Read what's new in popcorn news for April 18, 2017.
Two popcorn companies are facing off: a British popcorn company and an American popcorn company.
Metcalfe’s Skinny Popcorn from Britain wants to sell their brand in the US. However, an American company, Amplify Snack Brands, sells its own US product Skinnypop.
The British company, Metcalfe, started Skinny Popcorn in Britain in 2009. The American brand, Skinnypop, was launched in Chicago in 2010.
The American company is trying to prevent the British brand from being
sold in the United States, claiming product infringement, false registration
marks, and attempting to trade off of the American brand, Skinnypop
The American popcorn market is expected to reach $12.4 billion by 2020. Amplify’s won research show that 14% of US citizens would rather give up the right to vote than give up their snacks.
Now that’s popcorn loyalty!
From: City A.M. Monday 17 April 2017 7:21pm
Move over popcorn—there’s a new snack in town: toasted grasshoppers!
This new “snack” is being sold at the Seattle Mariners ballpark for the 2017-2018 season.
Ballparks have been known for years for their weird
snacks. Atlanta offers the popcorn hot dog (hot dog smothered in popcorn and
other goodies). San Francisco offers garlic French fries; Pittsburgh offers a
hamburger that includes bacon, cheese, and a fried egg between two glazed dough nuts.
The Seattle Mariners toasted their grasshoppers in a lime chili salt. The new snack has proven to be very popular.
Whatever happened to good ole popcorn with salt and butter at the ball
From: Miami Herald April 17, 2017 8:43 AM
Jelly beans come in a wide variety of flavors: toasted marshmallow, strawberry daiquiri, cinnamon, juicy pear to name a few. But one of America’s favorite is, of course, popcorn. Yes, popcorn jelly beans.
In fact, buttered popcorn was the number two favorite jelly bean flavor in the USA. Black licorice was the top flavor.
An online candy retailer, Candystore.com, used sales data, Survey Monkey, and Facebook to poll 10,000 Americans on their favorite jelly bean flavor.
From: Allison Sundell and 12 News , KING 7:05 AM. MST April 17, 2017
We all know that movie theater popcorn is loaded with butter and salt and not really all that healthy. But who can enjoy a movie without the popcorn?
movie theater popcorn is an art. Here’s how to do it, according to Life Hack:
First, buy your popcorn. Next, get the biggest straw available. Third, place your popcorn under the butter dispenser. Now, align the straw with the butter dispenser. Fifth, pump the butter through the straw. Sixth, lift the straw up and down to help layer the butter throughout the popcorn. Next, stir the popcorn with the straw. Last of all, enjoy your popcorn.
Okay, but when I buy popcorn at the movies, the butter dispenser is behind the counter—the sales person puts the butter on my popcorn. Should I tell him or her to use a straw?
From: by Shelley Wade of 104.3MYfm