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Kettle Corn Vs. Regular Popcorn

Kettle Corn Vs PopcornPopcorn is one of the most popular snacks on the planet. Its iconic existence is not just found at the movie theater; people have popcorn at a wide range of occasions and doctors are telling you to choose the fat free version of the snack for its amazing health benefits.

We can say there is not much that is controversial about popcorn except for the distinction between kettle corn and popcorn.

For some, when referencing kettle corn it gets lumped right in with the traditional bags of kernels we’ve grown to love and snack on. However, the two are certainly not the same.

Kettle corn is a specific type of popcorn. Traditionally made kettle corn is cooked in a large iron kettle that has been oiled. Once popped, the popcorn is tossed with salt and sugar for a very unique flavor.

Popcorn on the other hand is made from a special variety of corn that has been grown to burst open and puff due to heat exposure. Traditional popcorn is a high fiber snack, but is typically sprinkled with salt and butter for a savory taste and texture.

You can purchase traditional popcorn just about anywhere. For kettle corn, this type of popcorn is most commonly found pre-made at fairs and carnivals or you can attend these events and have it made to order for you.

Regardless of which type of popcorn you choose, this snack has been a favorite for centuries and both flavors provide the perfect snack option.

If you have an upcoming event and are looking for a unique treat or snack option, our popcorn concession machines deliver fresh popcorn for you and your guests to eat.

We rent our quality machines for affordable pricing and we give you all that you need to make delicious popcorn.


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Popcorn: An Unexpected Source of Antioxidants

With healthy living being all the rage these days, it is often difficult to find a snack that is not only healthy, but enjoyable as well. Well, we have some news for you. Popcorn is a healthy snack! We know that it is of popular knowledge that air popped popcorn is a low calorie snack, but did you know that there are health benefits of popcorn in general? In fact, popcorn has high levels of concentrated antioxidants, according to an article from Daily Mail.

So what exactly are antioxidants, you ask? Well, antioxidants are “substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food, or by environmental exposures like tobacco smoke and radiation.” Free radicals can damage your body’s cells and can take part in causing heart disease, cancer and other diseases. (Source: Medicine Plus)

Surprisingly, research has shown that just one serving of popcorn has about 300mg of antioxidants. To put that into perspective for you, a serving of fruit contains about 160mg of antioxidants. I know what you are thinking, and no, we cannot replace fruits and veggies for popcorn, although that would be delicious!

Unfortunately, popcorn does not contain the necessary vitamins and mineral our bodies need. For now, we will have to settle with popcorn as the perfect snack option. Not bad if you ask me!

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The History Of Popcorn At Movies

Today, movies and popcorn go hand in hand.  Every major theater in the United States offers popcorn to patrons and theater goers.  More home theaters are being built, and more people are putting in large, high quality TVs in their homes to watch movies and sporting events. The amount of movies you can watch in your home continues to expand and people prefer the comforts of their own home. However, you don’t want to lose their movie going experience and a popcorn machine inside your home can preserve that.

The history of popcorn and movies dates back to the introduction of movie theaters in American culture. In the mid-1800s, popcorn was introduced to the public at fairs, carnivals and rallies. After the first portable popcorn machine was invented, the amount of popcorn eaten went up dramatically. Eventually, as movies became more popular and theaters were built across the country, popcorn vendors saw it as a chance to make some solid money.

They’d post up outside the theaters and as movie goers would exit for intermission, they’d grab their favorite salty snack before heading inside. Movie theater owners couldn’t pass up the opportunity to cash in on the sales. Since then, popcorn has become a staple in the theater.

The days of selling popcorn outside movie theaters have passed. Bring the signature movie popcorn taste to your own home with your own popcorn machine.  You’ll have the best movie watching experience of all your friends.