Gourmet Popcorn is a 2013 Food Trend

April 4, 2013 No Comments

Popcorn has been a perfect snack for centuries. But now, new flavor sensations are taking over the nation and consumers are craving twists to this whole grain treat.
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams recently featured the tasty gourmet popcorn trend, calling the booming business “bursting.”  A CBS News piece in February that featured Gold Medal Products equipment proclaimed popcorn to be “the snack that saved the movies.”
Countless other food industry sources, media outlets, bloggers and social networking sites have been raving about the rich buttery flavor of classic caramel corn, white cheddar truffle, raspberry and gourmet toppings like real gold.
Popcorn, in general, also has appealing health benefits. It is one of the reasons Publicis Consultants USA and other trend analysis groups called popcorn a 2012 Food Trend. Additionally, studies have shown that fiber-rich popcorn has higher levels of healthy antioxidants than some fruits and vegetables.
Popcorn is “the perfect snack food,” said Joe Vinson, PhD, professor of chemistry at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. Vinson’s study found popcorn to be the only snack that is 100 percent unprocessed whole grain.
Before the passion for popcorn reached fever pitch, Americans consumed 16 billion quarts of popcorn each year. Imagine what the records will show now as they re-discover the classic crunch of caramel or cheddar cheese, or tempt their taste buds with new flavor combinations.


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