The average American consumes approximately 16 billion quarts of popcorn every year. That's a lot of popcorn! Copper Kettle Popcorn is proud to offer up our best gourmet popcorn in many different flavors for our customers. So, how did popcorn flavors evolve? Learn more below, and order from us online today!
Just Add Salt
If you remember back to your history classes in school, you'll remember the spice trade was a big deal because spices kept food from spoiling. One of the most popular spices was salt, so it seemed natural to many to add salt to their popcorn snacks.
Use Leftover Butter and Grease
Popcorn and butter are now almost ubiquitous together. However, it didn't start out that way. In fact, it was Americans who first added their leftover butter and grease to the top of popcorn in part to not be wasteful.
Why Not Sugar?
Sugar has always been a hotly sought-after commodity due to its sweet taste. Thus, why not add sugar to popcorn? In fact, in the 1800s, Americans began to eat popcorn as a breakfast good. People sprinkled sugar on top of it, placed it in milk, and ate it as a scrumptious cereal.
Cracker Jack Was Born
Cracker Jack was invented by Fritz Rueckheim who sold popcorn from carts in the late 1800s. He came up with the idea to sprinkle molasses and caramel on top of popcorn, package it in small boxes, and sell it. It made its debut at The Chicago World's Fair in 1893, and the rest is history.
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Copper Kettle Popcorn continues the tradition of adding the best toppings and flavors to popcorn. Check out our many flavors of the best gourmet popcorn online, and order today!