When you’re craving a snack, reach for popcorn, the better-for-you treat. The benefits of popcorn include:
Naturally Whole Grain (All products)
Good Source of Fiber (All products)
Naturally Gluten Free (All products)
No Trans Fat (All products)
Peanut and Tree Nut Free (All products)
All Natural (Bulk products)
No Cholesterol (Bulk products)
No Preservatives (Bulk products)
Goes Your Value
For concession sales, there’s no snack higher in value than popcorn!
Wholesale popcorn is sold unpopped, and distributed by weight – meaning a whole lot of popcorn is packed in a small amount of kernels
Pop Weaver popcorn is made from higher expanding kernels – so you sell more units, whether it’s bags or buckets, out of every bag you pop
When you choose a 48cc per gram expanding popcorn like Pop Weaver instead of the 40cc gram kernel that our competitors sell, your profit yield is 20% higher (based on a 50-pound bag of unpopped popcorn)
A little kernel
A lot of history
Like baseball and apple pie, popcorn is an all-American phenomenon. Explore the rich history of this golden kernel known as “Prairie Gold.”
Cave dwellers in central New Mexico leave behind loose kernels and tiny cobs of corn—the first evidence of popcorn
3rd Century AD
Ancient popcorn poppers from this era are discovered on the north coast of Peru.
Popcorn is an important part of Aztec ceremonies, used as food and as decoration.
Some historians believe that a member of the Wampanoag tribe brings a deerskin bag full of popcorn to the first Thanksgiving celebration in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Popcorn becomes widely available throughout the eastern United States.
The word “popcorn” is included in John Russell Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms.
The mobile popcorn popper is introduced at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, along with the zipper, the Ferris Wheel, and Cracker Jack
Street vendors begin selling popcorn to people going into movie theaters.
Ira Weaver starts selling popcorn from his horse-drawn wagon.
Theater owner Glen W. Dickson installs popcorn machines in the lobbies of his Midwest theaters. His idea spreads quickly to theater owners around the country.
Microwave popcorn is introduced throughout the United States.