As the Coronavirus sweeps across the country, all of our daily lives are being affected. Some of us are going into self-quarantine, and some of us are keeping our distance from our family, friends, colleagues and loved ones. If you have been watching television or social media, you may have noticed empty grocery store shelves, the hoarding of essential items such as bottled water and even toilet paper. Although this is suppose to last for no longer than 2 weeks, many are planning for the worst.
Despite the unpleasant course of current events, there are still comforts that we as human beings need in order to maintain a sense of normalcy. There are many of you that are braving the crowds and people to get essential odds and ends. As days go by, the groups of people we are told to avoid grows smaller and smaller. We here at Gourmet Popcorn Finder are all about the popcorn. As one of America’s favorite snack foods, here are a few reasons why gourmet popcorn is one of the best snacks during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Long Shelf Life
When stored properly and kept out of humidity, gourmet popcorn can last for many weeks. Those of you with children that are growing restless with missed days from school will enjoy this snack and break from monotony. We suggest using airtight containers if the popcorn you are eating does not come in resealable bags. Most gourmet popcorn companies are heavily regulated by county and state health laws. Also, due to the cooking process that gourmet popcorn undergoes, it is a safe product to consume and is considered by numerous health departments as “low risk”.
In the spirit of maintaining self-isolation, many popcorn shops already offer delivery within the US. Also, depending on how much popcorn you purchase delivery may be free. Currently US mail, UPS and FEDEX are still delivering packages, so ordering online is still possible. If you want to get your popcorn fix in a hurry, some popcorn companies like Cravings Gourmet Popcorn in Lansing, Michigan are exclusively offering delivery via Uber Eats and Grub Hub.
TIP: If you want to save on your shipping costs, order savory (or cheese) flavors. These tend to weigh less, thereby cost less to ship. Alternatively you can order a larger quantity for your entire family if the popcorn shop you wish to order from offers a free shipping deal based on the order amount.
True Comfort Food
If you are like most Americans, your daily routine has either changed slightly or completely. Having your favorite snack on-hand helps with feeling a sense of comfort, normalcy and with overall morale. While people crowd in grocery stores and fight over the last box of pizza rolls, you are relaxing in the safety of your home, watching one of your favorite all-time movies on Netflix, while eating a bowl of your favorite gourmet popcorn.
The key to waiting out and coming out ahead during this pandemic is all of our responsibility. We are each responsible for our own environments and how we maintain them. Part of maintaining our environments is maintaining our mindsets. We all must maintain a positive mental attitude and live the most “normal” lives we can until we move past this event. Gourmet Popcorn finder encourages you all to follow common sense practices as it pertains to cleanliness, and support all the small businesses that work hard to provide you with the treats and snacks that keep you satisfied during these challenging times. If you don’t have a favorite popcorn shop, find one today!