Caramel Popcorn Day is celebrated on April 7. Billions of people love caramel popcorn according to these Caramel Popcorn historical facts. With hundreds of flavors to choose from, there is sure to be a favorite flavor for everyone. Therefore, it makes sense that this delicious snack has its own holiday. Below are some caramel popcorn facts and activities to enjoy at home with children.
If you are looking for some fun things to do while you and your family social distance at home, please enjoy these facts, activities, and recipes, courtesy of the British Swim School in Livingston’s, “Things to Do with Kids,” column.
Here are some more Caramel Popcorn Facts to share with your kids, courtesy of foodamentary.com:
- Popcorn is made by boiling the water inside the corn kernel. As the liquid water becomes gaseous, it occupies much more volume and therefore causes incredible pressure in the kernel that causes it to explode into being inside-out.
- Un-popped popcorn kernels are called “old maids.”
- Americans consume 17 billion quarts of popped popcorn annually, or 54 quarts per man, woman, and child.
- United States citizens consume more popcorn than any other country.
- Being corn, popcorn that is unsalted, butter-free, and otherwise unaltered is a very healthy snack.
- Caramel popcorn or “caramel corn” used to be directly associated with Halloween for trick or treaters.
- Popcorn is scientifically known as Zea mays everta.
- The Wyandot Popcorn Museum has the largest collection of restored popcorn antiques.
CARAMEL POPCORN RECIPES
- Try making one of these 10 Tempting, Over-the-Top Caramel Popcorn Recipes from parade.com
- Make this Best-Ever Homemade Caramel Popcorn with your kids, courtesy of carlsbadpopcorn.com
- Your kids will love this Colorific Caramel Popcorn, from tablespoon.com
- Check out this Salted Caramel Popcorn recipe, from cookiesandcups.com
- Try this Caramel Popcorn recipe for kids, courtesy of thespruceeats.com
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…
- The next time you sit down for a family dinner, toss out some of these facts to spark a lively and informative family conversation. After dinner, look up some of these dates and facts and explore the historical moments as a family.
- On April 3, 1803 – The Pony Express began delivering the mail.
- On April 4, 1887 – Susanna Medora Salter was the first woman to be elected mayor in the nation in Argonia, Kansas.)
- On April 4, 1968 – Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.
- On April 4, 1949 – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was signed.
- On April 5, 1964 – General Douglas MacArthur died in Washington, D.C. at the age of 84.
- On April 6, 1909 – Explorers Matthew A. Henson and Robert E. Perry were the first people to reach the North Pole.
- On April 6, 1896 – The first modern Olympic Games opened in Athens, Greece.
- On April 6, 1030 – Twinkies hit the market. Did you know that the first Twinkies were banana-filled?
- On April 7, 1949 – The musical South Pacific, by Rodgers and Hammerstein, opened on Broadway.
- On April 7, 1948 – The World Health Organization (WHO) was founded.
- On April 8, 1974 – Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715th home run to surpass Babe Ruth's 714 home run record.
- On April 9, 1865 – Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, ending the Civil War.
- On April 9, 1691 – French explorer LaSalle reached the Mississippi River (1691)
- On April 9, 1963 – The U.S. Senate passed a law, making Winston Churchill the first honorary U.S. citizen.