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Buy 3 - 9 $5.03/Each
Regularly: $5.29/Each

  • 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
  • Handy 5 lb. size is great for concession stands, churches, schools, and more
  • Non-GMO kernels

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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!

Bulk Supply

This 50 lb. bulk bag of popcorn kernels ensures that you'll be able to pop enough popcorn for your busiest hours!

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: 5 lb.
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Customer Reviews

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

    4.5 stars from 33 reviews


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    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.

    These are a good corn kernel if you are using them for caramel corn, cheese corn, etc. because they do pop up quite big and round. They don't give you the best yield though and you have way too many old maids with each batch popped. The kernel size is very large so they don't sift through most sifter plates that well. I will not be ordering these again

    from Kettle Mania Posted on

    I love this popcorn because it is cheap for 5 lb I have movie nights sometimes so we need some popcorn. Now I'm all set

    from Foxland market Posted on

    The quality of these mushroom kernels are fantastic for making delicious kettle corn. I have ordered two of these so far and will probably order more in the future. I just wish you offered more size options than just a 5 lb bag and a 50 lb bag. 5 lb for me is not enough and 50 lb is way too much with regards to preventing spoilage.

    Posted on

    Previously, I purchased the medium sized kernals and was happy with those, but I was disappointed when I realized I overlooked the bigger size kernals! Well, now that I’ve finished the other, I knew I couldn’t wait to try the extra-large! I mean, light and fluffy popcorn is what it’s all about. 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

    Previously, I purchased the medium sized kernals and was happy with those, but I was disappointed when I realized I overlooked the bigger size kernals! Well, now that I’ve finished the other, I knew I couldn’t wait to try the extra-large! I mean, light and fluffy popcorn is what it’s all about. 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 also be used on the stovetop or in home countertop air poppers, which is fantastic because I can choose the toppings and make healthier choices for my family.

    Love this mushroom popcorn. Very few old maids, tons of perfect kernels. Great with all of our glazes, and even good with just light salt and butter!

    from Some Where on Broad St. Posted on

    Great taste and texture. I am back to order more. They seem to take a bit longer to pop, but they pop bigger. Any way it goes, the family loves them.

    Posted on

    Use an air popper, each batch only had 3 or 4 unpopped kernels. The size are extra large. taste good by itself. we have never gone through popcorn kernels so fast. Already need to order more.

    from Home use Posted on

    My family's favorite so far. It is good amount let's see how long it take for us to finish 5 pound bag. Love the large size and it taste good with seasoned salt for topping.

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    Our first experience with this has been excellent. The popcorn is big! It tastes amazing and is fresh, crunchy and fluffy. We'll be ordering this for the future. The only concern is that both boxes we received from carnival king has broken internal bags. The popcorn just free floats around the box.

    Posted on

    These kernels are huge! I made some for my kids and I swear they were as good as if not better than movie theater popcorn! Must try!

    from Java Corner Posted on

    As always, a great value. The kernels pop up huge as described and are ideal for kettle-corn or caramel corn. For regular "movie style" popcorn, these are too big and leave too many partially unpopped kernels. I much prefer some of the other varieties available from Webstaurantstore for that purpose, which work very well and pop great every time.

    Posted on

    Good product - definitely large, hearty kernels, but they don't stand up to butter very well. Good for dry seasonings, but with butter I found its texture to be almost 'stale' in nature.

    from Gut Bustas Catering, LLC Posted on

    This is an economy popcorn but good value. It is a classic mushroom shape that is used mostly for confectionary products such as caramel corn.

    Posted on

    Big bag of popcorn, low price. The kernels pop well and taste good. We use them in our popcorn popper and everything went as it should.

    from Sweet Pea's Cupcakery Cafe Posted on

    Great popcorn, Huge kernels of good ness. With a light amount of butter and salt, much healthier and cheaper that microwave popcorn, also GMO FREE!

    Posted on

    These popcorn kernels that pop up huge and crisp which is wonderful. They are fun because they are mushroom and take glaze or butter really well. The only thing is they get soggy really fast--like even faster than butterfly popcorn, maybe because all the soft part is exposed. Very good popcorn though! There were a lot of non popped kernels in the bottom after popping but i guess that's normal.

    Posted on

    This was a good deal. the kernels are large and an pop up big ads fluffy without a lot of tough hull stuck to it. I will buy again.

    from DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE Posted on

    Great popcorn. I had very few unpopped kernels. The flavor was excellent and the huge popped kernels were tender but did have some hulls in them. I am used to popping Japanese Hulls Popcorn which I personally like but I think I may have found a need popcorn.

    Posted on

    We use these mushroom kernels for drizzled popcorn and for dry seasonings as well. We have never had problem with anything not coming out looking or tasting great.

    from BAM Party, LLC Posted on

    I love these extra large mushroom popcorn kernels that pops up big and fluffy. This five pound will last a little while at my house.

    Posted on

    I have to plead ignorance - I thought it was my own lack of popping prowess that had my popcorn coming out the way it did but I was mistaken. I now know that two types of kernels exist and couldn't be happier to finally have some mushrooms kernels of my own to pop. My order arrived in good time and the product looks great.

    Posted on

    I specifically purchased this product because I wanted large popcorn for use when making caramel corn...this product gives me just that...nice, large, fluffy pieces of popcorn.

    Posted on

    Excellent jumbo kernel for making caramel corn!

    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!

    The plastic bag holding the kernels was ripped opened when we opened the box. We just washed and dried the kernels. They did pop nicely with few old maids. I think the bag holding the kernels rips in the handing of shipping. A stronger mil bag may handle better with shipping.

    from Outside the Box Posted on

    Pops up large. Very few that didn't pop. Tried with the caramel glazed, and it was good, not over powering. It didn't express the mushroom as much as another I have used, which for the most part didn't matter, it's good eating. Don't know what happened in shipping. The corn was in a sack in a box. There was no damage to the box, the main box , or anything else in the main box, but the plastic sack inside of the corn box was broken in two spots, and corn loose. I just put it in other sacks to keep it fresh, but how long had it been that way????

    from BJS Backhoe Posted on

    Love this popcorn. The kernels pop into very large, mushroom shaped balls. We use it to make caramel popcorn and it's the best for it. I have the best results when popping at high temperatures of about 425-430F.

    from ifoodblogger.com Posted on

    Made this mushroom popcorn last night and it popped a nice big kernel. We topped it with kettle corn glaze (i added a little pumpkin pie spice to some Yum) and there was a good size kernel to hold the glaze. Can't wait to try more glazes on this popcorn kernel.

    from Home use Posted on

    Awesom and happy buyer fornthis mushroom popcorn kernels from carnival king. Great for making caramel glaze popcorn its good flavor at all i buy more of this

    from ashlexdrei tradings /sweets by chef jhay Posted on

    A great quality popcorn pops up into big kernels of popcorn that are perfect for adding flavorings. The mushroom shaped kernels are great for caramel corn.

    from TRW Posted on

    Tryed this popcorn and was not impressed the bag they shipped in exploded along the way and when popped were very chewy and had alot of shells

    Posted on

    Thanks for the review! We are sorry the bag was damaged when you received it. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you shortly concerning this issue.

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