Popcorn the perfect snack

Popcorn is part and parcel of the movie experience but is it also a great in-between snack and it is a staple at any party. People eat popcorn in numerous ways some like it salty others like it sweet and some like it zesty.  

Microwave and of- the- self popcorn has become the norm but some people say it is still the best if you make it yourself.

For tips on stovetop popcorn visit sctimes.com

Some cool facts about popcorn

Popcorn was a popular treat from the 1890s until the Great Depression. Street vendors pushed steam or gas-powered poppers through fairs, parks and other events.
During the Depression, popcorn cost between 5-10 cents a bag. It was one of the few treats people could afford.
During World War II, sugar was sent overseas for U.S. troops. This put a dent in the candy-making industry. As a result, Americans ate three times as much popcorn as usual.
Television caused a downturn in popcorn consumption in the 1950s. Movie attendance dropped, which caused a drop in popcorn consumption.
Americans eat 17 billion quarts of popped popcorn each year


~ by tallhorsewines on May 20, 2010.

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