Seems popcorn is the in snack again. Food trends tend to wax and wane as we've seen with the crazy popularity of bacon, and now it's popcorn's time. But, like every modern food fad, it is periously close to crazy town.
"The whole-grain, high-fiber, low-calorie snack is joining the ranks of coffee and chocolate, with consumers seeking out heirloom varieties of pop-at-home kernels instead of microwaveable, commodity versions."
So we can't just enjoy the normal popcorn, it has to be popped from heirloom kernals and subject to tastings like fine wines. I love popcorn, don't care so much for the microwaveable style though. It's good to see it regaining center snack stage, just please don't overdo the "organic, locavor, point of origin, great in ice cream" menus.
"In St. Louis, Mosaic restaurants downtown and in Des Peres garnish a plate of pork tenderloin and brussels sprouts with spiced popcorn. The Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar downtown dresses up popcorn with a number of interesting seasonings, including smoky paprika, spicy wasabi, sweet mocha and savory chai."
Just stop. Please just stop.