Great news, everyone, it’s the most magical month of the year: October!
Here at Amish Country Popcorn, we’re thrilled that it’s National Popcorn Poppin’ Month once again. There’s so much to celebrate when it comes to this irresistible snack!
Not only is popcorn America’s favorite snack food, but it’s also one of the country’s oldest snacks! Dating back to as early as the 16th century, popcorn was often an important part in Aztec Indian ceremonies.
In more recent history, Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman proclaimed October as National Popcorn Poppin’ Month in 1999, and we’ve been celebrating it ever since!
Whether you enjoy your popcorn cooked on the stove, popped in the microwave, or a ready-to-eat variety, there are more than 14 billion quarts of popcorn consumed each year! Can you believe it? It’s not surprising once you consider the merits of popcorn as as snack. Not only is it dairy and gluten-free, but it’s also naturally low in fat and calories, sugar-free, vegan, and non-GMO! Talk about a perfect snack!
With nearly limitless ways to enjoy it, it’s easy to celebrate National Popcorn Poppin’ Month all October long! Whether you prefer sweet, savory, buttery, or plain, there’s no wrong way(or day!) to enjoy this beloved treat.
For a special seasonal snack, check out this recipe from popcorn.org for Pumpkin Spice Latte Popcorn!
Pumpkin Spice Latte Popcorn
Yield: 4 to 6 servings
2 tablespoons vanilla sugar
2 teaspoons espresso powder
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
8 cups popcorn
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- In small bowl, whisk together vanilla sugar, espresso powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt until blended.
- Place popcorn in large bowl. Drizzle coconut oil over popcorn; toss until evenly coated. Sprinkle with vanilla sugar mixture until dusted evenly.
Tip: Add white chocolate chips, white chocolate–covered pretzels or vanilla yogurt–covered raisins if desired.