Celebrate the Super Bowl With Popcorn: Make DIY Football Popcorn Jars!

Popcorn Served in Football Mason Jars for Super BowlThe big game has finally arrived! In a mere five days, the 49ers and the Ravens will duke it out for the Super Bowl XLVII championship title. But before your favorite players hit the field, you’ll need to supply your Super Bowl party guests with loads of munchable goodies. The best treat for watching those great plays? Popcorn, naturally! Suit up everyone’s favorite snack with these fun and easy-to-make football popcorn jars. They’re sure to score a touchdown with your biggest fans!

San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens NFL Popcorn TinsWhat You’ll Need

Mason jars (one for each guest)
Brown construction paper
White construction paper
Pencil
Ruler
Scissors
Glue
Adhesive tape
Twine
The Popcorn Factory Super Bowl popcorn

Directions

Cutting a Football Sleeve out of Brown Construction Paper

  1. To make the football sleeve for your mason jar, lay a sheet of brown construction paper flat on a table. Using a ruler and a pencil, trace a rectangle onto the construction paper. The rectangle should be wide enough to wrap all the way around your jar and tall enough to cover the jar from top to bottom. The mason jar we used is about 2 ¾ inches in diameter and 4 inches tall, so we cut a rectangle that measures 2 ¾ inches by 9 inches. Carefully cut out the rectangle.
    Cutting Football Laces out of White Construction Paper
  2. Now it’s time to make your football laces. Use your ruler and pencil again to trace six very small, thin rectangles onto the white construction paper. They should be small enough to fit onto the brown rectangle and create a football lace pattern. One of the white rectangles should be longer than the other five. Our longer lace measures ¼ inch by 2 ½ inches, and our five shorter laces measure ¼ inch by 1 ½ inches each.
    Laces Glued onto Football Sleeve
  3. Lay your brown rectangle horizontally on the table. Using glue, attach your long construction paper lace vertically in the center of the brown rectangle. Then, attach each of the five remaining short laces horizontally right on top of the long lace. Make sure to evenly space out your short laces.
    Football Sleeve Wrapped Around Mason Jar
  4. Your football sleeve is ready! All you have to do now is tightly wrap it around your mason jar and secure it with some tape along the back. If you want your football to look even cuter, tie a piece of twine around the mouth of the jar. Repeat steps 1 through 4 for each mason jar.
    Football Mason Jars Filled With Popcorn
  5. Fill the jars with your favorite football popcorn flavors and serve to your pigskin-loving friends! We used Cheese, Buffalo Ranch, Chocolate Drizzle and Almond Pecan.

What other kinds of football-shaped food will you be serving at your Super Bowl Party?

One State, Two Teams: How NFL Hometown Rivals Match Up

Giants and Jets Football-Themed Popcorn Tins

You’ve been a Giants fan since the first time you slept in a cradle. Your best friend, a Jets fan, bleeds green and white. Both of you grew up in New York, but you each have very different opinions when it comes to football! When two ironclad NFL teams dwell in the same state, diehard hometown fans are bound to be split straight down the middle. So the next time you and your friend are chowing down on your sports-themed popcorn and playfully bantering over which team is best, swap these fun stats about how these popular in-state rivals match up to one another!

New York Giants vs. New York Jets

First Game: The very first time the Giants and the Jets battled against each other, in true New York fashion, was November 1, 1970. The Giants came out on top with a score of 22-10, setting a trend for future bouts.

Most Recent Game: The latest game that brought the Giants and Jets face-to-face was on December 22, 2011. Like their name implies, the Giants claimed a colossal victory once again with a score of 29-14.

Overall Head-to-Head Matchups: Out of the 12 games the Giants and Jets have played together throughout NFL history, the Giants have won eight, proving they’re the toughest team on the block.

Super Bowl Wins: The Giants have been crowned Super Bowl champs a total of four times; the Jets only earned the title once. Think you can pull one over on the big guys that easily? Fuhgettaboutit.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Steelers and Eagles Football-Themed Popcorn Tins

First Game: On November 19, 1933, the Steelers and the Eagles had their first clash. The Eagles soared above their challengers with a score of 25-6.

Most Recent Game: These two opponents last went up against each other on October 7, 2012. This time, the Steelers won by a split hair: 16-14.

Overall Head-to-Head Matchups: The Steelers and the Eagles have been matched up a whopping 77 times, with the Eagles boldly taking the spotlight for 48 of those games.

Super Bowl Wins: When it comes to the big game, the Steelers are the conquering heroes with six Super Bowl victories. The Eagles have yet to swoop in and nab the top prize, even though they’ve competed for it twice.

Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans

Cowboys and Texans Football-Themed Popcorn Tins

First Game: The Cowboys only recently butted heads with the Texans: Their first game was on September 8, 2002. This was the first and only time the Texans beat the Cowboys, with a score of 19-10.

Most Recent Game: On September 26, 2010, the Cowboys came charging in and triumphed over the Texans, 27-13.

Overall Head-to-Head Matchups: The Cowboys take the cake: They’ve won two out of the mere three games they’ve played against the Texans.

Super Bowl Wins: The Cowboys have lassoed in five championship victories over the years, but the Texans haven’t yet made their Super Bowl debut. Time to saddle up and win some titles, boys!

Are you a fan of another team that has a hometown rival? Tell us why you think your team is the finest in the state!

Thanksgiving Traditions

The Holiday season is in full swing for us at The Popcorn Factory, and certainly with you too! We’re planning so many great things for Thanksgiving and our Winter Holidays that we can’t wait to share them with all of you.

Of course, all of our attention and focus right now is on one of our favorite Holidays: Thanksgiving. Being the popcorn and Holiday savvy poppers we are, we know that Thanksgiving and popcorn go hand in hand!

Popcorn was around for the very first Thanksgiving Day dinner in Plymouth, Massachusetts (and was a sure-fire hit if we do say!) Bags of popped corn were brought to the first Thanksgiving feast as a gift from the chief’s brother. Native Americans made popcorn by holding an oiled ear of corn on a stick over fire and then eating the popped corn off of the ear! Colonists later incorporated popcorn into their daily meals and began using popcorn with milk or cream, and sugar, making it the first known breakfast cereal! (I bet our secret recipe caramel popcorn or kettle corn would be perfect to try this way!) This is just another example of popcorn leading the way in tasty snacks and meals.

Popcorn is the ultimate Thanksgiving tradition, so why not make it apart of yours? Light, fluffy, and made with delicious and innovating flavors, our popcorn complements any occasion or meal. You can enjoy our real buttery popcorn as a before-dinner snack while you’re watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Chomp down on our natural cheese popcorn without ruining your appetite, as you watch and root for the Packers or Lions, Dolphins or Cowboys, and the 49ers or Ravens! (Not to brag, but we hear our popcorn tastes even greater than a win when coming from one of our many NFL popcorn tins that we offer).

Just finished a huge Thanksgiving dinner but you still want dessert? Our secret recipe caramel popcorn makes the perfect post-Thanksgiving dinner dessert. This buttery and sweet combination is a super satisfying treat and goes perfectly with any turkey, potato, or green dish (plus, who are we to shake up a several century’s long tradition of popcorn at Thanksgiving!) Simple and tasty to eat, without putting a strain on an already full stomach!

We’ve been popping since 1979 with fresh, fun, and delicious popcorn flavors, so let us be your popcorn experts this Thanksgiving holiday and get a great snack that you can be thankful for!

Super Bowl Popcorn Party! Packers Vs. Steelers! 3 prizes!

 

Packers Vs. Steelers in Super Bowl XLV!

Packers Vs. Steelers in Super Bowl XLV!

Welcome to the 1st Annual The Popcorn Factory Super Bowl Popcorn Blog Party! It’s the Packers vs. Steelers and it’s Super Bowl XLIV (45)! 

The playoff were crazy this year! But after all that craziness, the two teams that remain on top of the hill to battle it out are the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburg Steelers! As we all know, historically, the Packers and the Steelers are not strangers to the Big Game. With 9 Super Bowl rings between them (yes, yes we know Steeler fans that you have 6 of those, but hey cmon the Lombardi Trophy…), the expectations are high for both teams.

So in about a paragraph or two, tell us about  your favorite memories of Super Bowls past and how you think this one will shake out. And of course tell us about how popcorn is the ultimate Super Bowl snack! There will be 3 winners and the winners will receive a Super Bowl commemorative tin that features either the Green Bay Packers or the Pittsburg Steelers!

Winner Status:

Suprise “1st Poster” Winner: #1 Written By nikki ozan on January 31st, 2011 @ 3:45 pm

Winner #1: #23 Written By Kayla Skye on January 31st, 2011 @ 7:29 pm

Winner #2: #34 Written By crystal moyer on February 1st, 2011 @ 3:53 pm

Winner #3: #16 Written By Shakti Bulk on January 31st, 2011 @ 5:32 pm

Go Packers! Go Steelers! And Goooooooooo Popcorn!

‎1st Place NFC/AFC Championship Game Popcorn Party – 3 Prizes!

New York Jets 3-Way Popcorn Tin

New York Jets 3-Way Popcorn Tin

Welcome to The Popcorn Factory ‎1st Place NFC/AFC Championship Game Popcorn Party!

Wow. The Jets knocked off Tom Brady and the Patriots. The Bears will play the Packers in the playoffs for the first time since 1941. And the Steelers advance with a drive in the closing minutes that included a 58-yard pass to rookie Antonio Brown on third-and-19 (3rd and 19 against the Ravens defense with cover protection). Unbelievable!
 
Please post about a paragraph or two telling us about how watching football can bring the family and friends together and how popcorn makes that time so much better! We really love it when our popcorn is shared amongst family and friends, so we absolutely love to hear these comments!

Pictured to your left is the New York Jet 3-Way Popcorn Tin. The winners of course can select from their favorite team’s tin, even if that team is eliminated. :( You can see a list of all football popcorn tins here.

We will select 3 random winners!

Winner Status:

Surprise “1st Poster” Winner) #1 Written By Megan McGaughey on January 18th, 2011 @ 7:17 pm

Winner #1)  #17 Written By Tamara B. on January 18th, 2011 @ 8:33 pm

Winner #2) #21 Written By Carolyn Fridley on January 19th, 2011 @ 9:44 am

Winner #3) #38 Written By Lisa on January 21st, 2011 @ 12:46 pm

Goooooooooooooo Popcorn!

National Popcorn Day – January 19th or the day of the Superbowl?

Indianapolis Colts Popcorn Tin
Indianapolis Colts Popcorn Tin

So there is a bit of popcorn controversy in the popcorn world. controversy in the popcorn world you say, how could that be you ask? Popcorn is fun and great to eat with family and friends. What controversy could possibly exist? Well it surrounds National Popcorn Day. There is a consensus around the idea that National Popcorn Day is at the end of January. But is it on January 19th or on the day of the Superbowl? Okay, okay so to the rest of the world that might not be the biggest controversy around, but here at The Popcorn Factory it’s mighty big and creates quite a few lively discussions around well…the Popcorn Factory! 

So we would like to hear your thoughts. Oh by the way, we’re not trying to sway you towards one opinion with that Indianapolis Colts Popcorn tin. It’s just that well Peyton Manning hasn’t had exactly a Peyton Manning-ish season, so we thought we’d show a little support for him. :)

 

Anyways, let’s hear your thoughts. In a about a paragraph or two, let us know which day you think National Popcorn Day should be on and how your feelings about popcorn have changed from when you were kid to now as an adult. And how do you feel sharing popcorn as a treat with your kids, nieces, nephews, etc.

 

We’ll pick 3 lucky winners randomly!
Surprise “1st Post” Winner: Post #1 Written By Bessie Burnsed on January 7th, 2011 @ 7:04 pm
Winner #1) Post #21  Written By Paulette on January 8th, 2011 @ 3:39 am
Winner #2) Post #34 Written By Fidel on January 11th, 2011 @ 8:20 pm
Winner #3) Post #3 Written By Annmarie W. on January 7th, 2011

 

Go Popcorn! Go National Popcorn Day!

1st Place Popcorn Party – 3 Prizes! – (Week 16)

Philadelphia Eagles 3-Way Popcorn Tins

Philadelphia Eagles 3-Way Popcorn Tins

Welcome to this week’s 1st Place Popcorn Party on our Blog for Week 16! The Popcorn Factory has a whole set of football tins that are perfect for the game whether you’re in the living room, at a friend’s place,  or tailgating!

In a paragraph or two, let us know who you will be rooting for this Sunday and what flavor of popcorn do you prefer best during the game. Also let us know if your popcorn eating speed increases as the score gets closer or if after half time your team is behind! Do you have an original touch down popcorn celebration? Share those engaging popcorn thoughts with us and more! 

We will pick 3 winners at random. And of course, as always, the winners will be able to pick from our full football popcorn tin collection regardless of whether your team is in first place! 

Winner Status:

Surprise “1st Post” Winner: #1  Written By Ashley on December 22nd, 2010 @ 1:24 pm

Winner #1) #16  Written By Sarah on December 22nd, 2010 @ 2:36 pm

Winner #2) #9 Written By tuesday cain on December 22nd, 2010 @ 1:53 pm

Winner #3) #30 Written By Isela on December 22nd, 2010 @ 7:44 pm

Oh and we had to feature the Philadelphia Eagles Popcorn Tin after that crazy, crazy finish last week! Giants fans, big game coming up against Green Bay

Go Football! Goooooooo Popcorn!

1st Place Popcorn Party – 3 Prizes! – (Week 15)

Pittsburgh Steelers 3-way Popcorn Tin

Pittsburgh Steelers 3-way Popcorn Tin

Welcome to this week’s 1st Place Popcorn Party on our Blog for Week 15! The Popcorn Factory has a whole set of football tins that are perfect for the game whether you’re in your living room, at a friends, or tailgating!

In about a paragraph or two, let us know who you will be rooting for this Sunday and how you feel popcorn ranks amongst football snack greats! Also, please let us know what you think about our popcorn tin design for your favorite team  – or your team’s biggest rival, don’t worry the popcorn won’t take it personally – ;) . We will pick 3 winners at random. Oh and of course, the 3 winners will be able to pick from our full football popcorn tin collection regardlesss of whether that team is in first place.

Winner Status:

Surprise “1st Poster” Winner: #1 WRITTEN BY TIFFANY S. ON DECEMBER 14TH, 2010 @ 7:22 PM

Winner #1) Post #42 WRITTEN BY SAL ON DECEMBER 18TH, 2010 @ 1:02 PM

Winner #2) Post #14  WRITTEN BY MEGAN M ON DECEMBER 14TH, 2010 @ 8:58 PM

Winner #3) Post #20 WRITTEN BY JOAN SEAL ON DECEMBER 14TH, 2010 @ 11:01 PM

Goooooo Popcorn!!

1st Place Popcorn Party – 3 Prizes!

Chicago Bears 3 Way Popcorn Tin

Chicago Bears 3 Way Popcorn Tin

Welcome to the 1st Place Popcorn Party on our Blog! The Popcorn Factory has a whole set of football tins that are perfect for the game whether you’re in your living room, at a friends, or tailgating!

In about a paragraph or two, let us know who you will be rooting for this Sunday and how you feel about popcorn as a football snack. Feel free to share football popcorn memories if you have some! We will pick 3 winners at random. Oh and of course, the 3 winners will be able to pick from our full football popcorn tin collection regardlesss of whether that team is in first place. :) That would have just been mean… ;)

Winner Status:

Surprise “1st Poster” Winner) Post #1  WRITTEN BY MICHELLE ON DECEMBER 8TH, 2010 @ 4:48 PM

Winner #1) Post #20 WRITTEN BY ANNA ON DECEMBER 8TH, 2010 @ 5:48 PM

Winner #2) Post #70 WRITTEN BY TIFFANY HOOD ON DECEMBER 10TH, 2010 @ 8:17 PM

Winner #3) Post #30 WRITTEN BY BRENDA ON DECEMBER 8TH, 2010 @ 10:25 PM

Goooooo Popcorn!!