National Popcorn Day





There are tons of reasons to celebrate this month.  


January is home to New Years Day, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, and who can forget Chinese New Years. 


January is also home to National Popcorn Day!  Yes, America’s forgotten snack food gets its own day!

It only makes sense, as January is also time for New Years Resolutions of getting fit, and eating better.  Popcorn fits right into that plan with no oils, fats or sugars added to it. A single portion of popcorn contains more antioxidants than all the fruit and veg most people eat in a day, as noted in a study by Scranton University. Popcorn also has a large amount of vitamins; folate, niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, vitamins B, A, E, and K, as well as being a source of iron, potassium, and zinc! did I mention that a cup of popcorn only has about 31 calories?


To celebrate the holiday, I’ve called upon some friends to share some of their favorite popcorn recipes with you!  Feel free to start with the kernels and pop your own, or do what I do, and buy some already popped to speed up the process!  (We recommend Gaslamp Popcorn out of Riverside California!). Also, don’t forge to take our survey at the end! 


Enjoy the recipes, and remember…Popcorn isn’t just for the movies anymore! 




Everything tastes better when it has an Italian flair to it. Treats and Trends Blog share their flair with us via their Rosemary Garlic Truffle Popcorn!




Of course kids like the classic Peanut Butter and Jelly taste. But on popcorn? They LOVE it. Home Cooking Memories shares this awesome recipe with us!




The Joys of Boys gave us marshmallows, but then added chocolate to their ooey-gooey creation. Well be right over!




If you’re looking to spice up movie night, Growing Up Gabel has the perfect solution!




Pineapple and Coconut shares a caramel recipe that has the perfect balance of sweet and salty!




Tired of the same old white popcorn? The kids will love helping you make a more colorful version almost as much as they love eating it! Ribbons and Glue help us make this popcorn colored with Skittles!




If the name of the contribution from Day By Day in Our World doesn’t bring a smile to your face, then your childhood wasn’t at all like mine!




Food and Forte proves that their Monster Munch is not just for monsters…or kids!




Still looking for popcorn ideas?  Our friends over at Wendy’s Hat give you more than 95 more to keep your snack bowl filled all year long! 









This was not a sponsored post.  All recommendations on this page are made of my own free will without acknowledgement or compensation.






Kevin Zelenka

Kevin Zelenka is a Freelance writer, Dad Blogger, and the stay at home father of twin toddlers. You can find him playing with his sons at his home in Las Vegas, spending time with his wife, and every once in a while at the golf course.