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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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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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The Benefits of Stainless Steel Cookware

Miracle Strip Popcorn of Fort Walton Beach, FL, rents and sells a variety of machines that make parties and events fun. With a name like Miracle Strip Popcorn, you can guess that popcorn machines are a bulk of the business, but there are also cotton candy machines, nacho chip warmers, hot dog steamers, shave ice machines and more.

When making popcorn, it’s best to use stainless steel kettles to “get it poppin’.” Miracle Strip Popcorn’s kettles are stainless steel for many reasons. First, stainless steel is strong. It’s not easily scratched or dented, and can stand up to rigorous, constant use without causing problems. Impervious to rust, this anti-corrosive material will neither chemically react to foods with high acidity levels nor lose its shape at high temperatures.

Besides being durable, stainless steel cookware is easy to clean. Using soap and water, scrub away and don’t worry– stainless steel can take it. It’s rather simple to clean– easy breezy!

Another benefit of stainless steel popcorn kettles is that heat is evenly distributed, providing just the right heat conduction to get the job done.

Meanwhile, stainless steel doesn’t have pores, which means it is easily sanitized. There are no “little holes” (pores) for bacteria to grow in, and any residue or food particles can easily be wiped away from its smooth surface.

Stainless steel is smooth, hygienic, and ideal to use for cooking because it doesn’t absorb or transfer odors or tastes. Also, it doesn’t stain or discolor. Can you imagine what people did before stainless steel cookware and machines became the norm?

Call Miracle Strip Popcorn today at 850-864-1139 and ask about stainless steel kettles available for rent or for sale to enhance your upcoming events.