Tired of blackened kernels instead of your crispy snack? There's an app for that. We're happy to present this post from our friends at Yahoo! Shine.
Ever since microwave popcorn became popular in the early 1980s, fans of the whole-grain snack have faced a familiar problem: if you don't stop the microwave at exactly the right moment, you end up with either too many tooth-shattering unpopped kernels or a bag of scorched popcorn and a smoke-filled kitchen.
"Our consumer services team found that this is the most frequent difficulty that consumers have," Craig Tokusato, vice president of marketing for Diamond Foods and the person in charge of its Pop Secret popcorn division, told Yahoo! Shine in a phone interview. "It's a highly frequent and annoying problem."