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  • Extra large kernel size
  • Produces mushroom-style popcorn with a large surface area
  • Yields the preferred type of popcorn for working with glazes and coatings
  • Great for making caramel corn
  • Bulk 50 lb. bag is ideal for high-volume venues creating unique, bulk specialty popcorn

Stock your concession stand with these Carnival King extra large mushroom 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 extra large-sized, mushroom-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.

Extra Large Size

While different crops across the country yield different kernel sizes, these Missouri grown, extra large kernels are known for their consistent and reliable crop yields. This size offers more surface area for coatings and glazes to stick to.

Yellow Mushroom Popcorn

Mushroom-style popcorn is denser and more compact than butterfly-style popcorn. Since mushroom popcorn does not include any breakable "wings" like butterfly popcorn, it holds up well against stirring and coating processes.

Great for Toppings

Thanks to the larger surface area, this mushroom-style popcorn is the popcorn of choice for caramel corn and kettle corn. It can even be used to add gourmet glazes for decadent, sweet popcorn treats!

Convenient Supply

Compared to large bulk bags of popcorn kernels, these popcorn kernels are packaged in a 50 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.

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!

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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.
My mushroom popcorn resembles the shape of butterfly popcorn, what am I doing wrong?
Mushroom popcorn requires a high temperature of at least 400 degrees in order to produce enough steam to open the kernels into their round shape. Popping mushroom popcorn at too low of a temperature or in the microwave will likely result in butterfly-shaped kernels. For best results, use the hot air of dry flow-through machines to achieve the perfect mushroom kernel. Although hot oil can also be used when making mushroom popcorn, a lower percentage of round kernels will result.
How should I store and pop my Carnival King popcorn kernels?
Store the kernels in areas at 50 degrees Fahrenheit, with 40-60% humidity. The popping temperature for the kernels should be at least 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

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  • Package Size: 50 lb.

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Carnival King 50 lb. Extra Large Mushroom Popcorn Kernels

    4.4 stars from 70 reviews


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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    The quality of this product is skeptical. The date says its fresh. When popped it is gummy and they after if sits awhile it changed to normal texture when eaten. However when coated it goes back to being gummy. I ended up throwing out the whole bag.
    Thank you for your feedback! We’re sorry you did not prefer this product. For recommendations, please contact our Customer Solutions team.
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    WOULD NOT USE ANYTHING ELSE! This Mushroom popcorn has AMAZING flavor and the big size of the popped kernel helps hold various powders for our flavored kettle corn!
    These Non GMO mushroom popcorn kernels are ideal for popcorn recipes where the popcorn is coated with caramel or cheese, and they are less likely to break up into smaller pieces as the Butterfly popcorn does.
    This popcorn was a great buy. My family does a movie night every Friday so popcorn is always needed. The quantity is mind blowing and will definitely last my family a long while. It also stores well if you want to keep it for a later date.
    This carnival king extra large mushroom are not that large, all kernels doest not popup, im a bit disappointed, was expecting a much better product.
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    This popcorn was not good. I think it was old or something because it did not pop evenly and was overly crunchy/chewy when eaten. I would not recommend!
    Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry your Carnival King 50 lb. Extra Large Mushroom Popcorn Kernels was low quality. Action has been taken to remedy this. Please reach out to our Customer Solutions team if you have any questions!
    Carnival King 50 lb. Extra Large Mushroom Popcorn Kernels product is very good. Taste is very good Quality is very good. I would recommend to everyone.
    I’m disappointed. I received not mushroom popcorn, but a mix of what was about 70% butterfly and 30% mushroom. Yeah, it popped great, but mushroom? Nope.
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    Amazing popped popcorn I love this product! The cereals pop into large and beautiful mushroom popcorn that tastes amazing I love this stuff. I would recommend this popcorn to my friends and family!
    When I purchased this popcorn, I wanted to see the difference. After popping this type of popcorn it was large like they said, but too much hull. I had friends that said they liked it, but others were like me too hully.
    huge kernels and seams to make my kettle get black quicker and need more frequent heavy cleaning and I cant say I like the taste as much and my normal brand
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    Just starting our kettle corn business and this mushroom popcorn was a great buy. It pops great and is flavorful. Looks great is our bags.
    The popcorn works great with an air popper. I didn't have a problem with the mix version of popcorn. They were all mushroom popcorn. We are ordering these again.
    The kernels really do pop large! This is a great option for making kettle corn as the sugar has lots of surface area to cling to!
    I had a lovely time with popping this popcorn. The kernels have a high popping rate with few "old maids" when done. I used popcorn seasoning oil and sometimes a little butter, cheese powder, seasoning mixes, etc. Really good popcorn.
    Carnival King mushroom popcorn is Great tasting, crunchy kernels with few old maids. Great for caramel corn, but even great just plain with butter and salt!
    Plenty of corns. Will try how many oz can I make. Hope it can work for the event. Tried with pot, delicious! Need to buy some more.
    We used this popcorn kernels over the Christmas holidays 2018. The kennels do mushroom and are huge. It was noticeably different from the regular type kernels we use. We are purchasing this again
    i could not believe that there were only about 5 kernels that did not pop. it is the best tasting popcorn that I have found
    It was a great popcorn kernels for popping. I still popping the same kernels and get the perfect results for customers in my popcorn kiosk

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