Pop Goes the Perfect Snack

As avid film buffs we think that nothing compares to catching a new release on the big screen while munching on a large tub of the theater's finest. It seems we're not alone, according to the National Popcorn Board, the average American consumes 52 quarts of popcorn per year.  

Today is National Popcorn Day, so we thought we'd take a closer look at our favorite crunchy corn snack.

Popcorn has been around since ancient times where it was both served as food and used as a decorative item.

Popping the perfect bowl of popcorn at home begins with the prep work.

​You can pop the perfect batch on your stovetop, but sometimes nothing beats that theater popped taste, so why not rent your own machine?  

Phoenix party rental company Arizona Bounce Around, will rent you a popcorn machine and supplies for fifty servings of popcorn for just $59.95. 

If you prefer your popcorn with a little punch, stop in at local favorite Poppa Maize - rumored to be opening a second location in Tempe soon - and sample one of 21 different flavors, like Chili Lime and S'mores.

With the holidays finally over, January is all about cutting back and taking a healthy approach to our snacking habits. Lucky for us, when prepared properly, popcorn can be a great low-calorie whole-grain snack. 

Though to be honest, we still like to drizzle a little butter on ours.  But don't tell the kernels, we wouldn't want to make them mad.

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