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This Week's Foodie Freebie: Whirley Pop Gourmet Popcorn Set


Happy Monday to you! I hope your weekend was a good one and you had some culinary adventures of your own. It's currently my last day in Beantown and I'm headed back to Chicago tonight. As much as Boston has been fun, there's no place like home.

Boston: Day 1 - Being on a vacation with girlfriends has kept me from posting much but I did manage to post about our first day in Boston! I'll be posting more about my weekend soon so stay tuned!

Last week I posted about my fun little popcorn popper, the WhirleyPop. I got quite a few comments from friends who mentioned to me that they don't have such a gadget and tend to pop their popcorn in a microwave out of convenience. Well, the discussion inspired this week's foodie freebie I'm giving away...

Perfect for anyone who loves to curl up with a bowl of popcorn and watch movies, this gourmet gift set features the original Whirley-Pop stovetop popcorn popper, which makes up to 6 quarts of theater-style popcorn in just three minutes. The sturdy aluminum pan has a clip-on lid with a stay-cool wooden handle. A turn crank on the handle spins the stainless-steel stirring mechanism, which keeps the corn moving across the bottom of the pan for even heat and oil distribution, ensuring the best popping results. The lid has steam vents to help keep the popcorn dry and crisp, and cleanup is a snap--simply wipe the popper out with a paper towel and store for later use. Three all-inclusive popping kits come included--KettleKorn, Real Theater Popcorn, and Real Theater Less Salt, Less Oil (contains less fat and calories than the original version). A "Secrets to Great Popcorn" guide with instructions and dozens of great-tasting recipes is also included. The popper measures 10 by 17 by 8 inches and carries a 25-year warranty on all moving parts.
  • Gourmet gift set with original Whirley-Pop 6-quart stovetop popcorn popper
  • Sturdy aluminum pan provides clip-on lid and stay-cool wooden handle
  • 3 kits--KettleKorn, Real Theater Popcorn, and Real Theater Less Salt, Less Oil
  • Wipe popper out with a paper towel to clean; user manual and recipes included
  • Measures 10 by 17 by 8 inches; 25-year warranty on all moving parts

Some guidelines:
- Giveaway is only for those who live in the United States - my apologies to my international readers!
- You must check back on my blog on Friday to see if you've won so you can claim your prize!

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment answering:

- What is your favorite kind of popcorn? Any favorite toppings or flavors?


Deadline:
Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 12 midnight CST.

ONE WINNER will be randomly chosen by Random. Org's Interger Generator based on the number of your comment and will be announced on Friday, October 23, 2009. Good luck!

83 comments

  1. I hate being the first commenter -- I feel like #1 never wins. Hopefully by the time I finish typing this, someone will have commented before me. Anyway, our whirly-pop broke so I know my husband would LOVE THIS!

    I love traditional butter popcorn or kettle corn when I'm feeling wild.

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  2. I started making popcorn on the stove in a pan, it is SO much better!! My favorite kind of popcorn is fresh popped kettle corn.

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  3. My favorite popcorn is just plain, old popped with butter and salt. Sometimes for some extra heat I like to add a few dashes of hot sauce to the butter, for a buffalo wing flavor.

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  4. I usually love Kettle Corn, but recently I bought Orville Redenbacher's All Natural line. First I tried the Simply Salted, and it was super delicious, but then I tried Salt & Pepper, and OH MY GOSH! That stuff is AMAZING!

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  5. I'm a traditional kinda gal. Lots of butter, and plenty of salt. Sometimes the Marylander in me comes out and I add a bit of Old Bay. Any way you have it, it's delicious!

    I've been wanting to get my hands on a popcorn popper too. I think little Andrew would really enjoy it!

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  6. I am a fan of just plain, buttered popcorn...made at home in a pot of some sort of course! Homemade beats any other kind by a mile!

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  7. What a great place to vacation--Boston is a blast. And a very nice giveaway, too!

    Mu favorite type of popcorn is hands down, caramel corn. A little salty and a little sweet, and a lot perfect!

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  8. My favorite kind of popcorn is cinnamon-nutmeg. Melt a spoonful of butter, along with 2 T brown sugar, pinch of salt, cinnamon and nutmeg, then toss with your popcorn. YUM!

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  9. I love the taste of fresh popped popcorn. I absolutely love movie theater style with butter and salt!

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  10. I love plain with a little butter and salt. Ok, to be honost, I love gobs of movie theater button, but that is a calorie trip I just don't take anymore!! Cheese on top is good, too. And sometimes, if the popcorn is good and hot, a few M&Ms. :)

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  11. I love kettle corn!! The mixture of sweet and salty always feeds my cravings.

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  12. I love Kettle corn, anything sweet and salty is totally satisfying. A close runner up would be correctly made caramel corn!

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  13. My favorite kind of popcorn is freshly popped kettle corn. Mmm!

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  14. Plain, buttered popcorn... the more butter, the better!!

    My mom popped popcorn on the stove a few times every week when we were kids - it was our favorite treat growing up!

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  15. I love to spray I Can't Believe It's Not Butter on my popcorn and top it with a little dry ranch dressing....it's awesome!

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  16. I'm a butter & salt girl, though sometimes I'll kick it up a notch with some cheese or truffle oil. I've been thinking about buying a Whirly Pop for ages!

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  17. I absolutely love movie theater style with butter and salt! My second favorite is fresh popped kettle corn.

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  18. I'm kinda boring, just butter and salt!

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  19. Oh we are popcorn FREAKS. In fact, we went to the theater and ordered the "family size" popcorn last night (extra butter, please). I'm embarrassed to tell you that we ate the whole thing!

    And at home I looove to do jiffy pop. You know, the kind you make over the stove? It puffs up like the Boy in the Balloon saga? Hahaha :)

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  20. I love Kettle Corn, especially from a fair. I really want to win this...I've had my eye on one!

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  21. I love caramel corn....especially in the fall. It's the perfect weather for such a treat!

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  22. My favorite is movie theater butter popcorn!

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  23. mmm welove all kinds of popcorn..what a fabulous giveaway!!

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  24. I do love all kinds of popcorn but kettle corn is a favorite too.

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  25. The best kind of popcorn is without a doubt movie popcorn. It's the best part of going to the movies! LOL What a great giveaway! Thanks! :)

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  26. We love the kind of popcorn that the Boy Scouts sell, Trail's End. It is the best!

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  27. I love caramel/cheddar blend. If I can't get that I will go for kettle corn.

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  28. Although I love a good bucked of movie theater popcorn with butter, my absolute fave is cheese! YUM!

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  29. lots and lots of butter!!! Mmmmm....I haven't had popcorn in so long!!

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  30. I love caramel kettle corn. SO tasty!

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  31. Mmmmm, good old fashioned buttered and salted is perfect, but caramel or even chocolate covered is fab as well!

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  32. My favorite kind of popcorn is stove top popped with a cheese topping. I also like spicy chili powder or cumin on my popcorn. I have not made stove top popcorn since I was a kid though, so I would love to win this!

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  33. My favorite popcorn topping is Franks BBQ Hot Sauce and a little bit a butter. Simply amazing. I also enjoy muching on kettle corn from vendors when I go to local festivals/fairs.

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  34. Popcorn is something I can't live without, and I like it all kinds of ways...but my current favorite is garlic butter. Melt garlic butter prepared the normal way, drizzle over popcorn, and stir. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese for further decadence.

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  35. My all-time favorite is classic, get-it-at-the-county-fair Kettle Corn. There is something about that sweet/salty combination that makes me forget counting calories and pants size!

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  36. Ohhh...my favorite is definitely the kettle corn you buy at the fair! That stuff is amazing!!!!

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  37. Kettle corn is one of my favorites!

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  38. Popcorn with extra butter is my favorite!

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  39. I love spicy popcorn. I usually eat plain with hot sauce. I could be so much more creative with a Whirley Pop.

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  40. Normally, I'm a plain butter and salt kind of girl. Once in a while, I love to indulge in the overloaded buttered popcorn that you get at the movies. Yum!

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  41. I love good ole' movie theater butter popcorn with salt!!!

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  42. I like plain, salted popcorn. This weekend I made some stovetop popocorn with chili powder, garlic powder, salt and cayenne pepper and it was quite tasty.

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  43. Anything on popcorn would be my favorite! At our local haunt/restaurant the other night one of my tapas dishes (pork belly) came with a small handful of chili spiced popcorn! It was so awesome...I can't wait to try it at home!

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  44. Great giveaway!

    Kettle corn is delicious, but I usually go for popcorn popped in a little bit of oil, lightly salted. Can't be beat.

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  45. I'm not sure I can pick a favorite... hot, fresh stove-popped popcorn just with a little butter and salt is my all time favorite snack but I also cannot attend a Michigan football game without getting the biggest bag of fresh kettlekorn. Ever since my first game, anytime I see the giant cast iron kettle booth anywhere I have to buy some.

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  46. Definitely love the stovetop popcorn, popped in just enough oil to make it tasty. Add salt during the popping and top with real butter but not too much. Yummy. Oh and I LOVE garrets cheese popcorn in chi-town.

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  47. I love Light buttered popcorn with lots of salt.

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  48. Kettle corn! I love the mix of sweet and salty (my favorite). Sometimes, I'll add extra butter, too... heh.
    -Lisa
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  49. Butter and salt is the only way to go for me!

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  50. I have a Whirley Pop, and I love it. I use it very frequently. i.e. I have a popcorn problem! My favorite topping is truffle salt.

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  51. I have 2 favorite popcorn flavors. I can't decide between cheese and kettle corn.

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  52. I am in love with salt and pepper popcorn right now.

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  53. I'm boring, just a tad of butter for me :)

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  54. I love white popcorn with salt. I have been eying these on amaz*n recently, but winning one would be even better!

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  55. I love this giveaway! My favorite popcorn is classic butter and salt!! YUM!

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  56. Mmmm I have never made popcorn on the stove before! I love caramel popcorn and after that then kettle corn. It's all about the sweet/salty!

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  57. my fave popcorn with salted and lots of butter.

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  58. My favorite kind of popcorn is the kind my husband makes which is hot-air popped with lots of butter and salt. Eating it with him while cuddling up on the couch makes it taste even better!

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  59. fresh kettlecorn cooked in a kettle is my fave! not the microwave baggies. what a neat giveaway!

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  60. I love popcorn with "movie theater butter".

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  61. I love caramel corn, kettle corn, and cheesy popcorn. I'm not a huge fan of the plain stuff, though.

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  62. Butter and salt, I am a purist.

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  63. KETTLE CORN!!! It's the perfect combo and sweet and salty.

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  64. I love kettle corn and Harry & David's Moose Munch (chocolate and caramel).

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  65. Kettle corn is my favorite. It's not to heavy, so you can eat lots of it!

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  66. I used to have one of these and it broke (we used it A LOT). :( It made the BEST popcorn!! I love it with lots of salt and butter.

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  67. I was JUST thinking about having a pajama party/shopping weekend with the girls this fall.. how fun would it be to bring a Whirley Pop into the equation??

    My fav popcorn is traditional air popped .. no seasonings.. no butter.. just straight up!

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  68. I love homemade popcorn, fresh melted butter and a sprinkling of salt. No microwave or movie theatre popcorn is as good!

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  69. My favorite is real movie theater popcorn with butter, yum! At home I love to make kettle corn.

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  70. Butter (lots) and a touch of salt. Sometimes a little parmesan cheese.

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  71. I like to pop mine in olive oil on the stove with a bit of salt. Sometimes I use shallot salt or Penzey's Sandwich Sprinkle!

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  72. My favorite kind of popcorn is Kettle corn....so yummy....dangit now I'm craving it!

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  73. but I absolutley love caramel popcorn drizzled with chocolate.

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  74. I've been wanting to try one of these. Popcorn is my favorite snack on the weekend. I guess my favorite would be kettle corn. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  75. I have to say, it depends on the time of year! Butter is always a favorite, but I tend to lean a bit towards kettle corn in the fall. :) As for toppings, I've tried several of my friends favorites. Adding vanilla ice cream, cinnamon sugar, seasoned salt & even mixing in Reese's Pieces. If I'm going to add any, my favorite toppings are a little hot sauce or grated asiago sprinkled on top.

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  76. I grew up making popcorn on the stove with oil and butter! And,SALT!!! Can't eat the microwave stuff though. We eat popcorn at least once a week.

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  77. We sprinkle cayenne pepper and mrs. dash original blend on our popcorn!

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  78. Oh I love popcorn and could eat it everyday. At Christmas time we make almond bark popcorn with peanuts and m&m's. I also love movie theater popcorn with extra butter.

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  79. My husband and I LOVE popcorn! We used to eat it all the time... until our popper broke :( So this baby would be put to good use! Fave flavor is probably straight up butter with plenty of salt. We've also bought flavor sprinkles like jalapeno and ranch that are delish!

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