National Popcorn Day - Survey Results
National Popcorn Day timeline
- Early 1980s
A simple snack
Microwavable popcorn became available in the marketplace.
Get with the times
Many theaters refused to sell popcorn because they believed it was too messy.
Padre Bernabé Cobo wrote about Peruvian Natives, and noted, "They toast a certain kind of corn until it bursts. They call it pisancalla, and they use it as confection."
Don Hernán Cortés got his first sight of popcorn when he invaded Mexico and came into contact with the Aztecs.
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National Popcorn Day Activities
Make Popcorn Jewelry
Why not make a long necklace for you, friends, family members—even strangers. It will definitely make you the most popular person at the office happy hour.
Plan a Movie Marathon
Three weeks into January? Chances are you just want to hide and eat comfort food—but, your resolutions. There's a win-win! Tee up your favorite Star Wars Trilogy (Pro Tip: not the prequels) and pop a big bowl of popcorn. You can enjoy the wisdom of Yoda and keep to your diet. (A little olive oil and salt with the carb-y goodness of the popcorn may just hit the spot!)
Put on the Popcorn Olympics at Your Office
Popcorn basketball, popcorn air hockey, popcorn relay race? Burn off the pent-up energy gathered from sitting in a chair all day and get competitive with your coworkers. And when you're feeling a little peckish, munch on some popcorn and keep the fun going!
Why We Love National Popcorn Day
It's Easy and Fast to Make
Whether you're cooking on the stovetop or in the microwave, popcorn takes a matter of minutes—and you can personalize it with your own favorite toppings: classic butter, spices, and even sriracha! Yum.
Popcorn is a whole grain—the starchy inside of the grain has been fluffed with heat and air. The carbohydrates and air add up, making a wonderful snack alternative for those watching their waistline.
It Comes With Good Memories
Think of the morning matinee with your dad or that sweet (and awkward) first date at the movies. Popcorn tends to be part of festive occasions and meaningful moments.
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Jan. 19 is National Popcorn Day