Today, January 19, is National Popcorn Day. We love popcorn.
For us, popcorn must have lots of butter. We were happy to learn that our new English cousins also like popcorn. To the best of our knowledge, popcorn originated in Mexico. Popcorn, is one of the six main varieties of corn, and it amazed the early Spanish explorers. The corn seemed to explode into small white flowers. Americans eat 16 billion quarts of pop corn each year. That is 51 quarts of popcorn per person, making popcorn one of the most popular snacks in the country. Maybe celebrate today eating popcorn with friends while watching a movie.
I also love popcorn. Years ago in England I went to a movie theater and bought popcorn. When the clerk heard my American accent she said, We don’t make it like you do in America. We sweeten it with sugar instead.” That was fine with me.
Interesting. Never knew that. Would be interesting to try popcorn sweetened with sugar. Like kettle corn??
Yes, a little like kettle corn.
Delcious. Sorry I missed that
I so love popcorn…unfortunately it doesn’t return the favor! Glad the duckies like it,, too!
So sorry you can’t enjoy popcorn. It has been of my favorites since childhood. Hope you enjoy many other treats.
That’s a lot of popcorn! My husband usually eats some every night. He’s working on his 51 quarts I suppose. 😂
Perhaps you will help him? Or work on your own 51 quarts? I’m sure I eat more than my share.
You can have my share! It’s not my favourite snack.
I do my best to eat my share and so much more. A real weakness for me. Love it.