National Popcorn Month: Unique Ways to Eat Popcorn

PopcornIt’s National Popcorn Month and Americans LOVE popcorn. According to the Popcorn Board, over the last 40 years, consumption of popcorn has nearly tripled with each American eating approximately 52 quarts every year. That’s A LOT of popcorn! And every person has a unique way of eating it — some ways are more unusual than others. Here are 5 unique ways to eat popcorn.

Zombie Boogers You can save this one for your kids’ Halloween party. It’s not likely you can say “Zombie Boogers” in the presence of adults without getting weird, judgmental stares. YoyoMax12 takes you through the recipe step-by-step. It’s a lot of sugar, a lot of popcorn and green food coloring, but it’s not a lot of work. Though the idea of eating zombie boogers is unique and, um, disgusting, it’s a fantastic snack and conversation piece for the little ones.

churro-popcornChurro Popcorn What’s another way to say “delicious”? Churro popcorn, of course! Basically, according to Oh Sweet Basil, you melt together butter and cinnamon chips, toss the mixture with popped popcorn and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar over the whole thing. You wanna know what’s almost as good as churro popcorn tastes? This little taste of heaven only takes 4 minutes to make!

pumpkin-spice-caramel-cornPumpkin Spice Caramel Corn It’s October and, though, officially it’s National Popcorn Month, it’s unofficially Pumpkin Spice Month. That means we have to include a popcorn recipe for pumpkin spice. This one comes from One Sweet Appetite. With honey, butter, vanilla alone, you can’t go wrong, but once the pumpkin spice is added, it’s a party in your mouth! It’s simple, but it takes a wee bit longer than the churros popcorn to put together — but it’s worth the time if you can’t get enough pumpkin spice on your taste buds!

Truffle Bacon Popcorn bacon-popcornNot everyone likes a sweet treat, so for those who can resist candied corn, they may not be able to resist baconed corn! Foodie Crush pairs her bacon with truffle salt, which means you’ll walk away, not just satisfied but, saturated with savory goodness. It takes slightly more effort than cooking bacon, so for a bacon lover who doesn’t like to cook, this might be the perfect recipe for a lazy Saturday of watching movies on the couch.sriracha-popcorn

Sriracha Sesame Ginger Popcorn This one is a little more exotic — at least as far as popcorn goes. This spicy-savory formula comes from Bake Your Day and, aside from her stove-top method for popping corn, all you need to be able to do is melt butter. It makes a great snack for parties — scatter little bowls around the house for people to munch on while sipping a good craft beer. Put it on your must-do list for holiday entertaining; it’s easy, delicious and it’s not as heavy as, say, cheesy spinach-artichoke dip. Your lips, your hips and your guests will thank you!

Whether you’re popping popcorn as an afternoon snack or you have an event that requires the finest popcorn you’ve ever stirred up, The Lakeside Collection can help you make it an extraordinary snack!


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