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Buy 5 - 49 $18.75/Each
Regularly: $20.49/Each

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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 for high-volume venues



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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


    This item is made with non-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 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.

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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.

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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

    4.5 stars from 49 reviews


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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!

    from Sweet Sarah's Kettle Korn Posted on

    PICTURE PERFECT! This mushroom popcorn is the best!

    Great popcorn! Cooked this on the stove top when my friends were over for the game. Popped up nicely and everyone was impressed with how big each piece popped. Add a little salt and pepper, and that is all you need.

    from Panola Pepper Corporation Posted on

    we love this popcorn - pops up big and is delicious with butter or the caramel- we do not have to use a lot for samples due to the extra large size

    from jack c Posted on

    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.

    from Ms. Posted on

    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 barch I made up.

    Thank you for your feedback! We’re sorry you did not prefer this product. For recommendations, please contact our Customer Solutions team.

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    We love this popcorn! We will be reordering it because it was a big hit with our family. The kernels pop large and turn out a little chewy when popped in our air popper, which we like. If we want fluffier popcorn we cook it on higher heat on the stove. The bag was large enough to share with our grown children, make caramel corn for gifts, and enjoy for snacking too. Even with the pricy shipping it's a good deal.

    Posted on

    These popcorn kernels are just like it says, extra large. They pop up so big, you won't believe it! Makes great caramel popcorn too! It's a must have!!

    from Michelle's Scrumptious Bakery Posted on

    I purchased Carnival Kings 50 lb Extra large mushroom popcorn kernels to accompany my Commercial popcorn popper I also bought from the Webstaurant store. It’s awesome and an excellent value and I dont have to worry about running out. We store it in the large airtight containers we purchased from the Webstaurant store for easy access right in our pantry.

    from Special Forces Automotive Posted on

    I purchased the 50 pound bag of Carnival Kings extra large mushroom popcorn kernels for home use. It pops beautifully in my Carnival King commercial machine and we use it 5-6 nights a week. It was the hit of my New Year’s Eve Party and the neighbors are visiting a little more than usual.

    These are by far the best popping corn for my business. Will recommend and only buy these in the future. Are very large and have no kernels left in the end.

    Posted on

    My family just loves these popcorn with lots of butter in the stir crazy.

    When I found this popcorn, I was looking for bulk non-GM popcorn for our ever-expanding family. With 8 kids to feed, large mushroom popcorn that pops most the kernals and leaves very little unpopped is super friendly to our family budget! Besides the kids beg for it regularly! And I have yet to find this amount of non-GM popcorn for anywhere close to the price. We are sold and will be buying for years to come!

    Posted on

    The first time we ever used this huge, mushroom popcorn, we noticed that there were very few unpopped kernels left. The picture at the top is a kettle corn (unrefined cane sugar, Himalayan salt, & coconut oil) we made using this popcorn. The bottom was what was left in the bowl unpopped. With 8 children, ever popped kernel helps our budget. We love this popcorn and will continue to buy the 50lb bag for our big family!

    I’ve ordered the Carnival King Mushroom Popcorn in the past and have been pleased. However, with this last order I was not satisfied at all. While there may have been a few mushroom kernels mixed it, the vast majority of popped kernels appeared to be butterfly with many wings. I had to halt production of caramel corn due to potential waste and broken ‘wings.’ That being said, I sent a photo to WebstaurantStore customer service and they gladly agreed to provide a refund. Two Stars for Carnival King “Mushroom” popcorn. Five Stars for WebstaurantStore.

    from POPT! Posted on

    Thank you for your feedback, Mark! We are glad we were able to help! If you have any other questions, please contact our Customer Solutions team!

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    The carnival king extra large mushroom kernels are really nice quality and make a great fluffy popcorn. The popcorn is soft and crunchy and no hard centers. A great snack.

    Posted on

    This brand is a Great popping corn. The mushroom pop popcorn is large and fluffy. Works great for both sweet caramel toppings and savory creations too.

    from CMV Posted on

    Mushroom popcorn

    This popcorn is exactly what is advertised. For eating, it is not our preferred choice as compared to the White Butterfly popcorn, but this popcorn would make a great choice for novelty items like popcorn balls or as an addition to other foods. It is not as tender as White Popcorn, but that would be good if you are trying to mix flavors, syrups, etc into the popcorn to create something.

    Posted on

    Absolutely love the mushroom kernels! They pop nice and big with very few kernels left unpopped. Perfect for kettle popcorn. I was able to use half a cup and get the same volume of popcorn as 1 cup of the regular kernel. Saves me time and money!

    Posted on

    I love popcorn made from these nice large kernels! Product made from these is great, large, taste great and it is really consistent! You will love it!

    Posted on

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    The price is very good for the amount you recieve it pops up nice and Fluffy only wish it would come in a thicker bag

    Posted on

    The second time the mushroom popcorn was ordered it had a torn bag so the popcorn was everywhere in the box. The first time we ordered it wasn't we ordered it also with the butterfly popcorn. It takes a while for the mushroom popcorn to pop and has a lot of husk. Perfect though for carmel popcorn.

    from All occasions by Dunyal Posted on

    Really like these popcorn kernels. They pop much larger than store brands allowing more surface for cheese or caramel coating. They also have a much more tender shuck, making it possible to easily consume the entire thing with little or nothing sticking to the teeth. I like these so much that we have bought it on three occasions, and will buy again..

    Posted on

    If you want big kernels with lots of meat this popcorn is for you. I like that it fluffs up nice and doesn't feel like I'm eating that hard center that small popcorn has. Pops great!

    from Marsha Martin Posted on

    I've never had mushroom popcorn from another source before, so I don't have anything to compare this too, but it seemed like there were quite a few kernels that didn't pop, or that didn't pop into the mushroom ball shape. It's definitely a harder popcorn to make than the more common butterfly popcorn, because it needs to be popped at a higher temperature to get the ball shape. Too hot and it will burn though. It also seemed a bit dense and chewy after it had cooled.

    Posted on

    Some of the kernels pop into balls, others just pop into a normal butterfly shape, and some just don't pop at all.

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