January 19 was National Popcorn Day, but here at Sweatpants & Coffee we feel like any day can be popcorn day! I practically begged to do this roundup post for you guys. Popcorn is my favorite snack. You can have sweet, salty, savory – I mean, the flavor profiles you can create with popcorn are endless. Today, I am bringing you five recipes to try and five fun facts about popcorn!
Let’s get popping. *Sorry, I basically had to*
Popcorn is just a general term. Popped kernels are actually called flakes. Those flakes are broken down into two basic areas. The white part of the flake is known as the petals, and the hull side is the wings. Ready for this? Unpopped kernels are referred to as spinsters, which, come on, is pretty sad. Save a spinster and pop some corn today.
Popcorn also comes in two shapes: mushrooms and butterflies. Mushrooms tend to be harder while butterflies are more delicate. I prefer butterflies, hands down.
The mobile popcorn machine was invented in 1893 by Charles Cretors and was unveiled at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
If stored properly, popcorn kernels can basically last forever. *adds kernels to Zombie Apocalypse prep list*
In the 1800s, Americans would eat popcorn for breakfast. Gives new meaning to snap, crackle, pop, right?
Now, you know I love my popcorn fresh and in an Olivia Pope-sized bowl.
I found a great pin, from Simply Recipes, that demonstrates exactly how I cook my popcorn. Once you try it this way, I swear bagged popcorn just won’t do it for you anymore.
Zebra Caramel Corn from Le Creme De La Crumb
Muddy Buddy Popcorn from Six Sisters’ Stuff
White Chocolate Cranberry Popcorn from Sweatpants & Coffee
Can you just taste them? Which one are you going to make first? I am really looking forward to pulling some fresh rosemary and giving that one a shot tonight! Enjoy, guys!