Americans have had good reasons to break out the popcorn recently. Whether it’s due to…
Americans have had good reasons to break out the popcorn recently. Whether it’s due to the endless drama coming out of social media, or the great new shows on Netflix, we’ve been grabbing for our favorite salty snack quite often these days.
So, it’s worth celebrating National Popcorn Day on January 19, 2018.
According to the Popcorn Board and the U.S. Census Bureau, Americans consume 13 billion quarts of popped popcorn annually or 42 quarts per man, woman and child.
The Popcorn Institute reports that approximately 70 percent is eaten in the home (home popped and pre-popped) and about 30 percent outside the home (theaters, stadiums, schools, etc.). Unpopped popcorn accounts for approximately 90 percent of sales for home consumption.
Major popcorn producing states are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska and Ohio.