Food of the Seventies, Jiffy-Pop Popcorn

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Unpopped popcorn sold in a cheap frying pan complete with handle. The pan had a tight aluminium foil cover that expanded into a dome as you heated the pan on the stove and the corn popped. Made obsolete by microwave oven popcorn products. Jiffy-Pop was usually dry, tasteless corn and you always burned some of the kernels. Great TV commercials though with wide-eyed kids gathered 'round the stove watching the dome expand with all that perfectly popped popcorn.
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Hacksaw - October 07, 2007 - Report this comment
Jiffy Pop Jiffy Pop the magic treat Bout as much fun to make as it is to eat They used to come with secret decoders in the early 70's.
Ellen - April 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Jiffy Pop is still around--I've bought it for my kids a time or two. It is in it's own little aluminum pan with a handle that you have to constantly shake around on the stove eye. The popcorn wasn't that great, but it was fun to make. The aluminum foil that held it expanded with the popping, making a dome-like shape.
donna - January 13, 2010 - Report this comment
jiffy the pop popcorn was in a movies when he fell at sleep then he dreaming of whem he was so rich that people were often coming to him. so one jiffy the pop popcorn was mean that when people or friend come to see him he well be going away from them, so every time he does that people hated there was a day he was buy a lot of things,his money finish,and when his money finish he was looking for his friend to give him money but he could not find them so he was so hungry that he can not even afford anything so one day he die,and when he die he wake up ang see that it not good to be mean so after the movie he went and gave every one who wanted money so he was happy. and from he learn his lesson and was good to every one thank you
Diana - June 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I saw how good Jiffy Pop looked on TV with very thin aluminum pie pan. My grandma never purchased one. Finally I had the chance to have some popcorn while visiting my friend's house. Ugh! I then understood why my grandma never bought it! I preferred the Jiffy pop in the cardboard can.
nostalgia - November 30, 2013 - Report this comment
its still around but as microwave popcorn not the same!! last time I saw the old fashioned kind was mid 90s wish theyd bring it back was nasty but id take that nasty taste over the over salted fake butter tasting crap out there today
Rob Lambert - July 28, 2015 - Report this comment
Another product made great by longevity alone. The origin of Jiffy Pop goes back to 1958 (Mennen Foods), but our beloved popcorn didn't gain national prominence until 1960 (new parent company: American Home Products). The famous all-aluminum pan (NOT microwavable) which ballooned up as it cooked. I found two very early TV commercials for Jiffy POP. First, with the Marquis Chimps which aired on the "Casper the Ghost" cartoon show (11/2/63, ABC). Second, with Dick Clark on "American Bandstand" from 1/22/66, ABC. Clark demonstrates how easy cooking it is. His made-up slogan was: Jiffy Pop: The Neat Treat That'll Make Your Party Really Swing! Jiffy POP was around 75 cents then, and you got a fair amount of popcorn.
LoveIt! - July 29, 2015 - Report this comment
Like popcorn would make ur party "swing" the info! Makes me think of all those parties in the 60's and 70's..
Rob Lambert - August 15, 2015 - Report this comment
From the Saturday morning cartoon vault come two more Jiffy Pop commercials. First, with Ruth Buzzi as a witch who tells two kids she wants to eat them...then says, "your Jiffy Pop." This aired on a rebroadcast "Flintstones" episode (10/26/68, NBC). Second, an overweight genie (actor unknown) grants the wish of two kids for some Jiffy Pop. After he does this, the kids order him back into the lamp, rather than share the popcorn with him. This aired on the "Beatles" cartoon show (6/23/68, ABC).
Rob Lambert - May 14, 2018 - Report this comment
From the prime time TV vault, an early Jiffy Pop spot with a group of clean-cut teens cooking and eating it during a party in a home. This aired on "Untouchables" over ABC in March, 1963. It's ironic how this gritty and violent series had so many family-friendly sponsors during its final two seasons on network TV. "Untouchables" lost several adult-oriented sponsors (Lorillard Tobacco and more) after complaints of stereotyping Italian-Americans as being the only mobsters. Robert stack, one of the few actors able to shake off typecasting that brought others down.
Rob Lambert - June 02, 2018 - Report this comment
From the daytime TV vault, a Jiffy Pop commercial with teens (possibly "Bandstand" regulars) cooking it on an open campfire outdoors, with Dick Clark reading promo script. This aired on one of the last "American Bandstand" Philadelphia shows over ABC (1/11/64). Soon, the show would be produced at ABC's new facility in Los Angeles, where Clark also hosted a quiz show titled, "The Object Is." Other "Bandstand" commercials included Certs, Gillette shavers, and Dr. Pepper with ex-Mouseketeer Donna Loren and Harmon, a cartoon caveman created by Johnny Hart of the B.C. comic strip.

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