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Celebrate popcorn, one of the world’s oldest snacks
By Elleda Wilson

The Daily Astorian

Published on October 20, 2017 12:01AM


October celebrates a favorite snack of many Astorians: It’s National Popcorn Poppin’ Month. This momentous occasion was brought to the Ear’s attention by a slick mailer from the Popcorn Board (www.popcorn.org).

If you check out their website, you will find that popcorn has been around since about 2,000 B.C. Naturally, a plethora of recipes awaits you there, as well, from Caramel Almond Popcorn Clusters, to Black Sesame Mustard Popcorn, to Hot Wasabi Popcorn and everything in between. Pictured, courtesy of the Popcorn Board, Lime Pickle Popcorn Mix.

And guess what? Plain popcorn is actually good for you. So if you haven’t already, start popping.



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