Saturday, January 19, 2008

What Was the First Microwaved Food?

Why, popcorn, of course!

And how appropriate. Today is National Popcorn Day, so microwaves everywhere will be popping away. Check this popcorn trivia to find details of the first popcorn popping in a microwave. Americans eat about 17 billion quarts every year, most of it at home, so that comes in handy. See more trivia, jokes, and poems on the National Popcorn Day site.

And for the nutrition-conscious snackers among us, Orville Redenbach
er’s® and Act II® have microwave popcorn that is 100% whole grain with 0 grams of trans fat. I did not know of this, but apparently it has been around for a couple of years.

Just in case you don't yet have enough popcorn information, here is the Popcorn Board's site. There are teaching tools and craft ideas, popcorn books, recipes, history and tips.

Gotta go. It's time for a snack.

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Diane J Standiford said...

I'm from Indiana, so I KNOW corn---I'm gonna go pop a late night snack now!

Vicki said...

Yeah, I'm not from Indiana, but I like corn, too. I could probably live comfortably on a balanced diet of veggies, fruit, and popcorn.