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  • 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

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 does not contain any 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.

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.

Easy To Use

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

Carnival King Brand

Offering quality concession equipment and supplies, Carnival King provides you with the options you need at the prices you want. Carnival King's assortment of products - from popcorn kits and kernels to popcorn poppers and merchandisers - is sure to keep your establishment in full operation and help make bulk preparation simple. Look to Carnival King as a brand you can trust for your concession supplies solutions!

Customer Q&A Ask a Question

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.
How should I store and pop my popcorn kernels?
Store your organic popcorn below 50 degrees Fahrenheit and your conventional popcorn below 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The popping temperature for the kernels should be around 440 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Kernel Details:
  • Expansion Rate: 43
  • Moisture Content: 14%
  • 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 48 reviews


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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    This is pretty good popcorn only issue is that when popping, some kernels don't fully pop and stay kinda hard and crunchy, and not in a good way.
    This is the best popcorn. All of the kernels pop every time. The size and shape works great to keep on butter, salt, and cheese powder.
    Probably the best popcorn I've had. It pops up into big fluffy yellow puffs, and leaves behind very few unpopped kernels. Enjoy with butter, salt, sugar, or other seasonings.
    these kernels are great. they pop very nicely and they have great flavor. They are also priced well which is very nice. would recommend for sure
    Non GMO! Enough said. Corn is one of top GMO's on the planet so to find popcorn that is non GMO is wonderful. This popcorn pops very well in a hot air popper, with few un-popped kernels left over. I have been through 10 pounds of these kernels so far and just bought 5 more. Very satisfied with these popcorn kernels.
    Carnival King Butterfly Popcorn is delicious. The kernels pop into beautiful, light, airy, large popcorn. We now create movie theater popcorn in our home anytime we want to. Also, most of the kernels pop. However, a lot of hulls stick in my teeth. So, I deducted one star for that. Great purchase!.
    These are very good. The pop so beautifully and our customers love it. They just can't seem to get enough. We pop em little by little so as to have less unpopped kernels.
    After ordering two types of popcorn from this company, I decided to try this one. This was the best out of three that I ordered. The popcorn was exactly like they said (less kernels and big fluffy popcorn). I was very pleased, this will be the popcorn I will order going forward.
    We just started with popcorn and our customers loved it. We use the Carnival King Large Butterfly Popcorn Kernels, Golden Barrel Butter Flavored Coconut Oil from Webstraunt and popcorn salt and it is pretty darn near close to movie theater popcorn. The kernels all popped evenly and are pretty, coming out white and yellow. We are very pleased and I am working on a re-order right now!
    Great popcorn that pops up very full and large popcorn for your event or vending needs. Holds up well for extra butter. Great product and value!
    The pieces are bigger than microwave popcorn and you can control the butter, salt, & flavoring. It’s significantly less than you’ll find in jars in the supermarket: this 5-lb box is less than the 12-16oz brand name package.
    this works as well as any popcorn i've used in the past. it pops up nice and big with very few unpopped kernels remaining. the large amount will last a super long time, so the price is a really great deal
    These popcorn kernels work absolutely perfect for my air popper at home. This has lasted me over 3 months and my family eats a lot of popcorn. If you just add a little bit of salt and butter, it is absolutely delicious.
    This butterfly popcorn has great flavor. I wish there weren't quite so many old maids, but it's still worth purchasing as it is fluffy and tastes great.
    We have tried bith the premium popcorn, cheap and also this (Carnival King Yellow Large Butterfly Popcorn Kernels). Let me tell you don't waste your time spending the big bucks for the premium as this Carnival King might actually out pop it. *Yes silly me divided out the unpopped kernels and measured them various times under the same popping conditions. But at least I know I can save money plus get a product that does not taste different as well as the same popping qualities vs something that costs almost twice as much.
    This popcorn tastes amazing! It is so much better than some of the big name brands and costs less than half as much. I will definitely continue to purchase this.
    We bought this for our ice cream shop. The pop corn taste pretty good. The kernels pop pretty well, customers love the popcorn and cant get enough
    These are a pretty decent brand of popcorn kernel. They pop up pretty consistently and are about a small-medium size. I use them in my theater style home popper. Unfortunately when my shipment arrived, a couple of the bags had split open and the kernels spilled into the boxes. I contacted Webstaurant and they remedied the issue quickly and to my absolute satisfaction. Best customer service around! I'll purchase these again.
    It's pops beautifully! We are a non profit organization associated with an elementary school. When we purchase something- EVERY PENNY COUNTS! This is a great deal for us and our events.
    We've alternated between these large kernels & the extra large kernels, & both work great. We give out bags of free popcorn every day (they make for great bag snacks) & people love it!

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