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Today Is National Caramel Popcorn Day

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Each year on April 6 is National Caramel Popcorn Day.  In January, we celebrated National Popcorn Day.  We now add delicious caramel popcorn to the calendar, one of America’s favorite snacks.  For many people, this chewy caramel popcorn treat is an all time favorite.

Combining popcorn and molasses began in the early 1800s. Caramel was popular as well and with the production of Cracker Jack, the popularity was ever increasing.

There are many commercial brands and forms of caramel corn available in grocery stores, cinemas and convenience stores.  There are also specialty brands available in stores, gift catalogs and online.


Give this recipe a try: Easy Caramel Corn recipe.

From Foodimentary:
Here are today’s five thing to know about Caramel Popcorn:
  1. Popcorn is made by boiling the water inside the corn kernel.  As the liquid water becomes gaseous, it occupies much more volume and therefore causes incredible pressure in the kernel that causes it to explode into being inside-out.
  2. Unpopped popcorn kernels are called “old maids.”
  3. Americans consume 17 billion quarts of popped popcorn annually, or 54 quarts per man, woman and child.
  4. United States citizens consume more popcorn than any other country’s.
  5. Being corn, popcorn that is unsalted, unbuttered, and otherwise unaltered is a very healthy snack.
Fun Fact:

Caramel popcorn or “caramel corn” used to be directly associated with Halloween for trick or treaters.

Popcorn is scientifically known as Zea mays everta.

The Wyandot Popcorn Museum is the largest collection of restored popcorn antiques.