Thursday 18 January 2024

Different ways to eat and use popcorn!

National Popcorn Day is a celebration held on January 19th every year which is tomorrow. It is a day dedicated to celebrating the delicious snack that has been around for centuries. I thought popcorn was a newish thing, well from around the 1940's but it turns out it has been around as early as 5,000 BC and is believed to have originated in Mexico and Peru.

Popcorn continues to be a popular snack but have you thought of how many different ways there is that you can use it?

With gourmet toppings:
Experiment with truffle oil, Parmesan cheese, and herbs for a gourmet twist.
Add a dash of hot sauce, chili powder, or your favourite spicy seasoning for a bold flavour.

Sweet treats:
Drizzle melted chocolate over your popcorn and toss in some nuts or dried fruit for a sweet and salty combo.
Coat your popcorn in caramel sauce and mix in your favourite sweets or pretzels for a delightful crunch.

Mix things up:
Combine popcorn with nuts, seeds and dried fruits for a wholesome and satisfying snack.
Toss your popcorn with Italian seasoning, grated cheese, and even mini pepperoni for a pizza flavoured treat.
Mix your popcorn with dried herbs like rosemary, thyme, or oregano for a flavourful and healthy snack.

With Ice cream:
Create a sweet sundae by layering popcorn with your favourite ice cream, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream. It's a dessert experience like no other!

Popcorn balls:
Create popcorn balls by combining popped corn with melted marshmallows and shaping the mixture into balls for fun to eat treat.

In drinks:
Blend popped popcorn with vanilla ice cream, milk, and a drizzle of caramel for a sweet and savoury milkshake that will surprise your taste buds.
Create a popcorn infused vodka by letting popped corn steep in the alcohol. Strain it out after a day or two and use the flavoured vodka as a base for creative cocktails.

As a salad topper:
Swap croutons for popcorn in your salad for a surprising crunch. The popcorn's lightness adds a delightful texture, and you can experiment with various flavours to complement your salad ingredients.

Popcorn Movie Night:
Transform a simple movie night into a popcorn themed event. Create a DIY popcorn bar with various toppings and let everyone customize their own popcorn mix.

Feed the birds:
Mix unsalted popped corn with seeds, nuts, and dried fruits to create a bird friendly mix. Hang it in your garden or trees to attract feathered friends.

DIY decor:
Thread popcorn onto string or twine to create festive garlands for parties or holidays.
Fill decorative bowls with popcorn for a cost effective and unique centre piece.

How do you like your popcorn?


  1. January 2024 at 13:46

    Some interesting ideas that I would never think of

  2. I have to say that most of these ideas are ones I never would have thought about! I guess I'm a boring popcorn eater. lol. I do love it though, and you've made me hungry for it. Maybe I'll pop a bag today. :)

  3. Yum! I didn't know you could have popcorn in so many different ways.