Popcorn Day

Worldwide | Jan 19, 2018
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What’s the best partner when watching your favorite movie? Clue: it’s something salty or sweet or caramelized, and that goes pop! You guess it right! – Popcorn! Do you know that on January 19 is National Popcorn Day? So on Popcorn Day, grab a buddy and watch a movie while eating a tub of crunchy Popcorn!


The Corn That Goes Pop! Pop! Pop!


National Popcorn Day


Popcorn has been around since thousand of years ago and originated in Mexico. It is one of six main varieties of corn or maize – pod, sweet, flour, dent, and flint. Popcorn differs from other types of corn in that it has a thicker pericarp/hull. The hull allows pressure from the heated water to build and eventually bursts open. The inside starch becomes gelatinous while being heated; when the hull bursts, the gelatinized starch spills out and cools, giving it its familiar popcorn shape. At the heart of this endearing little kernel is a healthful whole-grain. Popcorn adds fiber to the diet, naturally low in fat and calories, gluten-free, and non-GMO. That is why it is called as the healthiest snack in the world.

Before long it was discovered to be a light and delicious treat, and cultivation led to the popcorn we have today. Popcorn has been used for everything  from arts and crafts to the foundation of some of the most popular treats around. You can find it just about anywhere you go! With the technology today, we can just pop and pop and pop a popcorn any time of the day. The National Popcorn Board decided that this fluffy treat needed a day of celebration and recognition of its own, and thus was born National Popcorn day!

How to celebrate National Popcorn Day?


Celebrating National Popcorn Day is as easy and simple as popping a bubble! How to make an event out of a delicious and healthy treat? What fun activities to do? We listed down the things to make your National Popcorn Day an eventful and poppin’. All you got to do is to chill, grab your fave buddies, and have some fun!

1. Plan a Movie Marathon

National Popcorn Day

We all know that the best time to watch a movie is when its partnered up with a tub of popcorn. Cozy up, list all your favorite movies (old or new), call a buddy(friends, family, or loved ones) or by yourself. Have a great lazy and cozy day this National Popcorn Day!


2. Popcorn Buffet

It’s National Popcorn Day so why not celebrate it by eating all the different variations of popcorn! With this, everyone can enjoy delectable and yummy flavors of popcorn while catching up or playing games. Here are some of fun flavors you can try (or even brag).


Unicorn Popcorn

National Popcorn Day

It’s great for the kids and even kids at heart who love and believe at unicorns. One word: Magical!
Get the recipe here.


Caramel Marshmallow Popcorn

National Popcorn Day

Sweet, salty, and sticky popcorn, y’all!
Get the recipe here.


Churro Popcorn

National Popcorn Day

Churro and popcorn in one? YES!
Get the recipe here.


Popcorn Rocky Road

National Popcorn Day

Rocky road is one thing, but with popcorn? Whoa there!
Get the recipe here.


Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn

National Popcorn Day

Yes to healthy living!
Get the recipe here.


3. Popcorn Chess

It’s a chess but instead of the classic pieces, played with the popcorn! If your piece lose, the winner gets to eat your popcorn and vice versa until checkmate.


4. Popcorn Relay

This is an easy game that can be enjoyed with group of friends or family. Set up players into two teams. Each teams have their own spoon and a tub of popcorn. Members of the team should relay a piece of popcorn on a spoon to the next member until it reach the last member. The last member then put the pieces of popcorn relayed to him until the bowl is full. The team who can fill their own bowl wins the game.


5. Popcorn Race

This is a game where everyone will leave with their tummy full of popcorn. Players should race to consume a tub of popcorn fast. The player who can consume first, wins.


On January 19th, let’s celebrate Strawberry Ice Cream Day with a bowlful of scoops! Treat your friends, family, and loved ones to a sweet strawbelicious day. Not just on January 19 – make everyday an eventful day. Happy Fun Holidays!



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