Act II Microwave Popcorn

Consumer reviews for Act II microwave popcorn seems to be somewhat mixed. Depending on where you go to search out reviews, they're basically just all over the place. But I have concluded that many people just like to give negative reviews when life just isn't going their way.

We are talking about microwave popcorn here. Not just any, but a frontier in the food industry that put out a game changing product (as noted in the fun facts section below).

Anyways, now that I got that off my chest, let's move forward.

Some snackers aren't really feeling it. I get it. It just might not be for everybody. And that's quite alright.

But for the most part, most people really dig it! They love it so freakin' much that they don't think that they could breathe and live without it (perhaps a bit of exaggeration, but we get the point, right?).

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Act II microwave popcorn comes in a variety of flavors to accommodate your snack cravings.

Personally, I really enjoy acting a fool and devouring this popcorn. My favorite flavors are the movie theater butter, and the kettle corn is amazing.

Aside from tasting great, it's affordably priced to purchase by individual bags, tubs, or in bulk.

Fun Facts About Act II Microwave Popcorn


James Watkins, a former engineer for Pillsbury, left them and ventured off to create his own company called Golden Valley Microwave Foods, located in Edina, Minnesota. Since microwaves were beginning to reach U.S. households throughout the 1970's, he wanted to create food products to accommodate the convenience for fast cooked meals in just a matter of minutes.


Within three years after his new found start-up company, Act I microwave popcorn was introduced. However, because of it real butter content, it had to be stored in refrigerators. It was commonly found to be sold frozen and available to be purchased from refrigerated vending machines.


Another three years later and Act II was born. They created and manufactured a revolutionary new microwavable popcorn bag, which conveniently did not need to be refrigerated.


ConAgra Foods, Inc. merged with the acquisition of Golden Valley Microwave Foods.


ConAgra produced over an astonishing 1 billion bags of microwavable popcorn, thus making Golden Valley the largest manufacturer of microwave popcorn in the world.

Frequently Asked Questions About Act II Popcorn

Q: How many calories are in a bag of Act II popcorn?

Q: How many cups are in a bag of Act II popcorn?

A: see nutritional facts below for the two questions above.

Q: Where is Act II popcorn made?

A: USA and Mexico

Q: Does Act II contain dairy?

A: No. It is dairy free and does not contain milk.

Q: What is the shelf life of the product?

A: One year after the manufacturer date.

Q: Why does some of the popcorn not pop?

A: Microwave ovens productivity varies by brand and age. Regardless, because they heat unevenly, some kernels won't get enough heat to pop, at least not without with the risk of burning the kernels that have already been popped.

Q: Why are some bags marked "Not for individual sale?"

A: Because they are packaged in generic bags and sold together with a bulk container group. The individual bags do not contain a bar code and the nutritional information in which is required by FDA regulations. However, the over wrap for the bulk container to be sold does contain the required info on the packaging.

Nutritional Facts

Some of the most common questions that we are asked about this Act II microwave popcorn are concerning the nutritional aspects contained within this product. Rightfully so. Health is an important factor for us all.

There's no doubt that this popcorn is delicious. But is it good for us? Let's find out.

The most common inquiries are about the calories, carbs, and serving sizes. But also include fats, cholesterol, sodium, fiber, sugar, protein, vitamins, calcium, iron, and generally a few more.

Rather than break it all down for each and every type of popcorn that they have, I have an a really easy and simple way for both of us to find out.

Check out smartlabel and pick which product(s) that you would like to know more about the nutritional values for. It's pretty simple and smart.

Popular Flavors

Act II provides a variety of flavors and options.

Movie night with the family? Well, there's a handful of buttery flavors, including movie theater buttered popcorn.

Feeling a little festive-like vibe? Kettle style popcorn (my personal favorite) gives you the best of both worlds with sweet and savory just like you would find at fairs and amusement parks.

Health conscious? No worries. There's low calorie and low fat options as well.

Occasionally, they will also release new product flavors. Some are seasonal, while others may come out as test run flavors just to see how well people like them.

The following are Act II's most popular flavors that are produced on a regular basis.They can be found available to purchase in single individual packs, tubs, and in bulk containers.

Buttery Favorites

  • Extreme Butter
  • Butter Lovers
  • Movie Theater Butter
  • Butter
  • Light Butter

Sweet and Savory

  • Kettle Corn
  • Buttery Kettle Corn

Better for You

  • 94% Fat Free Butter
  • 100 Calorie Butter Mini Bags
  • 100 Calorie Kettle Corn Mini Bags

Occasionally, they release new product flavors. Some are seasonal, while others may come out as test run flavors just to see how well people like them.

Here's a few other's that you may come across...

  • Kickin' Jalapeno
  • Queso Jalapeno
  • Queso Cheddar
  • Cheese
  • Hot & Spicy
  • Golden Sizzle
  • Secret Popcorn
  • Hot & Sweet
  • Sweet Cinnamon
  • Caramel
  • Homestyle
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Act II
ConAgra Foods, Inc.
Golden Valley Microwave Foods
Founded: 1984
Headquarters: Chicago, IL


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