National Popcorn Day ~
January 19th is National Popcorn Day! Oh, popcorn, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I know 53 of them (just kidding!). But, anyway, to celebrate this most beloved snack and its wonderfulness on this day, I want to know what is your favorite type of popcorn?
National Popcorn Day
Some people love cheese popcorn, some like caramel, some prefer theirs just plain. At any rate, I think it is safe to assume that millions of people around the globe enjoy this wonderful treat. Heck, even our dogs like a delicious popped kernel every once in a while!
No one is really certain where or when National Popcorn Day got started, but according to popcorn.org, it seems to coincide with the time of the Super Bowl, which makes sense. Although they didn’t know the origin of National Popcorn Day, they did know some history of popcorn, which was pretty interesting. Did you know that the ancient Aztecs used popcorn as a decoration, especially for headdresses, bracelets and charms used to honor their Gods? Or that the oldest known ears of popcorn are believed to be about 4,000 years old?
Also on this site I found some interesting games, such as popcorn air hockey, popcorn basketball and guessing the number of kernels in a jar, to entertain yourself and others. But, mostly, we all just like to eat it! I mean, there has to be a reason why the first thing you see when you walk into the movie theater is that gigantic popcorn machine beside the register. Oh, yes, it indeed makes the perfect snack for movie time!
My personal favorite flavor is movie theater butter. Yum! I also enjoy white cheddar, extra cheesy, and just plain salted. Some people like the kettle corn type, but I have to admit this one does not taste good to me. Caramel is good, too! My mouth is watering just thinking about it! Think I will go and fix me a big ole bowl of popcorn right now…
What Is Your Favorite Flavor Popcorn?