Popcorn has been around for literally thousands
of years, yet it hasn’t changed much (except for the addition of hundreds of
various flavors). It is basically a seed that does something fun when heated—it
turns into a fluffy piece of delicious, healthy food.
October is Poppin' Popcorn Month, so enjoy one of
America’s favorite snacks. After all, popcorn is a non-GMO, whole grain food that
is low in fat and calories (unless it is covered in butter and salt). Natural
popcorn has no preservatives and no artificial additives. Plus, it is sugar
free (in its natural form).
Okay, now that you know the benefits of
natural popped popcorn, what about mixing it with other things? Try adding
raisins, Chex Mix, peanuts, chocolate chips, or another of your favorite trail
How ever you like your popcorn, enjoy it this
month—Popcorn Month. (Then enjoy it the other 11 months of the year, too.)
From tcttimes by Vera Hogan
Kernel Sweetooth—what a perfect name of a
popcorn store! It has two locations in Frankfort, IL. But one of those
locations are closing—the one at 11 S. White Street in the Trolley Barn
building. (The second location at 17258 S. Oak Park Ave, Tinley Park, is
In this day of popcorn popularity, why would
a popcorn store be closing? Poor sales? No. Lack of customers? No. Why then? Its
lease is not being renewed.
Kernel Sweetooth is known for its eight
flavors of gourmet popcorn (along with hand-dipped ice cream and other gourmet
Glad to learn one Kernel Sweetooth is staying
open for business. (I love that name!)
From Chicago Tribune by Bob Bong
In 2014 Ginger Frank opened Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn in Asheville,
N.C. The store features popcorn made with natural ingredients—no artificial
Now, just three years later, Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn has been
nominated, along with 20 other small businesses form around the USA, for the
USA Today Ten Best contest for Food and Drink.
The store offers bold popcorn flavors such as
cotton candy, garlic parmesan, gingerbread, jalapeno cheddar, and Thai spice. All
flavors use natural ingredients.
They also pop their corn in small batches, so
that every batch is fresh.
After just three years, the business is going
to open a second retail location in Black Mountain later this month.
Congratulations Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn on your nomination and best of luck.
From News 13 WLOS by Kristy Steward
What an easy trail mix for kids’ snacks?
Pop some popcorn, then add M&Ms, pretzels
loops, and mixed nuts.
Mix together and enjoy.
From Creative Market by farwasser