Calling All Popcorn Lovers: In the mood for a bucket of rich, buttery golden popcorn? Also feel like celebrating National Popcorn Popping Month? Then hop over to Berco’s Popcorn and try their Billion Dollar Popcorn.
So what’s inside this Billion Dollar Popcorn?
Berco’s is made of the finest ingredients from around the world. Included in this tasty treat is organic sugar, butter from Vermont Creamery and, of course, Nielsen Massey Bourbon Vanilla. Topped off with 23-karat edible gold flakes and you really have something special.
A kernel of 23k editable gold flack popcorn cost- $5.
A 1 gallon tin of 23K edible gold flake popcorn cost- $250.
A 2 gallon tin of 23K edible gold flake popcorn cost – $500.
A 6.5 gallon tin of 23K edible gold flake popcorn cost- $2,500.
History of America’s love of popcorn
After all, October is National Popcorn Popping Month.
Did you know that the popcorn we all love does not come from the same seedlings as corn on the cob?
Evidently, we love the popping zea mays everta variety of maize.
Food Factoid: According to National Geographic, in 1903, we had 307 varieties of corn. However, today, we have approximately 12 varieties.
Initially discovered in the Americas, history documents the use of popcorn by indigenous people such as the Aztecs and Native Americans, not only for eating but ceremonial activities as well.
As a matter of fact in 1948, Herbert Dick and Earle Smith discovered, while exploring a bat cave in New Mexico, popped kernels carbon dating back to approximately 4000 years old.
Popcorn began mesmerizing American taste buds in the early 1820’s.
Sold throughout the eastern United States under the names Pearl or Nonpareil, its popularity spread throughout the South.
Gaining a foothold in America, by 1848, the word “popcorn” was included in John Russell Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms.
In 1885, Charles Cretors invented the first commercial popcorn machine.
The Rise of Cracker Jacks
In 1893, Cracker Jack made its first appearance at the Chicago World’s Fair. Louis Ruckheim developed a recipe that combined popcorn, peanuts, and molasses.
Needless to say, it was a hit, messy to eat, but a hit nonetheless.
However, the actual commercialization of Cracker Jack did not begin until 1896.
Ruckheim eventually designed a method that would eliminate the messy eating experience and keep the popcorn, peanuts and molasses from clumping together.
“Take Me Out to the Ball Game”, an American baseball anthem written by lyricist Jack Norworth and composer Albert Von Tilzer in 1908, helped to popularize Cracker Jack by including in the song the line:
“Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack!”.
During the late 19th to the early 20th centuries, popcorn continued to evolve in its popularity, from being a breakfast food to becoming a movie house related thriving business option during the Great Depression.
During World War II, Americans ate 3 times as much popcorn primarily because of the limited availability of sugar to make candy.
In the mid 20th century, television was soaring in popularity. Movie theaters, however, were experiencing low attendance along with limited popcorn consumption.
Microwave popcorn to the rescue!
In the early 1980’s, microwaves and microwave popcorn began appearing in American homes.
And popcorn experienced a popularity resurgence.
As a non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free and naturally low in fat and calories, this wholesome, whole grain snack is great for the diet and budget friendly.
Today, Americans eat, according to the Popcorn Board, approximately 13 billion quarts of popcorn per year or 42 quarts per person.
So, if you’re in the mood for golden buttery popcorn? Feel like celebrating National Popcorn Popping Month? Have a couple of extra bucks to spend?
Then hop over to Berco’s Popcorn and try there Billion Dollar Popcorn.