Popcorn continues to be a popular snack food in Canada. In 2001, Canadian popcorn retail sales grew 7%, for a total of $75 million. Canadians eat on average 80 litres of popcorn per person, for a total Canadian consumption of 2.4 billion litres! Popcorn is the traditional favourite food for movie theatres.
Popcorn is valued by health conscious people for its low calorie and high fibre content. Four litres of popcorn contains 390 calories and has more protein than any other cereal grain. Popcorn is endorsed by a number of medical associations as an inexpensive addition to a healthy diet.
The demand for popcorn continues to grow as the "on the go" lifestyle of busy consumers creates a desire for convenience and simplicity. Scout Popcorn provides excellent value in terms of fundraising price and quality for many Canadians.