You want microwave popcorn? Do this:
Take an ordinary paper lunch bag. Pour in 1/4 cup of raw popcorn (the kind that goes for $2 for a three-pound bag). Drizzle some cooking oil over it, about 2 tablespoons. Put it in the microwave and run it on HIGH until the popping dies down. Add butter and salt to taste.
I just tried it. Works perfectly well, It costs about 1/10th the price of pre-packaged microwave popcorn, and you control the amount of salt and butter.
The microwave popcorn companies have been selling us a load of crap for decades. But are we surprised?
–Steven Harper Piziks