Current Popcorn News for March 24, 2017

Popcorn Inspires Kid's Book

A six-year-old (yes, 6) boy has written a book for children based on popcorn and nachos.

The book is not about a villain. It is a book about bullying. In the story, a young boy goes to the movies with his parents. They buy popcorn and nachos. During the movie the boy drops a piece of popcorn into the nacho bowl. That’s when the bullying begins.

The nachos yell at the popcorn to get out—it doesn't belong there. Unfortunately, the young author had a similar situation happen to him at school one day. He knew just what the popcorn was feeling.

He decided to write his book to let other kids know that it is okay to be different. Kids should be able to accept other kids no matter what their faults are or who they are.

Excellent advice for people of all ages. It takes a child to lead us.

Article from: http://www.13wmaz.com/news/local/six-year-old-writes-book-about-bullying/423981894

Kids Helping Kids

At Belding Middle School in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 8th grade students help prepare the snacks for Kids’ Food Basket.

Kids’ Food Basket is a program dedicated to feeding hungry children in the Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Holland areas. The Kids’ Food Basket fed 125 children a day when it began, but now serves about 7,500 food insecure students in 36 different schools throughout West Michigan. There are 250 volunteers who make the sack suppers every day.

The 8th grade students in a service learning class from Belding Middle School filled decorated brown paper bags with a fruit, a vegetable, a protein, and a healthy snack—all nutritious food.

Wesco in Belding donated five jumbo bags of popped popcorn to the cause for the students to bag.

The students, during their service learning class, bagged the popcorn into small plastic bags for the Kids’ Food Basket. The popcorn was the nutritious snack for the Kids’ Food Basket.

Not only did these students help hungry kids, they also realized the importance of giving back to their communities. Each one who was helping create the Food Baskets said they felt good about helping those less fortunate.

Helping one another—that’s what it’s all about. Thank you, students of Belding Middle School. You are setting a wonderful example for others.

Article from: http://thedailynews.cc/2017/03/25/belding-middle-school-students-bag-popcorn-for-kids-food-basket/

New Popcorn Flavors

Like popcorn and chocolate? How about popcorn, chocolate, and peanut butter? Or maybe popcorn with white chocolate and pumpkin spice?

Well, you might want to consider several new Zebra varieties from Popcornopolis, from El Segundo, CA. Their new flavors include Chocolate Stripe, Chocolate Peanut Butter, White Chocolate Macadamia, Chocolate Candy Cane and White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice.

The confection-style gourmet popcorn snacks are made with organic popcorn, premium chocolate, and hand-selected ingredients with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. The new varieties have a suggested price of $4.99 per 6-ounce pouch. 

This article from: http://www.progressivegrocer.com/departments/new-products-promotions/popcornopolis-zebra-confection-style-popcorn-snacks