Popcornopolis Cinnamon Toast

Here at Popcornopolis, we make it our job to know everything there is to know about popcorn. Our customers often help with that by calling or emailing questions we never even thought of! We appreciate that, and want to return the favor by helping you become a popcorn whiz. Here are the top 8 questions we find ourselves answering…

 Popcornopolis Jalapeno Cheddar

Q:  How do you keep popcorn fresh?

A:  Pure and simple—to keep popcorn fresh, you want to limit its contact with air. If your popcorn comes in a package, tightly seal the unused portion using a twist tie or rubber band. You can also place the popcorn in a plastic zipper lock bag—suck the excess air out of the bag, seal, and it’ll stay crunchy for weeks. In general, coated popcorns like Caramel Corn will stay fresher for longer than non-candied recipes (like Jalapeño Cheddar, shown above—best eaten FRESH). We guarantee freshness to any unopened packages of Popcornopolis popcorn for 6 months. Atmospheric moisture is also a freshness killer, so if you live in an area with high humidity, eat your popcorn faster!

Q:  Can you freeze popcorn?

A:  Good news, you CAN freeze popcorn. Just be sure to use a freezer bag, and again, eliminate as much air space inside the bag as possible. Of course, nothing beats fresh popcorn, which is one reason (of many) you'll favor our stay-fresh cones and resealable tins. They keep the crunch going and going.

Q:  Can you bake with popcorn?

A:  Go for it! The popcorn will hold its shape and lend a delightful texture wherever you add it. Check out our baked cookie recipe here!

Q:  What is popcorn, anyway?

A:  There are four categories of corn: dent, flint, sweet corn, and popcorn. Popcorn is the only one that pops because of the unique properties of its hull and kernel. When you heat it up, the moisture inside the kernel creates steam which creates pressure. Eventually, the pressure causes the hull to burst open, and voilá! Pop, pop, pop! More detailed information here, and here.

Popcornopolis Nearly Naked

Q:  Is popcorn healthy?

A:  Popcorn is actually a whole grain. It’s low in fat and calories, and rich in fiber. For our healthiest snack, try delicious Nearly Naked. It’s pure popcorn, coconut oil, and sea salt! Read the overwhelming Nearly Naked customer reviews here.

Q:  Where does Popcornopolis get its popcorn?

A:  Our popcorn comes exclusively from farms here in the U.S.A. We work hard to find the absolute best popcorn around, and once we’ve found it, we stick with it. That’s why we’ve worked with the same family farmers for years.

Q:  What’s the best oil for popping popcorn?

A:  We experimented with many oils when we created our  Caramel Corn way back when started Popcornopolis. Nothing came close to the deliciousness of coconut oil. You definitely want an oil with a high smoke point so all the kernels pop without that burnt-scorched smell. Read more information on the wonderful features and benefits of Coconut Oil here...

Q:  How do you come up with flavors at Popcornopolis?

A:  Our chefs have certainly come up with many amazing flavors. They test and taste over and over again until they’ve created a culinary masterpiece. Most recently, they were hard at work developing our newest hit, Red Velvet.

 

Congratulations, you are now a popcorn whiz. Feel free to throw around your newfound knowledge at your next popcorn tasting party. Here is a downloadable fun facts poster for more popcorn lore.

Have more questions? Write to us in the comments section below or contact our wonderful Customer Service team at 800-767-2489 or customerservice@popcornopolis.com.