Saturday is National Popcorn Day

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Pop ’em if you go ’em!

Saturday is National Popcorn Day.

January 19 celebrates all of the different ways the corn-based treat can be enjoyed savory or sweet, carmelized, buttered or plain.

You can even toss it with chocolate and nuts or mold it into a ball.

it all counts.

According to the ‘Popcorn Board’ (yes…it exists) popcorn has been around as early as the 16th century, but it didn’t become popular in the U.S. until the late 1800s.

The Popcorn Board says Americans consume 13 billion quarts of popcorn a year.

That’s supposedly more than any other country in the world.

FYI, the Popcorn Board is a non-profit that was started in 1998 with an act of Congress at the request of the popcorn processing industry.

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