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Popcorn 101

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Classic Popcorn Types

The most common and recognizable popcorn types are any variation of white and yellow popcorn. At Amish Country Popcorn, this includes our Medium Yellow Popcorn, Baby Yellow Popcorn, Baby White Hulless Popcorn, and Medium White Hulless Popcorn.

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The Difference Between White and Yellow Popcorn

The differences between white and yellow popcorn may appear insignificant, but to popcorn fanatics out there, these differences are nothing small.

1. Color

The most obvious difference is their color, and their kernels are not the only things that are different colors. Unlike the colored-kernel popcorn, the popped piece of popcorn is the same color as the kernel.

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2. Flavor

The flavor difference is often the deciding factor when choosing between white and yellow popcorn. Yellow popcorn has a much more robust flavor when compared to white popcorn. The flavor is nutty and buttery, whereas white popcorn is neutral and mild and starts as more of a blank canvas to add the flavor you desire. Because of yellow popcorn’s buttery taste, it is the go-to when making movie theater-style popcorn — all you need to do is add butter and salt. Both are delicious, and the decision between the two ultimately comes down to personal preference and what type of snack you are looking for.

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3. Texture

The sizes of yellow popcorn and white popcorn can vary, but the textures often remain the same. Yellow popcorn has a denser kernel shell or hull, so it is chewier and has the satisfying popcorn crunch when you bite into it.

Amish Country Popcorn’s white popcorn varieties are all hulless, so they have a thin kernel shell, which contributes heavily to the mouthfeel experience. Because of the hullessness, it has a much more tender and delicate feel. Instead of an intense crunch, it has a melt-in-your-mouth quality and is much easier on those who have sensitive teeth.

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Colored Kernel Popcorn

Popcorn with colored-kernels are more common than you might think. Here at Amish Country Popcorn, we offer Midnight Blue Hulless Popcorn, Blue Popcorn, Red Popcorn, and Purple Popcorn. We also offer Rainbow Popcorn, which is a combo of Red, Blue, and Purple Popcorn, as well as some white and yellow kernels.

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Once popped, will they still be the color of their kernel?

The colors of all of these varieties make them attractive choices, but remember that while our uniquely-colored popcorn kernel varieties have a colored kernel, they will be white or yellow once popped. For popped popcorn to be colored, the kernels need to be dyed beforehand, and we do not use dyes or preservatives.

Do all of the colors taste the same?

In addition to their strikingly different appearances, they each have distinct flavors as well. Our Blue Popcorn and Midnight Blue Hullesss Popcorn often have a slightly sweet and nutty taste, more pronounced than that of traditional yellow or white popcorn. Our Purple Popcorn is known for its mild and somewhat nutty flavor, and our Red Popcorn has a slightly sweeter taste compared to the others.

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Hulless Popcorn

Hulless popcorn is known for its softer and more delicate texture. Our hulless popcorn includes Baby White Hulless Popcorn, Medium White Hulless Popcorn, Ladyfinger Hulless Popcorn,and Midnight Blue Hulless Popcorn.

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What does “hulless” mean?

The hull of popcorn refers to the outer shell of the kernel. Kernels being referred to as hulless, have an incredibly thin hull, and because of this, they have less of a crunch and more of a tender melt-in-your-mouth texture.

The Ultimate Popcorn Guide

Popcorn Type Flavor Size Texture
Baby Yellow Popcorn Nutty & buttery Small Crunchy & chewy
Medium Yellow Popcorn Sweet & buttery Medium Crunchy & chewy
Baby White Hulless Popcorn Neutral & mild Small Soft & delicate
Medium White Hulless Popcorn Neutral & mild Medium Soft & delicate
Midnight Blue Hulless Popcorn Sweet Small Soft & crunchy
Blue Popcorn Sweet & nutty Medium to large Fluffy
Red Popcorn Sweet Medium Crunchy & fluffy
Purple Popcorn Mild & nutty Small Soft & crunchy
Ladyfinger Hulless Popcorn Neutral & mild Extra small Soft & delicate
Mushroom Popcorn Neutral & mild Extra large Crunchy
Extra Large Caramel Type Popcorn Neutral & mild Large Crunchy & chewy

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