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.

National Popcorn Day 2017

Today, January 19, is National Popcorn Day.   We, the Colorado Traveling Ducks, love popcorn.   With butter, of course.   In the early 16th century popcorn was used in headdresses worn during Aztec ceremonies.   Early Spanish explorers were fascinated by the corn that burst into what looked like a white flower.   Popcorn became popular in the United States in the mid 1800s.   By 1900 horse drawn popcorn wagons were going through the streets of Chicago.   Of course, you cannot go to the movies without buying and eating hot buttered popcorn.

We love popcorn

We love popcorn

We, the Colorado Traveling Ducks, love eating movie popcorn with lots of butter.   Yum!