I love popcorn! I have so many memories associated with this snack: fireworks, movies, slumber parties, the smell from the kitchen! My dad had the perfect popcorn pot with the handle missing from the lid that would let out the right amount of steam as the kernels popped.
As much as I love popcorn, I hardly ever make it. It’s not that it is hard to make with a popcorn popper, it’s just not that instantaneous as other snacks.
You don’t have to wait for your popcorn to pop to enjoy. Instead of grabbing a bag of chips, grab a bag of popcorn.
We were sent three flavors of [amazon_link id=”B00O1GPBTY” target=”_blank” ]Gaslamp Popcorn Co.[/amazon_link] to try:
Our White Cheddar flavored popcorn is made in small batches to ensure that every kernel has the perfect blend of savory cheesy goodness. We use all-natural Land O’Lakes white cheddar with a pinch of salt to pop a flavored popcorn that turns popcorn fans into fanatics!
Our sweet & salty Kettle Corn popcorn is made in small batches to ensure that every handful is popped and sweetened to perfection. We use only all-natural ingredients like pure cane sugar and sea salt, to make this gluten-free snack. It’s how we turn popcorn fans into fanatics!
Our California made Sea Salt & Olive Oil popcorn is the newest addition to the Gaslamp Popcorn family. Each small batch of gourmet popcorn is made using authentic California Olive Ranch Extra Virgin Olive Oil, is non-GMO Project verified, and has only 37 calories per cup. Wow! A flavored popcorn never gave you so much taste for so little!
The sea salt and olive oil is my favorite flavor.
This popcorn is non-GMO, all natural, and popped in California. It is NOT organic. The company is named for the Gaslamp District in San Diego.
Here are some fun facts about popcorn:
- Unpopped kernels are called “old maids”or “spinsters.”
On average, a kernel will pop when it reaches a temperature of 347 degress Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius).
- Americans consume 17 billion quarts of popped popcorn each year. That’s enough to fill the Empire State Building 18 times!
- According to the [amazon_link id=”1101883804″ target=”_blank” ]Guinness Book of World Records[/amazon_link], the world’s largest popcorn ball measured 12 feet in diameter and required 2,000 pounds of corn, 40,000 pounds of sugar, 280 gallons of corn syrup, and 400 gallons of water to create.
- Christopher Columbus allegedly introduced popcorn to the Europeans in the late 15th century.
- When popped, popcorn kernels can reach a height of 3 feet.
- Popcorn is low in calories as compared to other snacks.
I feel better when my family snacks on popcorn rather than other “junk” food. It is filling and healthier than other snacks. I’d prefer they snack on a piece of fruit, but how can I deny them the joys of popcorn!