National Popcorn Day 2020

Today, January 19, is National Popcorn Day.   We love popcorn.

Popcorn from movie theater

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.

10 thoughts on “National Popcorn Day 2020

  1. 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.

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