|When is National Popcorn Day?|
|What is National Popcorn Day?|
National Popcorn Day, like Chocolate Day, is a food holiday that may be celebrated on more than one date. The 19th of January is one popular day set aside for this informal celebration, while many people also choose to have Popcorn Day closer to the SuperBowl. In any event, it's a cold day that gets a pop of heat from one of America's favorite snack foods. When it's eaten without oil, butter, or other fatty ingredients, popcorn is one of the lowest calorie snacks around. It's possible to consume an entire bowlful (3-4 cups) and only take in about 100-120 calories. Of course, the calorie count-and the compelling taste-increases as more ingredients are added. Salty and sweet are always in style, with butter, cheese flavor, and caramel topping the list of favorites. Americans eat 16 billion quarts of popped popcorn each year, and 70% of the stuff is consumed at home.
What is there to do on Popcorn Day besides feed your face? Make popcorn garlands by threading popped kernels on a string. Hang them outside for the birds to eat. Or, fill a jar with kernels and give a prize to whoever can correctly guess the amount.