Win Free Popcorn Weekly: Enter the Popcorn Perks Sweepstakes Today!

Popcorn Perks Sweepstakes

What makes The Popcorn Factory’s heavenly popcorn taste even better? Getting it for free, of course! Because we love our customers so much, we’d like to thank you by giving you a chance to win our popcorn and other snack products each week until December 28. So pop out those smart phones, tablets and laptops and submit your entry today!

Entering the sweepstakes is easy, and you don’t have to buy anything in order to enter or win. All you have to do is take a couple of minutes to send us your info, and you’re all set! Here’s how to do it:

  • If you’re not already a fan of The Popcorn Factory on Facebook, visit our Facebook page and hit the “Like” button. Then, fill out the entry form and you’ll be entered within seconds.
  • If you already like us on Facebook, just visit our Facebook page and fill out the entry form.

A new winner will be randomly selected each week, and you could be one of the lucky ones! To get a full list of details, visit the Popcorn Perks Official Rules page.

So go ahead and get poppin’, and good luck!

Think You Know Everything About Popcorn? Check Out Our Infographic for Some Fun Snack Facts!

The Popcorn Factory Caramel Popcorn

Just because National Popcorn Poppin’ Month wrapped up on October 31 doesn’t mean the party’s over! We here at The Popcorn Factory live, breathe and celebrate popcorn 365 days a year, so no one knows this pop-able snack better than we do.

To keep the festivities going, we’ve created a super-fun infographic with tons of little-known facts about popcorn. We’ll bet you had no idea that Americans eat 16 billion quarts of popcorn each year (it’s true!), or that The Popcorn Factory is in the Guinness Book of World Records for creating the world’s biggest popcorn ball. And that’s just a bite-sized sampling of all the tidbits we have to share with you!

So sit back, grab a bucket of your favorite kernels and enjoy learning everything you need to know about popcorn. When you’re done, come back and tell us which fun fact was the most surprising to you!

Kernels vs. Colonels Infographic

How to Make a Witch Hat With Halloween Popcorn

Popcorn Witch Hat

You don’t have to toil and trouble over your Halloween décor! With a few easy-to-find art supplies and some Halloween-themed snacks, you can brew up a wickedly cute witch hat that will spellbind your party guests (no potions necessary).

Popcorn Witch HatWhat You’ll Need

One pencil
One Styrofoam cone
Two 15-ounce canisters of Zombie Kettle Corn
One hot glue gun
One Halloween-themed wreath (handmade or store-bought)

Directions

  1. Using the pencil, draw the outline of any pattern of your choice on the surface of the Styrofoam cone. Here, we used a simple linear pattern to create bands across the base and the top of the cone.
  2. Separate the Zombie Kettle Corn by its four colors (orange, purple, green and black).
  3. With the hot glue gun, follow the pattern you drew and glue the popcorn onto the cone, piece by piece. (Watch out: Don’t burn yourself!)
  4. As you work your way up and around the cone, glue the kernels close together—like a mosaic—so the white cone doesn’t show through. Use small broken pieces of popcorn to fill any gaps between kernels.
  5. Top off the cone with the pointiest popcorn kernel you can find. When the popcorn is completely dry, spray it with glitter.
  6. To make the brim of the hat, lay the wreath face-up on a flat surface and place the cone in the center of the wreath.

Abracadabra, your witch hat is complete! Add a little extra charm by wrapping it with ribbon and embellishing it with feathers, spiders or owls. Show off your creation by resting it on your fireplace mantel, atop your kitchen counter or next to a cauldron-shaped punch bowl.

Now that our Halloween popcorn series is officially over, it’s time to put our readers to a vote! Which creepy craft was your favorite: the popcorn centerpiece, the popcorn pumpkin or the popcorn witch hat?

How to Decorate a Pumpkin With Halloween Popcorn

Popcorn Pumpkin
Two things usually come to mind when we think of October 31: Decorating pumpkins and eating Halloween treats! Why not combine the two and dress up a pumpkin with Halloween popcorn? If you’re on the hunt for some ghoulish Halloween party ideas, this craft is a hair-raising alternative to the ho-hum Jack-o-lantern.

Popcorn PumpkinWhat You’ll Need

One small or medium-sized pumpkin
One washable black marker
Two 15-ounce canisters of Zombie Kettle Corn
One hot glue gun

Directions

  1. Using the washable marker, draw the outline of a monster face (or any pattern of your choice) onto the surface of the pumpkin.
  1. Separate the Zombie Kettle Corn by its four colors (orange, purple, green and black).
  1. Following the pattern you drew, use the hot glue gun to glue the popcorn onto the surface of the pumpkin. (Be careful not to burn your fingers!) It’s easiest to start at the top of the pumpkin and work your way down.
  1. Make sure the kernels are glued close together in a mosaic-like pattern so the orange color of the pumpkin doesn’t show through. Use small broken pieces of popcorn to fill in any gaps between kernels.

Welcome your Halloween guests by propping up your little monster on a windowsill, a staircase or your doorstep.

Now it’s your turn to tell us: What kinds of unusual materials have you used to decorate a pumpkin?

How to Make a Halloween Centerpiece With Popcorn

Halloween CenterpieceLooking for some simple Halloween party ideas that will send shivers down your guests’ spines? Here’s a tip: Halloween treats aren’t just for eating; you can decorate with them too! Spook-ify your dinner table with this centerpiece made from Halloween popcorn and autumn leaves. It’s a fun, super-easy craft, plus you can reuse it for your Thanksgiving spread!

Halloween CenterpieceWhat You’ll Need

One 15-ounce canister of Zombie Kettle Corn
One tall, clear vase
One branch of faux fall leaves
Halloween ribbon

Directions

  1. Separate the Zombie Kettle Corn by its four colors (orange, purple, green and black).
  2. Start layering the popcorn in the vase, one color at a time, in any order you like.
  3. After you’ve finished the second layer, place the leaves into the vase.
  4. Hold the branch straight up in the vase and continue with the third and fourth layers of popcorn, placing the popcorn around the branch. Pack the popcorn tightly all the way to the top of the vase so that it holds the branch up.
  5. Tie a cute Halloween ribbon of your choice around the top of the vase.

You’re done! Display your popcorn arrangement at the center of the dinner table, or place it on a coffee table to accent your Halloween décor.

How do you like to decorate with healthy Halloween snacks? Tell us your ideas!

Halloween Treats and Gifts Preview!

halloween treats and candyWelcome back Popcorn Fans!

The combination crisp air, changing of the leaves and an abundance of sweaters everywhere signifies the end of the summer and our anxious countdown to our favorite holidays! We know it’s early, but we just couldn’t wait to share all of our hard (yet fun!) work with all of our loyal customers and fans. Today is the start of our Halloween treats and gifts preview! It’s your chance to order these festively fun, scrumptious Halloween candy and popcorn before the rush and share the excitement with us! halloween tin owl

Get started on the Halloween spirit with these scary good gifts! Our newNight Owl design is terrifyingly festive and gives any gift that ghostly touch. Our Happy Halloween and Gimme Popcorn designs are whimsical, fun, and in the spirit of the haunting season! Kids will love the ghoulish cartoons and playful lettering just as much as the gourmet popcorn and candy awaiting them inside. The Gimme Candy tote bag is great for enjoying our premium popcorn and snacks, and then reusing the tote for trick-or-treating. There’s a design in our new Halloween collection for everyone! halloween candy bag gifts

Back by popular demand are our Mr. Bone Jangles and Boo Bats designed Halloween gifts! Take your pick with colorful gift towers and hauntingly delicious popcorn tins. Get set for Halloween night with our Boo Bats Backpack gift, filled with Halloween candy, popcorn and ready to reuse for a secure night of trick-or-treating.

halloween boo mini tins Making their debut are some frightfully delicious new gourmet popcorn flavors like sour green apple, zombie kettle, skinny sea salt, and more! We’re also welcoming back our favorite chocolate popcorn flavors like dark chocolate and sea salt, chocolate drizzle, and s’mores.

When the goodies inside the tins and gift towers are done, reuse this spooktacular gifts as Halloween decoration around the house! The popcorn tins would make the perfect candy bowl for Halloween, too.

Check out our whole collection here and order before they creep back into hiding!

Happy Hauntings!

Happy Birthday Popcorn Blog Party! 3 Prizes!

Happy Birthday Popcorn!

Happy Birthday Popcorn!

Welcome to The Popcorn Factory Happy Birthday Popcorn Blog Party!

Birthdays and Popcorn. They go together like a horse and carriage, right?

In about a paragraph or two, tell us how you feel popcorn and birthdays fit together. If you remember certain birthday celebrations past or present, feel free to share those as well. If you have some thoughts on how popcorn gifts can be made even more special for birthday celebrations, we would love to hear that as well. As you can,  with our name being  The Popcorn Factory, we live the world of popcorn each and every day and we just love it! So when our customers starting talking ‘some popcorn’ with us, it really makes our day. Take a look at our Birthday Popcorn Collection as well when you get the chance.

We will select 3 random winners!

Surprise “1st Post” Winner) Deborah Curran

Winner #1) Dora

Winner #2) Sandy

Winner #3) Lori Williams

Go Birthdays! Go Popcorn!

Baseball Popcorn Tin Blog Party! 3 prizes!

Chicago Cubs Popcorn Tin
Chicago Cubs Popcorn Tin

Welcome to The Popcorn Factory Baseball Popcorn Tin Blog Party! Now that opening day has arrived, we want to talk baseball and popcorn!

So in about a paragraph or two, let us know how excited you are about the season starting, your favorite team and why they’re going to win (or your gripe why they will not..) and how you feel about popcorn as a snack while watching the game at home.

Click here to see our full Baseball Popcorn Tin Collection.

We’ll pick 3 random winners and of course the winner can pick their favorite team’s tin as the prize. Or your friends favorite team if you will be sending it as a gift. Oh and please no sending your favorite team’s tin to your friend who roots for their rival. Example: Sending a St. Louis Cardinals tin or Chicago White Sox tin to a Cubs Fan (or vice versa). That would just be mean. ;)

Winner Status:
Surprise “1st Poster” Winner): Pete (Post on April 15th, 2011 @ 11:41 am)
Winner #1) Maggie Mckay (Post on April 19th, 2011 @ 5:28 pm)
Winner #2) Jonathan Ammons (Post on April 16th, 2011 @ 2:40 pm)
Winner #3) Susitravl (Post on April 16th, 2011 @ 12:33 pm)

Go Baseball! Go Popcorn! Go Summer! 
 

St. Patrick’s Day Green Popcorn Party! 3 popcorn prizes!

St. Patrick's Day Green Popcorn
St. Patrick’s Day Green Popcorn

Welcome to The Popcorn Factory’s  St. Patrick’s Day Green Popcorn Party!

Pictured to your left is our delicious St. Patrick’s Day Green Butter Popcorn.

In about a paragraph or two, let us know how you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and how a delicious snack like this would fit into your celebrations!

We’ll pick 3 random winners!

 

 

Winner Status:
 
Surprise “1st Post” Winner) Katy Stahlman on February 27th, 2011 @ 4:48 pm
Winner #1) Natalie on March 3rd, 2011 @ 7:20 pm
Winner #2) Tara Lamb on February 27th, 2011 @ 4:50 pm
Winner #3) karen ferguson on February 28th, 2011 @ 7:06 am

Go Green Popcorn! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 

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!