Why would popcorn be under rated? Isn’t it one of America’s favorite snacks?
Well, yes, but in other countries (England for example), it’s just beginning to hit its stride.
There five (5) reasons why America’s favorite snack is becoming popular elsewhere in the world.
· First, popcorn is cheap—compared to other snacks.
· Second, it’s cheerful—by that we mean fun to eat.
· Third, there are many varieties.
· Fourth, it’s healthy—at least in can be if not loaded with butter and salt.
· Fifth, it doesn’t leave a mess (as long as you don’t spill it all over the floor).
I wonder how long it will be until popcorn becomes Europe’s favorite snack.
From Spoon University
Preparations Beginning for 2018 Popcorn Festival
The 2018 Popcorn Festival Poster Contest is now open in Valparaiso. This is the 40th Anniversary of the Popcorn Festival. The Popcorn Festival is the longest running event in Valparaiso. It attracts more than 60,000 visitors to the city.
The posters will be judged by a panel of judges who will choose the winning entry. The winner will receive a prize of $1,000. Additionally, the winning poster will be featured on marketing materials all over the world.
A second prize of $300 is called the “People’s Choice” and is decided through an online contest.
To find out more about the rules, etc., and get a form to enter, visit https://valparaisoevents.com/2018-popcorn-poster-contest/
Aaron Guy of Hot Gossip café has created a new summer drink he calls “Movie Madness.” He created it for this year’s Cool as Summer Challenge.
The drink is a mixture of salted caramel, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, popcorn flavored syrup, and chocolate sauce. Popcorn is placed on top.
Not a really healthy drink, but a fun way to treat yourself this summer.
To find out more about The Cool As Summer challenge visit facebook.com/CoolAsChallenge.
Maybe you can create your own popcorn drink for summer.
From The Dominion Post
Want an easy to make, fun popcorn recipe? Try Rocky Road Popcorn Fudge. Caution—not a low-fat recipe!!
· 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
· 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
· 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
· 1 cup large marshmallows, cut into 4 squares
· 2 cups popped popcorn, plus more for topping
· Prepare a 9x5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper and nonstick cooking spray.
· In a large glass bowl, add the chocolate chips, condensed milk and butter.
· Place in microwave oven, and heat for 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each time, until just melted.
· Fold in marshmallows and popcorn.
· Pour mixture into prepared loaf pan; press down to flatten.
· Dot more popcorn on top.
· Freeze for 1 hour.
· Cut into 8 squares.
· Garnish with powdered sugar before serving.
Like I said, this is definitely NOT a low-calorie treat. But it sure sounds good!
For a real sugar-high, couple Rocky Road Popcorn Fudge with "Movie Madness."
Fond memories of caramelized popcorn led 28-year-old Daniel Smith to dream of opening his own gourmet popcorn shop.
As a kid, his family would take vacation trips from Boston to Ocean City, Maryland. His parents would by a large tin of caramelized popcorn when they arrived for their vacation, and another tin for the trip home at the end of their vacation.
Daniel began experimenting with his own recipe for caramelized popcorn. He tested his recipes on friends and family member. They liked his results.
He began thinking about opening a gourmet popcorn business. He researched successful popcorn businesses and read books.
The result? He is now building the future home of Smith Family Popcorn on Main Street in Hyannis.
Fond childhood popcorn memories can lead to
successful popcorn a business
From The Sandwich Enterprise by Karen Hunter