National food holidays have been around for decades. Unfortunately, most of them aren’t real holidays, but they sure are fun to celebrate. Then again, it’s always nice to have an extra excuse for enjoying certain foods. What makes a work day more fun than honoring everything from National Hamburger Day to National Popcorn Day? We cover them all so you always know what food your food truck should be celebrating.
National Popcorn Day Fun Facts
Popcorn is a type of maize (or corn), a member of the grass family, and is scientifically known as Zea mays everta. Popcorn differs from other types of maize in that is has a thicker hull.
- January 19th is National Popcorn Day.
- Most U.S. popcorn is grown in the Midwest, primarily in Indiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky and Missouri.
- Popcorn comes in two basic shapes when it’s popped: snowflake and mushroom. Snowflake is used in movie theaters and ballparks because it looks and pops bigger. Mushroom is used for candy confections because it doesn’t crumble.
- Popping popcorn is one of the number one uses for microwave ovens. Most microwave ovens have a “popcorn” control button.
- The world’s largest popcorn ball was created by volunteers in Sac City, Iowa in February, 2009. It weighed 5,000 lbs., stood over 8 ft. tall, and measured 28.8 ft. in circumference.
How To Observe National Popcorn Day
- Make up a batch of popcorn and experiment with it as an ingredient in one of your food truck dishes for your customers.
- Use #NationalPopcornDay to post on social media. Facebook | Twitter
National Popcorn Day Facts We Missed
Let us know if we missed any popcorn fun facts in the comment section. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.
There is a National Food Holiday for almost every day of the year. Don’t miss a single one! Find all of the National Food Holidays to spice up your food truck menu specials throughout the year.
REFERENCE: Popcorn Fun Facts