Popcorn Lover’s Day

Amira Novitzke, Reporter

National popcorn lover’s day is celebrated the second Thursday in March every year. Many people enjoy eating popcorn around the globe so it only makes sense that there should be a special day just for popcorn lovers right.

This tradition was created on January 6, 2012 by Bob Matthews of Rochester in New York. It was Bob’s favorite snack and him and his wife usually ate it most Thursday’s, all year long. Every year American’s eat around seventeen billion quarts of popcorn every year. This amount would fill the Empire State Building eighteen times!

Depending on how it is cooked and made, some consumers consider it to be a health food while others caution it for various reasons. Air-popped popcorn is usually high in dietary fiber, low of calories and fat, and free in sugar. Also popcorn is rich in antioxidants and it helps to build strong bones and muscle tissues. Popcorn even has more protein than any other cereal grain, it has more iron than eggs, and more fibers than pretzels.

Popcorn is also great because it comes in so many different kinds and flavors! Caramel, butter, kettle corn, fruit rainbow, salted caramel, cheese, white cheddar, milk chocolate drizzle, and many many more! So no matter what kind of a mood you are in and no matter what you have a taste for, there is a type of popcorn out there that will be sure to satisfy you.

So on Thursday be sure to participate in national popcorn lover’s day! You can watch a movie with your family and much on some popcorn, go to the theaters with a few friends, or really eat it whereever you most enjoy to!

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