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Buy 3 - 9 $3.86/Each
Regularly: $3.99/Each

  • Profitable menu item
  • Large sized kernels
  • Butterfly-style popcorn has a familiar, popular shape
  • Handy 5 lb. size is great for concession stands, churches, schools, and more
  • Non-GMO popcorn

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Stock your concession stand with these Carnival King large butterfly popcorn kernels!

Trust Carnival King for your supply of carnival foods, and treat your patrons like royalty with delicious-tasting popcorn popped from these Carnival King popcorn kernels. Popcorn is a crowd pleaser that's easy to make and will help boost impulse sales at your venue. These kernels produce large-sized, butterfly-style popcorn that's sure to keep customers coming back for more!

  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

  • Non-GMO


    This item is made with non-genetically modified ingredients.

Butterfly Style Popcorn

Use these popcorn kernels to pop deliciously light and tender yellow popcorn with a classic butterfly-style appearance and shape. Large in size, butterfly popcorn is the popcorn of choice for movie theaters, stadium sporting events, fall fairs, or carnivals. This popcorn type has irregular shapes with light, fragile "wings" protruding from all sides.

Convenient Supply

Compared to large bulk bags of popcorn kernels, these popcorn kernels are packaged in a 5 lb. bag that's less bulky, easy to handle, and easy to store.

Easy To Use

Simply follow the instructions on your countertop or freestanding popcorn machine to properly prepare.

Boosts Impulse Sales

Enhance your popcorn with a burst of sweet or savory popcorn flavorings and seasonings, or stick with the popular salt and butter toppings.

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What’s the difference between mushroom popcorn and butterfly popcorn?
The primary difference between mushroom and butterfly popcorn is the shape of the kernel. Mushroom kernels are more round and compact which provides a larger surface area for coatings to stick to, making it perfect for gourmet confections such as kettle and caramel corn. Butterfly popcorn has a more irregular shape with a number of protruding wings that allow butter and salt to be trapped underneath, making it great for movie theatres and concession stands.

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Package Size: 5 lb.
Kernel Details:
  • Expansion Rate: 43
  • Moisture Content: 14.00%
  • Kernel Size: 69 K/10g
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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Carnival King 5 lb. Large Butterfly Popcorn Kernels

    4.8 stars from 22 reviews


    People Talk About:

    popcorn kernels pops pop more great huge Nice popped price

    These kernels are not bad, but they're not the best, even for the price that the Webstaurant store charges. I can get kernels for the same price per pound at my grocery store, and they have fewer darkened/shriveled kernels than this batch (although there are still very few such kernels from either source). Overall it's still decent quality popcorn, pops up just fine and tastes great.

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    Butterfly popcorn

    These are so nice and large and have a high rate of popping up without leaving lots of non-popped kernels left over. This popcorn is crunchy and full and delicious! holds flavoring well too

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    This popcorn is great! My kids love it and it is a big hit during movie night. I find myself at the popper making multiple batches of this popcorn to keep up with the kids eating it fast. This is also a great price for the amount of popcorn kernels you get.

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    This popcorn pops up big, beautiful and fluffy. Didn't have the normal problem of having lots of extra kernels that don't want to pop. It was a huge hit at my carnival themed event.

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    I bought these because I saw in the description that this is what the movie theaters use. I always wondered why my grocery brand kernels always seemed to come out so small…and there were always more kernels that actually popped popcorn. These can be used in home countertop air poppers, which is fantastic because I can choose the toppings and make healthier choices for my family.

    from j4jcline Posted on

    Pops up nice and well. Good tasting popcorn. You get a huge box for a really low price. Enough to make a lot of popcorn.

    from Sweet Pea's Cupcakery Cafe Posted on

    Used this quite a bit, stayed fresh and rarely was stuck with unpopped kernels in the machine. Good taste and I would buy again when needed.

    from Beaver Brewing Co Posted on

    I'm sure that this popcorn is great I heard good things about it and Shipping was super fast but when I opened the box my bag was slit open on the side and a lot of the popcorn was in the box

    from Kingdom Of Flavor Posted on

    Nice fluffy popcorn! We have a commercial machine for fairs and this corn pops just the right size for our needs. Great tasting and everyone loves it. I will certainly be ordering more!

    from SimplyLeanne Posted on

    Not the best popcorn I've tried, but not bad either. I liked the large size butterfly popcorn kernels from Carnival King better. These are more yellow in color and slightly chewier.

    from ifoodblogger.com Posted on

    I loved this popcorn!!! I made it with the butter flavored coconut oil and butter flavored seasoning salt (both found on Webstaurant!) I got SEVERAL compliments!!! I made a huge batch for a grad party and kept it in a sealed tote! It stayed fresh for days!! Very few unpopped kernels! Very impressed!!!

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    from pashays Posted on

    Very very good!! Just popped some in my Pasadena 8oz popper. It came out fresh, light and crispy. And with just a few old maids! I buy popcorn from different vendors. But for now I will be sticking with this popcorn. I pop it up for the grand-kids to take home, and for the wife and I. My first order was for 25 lbs which I have vacuum sealed in glass jars for later use. I do not believe you will be disappointed with this popcorn!! Pass the butter......

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    I believe these are the best popping kernels we've used. We used at least 1 lb each time and seem to have so many kernels left un-popped. After popping the first time, there was barely any kernels left. The taste is very good and the popcorn very light.

    from Hancock County Library System Posted on

    I am very picky when it comes to my popcorn and this product is amazing. Nice and fluffy. My order arrived in three different groups in a different time that make it not so convenient

    from Aviya Elazar Herring Posted on

    I found my popcorn source. I eat popcorn several times a week. I dislike small popcorn or unpopped kernels. These are so good for snacking or for popcorn recipes like popcorn balls.

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    Be sure to follow directions on the quantity to use. Everyone really enjoyed the popcorn at our carnival themed family reunion. Will be ordering more.

    from ARROWWOOD GRILLS Posted on

    Love to have this 5 lbs popcorn kernel frm carbival king. When u cook it its nice and quality xomes out all the kernels was poppoing up

    from ashlexdrei tradings /sweets by chef jhay Posted on

    This is excellent popcorn. It tastes fresh, most of it pops up well, and they are big. I think the price is very fair if you can get it shipped for a good price. I have ordered 2 bags now and will order again.

    from Walpole Valley Farms Posted on

    We tested some of this popcorn out last night. I was a bit skeptical since you get so much for a lower price. We put a few tablespoons in the air popper and a few minutes later we had fluffy delicious popcorn. Five stars!

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    The kernels pop well in my 8oz popper. Each batch might produce 4 kernels that don’t pop. Almost all of the kernels have a great expansion and they have a light texture to them. I’ve had popcorn in the past that would either have a lot of reject kernels that don’t pop or that’s very chewy and has a Styrofoam taste to it. These are a much better standard of kernel.

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    Popcorn pops up huge and much bigger than kernels purchased in local grocery stores. I was very impressed with how big the popcorn came out using my whirley pop on my stove. I would recommend using a little less seeds than you are used to as it takes up more space in the kettle.

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