This Is an Actual Thing

The butter flavor tastes like mouth ulcers!Hey, everybody, it’s National Popcorn Day!

… well, maybe. Julie Nesrallah declared it as such this morning on CBC’s “Tempo”, claiming she’d read it on the internet and that meant it had to be true. But the Google reveals that even the official Popcorn Board isn’t sure when we’re supposed to celebrate that greatest of all snack foods:

Various sources report it as January 19; others claim it takes place on whatever day the Super Bowl falls on.

Of course, if something as prestigious and trustworthy as the Popcorn Board –“a non-profit check-off organization funded by U.S. popcorn processors to raise awareness of popcorn as a versatile, whole-grain snack… formed in April 1998 as an Act of Congress at the request of the popcorn processing industry” — can’t be sure about the schedule of its own holiday, how can we believe in anything?

Better safe than sorry. Weather permitting, I’ll head over to the Royal this evening and pick up a bag. They’ll probably appreciate the business; “Police, Adjective” may be a great movie, but I can’t imagine it’s a big concession booster.

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