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National Popcorn Day Is Something To Celebrate

Updated on July 10, 2017

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Squidoo fans unite on Popcorn Day, January 19th. Snuggle up with a movie and the family eating your favorite treat...popcorn! What's the best popcorn you've ever had? Was it movie theater popcorn? If so, I can tell you how to make it at home using the same ingredients many movie theaters use. There are so events where popcorn has a special place in the menu. When you go to the movies, at a birthday party, at family movie night, on a cold winter's night in front of the fire, whenever you want a tasty treat, after school snacks for the kids, as a fun Christmas or birthday present, these are all great times to have (or give) some popcorn.

To make really delicious popcorn you need:

  • The Right Popper
  • The Right Popcorn
  • The Right Oil

On this lens you will find all those things and more to help you make the best every popcorn the next time you are in the mood for an easy and delicious snack. Enjoy your look through this popcorn page while you find your favorite popcorn making accessories.

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Where Does Popping Corn Come From? - Learn About Popping Corn

Here's A Picture Of Popping Popcorn.  See what happens when popping corn gets heated.  Photo Credit:  At09kg and Wikipedia - this photo is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
Here's A Picture Of Popping Popcorn. See what happens when popping corn gets heated. Photo Credit: At09kg and Wikipedia - this photo is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Hurray For Popcorn

Hurray for popcorn!

Popcorn is more than just a fun snack. It is history and science!

One of the oldest forms of corn, popcorn has quite a history. In fact, some scientists have dated evidence of it existing more than 5000 years ago. Native American Indians discovered it on accident when they threw the kernels on hot campfire stones.

Eventually, Europeans discovered it during their explorations and took it back home to enjoy. The popularity spread.

Not all corn has the ability to pop. There are different types of corn such as:

  • Indian corn
  • Sweet corn
  • Field corn
  • Pod corn

However, none of those have the popping capability. There are certain kinds of maize, or corn, that expand when heated, that's where we get popping corn.

Popping corn is a special type of corn that expands from the kernel and literally puffs when it is heated. The pressure of the moisture in the kernel makes that familiar popping sound. This can be done without the use of oil, but for extra enjoyment when snacking, butter, oil, and salt are added. Unfortunately, this gives popcorn a reputation as an unhealthy snack. But without added sodium and fats, it is a healthy, low calorie, high fiber snack.

Some areas in the Midwest claim to be the Popcorn Capital of the World. Although I must say, as a popcorn connoisseur I feel my own batch is pretty spectacular!

Popcorn Makers - Look At The Popcorn Air Poppers

Here are some of the more popular air poppers or you can take a look at a great microwave popcorn maker a bit further down the page.

The Right Popcorn For Popping

The History Of Popcorn

Learn The History Of Popcorn

Popcorn Flavorings

This Is How You Make Movie Theater Popcorn At Home!!

How Many Calories Does Popcorn Have?

Air Popped Popcorn Has 31 Calories Per Cup

Do you go to the movies a lot? Which of these popular movies have you seen?

How To Pop Popcorn

Popcorn Consumption

Popcorn Consumption Facts

What Kind Of Popcorn Seasoning Do You Like Best?

Which Popcorn Flavoring or Seasoning Do You Like Best?

How Many Calories Does Popcorn Have?

Oil Popped Popcorn Has 55 Calories Per Cup

The Popcorn Song

Popcorn Ball Recipes

My favorite Popcorn Ball Recipes all start with some popcorn and some marshmallows! This is a winning snack combination if I ever heard one, and everyone from kids to adults are going to enjoy eating these sweet and salty treats.

Presto Microwave Popcorn Popper

Here is a good little Microwave Popcorn Popper from Presto.

Get A Microwave Popcorn Maker

For perfect popcorn every time use a microwave popcorn maker!

How About Some Chocolate Popcorn Recipes?

Don't they sound just delicious!

Cheese Popcorn Recipe

This piece from the Chicago Tribune will show you how to get some powdered cheese to flavor your popcorn with. You won't find this finely powdered cheese in a spice jar, or sold by the case on a store shelf ... read the article to find out where you can get it, and if you have kids, you just might already have some in your pantry. This is the best ever Cheese Popcorn Recipe! It's easy to make, the cheese powder is inexpensive and I think it's about the best cheese popcorn I've ever had!

Have You Ever Heard Of Blue Popcorn?

Popcorn In Other Languages

Cabritas de maiz, Canchita, Canguil, Cotufas, Crispetas, Chivitas, Gallitos, Maíz pira, Maíz tote, Pochoclos, Pururú, Pop, Pororó, Poporopos, Pipocas, Rosetas, Rosas, Roscas, Tostones, Rosetas o palomitas de maíz and those are just some of the ways to say popcorn in Spanish.

How about Hungarian? pattogatott kukorica

French? Maïs à éclater

Croatian? Kokice

Turkish? Patlam misir

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My Favorite Popcorn Flavor Is ...

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    • Craft-E-Mom profile image

      Craft-E-Mom 5 years ago

      Caramel popcorn is my favorite flavor. I like to make crafts with popcorn, like a Christmas tree garland!

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      christmasbaby 5 years ago

      I have to pick Cheese Popcorn!