Did you know popcorn pops when the moisture trapped inside the kernel is heated and creates a pressure greater than the kernel’s hard external shell? This transformation expands the kernel 20 to 50 times its original size in minutes!
Popcorn became popular in the 1890s by street vendors and grew even more during the great depression as a great low cost treat available at fairs, parks, and community gatherings. Today, popcorn has become a common household snack that can be found in any grocery store. The power of popcorn is in its versatility. The most popular flavor added to popcorn is butter but that’s just the beginning. There are hundreds of popcorn flavor combinations from cinnamon sugar all the way to and pizza popcorn!
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Featured Popcorn Recipes Include:
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