.

                              I haven't been.
                              You seem to have many feelings but none of them correct.

                              you dont need to use the bag to make the popcorn

                              You don't.

                              If you're so worried about something that the EPA has so far concluded that there is not sufficient evidence to assess human carcinogenic potential. Don't use it. You'll still get delicious microwaved popcorn without it.

                              cos thats some dumb s#*t…

                              Actually that's you have said.

                              Microwaved popcorn doesn't have anything in it that causes cancer. Microwaved popcorn doesn't cause cancer.

  • +3 votes

    CIA wasting so many resources and money chasing ISIS when all they should do is supplying them with microwave popcorn and BAM problem solved

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    FYI all, microwave popcorn can cause the glass plate to crack… Happened to me once when I was cooking like 10 bags one after the other. There's quite a few articles online about it which is a little concerning.

    • +4 votes

      Why were you popping so much corn?

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      Well yeah, consumer devices aren't designed for heavy use. I've never even thought about my microwave plate cracking nor have I heard about it from anyone.

      Still, interesting to know.🍿

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        I think it's when it's stale and it doesn't pop. It causes the oil to remain in that one spot which makes it very hot and can crack the plate
        I might have just been unlucky by the sounds of it but I haven't bought microwaveable popcorn since (as others have said, stove works well)

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      If you put a ceramic plate in first you'll keep the heat away from the glass to prevent shock to the glass.

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    I used to do it in oil on the stove but it was too messy and the popcorn would burn sometimes and then I used the electric hot air popcorn maker but its pretty tasteless without it being tossed in butter so now I just use the microwave version as it's so much easier and convenient and 1/10 the price you pay in the cinema.

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      and the popcorn would burn sometimes

      You need to regularly mix it to stop it burning.

      it's so much easier and convenient and 1/10 the price you pay in the cinema.

      It's also much more expensive than cooking it yourself on the stove which is a better comparison because you are home and not at the cinema.

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    microwave popcorn are toxic being told

  • +1 vote

    Can't see myself going back to microwave popcorn after having discovered Flavacol… Seriously it takes less than 5 minutes to make movie theatre quality popcorn at home. As someone who has movie nights every week its way more economical as well.

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