Good popcorn news: A new popcorn store is
opening in Milwaukee, WI: Lush Gourmet Popcorn.
The store, the winner of the
local Shark Tank competition, features white chocolate popcorn and
liquor-infused popcorn. Hence the name, Lush Gourmet.
But the more important part
of this story is the store’s location: Milwaukee’s north side or 9th
District. The area was hard hit in the recession and has not bounced back—yet.
But in 2018 the 9th
District will see a redevelopment plan take place. The North Ridge Mall, once a bustling
shopping area, but now a series of empty buildings and parking lots, is the
focus of the redevelopment area.
Gourmet Popcorn is one of the stores that will be opening in the area. Owner
Marcia Taylor is excited to be a part of improving the place she calls home.
Other stores to open in the area are Dunkin’ Donuts
and Captain D’s.
wish Lush Gourmet Popcorn the best of luck and look forward to their online
presence. That is good popcorn news, indeed.
popcorn starts out the same—whether it’s from your house or from the local
once popped, it certainly doesn’t taste the same. Why?
sure everyone knows by now that movie popcorn is loaded with calories. But how
many calories we may not realize because movie theaters are not required to display
a nutritional label. That’s problem number one.
number two is the secret sauce movie theaters put on their popcorn—flavacol.
you ask, is flavacol? It is a butter-flavored seasoning salt that is made of four
ingredients: extra fine salt flakes, artificial butter flavor, Yellow #5, and Yellow
#6. The last two ingredients are why movie theater popcorn is yellow. Flavacol
is used in the cooking or popping process, not as a topping on the popped popcorn.
does not contain diacetyl. Diacetyl is problematic and is found in microwave
popcorn. But other stuff movie theaters puts on their popcorn, such as butter
flavored topping, does contain diacetyl.
that mean you should give up popcorn at the movies? Now that may be hard to do.
Movies and popcorn go together like, well, you know.
time you go to the movies, get a small bucket of popcorn rather than a large
A UK company recently listed
15 snack foods that have less than 100 calories.
First was a hard-boiled egg
which has between 70-80 calories.
Second, one medium apple
with peel has 70 calories.
Third, a roasted skinless
chicken drumstick which came in at 75 calories.
Other items listed included:
· 100ml of orange juice (47 calories);
· two medium kiwis (95 calories);
· fat-free fruit yogurt (85 calories);
· one slice of wholegrain bread (65 calories);
· three squares of dark chocolate (95 calories);
· one cup of fresh raspberries (65 calories);
· 20 olives (68 calories);
· 14 almonds (98 calories);
· one banana (89 calories);
· two teaspoons of peanut butter (65 calories);
one crumpet (89 calories).
And then (drum-roll please),
a bowl of popcorn comes in at 95 calories. The article doesn’t say how big the
bowl is or how the popcorn was popped, or what topping is on the popcorn.
However, hot-air popped popcorn
without butter and a little salt is a really healthy snack.
From The sun, a News UK