/The Internet Is Roasting This Womans Popcorn Salad, So I Decided To Try It Myself

The Internet Is Roasting This Womans Popcorn Salad, So I Decided To Try It Myself

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I deeply regret this decision.

By now, you’ve probably heard about the infamous popcorn salad that’s gone massively viral.

If not, here’s a quick refresh: There’s a Food Network video where a woman named Molly Yeh makes what she calls “an iconic Midwestern dish.” It’s a salad made with veggies, mayo, and — you guessed it — popcorn.


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Molly is super fun to watch and usually has a bunch of great recipes! But this one isn’t it, girl.

As you can imagine, Twitter took one look at that and said, “Not today, Satan”:

Now, when I first saw this video, I thought there’s no way this tastes good. But I decided to give it a shot. Maybe it’ll be the surprise of a lifetime. Who knows? Not me!

So I looked up the recipe, made a trip to the grocery store, and bought the ingredients for this questionable combo.


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The recipe calls for popcorn, white cheddar popcorn seasoning, carrots, snap peas, celery, watercress, a shallot, mayo, sour cream, apple cider vinegar, sugar, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. The store I went to didn’t have shallots, but a quick Google search told me a yellow onion was an okay substitute.

First, I made the popcorn. Wow, Molly was right! The white cheddar seasoning was freaking addictive.

Then, I shredded/chopped up my veggies and added them to the dressing I made.


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The dressing consisted of mayo, sour cream, apple cider vinegar, sugar, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper.

Once that was mixed together, I folded in the popcorn and piled the watercress on top. The look was very…interesting.


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And by interesting, I mean soggy as hell.

I was VERY reluctant to put this in my mouth. But I persevered and tried the stuff anyway!

And my god, it was awful!!


Morgan Sloss / BuzzFeed

Even worse than it looks!

I mean, truly TERRIBLE. I cannot remember the last time I ate something as gross as this mayo popcorn!!!


Morgan Sloss / BuzzFeed

The mayo made the popcorn SOO soggy. Overall, it was fairly sweet, but not in a good way. And I hated the random crunch of veggies mixed into all that sweet mush.

So now, I can wholeheartedly agree with everyone online: popcorn salad is TRASH. And that’s exactly where I put it.

What do you think about popcorn salad? LMK in the comments below!

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