Common Popcorn Myths Debunked And Why They Are Not True

When it comes to eating popcorn, we occasionally see outdated and false information being spread in the media. Not to say we at Uncle DiDi are hurt by these accusations, but we want to educate our fellow popcorn lovers about the truth of sweet or salted popcorn in Singapore. Of course, we’re no experts ourselves also lah, but we think we have the knowledge and experience to clarify a few things. This is why in this article, we’ve listed some common myths about popcorn and the truths behind them.

1. Popcorn is just a junk food

This is perhaps the most common myth about popcorn. Because it’s usually sold alongside potato chips and fast foods, many people assume that popcorn belongs to the category of junk food. However, in reality, popcorn is a whole grain that contains dietary fibre, thereby making it an excellent carb choice.

Aside from this, popcorn also contains no preservatives or additives and is naturally sugar-free. Ultimately, when eaten in moderation, popcorn is a great source of beneficial nutrients, such as vitamins B1, B3, and B6, iron, potassium, zinc, and more. Shiok and healthy! What’s not to love?

2. Popcorn is difficult to make at home

Some people aren’t fans of popcorn because they think this delicious snack is difficult to make at home. However, popcorn is actually very easy to make lah, and the entire process can only take around 3 to 4 minutes. Not kidding. To make a tasty popcorn you can share with your family and friends at home, all you need are a high-quality pot with a lid, oil, salt, and of course, popcorn kernels, then you can eat liao.

If you’re really lazy and looking for an even more effortless and less time-consuming way to make popcorn, you can also get our Home-Use Popcorn Maker here at Uncle DiDi. For only $59.90, you can purchase our amazing popcorn machine that’s perfect for home get-togethers and parties. 

3. Popcorn is a modern snack

Many people have this misconception that popcorn is a 20th century snack. However, the truth is that popcorn has been around for thousands of years oready. In fact, corn pollen fossils as old as 80,000 years were found in Mexico City. There were also popcorn kernels (ready to pop) that were unearthed in ancient Peruvian tombs. With that said, the “modern” popcorn we know today dates back to 5,000 years ago in China, Sumatra, and India.


It’s quite common to come across false or inaccurate information on the internet, especially when it comes to information about food. Of the many different types of food, popcorn is perhaps one of those with the most number of misconceptions. It’s important to debunk these myths and find the truths behind them, so we don’t miss out on enjoying the amazing flavours of popcorn just because of misinformation.

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