October is here! And you know what that means! Well, yes, a certain awesome Halloween parade
, but also, it means it’s National Popcorn Poppin’ Month!
According to The Popcorn Board — yeah, it’s a real organization — Americans eat some 16 billion quarts of popcorn each year. That translates to roughly 51 quarts per person. Let’s wonder how much of that is consumed while watching movies, while we allow the board a pithy, PR quote:
“Curious kids love watching the magical transformation from a hard seed to soft, fluffy snack while budget conscious parents love its ‘cheap eats’ status. And everyone can appreciate that popcorn is a whole grain, providing carbohydrates and fiber to the diet, and naturally low in fat and calories,” says the board.
Yeah, yeah, but what about uniques recipes? The Popcorn Board offers a slew of ’em, from Glazed Lemon and Poppy Seed Popcorn to Sweet and Spicy Popcorn Seasoning Mix, at popcorn.org
. —Rod Lott