January 19 is National Popcorn Day. Are you ready to celebrate?
Not that anyone needs an excuse to indulge in what is perhaps the world’s favorite snack – or in their preferred type of popcorn. But it’s always nice to be reminded of what makes this particular food item so beloved, as well as to have an excuse to try some new varieties. And who doesn’t like an extra reason to get together with friends over dishes of tasty, sweet-and-salty snacks?
What is National Popcorn Day?
First, let’s take a moment to celebrate the fact that there is such a thing as National Popcorn Day, a tradition that was established a decade ago. When you think about it, there are a whole bunch of reasons to honor one of the world’s most versatile snack foods.
1. The Historic Importance of Popcorn
National Day Calendar points out just how important a role that salted, popped corn kernels have played in the past: “Popcorn started becoming popular in the United States in the middle 1800s. It wasn't until Charles Cretors, a candy-store owner, developed a machine for popping corn with steam that the tasty treat became more abundantly poppable. By 1900 he had horse-drawn popcorn wagons going through the streets of Chicago.”
2. The World’s Official Movie Snack
Another reason popcorn deserves recognition: its unprecedented staying power as the official snack of movie watchers everywhere. Perhaps that’s because it can be enjoyed gradually. Or because buttery, salty or caramely popcorn is just so irresistible. And when you have a whole bucket or tin of flavored popcorn, it becomes the perfect snack for groups of people to enjoy together.
3. Endless Flavor Combinations
Naturally, popcorn derives from corn, which happens to be the most ubiquitous whole grain in the Americas. And the fact that it’s technically a grain gives this particular snack health properties that others don’t have – not to mention the endless flavor combination possibilities.
Funky Chunky has done an excellent job in creating some of its own unique combinations that include a whole spectrum of mouth-watering ingredients:
- Milk Chocolate
- Dark Chocolate
- Caramel Corn
- Sea Salt
- Peanut Butter Cup
- Birthday Cake
- Vanilla Sweet Cream
That’s a whole lot to sample! Start stocking up so you’re ready to celebrate when National Popcorn Day (January 19) rolls around.
4. That Yummy Smell
Maybe the real reason people around the world celebrate the existence of popcorn boils down to that incredible smell. What do you love about popcorn?
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Funky Chunky has all of your gourmet snack needs covered year-round. Check out our variety of flavored popcorn and pretzel products and place an order on our website. Whether you need something elegant to bring to a friend’s soiree or want some delicious snacks to enjoy with friends at the ball game, we’ve got something for every occasion. Including National Popcorn Day!