• People are using their hair straighteners to make popcorn, which is ridiculous as it is entertaining. (YouTube)Source: YouTube
The internet seldom disappoints when it comes to crazy viral trends. And the latest one is no different.
By
Shami Sivasubramanian

21 Apr 2016 - 9:41 AM  UPDATED 21 Apr 2016 - 9:44 AM

The internet is rife with creative uses for hot hair-styling tools. But this one is truly ah-maize-ing. The latest internet trend to take hold is popping a single kernel of corn with a hair straightener.

 

And then filming it. Obviously.

 

It's hardly an efficient way to pop your corn. Look how long you have to wait!

 

 

But it does make your room smell delicious.

This isn't the first time people have used bathroom appliances for culinary pursuits. The internet has many examples of hairdryers being used to defrost frozen pastry, vegetables and meals, too. (Not recommended by the way: salmonella poisoining, der).

 

Though we're not one to say "No" to a fresh batch of popcorn (try our recipes for Mexican hot chocolate popcornsmoky chilli popcorn with chorizo crisps or banoffee popcorn crunch), we'd recommend you keep your hair straightener for styling your hair.

We feel you, Caroline.

If you want to pop more than one kernel at a time
Sichuan pepper and lime popcorn

Sichuan peppercorn fans (and newbies, too) will find every mouthful of this slightly mouth-numbing, not too fiery popcorn incredibly more-ish. Enjoy with a Tsingtao, naturally.

Sumac and shallot popcorn

This flavour is reminiscent of Light & Tangy Thins. It uses sumac - that tart lemony spice used in African and Middle Eastern cooking - for an acidic hit, balanced by the salty - almost creamy - fried shallot flavour.

Bombay street popcorn (bhuja)

Expect great things from this salty-sweet combination of cumin-spiced popcorn, crisp curry leaves, peanuts and currants — it's a play on the Indian bar mix known as bhuja or chiwda.

Black pepper, lemon and fennel popcorn

With a sharp peppery hit, fennel kick and spike of citrus, this popcorn is as delicious as it is simple.

How to make two-minute popcorn without a microwave
Planning a TV marathon, or some late-night sports viewing? Trade in the bag of chips for these ridiculously tasty bowls of popcorn.