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Does Food Taste Better on a Stick?

Food On a Stick Think back to a time when you were younger. What do you remember about those days? Perhaps you can visualize your time at an amusement park, county fair, or party where you enjoyed eating cotton candy off a stick? Those were happy times, weren’t they?

There’s something fun about eating food off a stick. It’s a novelty for most people because they don’t do it everyday. You can eat cotton candy, hot dogs/corn dogs, and apples off of sticks while you’re walking around a fun place. The sticks make the food portable, and when you’re at a “fun fair” of any kind, you generally are walking around more than sitting around, right?

Consider caramel and candy apples. These taste great, but they’re pretty messy if they’re not attached to a stick. Whomever came up with the idea to put apples on sticks and then cover them with sugary goodness was a genius.

In many ways, eating food on a stick reminds people of their childhood. Most kids have gone places where their parents or caregivers bought them food or snacks on a stick. Suckers/lollipops come on a stick. Lots of candies utilize the stick. The stick is good.

It has been said that food tastes better on a stick. While that’s debatable, we have to consider that food on a stick is usually associated with pleasurable events when family and friends are having fun, typically outdoors in nice weather. So maybe there is some credence to the idea.

Miracle Strip Popcorn is in the business of delighting people with fun food and drink options. As concession suppliers, Miracle Strip Popcorn supplies people with the needed items to make and distribute food on sticks and other party-friendly items. From cotton candy to caramel apples and then some, Miracle Strip Popcorn’s website is full of fun snacks and more to choose from.

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What Are the Best Snack Options for a Child’s Party?

We know that you want to make your child’s birthday party as special as possible, which is why we’re here to give you a few ideas. If you’ve been struggling to come up with a plan for the party, you may want to consider a few rental options. Party rentals are a great way to bring something fun and excited to the party without having to spend a lot of money.

So, what exactly could you rent for the party? Let’s start with snacks. Rather than simply order a pizza or bake some cookies, you could add some more excitement to the party by renting a traditional popcorn cart or cotton candy machine. These things will make the kids feel like they’re at a truly special event, and it will give the party a fun festival-like atmosphere.

In addition to renting machines to make snow cones, popcorn, or cotton candy, there are a few other options. If you have the space, you could rent an inflatable bounce house for the kids to play in. Inflatable bounce houses and slides are always a big hit with kids, and they offer the extra benefit of giving everyone a place to burn off some energy. You’re going to need it if they’ve been eating sugary treats all day!

Other rental options include hiring an entertainer like a clown or a magician. Renting some or all of these things will make your child’s special day stand out from the average birthday party, but it’s important to do what they want. Talk to your child about some of these rental options and see what interests them the most!

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Make the Most Out of Your Baseball Banquet

When you think of the All American classic sport of baseball, what do you think of? Eating peanuts in the grandstand, the smell of popcorn by the concession stand, eating frozen sno cones are just a few of the treats that appeal to the senses and make everyone think of baseball. If you are thinking to plan an end of the year banquet for a baseball team, think no harder; we’ve got the ideas covered. A common ground for everyone attending the banquet is most likely that they all have a love, or at least a liking, for baseball. When you think baseball, you must think of all of the goodies as well. If you can plant the American dream sport into their minds, mouths, noses, and memory, why not do it?

Miracle Strip Popcorn and Concession Stand Supply is a company that offers all types of concession stand treats and supplies for any occasion. Whether you want supplies for one time use or for a lifetime, Miracle Strip offers both rental and retail options. As well as offering dry good supplies and utensils, they offer cleaning supplies as well. If you’re planning a one-day party for a large group of people, Miracle Strip will make everyone’s day brighter. By using Miracle Strip, you will feel as if you’re running your own classic and traditional concession stand. Everyone’s favorite concession stand food and treats are all offered in this one stop shop.

What Miracle Strip Has to Offer:

  • Popcorn (Both kettle corn and caramel corn)
    • Different sized poppers and bags of popcorn, carts and wagons, and other supplies
  • Sno Cones, Lemonade, and other Cold Beverages
  • Cotton Candy
  • Shaved Ice
  • Nachos
  • Funnel Cake Fryers
    • Funnel cake pouring pitchers
  • Hot Dog Grills and Steamers
  • Caramel and Candy Apples
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The Health Benefits of Eating Popcorn

The idea that every food that isn’t some sort of lean meat, fresh fruit or green, leafy vegetable is bad for your health is a common misnomer. Some foods that may appear to be unhealthy or lack the proper nutrients our bodies require are actually quite the opposite.

For instance, one prime example that comes to mind in this case is popcorn. We tend associate popcorn with all other junk foods that are bad for us, and this probably has something to do with the fact that we eat it alongside candy and soda every time we go to the movies. However, popcorn actually contains three different sources of good nutritional value that our bodies can use on an everyday basis.

First, popcorn contains whole grains. Whole grains are important to our body because they are comprised of three different parts, the germ, the bran and the endosperm. The germ contains healthy oils, vitamin E, protein and B vitamins. The bran is where you’ll find most of the fiber in whole grains. This also houses B vitamins, minerals, protein and antioxidants as well. Finally, the endosperm is primarily composed of some starch, protein and a bit of fiber as well.

Although you receive all the above nutritional benefits from popcorn, the most important one of them all is the dietary fiber. Each woman should consume about 25 grams of fiber a day, and men 38 grams. Instead, most men and women consume only about half of the recommended value each day. So, if you want to help lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, reduce blood cholesterol and lower your risk of Type 2 Diabetes, then start eating more fiber and popcorn just might be the answer to that.

If you’re looking for a way to spruce up an event you’re planning this summer, then consider renting popcorn concession equipment.

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Make Your Memorial Day Barbecue Stand Out

Memorial Day is right around the corner, often the telltale sign that summertime barbecue season has begun. Make a lasting impression and add some extra flare to your cookout by adding some sweet treats from Miracle Strip Popcorn.

Whether you’re preparing chicken, ribs or burgers, or something completely different, Miracle Strip Popcorn has a solution to work with your menu and within your budget. Chips, dips and salads are great snack and side options for any grillside day, but fresh popcorn or nachos each make an equally delicious treat to enjoy. A favorite treat for children, popcorn is a simple and easy option that would work for any audience, while nachos are a classic snack in every season.

After the main course, unwind and relax for the day with a delicious dessert from one of Miracle Strip’s treat machines. Whether you’re looking to sate your sweet tooth with sugary cotton candy or caramel corn, or want to cool down with an icy sno cone or shaved ice, these delicious flavors and tastes scream summertime, making them a perfect choice for the kick off barbecue of the season.

Miracle Strip Popcorn also has hot dog steamers and other machines to help put the finishing touches on your start of summer. There are also customized and unique options, if you have a particular special treat or snack in mind. Whether you rent for the day or plan on cooking out for the whole long weekend, no matter your location in the Florida panhandle, Miracle Strip Popcorn and Concession Supply is the go-to provider for your tastes of summer.

To secure your Memorial Day rental – and your spot as the cooking king or queen on the block – call 850-864-1139 or email sales@mspopcorn.com today.

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Serve Hot Dogs with Style at Your Special Event

The hot dog is truly an American treasure. The tasty treat has been a staple at baseball games and backyard barbeques for years, with it’s convenient shape for topping with condiments and munching down. A food with a history as rich as the hot dog is bound to find some variations in different parts of the country, and many cities and regions have put their stamp on the old favorite. Here are a few classic takes on the hot dog:

The Classic

Three squirts—ketchup, mustard, and relish—are all an old-fashioned dog really needs to tantalize the taste buds. This isn’t much of a specialty item. In fact, you can find it at just about every sporting event on the planet. That doesn’t take away from how delicious it is each and every time. The only thing to customize is how much of each condiment to put on.

The Coney

This one’s simple, but delicious: chili, mustard, and onions, and sometimes even cheddar cheese!

The Chicago

The Chicago style hot dog is often referred to as being “dragged through the garden”. That’s because it includes just about everything you’d find in a garden and more, including white onions, fresh tomatoes, sport peppers, as well as mustard, relish, a dill pickle, and a dash of celery salt to top it all off. One thing you won’t find on a Chicago dog is ketchup, and you may get laughed out of the building if you ask for it. Use a poppy seed bun for a truly authentic Chicago hot dog.

The Sonoran

There are many possible toppings for this Arizona favorite, including beans, onions, tomatoes, mayo, mustard, salsa, and even guacamole. But one thing remains consistent. It’s always wrapped in delicious, mesquite smoked bacon, then grilled to perfection.

The Slaw Dog

In the south, many liven up their hot dogs with a dressing of sweet, mayo-based coleslaw that will never disappoint, no matter where you are in the country.

Of course, the variations don’t end there—not even close. At your next Florida event, start with the hot dogs and get creative, dressing them up to reflect some of the delicious inventions from all over the country. However you serve your hot dogs, we’ll have to tools to do it here at Miracle Strip Popcorn and Concession Supply. Contact us today for your next party or event.

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Popcorn Machine Rentals for School Events

What kind of memory does the aroma of popcorn elicit in you? Are you suddenly 10 years old in a dark movie theatre with your parents? Are you sitting on your sofa watching TV? Who among us can’t admit to loving the buttery, salty goodness of a box of popcorn, famously foreshadowed by that blissful scent?

Popcorn is an intrinsic part of almost everyone’s life. We eat it when we go to the movies and watch television, and these days it is considered to be one of the healthiest snacks available. It stands to reason then, that when planning a school event and wondering what kinds of foods to make available, popcorn would come to mind. Renting a popcorn machine for your event is easy, budget friendly, and the results can be very profitable.

Whether the event is a fundraiser, a sporting event, a dance, or a school fair, popcorn will always be one of the most popular choices for the attendees. Having a popcorn machine at your special event will ensure long lines and lots of busy munching. Popcorn is reminiscent of childhood and fun-filled days, and kids and grown-ups alike love to eat it. Plus, like we said before, no one can resist that powerful aroma. It’s almost unfair!

Also, let us not forget that popcorn is a healthy snack, especially when compare with some of your other options. It has no sugar but it does have plenty of fiber, and it’s filling while being low in calories. It can provide energy without being a stimulant. You can put it into interesting, event-themed containers for guests to carry around with ease. If you think popcorn is too bland for the kids, consider the variety of flavors – and the list is endless – that can ensure there will be a type of popcorn for everyone’s taste.

Renting a popcorn machine for your school’s event just makes good sense. It is a wonderful way to provide a snack that is not only healthy, but also says, “Let’s celebrate!” Contact Miracle Strip Popcorn and Concession Supply for all your popcorn machine needs!

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Keeping Cool: The History of the Sno-Cone

With the arrival of a cold and snowy winter in much of the United States (but not here in Florida!), it’s nice to be reminded of summer times when snow and ice would have been welcomed as a cool reprieve from the scorching heat. In fact, this is precisely how the sno-cone came into existence. The tasty treat now widely enjoyed through all four seasons was created over time based on a unique set of circumstances and very practical purposes.

Before modern refrigeration, ice needed to be transported to warmer climates by wagon, in huge blocks to prevent them from melting. Stories out of Baltimore, MD from the mid-19th century describe children greeting the wagons on their way south, begging the driver to shave off a little ice to melt in their mouth and help them cool down. Eventually, mothers of the children began to make flavoring to prepare for the arrival of the ice. Before long, ice was being hand shaved at movie theaters so that patrons could enjoy flavored “snowballs” during the hottest summer months.

Snowballs spread gradually around the country, serving as an inexpensive, enjoyable treat during the Great Depression and an appropriate replacement for all the ice cream that was shipped to soldiers during World War II.

Meanwhile, the technology used to make what would come to be known as sno-cones was making big strides. In 1919, a man named Samuel Bert created a machine used to make sno-cones that he sold at the Texas State Fair. While Bert’s machine made sno-cones by crushing ice, a New Orleans man named Ernest Hansen introduced the block-style shaving machine in 1934. The new machine created ice shaving more in line with the actual consistency of snow, and made the icy cold treats a source of pride in the Big Easy.

Ever since, sno-cones have exploded into one of the most popular summer treats in the country. They’ve also inspired the creation of modern iterations like frozen coffee and adult beverages. The next time you cool down with a sno-cone, take a moment to think about just how far they’ve come.

To rent or purchase sno-cone machines and other fun concession and snack bar equipment for your business or event in Florida, contact Miracle Strip Popcorn and Concession Supply today.

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Creating Your Own Carnival Fundraiser Event

Fundraisers are some of the most creative events to organize, and there are so many themes to choose from when putting together your own fundraising event. Everyone loves carnivals and street fairs. They bring back the sweetest memories of hanging out with friends and family on warm spring and summer days, munching on popcorn and cotton candy, and waiting in line for your favorite rides.

There are many ways to put together a carnival event; you need the space, a few fun carnival rides, and of course, concession stands filled with the smells of all sorts of salty and sweet snacks. As a matter of fact, filling up on snacks is one of the sweetest memories most of us have about our carnival experiences. It would be a dream come true for most children, and many adults, to be able to choose their favorite concession stand snacks for their own uniquely designed carnival event. Miracle Strip Popcorn and Concession Supply will allow you to do just that; create the carnival you’ve always imagined.

First, choose a charity or organization that you are passionate about, send out some fun colorful invitations to friends, families, Capture1[1]and business owners in your area who may interested in supporting your charity, then allow Miracle Strip Popcorn to help you turn your carnival vision into a reality. From hotdog steamers to sno-cone machines, you can have all the snacks and equipment to create a deliciously authentic event. Cotton candy and popcorn stands are must-haves if you want to bring back that nostalgic carnival experience.

Most importantly, at Miracle Strip, we can provide everything you need to have a successful fundraiser carnival event from start to finish. We are your “One-stop fun foods shop”, and we can provide you with all the supplies and equipment you will need to make your event a huge success, from set-up to clean-up. You can re-create all the childhood memories of being lost in the scent of cotton candy and the smell of buttered popcorn swirling in the air; while helping to promote and raise money for a worthy cause.

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One Of Our Favorite Snacks. Nachos!

They’re one of the premier concession and snack food staples; nachos. The delectable Mexican infused treat has become a mainstay at ballparks, stadiums, playing fields and carnivals.  Everyone loves a good helping of nachos.  Unlike other stadium and concession foods, you can customize nachos exactly how you want them. Accessorize them with different toppings and meats to create a perfect blend of flavor and taste.

This Mexican delicacy is great late night, during halftime or even on warm summer days between innings at a baseball game. With the simple basic ingredients of tortilla chips and melted nacho cheese, you’ll have your favorite snack in no time.  Check our catalog for rentals, ingredients and supplies for your next party or event. We have everything to make the perfect nachos.