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Popcorn Bags


Paper bags are the first type of packaging that popcorn came in. In the late 1800's when the snack became popular in carnivals and fairs vendors would pack them in these.

Later on, bagged popcorn became a staple snack outside movie theaters movie goers could buy before going in. As it continued to become more popular, movie theaters began selling popcorn in bags inside the theaters itself.

Fans of the Great Northern Company will surely enjoy this Case of 200 2 Ounce Movie Theater Popcorn Bags (Above). It features Crunchy the company's trademark character and uses a red and blue color combination. The 2 ounce size is bigger than most bags in the market. These are also durable thanks to the unique coating that prevents oil from seeping into the bag. It comes in a 200 count case so you don't have to worry about running out too soon.


For something smaller and with a more generic design Gold Medal 1 oz. Popcorn Bags 1000 CT can be used. The size of this bag is just right for small quantities of popcorn. It is particularly useful when serving popcorn to children or at parties.

This comes with 1000 bags, however it does not consume much storage space and is actually cheaper than most bags that come in small quantities.


If you are looking to serve just the right amount of popcorn, Duro Bag Popcorn Bags-500/1.5 oz works well. It can put in 1.5 ounces of popcorn per bag and comes with an attractive design.

The bags have a very good price and come in a 500 count. You don't get too little or too much with one case. As with other popcorn bags it is easy to store.

More On Popcorn Bags

Made from paper that is shaped and glued into a rectangular carrier with an open top, it is not hard to understand why popcorn bags became a popular form of packaging. It is compact and does not consume much space in a small stall.

At the same time it can still accommodate a good amount of popped kernels. Most popcorn bags come with pleated sides so the bag easily expands into something larger as it is filled. This also makes it easier to fill since the popcorn scoop can go right in.

When it comes to disposal, popcorn bags are easy to get rid of since it is made of paper it can be crumpled up and thrown away. Made from an all natural material, it is biodegradable and won't harm the environment.

It also does not contain any harmful chemicals which may affect the flakes when eaten. All prints are placed on the outside of the bag away from the popcorn. Additionally, the prints on many popcorn bags add to the novelty of the item and make you feel like you're eating popcorn from a theater.