Today is National Popcorn Day! It's a seemingly silly holiday, but I'm a bit of a popcorn fanatic so I like that this movie watching treat has its own day. In fact, according to a new survey, movie watching is when we eat popcorn the most. And movie theater popcorn also outranks all other types as the favorite. Our favorite flavors are butter, salted, white cheddar, regular cheddar, and kettle corn. It's a travesty that caramel corn didn't make the top 5 but in my life I've noticed I seem to be in the minority on that, so I guess it makes sense.

The survey also found that despite movie theaters limiting occupancy or closing altogether, most of us actually watched more movies in 2020 than in recent years past. Which means many a bowl of popcorn was consumed in living rooms on couches. I personally have gone through 36 bags of ACTII Butter Lover's microwave popcorn in 2 months...I told you I was a fiend! But on National Popcorn Day it's only fitting to hit up a fancy popcorn spot to really praise the magical treat that is a popped corn kernel.

According to Yelp, Cracklin Gourmet Popcorn is the way to go, with glowing reviews about the selection and service:

So great... granted we are popcorn fiends. But we literally go hours out of our way on our road trips to come here and stock up on popcorn for the trip.  The new couple that owns it seems so great and we talked with them for a good bit before heading on our way.  They even hooked our dog up with some nibbles for the road. -Josh Y.

There are so many different flavors of popcorn to choose from, and you can sample as many as you'd like! There are quite a few options of sizes and tins as well. The guy was so nice, and even gave me a free bag of buttered popcorn to go! -Jo D.

It would be a bit of a task to list all the flavors this family owned and operated shop has to offer, as there are more than fifty! But some noticeable standouts include habanero salsa, spicy dill, watermelon, huckleberry, s'mores, and sweet jalapeño. Time to go try them all!



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