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The History of Kettle Corn

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The History of Kettle Corn

Kettle corn is an all-American favorite salty-sweet snack often sold at festivals, carnivals, and other events. But where did this flavor of popcorn come from and how did it grow in popularity? Kettle corn dates back to the 18th century, its first documented appearance originating in Europe. European farmers would cook corn in large cast iron kettles over an open fire. Both lard and sugar were added while the popcorn was cooking, which resulted in a sweet snack that was often eaten at the end of the day. Thanks to the sugar in kettle corn, it was discovered during this...

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11 Fun Facts About Cheese

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11 Fun Facts About Cheese

Whether it is on burgers, pasta, or popcorn, cheese is a delicious addition to many dishes and snacks! Cheese comes in many colors, shapes, sizes and smells, but what else is there to know about this interesting food? Below are __ fun facts about cheese! Cheese is a dairy! It is the resulting product of curdling milk. In cheese factories, bacteria is added to milk to convert the lactose into lactic acid, and then an enzyme is added, which curdles the milk. This enzyme is called rennet, which used to be taken from the stomachs of young cows but is...

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Dark Chocolate Health Benefits

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Dark Chocolate Health Benefits

Dark chocolate: what was once considered a sweet treat is now considered one of the top-ranking superfoods. Chocolate dates back to 2000 BC when the first chocolate connoisseurs drank it as a beverage. Long after, chocolate was revolutionized after the invention of chocolate bars in the 1800s. Dark chocolate is derived from cocoa beans which are separated from cocoa nibs. The nibs are later ground into chocolate liquid. The liquid, after separating it from cocoa butter, is then refined into chocolate bars. So, why is dark chocolate healthy? According to hsph.harvard.edu, dark chocolate contains high amounts of flavanols. Flavanols, which...

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5 Reasons to Fundraise with Popcorn for the People

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5 Reasons to Fundraise with Popcorn for the People

Fundraisers are a great way to get a community of people together to raise money for an important cause. It is not only a way to raise funds, it is also a way to promote a message and share major objectives for an organization. Choosing how you raise funds is a critical step and can make or break your fundraising goals. So why should you choose Popcorn for the People for your fundraiser? Popcorn for the People is a unique fundraiser We have all heard of selling chocolate bars or passing around a catalogue to friends and family as a...

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Unique Easter Basket Ideas

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Unique Easter Basket Ideas

Spring has finally arrived, and Easter is right around the corner. Along with egg scavenger hunts and Easter bunnies, this holiday includes the joy of gift giving through baskets filled with candy, treats, and games. Traditionally, easter baskets are designed for kids, but there’s no reason people of all ages cannot enjoy an Easter gift basket! Need ideas for creating fun easter baskets for people of all ages? Here are some below! Movie Night Basket: Stuff your typical Easter woven basket with must-need movie goodies! Include movie theater snacks like candy, chocolate bars, and butter or caramel popcorn. Add a...

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