(Closed) Popcorn Bar Vs. Candy Bar

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
7771 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I really like the idea of a popcorn bar.  It would be a lot easier on my teeth!

Post # 4
2874 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

popcorn can get stuck in peoples teeth though and you dont want people rummaging in their mouths wishing they had floss or toothpicks

Post # 5
2287 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

I would like gourmet popcorn better.

Post # 6
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Popcorn bars are tricky. A few things to consider:

1) Humidity: If you are near the ocean or it’s damp in your area, that will equate to soggy popcorn. It’s already hard enough keeping popcorn fresh and crunchy; humidity will make it worse.

2) Toppings that won’t stay stuck: I’ve bought those shakers before to flavor popcorn. What the fine print states is that your popcorn has to have something that will bind the flavor crystals to your popcorn. So you’ll have to either make sure your popcorn is buttery or provide the spray mists of popcorn oil so guests can immediately sprinkle on their toppings afterwards. I have an air popper at home and that has no oil. When I sprinkled butter sprinkles or anything, it literally all goes to the bottom and the popcorn is bland.

3) Popcorn can be messy: Look at the movie theatre floor. Chances are there’s a fair amount of popcorn that’s been dropped and stepped on. Something to consider in terms of your venue.

Post # 7
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

You could always combine them into a “treats” bar.  I mean the popcorn would be easy enough (like that tinned popcorn you get around the holidays), but it would be quite volumous- so you would probably have to think about someone relacing it. 

I personally like the idea of having salty and sweet at one table– some cheesy/salty popcorn with chocolate or something could be fun. 

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