Pink popcorn - Bay Area only?
- Junie D Sep 28, 2011 09:54 PM
Last Sunday the Chronicle ran a story about SF's "Culinary Highlights" - link here: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article... - including the pink popcorn sold in bricks at the SF Zoo. Here's a link to a photo of the popcorn: http://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload/...
Is this stuff only Bay Area? I grew up eating it - I worked at the zoo as a kid - and never thought it was unique. Is this another endangered SF classic? I think I remember having it at Fairyland too?
Please enlighten me! Is pink popcorn a Bay Area phenomenon?
They used to sell Pink popcorn at lakeside park at lake merritt in oakland.
Is that little snack shack still open?
Lexdevil you cannot possibly be old enough to be begging for pink popcorn 45 years ago!
I think this topic is self-selecting: the only people who are reading/responding are people who grew up with pink popcorn in the Bay Area and didn't realize that other children were growing up in a pink-popcorn-brick-less world. It certainly never occurred to me that pink popcorn bricks were uniquely Bay Area!
Pink popcorn bricks were sold at the snack stand at the Tilden Park carousel many moons ago, and may still be.
No pink popcorn at the Brookfield Zoo outside of Chicago, or anywhere else I have ever been. But that zoo had the best caramel corn in the entire world--back in the last century. (Now it is prepackaged crapola.)