Tim over at Gothridge Manor talks about Gaming Snacks. Aside from my unfortunate record with pizza, he says that we gamed before microwavable popcorn.
Not so fast bucko!
Yes it true that Microwavable Popcorn, the kind we know today, didn't take off until the mid 80s. First there was one you had to put into the fridge and then in the mid 80s versions that you could keep in a cabinet came out.
But he forgot that we had air poppers like this.
In the back of the orange piece is where you put your butter. Turn it on and it melts dripping on the popcorn as it pops.
I remember the advent of microwavable popcorn because my father was a popcorn fiend. One day I came home and one of our cabinets was loaded with boxes of microwavable popcorn. The air popper went into storage and we never used it again.