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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
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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

    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. With an expansion rate of 29-31 cc, 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. Pop kernels at 400 degrees to form the full, round shape.

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. For every 1 cup of unpopped kernels, it is recommended to use 4-6 tbsp. of oil.

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&AAsk a Question

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.
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:50 lb.
Kernel Details:
  • Kernel Size:40-48 k / 10g
  • Expansion Rate:29-31 cc
  • Moisture Content:13-14.0%

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1 out of 1 found this review helpful

Carnival king hands down are the best popcorn kernels. This 50lb bag goes a long way. I would definitely recommend this product. It's a must buy.

Belize F. on 08/23/2021
         
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

I have ordered these over and over! They pop well and taste even better. Great price and great flavor. Definitely recommend for anyone and everyone

Will D. from Salty Pop on 12/03/2020
         
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

About 65% mushroom kernels and 35% butterfly kernels. I expected more mushroom kernels to pop. Learning that butterfly kernels are included. Guess it'll do for now.

Lakelia J. from Eat With The Joneses on 11/11/2020

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1 out of 1 found this review helpful

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.

David A. from Home on 06/02/2020
         
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

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.

Megan M. on 04/05/2020
         
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.

Casey P. from Ms. on 03/07/2018

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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!

Tim S. from Sweet Sarah's Kettle Korn on 03/04/2016
         

I am not happy with this product at all. There are too unpopped kernels for one and I feel like it is a waste of money each time we toss them out. Also, too many hanging kernels that get stuck in my teeth. This was a bomber for us as we were looking forward to coating them with caramel and cheese coatings.

Mom O. on 01/03/2022

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In store purchased. 40oz of kernels normally needed for one full batch popcorn. This brand requires 58oz to get the full batch. Very dirty (chaff). Good flavor. I will try Reist next.

Paul A. on 10/30/2021

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Tried our standard popping method (large pot with oil over high heat) the very first time with this popcorn and the results were less then ideal. Small kernels, under popped, etc.. Changed up the popping method, scorching red hot oil, let kernels sit for 45 seconds to a 1:30, and back on high heat, POPS amazingly for us now. The only real issue is that once popped, they are really susceptible to moisture and go chewy/stale much quicker for us. Not a huge issue, just have to plan accordingly. Overall, pleased with the mushroom popcorn.

Jon B. from Jon Brooks on 08/21/2021
         

I recieved my carnival king 5lb. Box of extra large popcorn. I recieved it very quickly. The popcorn tastes good and it of course tasted fresh . But It does have a lot of hull.

Nora R. from Sweet Sensations on 11/24/2020

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Tried this on the stove and with an air popper. Didn't care for it either way. Popcorn seemed stale. Next time, I'll try a different brand.

Claudia R. on 07/02/2020

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This is the very best popcorn to use for candied popcorn. It's large and holds it's shape for full candy coverage and withstands the constant stirring. The only popcorn i use. 4 instead of 5 because i wish it were white instead of yellow.

Mecia D. from Empressive Candy LLC on 06/10/2020
         

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.

Nathalie B. from Mermelada Caracas on 03/24/2020

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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!

Josh H. from Vineyard Christian Fellowship on 03/06/2020

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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.

Muhammed Y. from Low Price Supply Inc on 02/24/2020
         

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.

Pam H. on 02/23/2020

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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!

Gevo B. from Larman on 12/01/2019
         

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.

Bernadette R. on 11/21/2019
         

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

Peter F. from Fremos on 11/11/2019

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