There's a Reason Popcorn Is Our #1 Movie Snack

There's a Reason Popcorn Is Our #1 Movie Snack

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Whether at home or at the movies, it's hard to imagine enjoying the latest blockbuster without popcorn. But how did it become our go-to movie snack?

It stems from the early 1900s, when popcorn was actually more popular for street vendors.

Movie theaters then cut the street vendors out of the equation and started serving popcorn themselves. Once the Great Depression and World War II hit and sugar was rationed, the salty snack became even more of a mainstay.

Now, the real question is: butter or no butter?

Read more: Why Is Popcorn the Default Movie Theater Snack? from Mental Floss

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