Clancy’s Premium Microwave Popcorn

The centerpiece of any home movie night is reproducing the theater experience. A good television and sound system are great assets, but so is food that mimics the stuff you can get from the theater … minus the insane cost of movie theater food, of course. Candy and soda are staples at the movies, but nothing is as iconic as, well … you know.

Unless you have a dedicated popper, you probably opt for the microwavable stuff. Aldi, like most grocers, offers its own take on that market: Clancy’s Premium Microwave Popcorn is a Regular Buy, and it comes with six packs of those familiar plastic sealed paper bags.

Clancy's Premium Microwave Popcorn

Cooking it is absolutely a cinch. Remove the plastic. Unfold the paper bag. Place in the microwave for 1 minute and 45 seconds. Pull out and let cool for a moment. Open the bag. Eat. Easy, right?

Beyond that, the box offers a couple of pieces of advice. One, it recommends listening to the popcorn while it pops, and stopping if more than 1-2 seconds go between popcorn pops. (If you’ve made microwave popcorn, you know this is standard procedure.) On the other end, the box notes that if there are too many unpopped kernels left after microwaving, to increase the time with subsequent bags.

For me, the 1 minute and 45 seconds was just about right. Nearly all the kernels were popped, and none of the popcorn came out burnt. I found the taste comparable to other butter-flavored popcorn brands: there is a light flavor of butter and the taste is decent, if not all that strongly seasoned. (To achieve that, you’ll need to add some extra seasonings of your own.)

The Verdict:

It’s not movie theater butter popcorn, but if you’re looking for standard butter-flavored popcorn that tastes like your typical grocery store microwaveable popcorn, Clancy’s Premium Microwave Popcorn works just fine.


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  1. The popcorn is very good. But the last time I bought a box of 6, There was only 5 packs in it when I opened it.

  2. Bought a box when I opened the second package there was a large glob of a yellow substance between the folded layers.

  3. What stores in Maryland area have Clancy’s popcorn kernels

  4. I love your Movie Theater butter popcorn, HOWEVER after a bag pops, there is a Terrible Smelly Dirty Socks odor filling the kitchen.
    What’s with that?
    Makes me want to try a different brand!!

  5. stanley r dillon

    how come you done have Clancy,s popcorn at your sedalia mo store any more it was good and i would make my popcorn balls with it it was the best one i found to do it with now here it is time for me to make them and you done have it what up you find someing you like and the store stop handling it you are not the only ones that do this

    • We’re not Aldi, but we have heard reports that Aldi has been pulling popcorn off shelves. We’re not sure why, especially since there’s no recall posted on Aldi’s site.

  6. Sylvia Steigler-Hahn

    I went to Aldi’s today, October 7, 2019, and was told they would not be selling this popcorn anymore. That it was discontinued. Why? Not as if they weren’t able to sell this item. I liked this product. It was my only vice. Bring it back

  7. I have been trying to find the clanceys kernel popcorn at the Rockford, Il Aldi fof severl weeks but they haven’t stocked it yet. What’s the plan or chance of gettung some this year. I use it to make my famous Carmel corn.

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