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Celebrating a Popular Crunchy Snack

Dan Corn, This Land of Ours

crunchy snackCathy Isom has a few popping tidbits about the popular crunchy snack you’ll want to get your hands on today. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.

Celebrating a Popular Crunchy Snack

Don’t let this day slip through your fingers. It’s National Popcorn Day. A day to celebrate a time-honored treat can be enjoyed sweet or savory, caramelized, buttered or plain. Molded into a candied ball or tossed with nuts and chocolate.

Popcorn started becoming popular in the United States in the middle 18-hundreds. It wasn’t until Charles Cretors, a candy-store owner, developed a machine for popping corn with steam that the tasty treat became more abundantly poppable.

Popcorn has another romance that may have had a slow start but eventually took off. Today, who can image going to the movies without getting a box of buttered popcorn. For a small fortune, of course. The next significant advancement for popcorn was the invention of the microwave.

Today, Americans consume 13 billion quarts of popcorn a year, more than any other country in the world.

Celebrate with your favorite popcorn, take a photo and share on social media using #NationalPopcornDay.

I’m Cathy Isom…