Happy Popcorn month!

Its October and that means its Popcorn Poppin’ Month. A time to celebrate one of the nation’s most enduring and cherished snacks. As you can imagine here at dague popcorn. this is our favorite month of the year!

Families and friends assemble to celebrate this perennially popular delicacy as farmers go into the fields to harvest crops. We devour over 14 billion quarts of this nutritious whole grain annually, whether prepared on the stovetop, in the microwave, or as in a bag or tub commercially.

To celebrate Poppin Popcorn wants to share these fun popcorn facts with you.

  • In the past, Native Americans held that each popcorn kernel contained a spirit. Heat caused the spirit to become enraged, erupt from its dwelling, and take off as a displeased puff of steam.
  • In the West Central Mexico “Bat Cave,” the oldest popcorn ears ever found were found. How old? How does 4,000 year old popcorn sound to you? Talk about stale popcorn!.
  • How far can popcorn pop? Up to three feet in the air, popcorn kernels can shoot.
  • Where is the corn grown? The Midwest, specifically Indiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, and Missouri, is where the majority of U.S. popcorn is cultivated.
  • What is the biggest popcorn ball ever made?¬†According to Guinness World Records 2015, the largest popcorn ball in the world was made in 2013 at the Indiana State Fair. The popcorn ball, which was made possible by Pop Weaver, Snax in Pax, and Indiana’s Family of Farmers, was 8 feet in circumference and weighted 6,510 pounds.

How to make Popcorn on the Stove

This simple video shows the lost art of making popcorn on the stove. Nothing beats fresh popcorn! Instead of using a microwave or hot air popper try this on your kitchen stove.

Children should only do this with a guardian present.

Yes it is alot of work. That is why it is easier to work with a popcorn fundraising company.


How Is Popcorn Made?

Popcorn would without a doubt come to mind as the Midwest’s favorite food. The nine principal popcorn-producing states in the popcorn belt region include states like Illinois and Indiana. Popcorn has been designated as the state snack of Illinois, and it is popular in the Midwest.

This is why popcorn fundraising is so successful!

In this video they travel to Preferred Popcorn, an Indiana-based network of farms that annually grows 100 million pounds of popcorn. That is a lot of popcorn!

Popcorn is later produced from these carefully chosen kernels in stores all over the country. We are given a behind-the-scenes tour of the popular snack’s production and planting.


Making Movie Theater Popcorn At Home

Is it feasible to produce popcorn that is superior than that served at movie theaters? Well, I suppose so, maybe… The best handmade buttered popcorn recipe will be created first as the main course, but as an addition, I’ll teach you two more unique techniques. When I say “special,” I’m referring to popcorn with a garlic bread flavor and perfectly salted caramel that will make you want to bring your own popcorn to the movie.