It’s International Popcorn Day and Garrett Popcorn celebrates popcorn trivia
Did you know that International Popcorn day is an occasion? Celebrated on the 19th of January each year, the day pays homage to this staple of moviegoers and TV watchers across the world. In celebration of the occasion, here is a list of popcorn-related trivia, brought to you by the fine folks at Garrett Popcorn Shops.
Popcorn is amazingly versatile: Those humble fluffy kernels have global appeal. Apart from being the snack of choice for moviegoers, popcorn is often used in decoration. It can also work as cheap packaging material!
An array of flavours: Popcorn available in a dizzying array of flavours- sweet, salted, buttery, caramel or drizzled with toffee. Garrett Popcorn offers 8 flavours in the UAE, with its world famous Garrett Mix bending the sweetness of its CaramelCrisp flavour with the savoury delights of CheeseCorn.
It’s an official snack: If you’re a resident of the state of Illinois in the USA, popcorn is your official snack. The state has been celebrating International Popcorn Day since 1958.
The height of taste: Popping kernels can jump up to 3 feet in the air during the popcorn making process.
A steamy affair: Ever wonder what makes popcorn pop? Each corn kernel contains a bit of moisture. When the kernels are heated, this water turns to steam. The kernel’s shell isn’t water permeable, which means steam can’t escape. Eventually, the logical conclusion is a small explosion, or pop.
Going down in history: Popcorn has been around for a very long time. The Peruvians have had popcorn since 4,700 BC. The oldest existing ear of popcorn was found in a bat cave in Mexico. It’s around 5,000 years old.
65 years in the making: Garrett Popcorn Shops have been attracting passionate fans worldwide for over 65 years. Now that track record pops out!
A million ways to pop: Popcorn has been made very many ways through history. In ancient times, people would make popcorn by heating sand in a fire and then stirring in the kernels. Since, the age of microwaves and popcorn machines has taken over. However, Garrett Popcorn prefers to air pop its popcorn in old-fashioned copper kettles.
A health kick: A cup of plain popcorn contains just 31 calories. It’s a great snack for those watching the waistline. Experts say that replacing bread for popcorn is helpful for weight control diets.
So there you have it. Interesting facts brought to you courtesy of Garrett Popcorn as we celebrate a tasty treat that’s been around for thousands of years.
Now another fact Mahi Blog wants to share about Garrett Popcorn Do you know that they serve only the finest, handcrafted Popcorn. Every small batch of Garrett is hot air popped throughout the day for ultimate freshness. hmm yummy !!