I grew up on "homemade" popcorn, cooked in a large cast-iron pot. Typically, microwave popcorns have a heavy, acrid smell to me, and I hate the artificial taste they have. The ones with FAKE butter on them are the worst, and when someone in the office cooks one in the break room, the smell can be very overwhelming. I found Orville Redenbacher's Natural line. Right off the bat, the smell reminded me of homemade. But, it was the taste that sold me! It's still not as good as what my mom made from scratch, but it's close. This is a great, quick snack. I highly recommend this product!