Is Pop Weaver gluten-free?
Yes. There is no wheat, barley, rye, or oats gluten in any Pop Weaver popcorn or in any of our raw material ingredients.
Is Pop Weaver dairy-free?
No. The butter flavorings used in Pop Weaver are derived from real butter and dairy ingredients.
Does Pop Weaver contain nut ingredients and/or is Pop Weaver made in a facility that handles nuts?
Pop Weaver microwave popcorn and 50lb bags of kernels do not contain nut ingredients and are manufactured in a separate building on separate equipment from any of our products that do contain peanuts and/or tree nuts.
Is Pop Weaver soy-free?
Our Extra Butter, Butter and Light Butter microwave popcorn products do not contain any soy. Our Caramel Crispy Glaze microwave popcorn and our concession products (Pop Weaver NaksPaks) do contain Soy Lecithin.
Is Pop Weaver egg-free?
Yes. There is no egg in any Pop Weaver popcorn or in any of our raw material ingredients.
Is there any red #5 or yellow #5 coloring in Pop Weaver products?
There is no red #5 or yellow #5 coloring in our Extra Butter, Butter or Light Butter microwave popcorn. Our concession products (Pop Weaver NaksPaks) contain yellow #5 and yellow #6. Our Caramel Crispy Glaze microwave popcorn contains yellow #5 lake, yellow #6 lake, and blue #2 lake.
What is the shelf life of Pop Weaver?
18 months. This means that our microwave popcorn tastes best if it’s consumed within 18 months of the production date. The 18-month shelf life is based on storage at 71°F (22°C) and approximately 60 to 70 percent relative humidity. The “FRESHEST BEFORE” date is located on each microwave carton.
What’s the best way to store microwave popcorn?
We suggest popcorn be stored in a cool, dry area like a pantry or a cupboard. Our microwave popcorn remains fresh for 18 months from the time it is produced, as long as it is stored at 71°F (22°C) and approximately 60 to 70 percent relative humidity.
Is Pop Weaver organic?
No. Our popcorn is not certified organic.
Is Pop Weaver GMO-free?
Weaver Popcorn Company only uses popcorn grown from non-genetically modified or engineered seed.
Is Pop Weaver Kosher?
Yes, our manufacturing plant is Kosher certified.
Is Pop Weaver considered vegan?
No. Our microwave popcorn is not vegan because the butter flavoring is derived from real butter and dairy ingredients.
Are there any partially hydrogenated oils in Pop Weaver popcorn?
No. We do not use partially hydrogenated oils. Partially hydrogenated oils contribute the trans isomer of fatty acids (trans fats) and have been shown to cause adverse health effects.
Are there any trans fats in Pop Weaver microwave popcorn?
No, there are no trans fats in our Light Butter, Butter or Extra Butter microwave popcorn. Pop Weaver is the first and only microwave popcorn made with canola oil, which eliminates trans fats and reduces bad saturated fats. Canola oil contains the lowest “bad” saturated fats and the highest “good” monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats of any other oil that is used in microwave popcorn.
Is your popcorn whole grain popcorn?
Yes, popcorn is inherently a whole grain and “100% WHOLE GRAIN” is denoted on our packaging.
What are the health benefits of popcorn?
Popcorn is a whole grain, which is a high-quality carbohydrate that is low in calories. Because popcorn is 100% whole grain, it is a good source of fiber. A study released in the summer of 2009 by Dr. Joe Vinson, a professor of chemistry at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, found that popcorn also provides healthy antioxidants. In fact, because it is unprocessed, according to the study, popped popcorn provided more antioxidants than any other snack food tested.
Popcorn is also naturally cholesterol-free and sugar-free.
Pop Weaver microwave popcorn is made with canola oil, which has zero grams of trans fats and low saturated fats. A whopping 93% of canola oil is comprised of beneficial polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats that supply Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids; help to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol; and help to prevent coronary disease.
For more information about the benefits of our microwave popcorn, click here. For more information about canola oil, please see our oil comparison chart. For more information about healthy Omega-9 Oils used in Pop Weaver microwave popcorn, click here.
What are the benefits of canola oil?
Pop Weaver microwave popcorn is made with canola oil, which has zero grams of trans fats and low saturated fats. A whopping 93% of canola oil is comprised of beneficial polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats that supply Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids; help to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol; and help to prevent coronary disease. For more information about the benefits of our microwave popcorn, click here. For more information about canola oil, please see our oil comparison chart. For more information about healthy Omega-9 Oils used in Pop Weaver microwave popcorn, click here.
Why don't you use palm oil in your microwave popcorn like other popcorn companies do?
While palm oil eliminates trans fats, it also significantly increases saturated fats. Palm oil, like most tropical oils, also contributes to the destruction of rainforests.
Canola oil is sourced from North America, it eliminates trans fats and reduces saturated fats, and it has more beneficial fats than any other oil used to make microwave popcorn. Click here to see our oil comparison chart.
Why is there Chinese writing on Pop Weaver microwave bags?
The bags are printed with English and Chinese writing to enable international customers to interpret the popping instructions.
Where can I buy Pop Weaver?
Pop Weaver is available at mass merchandisers and discount retailers across the country. Most Walmart stores carry Pop Weaver.