The Simple Storage Tip To Keep Your Popcorn From Going Stale

When you sit down in a movie theater and the credits begin to roll, nothing beats grabbing a generous fistful of warm, buttery popcorn. Affordable and easy-to-make, popcorn is the ultimate movie snack, whether you are sitting at home on the couch or at the theater. And while melted butter may be the most classic topping for this salty snack, there are endless ways to transform plain popcorn. Whether Nutella popcorn speaks to you or spicy citrus popcorn sounds more up your alley, there truly is a popcorn flavor for every craving. Looking to make this snack healthier? If you make your popcorn at home with an air popper, you can consume a healthful whole-grain snack that's packed with fiber and antioxidants, according to Eating Well.

While there are so many things to love about this versatile snack, there is one pesky downside. Popcorn rapidly goes stale in a few measly hours, according to America's Favorite Popcorn. Thankfully, there is a way to keep your popcorn in mint condition for longer.

The freezer is your new best friend

According to Spoon University, the most foolproof way to keep popcorn fresh is to freeze it. This may sound unusual and even counterintuitive considering the fact that popcorn doesn't actually freeze. However, the key to keeping popcorn tasting fresh is actually to maintain its moisture levels, as noted by America's Favorite Popcorn. Properly storing popcorn in the freezer prevents it from taking on extra moisture and becoming chewy. 

Start by putting your popcorn in an airtight container or sealed bag. Simply put the bag in the freezer, and take it out when a popcorn craving hits. After taking the popcorn out of the freezer, you can immediately dig into your snack. It's as simple as that! Popcorn can remain in the freezer for a few weeks and even up to three months. Don't believe us? You'll just have to try it out and see for yourself!