Poppin’ Facts


Every year Americans eat about 17 billion quarts of popcorn, while 58 quarts are consumed by the average American. About 70% is consumed in home and 30% is consumed outside the home (theaters, stadiums, schools).  Popcorn is low in calories compared to most snack foods Americans consume each day. Air-popped popcorn only has 31 calories per cup, oil-popped is only 55 calories per cup, and buttered popcorn has 90-120 calories per cup.

Maize (or corn) is a member of the grass family, which is known as Zea mays everta. There are 6 types of Maize/Corn but only popcorn is able to be popped.. well, that sounds like a challenge to us here at Pop’d KernsTM . As most people know, popcorn is a whole grain.. though most do not know its anatomy. A corn kernel is made up of three components: the germ, endosperm, and pericarp (the hull). Have you ever wondered, how popcorn can pop in a bag? Popcorn needs to be between 13.5-14% moisture to pop. So how does it keep that moisture in a bag at the unpopped state? Well, in addition to the dried corn, typically the bags contain a cooking oil with sufficient saturated fat to solidify at room temperature along with one or more seasonings.

In 1999, only 0.3 million pounds of popcorn was imported from all countries while 206 million pounds of popcorn was exported to over 90 countries. Nearly all of the world’s popcorn is made in the Unites States. You know the acres of corn you see during growing season? Most would believe it could be picked and eaten for dinner, or dried and popped. A typical American wouldn’t know that those acres are typically field corn, which is largely used for livestock feed, and differs from both sweet corn and popcorn. References say “The peak period for popcorn sales for home consumption is in the fall”.

Fun Fact: The world’s largest popcorn ball was created by volunteers in Sac City, Iowa in February, 2009. It weighed 5,000 lbs., stood over 8 ft. tall, and measured 28.8 ft. in circumference.

Discover our take on popcorn and try Pop’d KernsTM  today! #halfpoppedpopcorn #popdkerns #salty #snack #addictive



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The “Anatomy of a Perfect Crunch”

Describing the unique characteristics of a “perfect crunch” is a challenging task. It’s easier to begin by explaining what it’s NOT like. The “perfect crunch” is NOT a corn nut, and it’s NOT popcorn. The “perfect crunch” is a distinct texture experience — an ideal balance between two ends of the crunch spectrum. Pop’d KernsTM combines this irresistible crunch with extraordinary flavor to create a one-of-a-kind adventure for salty snack lovers. Satisfy your snack cravings with our delicious half-popped popcorn which contains the satisfying crunch that bursts flavor in your mouth. Try it today and order online at

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New Announcement!

Pop’d Kerns™   is now being offered at all 450 Holiday Gas stations!  The 3.5oz bags are located by the corn nuts and chex Mix.

We are also hoping to release our sweet flavor in the next 2 months. Follow us on Facebook for new store locations and updates on Pop’d Kerns™

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Pop’d Kerns™ is increasing store locations!

We at Pop’d Kerns™ have been working vigorously the last few months to increase the distribution to more stores!  We have been attending food shows across the United States and have talked to numerous store chains.  You can now find Pop’d Kerns™ in the following stores…

  • All 6 locations of Sunset Foods in Chicago IL
  • 9 Cash Wise stores in Minnesota
  • 11 Coborn’s stores in Minnesota
  • All 6 Trig’s grocery stores in Wisconsin
  • All 14 Woodman’s Foods in Wisconsin and IL
  • All Lunds & Byerly’s in Minnesota
  • Marshall’s and TJ Maxx

We will be announcing more store chains in the next few weeks!  Stay tuned!

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Pop’d Kerns Launches new Website, Facebook, and Twitter Account!

Pop’d Kerns™ launched its website today! We also launched a new Facebook page.  You can also now follow us on twitter at @Popdkerns.  We look forward to interacting with Pop’d Kerns™ fans and keeping our fans updated on the latest happenings.

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Pop’d Kerns Gets A Makeover

News Update….. Today is the first day we are packaging Pop’d Kerns™ (formerly Glad Corn®) in the new packaging! The NEW packaging graphics and name look great and we are excited to see the product on the shelf. We are very proud to be launching this new packaging, name, and website and look forward to everyone trying the New Pop’d Kerns™ brand. If Pop’d Kerns™ is currently not being sold in your local grocery or convenience store contact the manager and ask them to carry Pop’d Kerns™ or buy it online.

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Cool Ranch Flavor Launched!

We have decided to add a Cool Ranch flavor to our variety mix of Pop’d Kerns™ corn snacks. We listened to our customers and leveraged market research to help us develop a cool ranch recipe which is sure to deliver on flavor and crunch. We carefully tested a variety of ranch recipes before launching and decided on a perfect blend of cool ranch and seasoning. Be sure to try out this wonderful NEW ranch flavor, which will be available in stores starting in early April. Look for this flavor along with all Pop’s Kerns™ varieties at your local retailers or wholesale outlets.

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Introducing Pop’d Kerns!

It was decided today that we will be changing the name Glad Corn® to Pop’d Kerns™. A six week case study was done on the salty snack industry and focus groups were conducted and it was decided that a name that was more descriptive of the product was needed. This salty corn snack is unique and different. We needed something that not only described the product but the name and had to be unique and different as well. Many names were considered, but it was decided that Pop’d Kerns™ was the name that stood out the most. We are excited to grow the Pop’d Kerns™ brand!

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