Making-of Popcorn spot
Popcorn flying through chocolate? It’s gotta be a computer animation!
No, it’s not. It’s real.
We accompanied our film crew during the exciting shooting.
Where does our corn come from?
For our fine Läderach popcorn we have chosen the exclusive Swiss corn from TOPCORN. The Eugster family grows our corn on their farm in the St. Gallen Rhine Valley, Switzerland. The high quality of the corn kernels is essential for the production of our fine popcorn.
Get to know our corn farmer personally in this video.
Why is our popcorn so crunchy?
Immediately after the corn kernels are “popped” into fluffy popcorn, they are carefully caramelized by hand with real Swiss sugar and finally sprinkled with the finest Läderach chocolate. This keeps our fine snack so crispy and fresh.
Did you know?
Fun Facts around Popcorn Universe
Due to the heat, the water contained in the maize grain turns into steam and expands. As a result, the pressure inside rises until the solid corn husk bursts. The popcorn makes a loud "pop" sound and jumps up into the air.
Yeah, there's "mushroom" popcorn that looks like a mushroom. Because of its stable form it is used for Läderach popcorn. "Butterfly" popcorn, on the other hand, has an irregular and large surface, which is ideal for sugaring or salting and is therefore often used.
A grain of corn can fly up to one meter high when "popping"! So always keep the lid on it.
Evidence suggests that popcorn corn (puffed corn) existed in Peru as early as 4700 BC, making it one of the oldest corn species. The Peruvians not only made delicious popcorn from this corn, but also corn flour. Great idea!
A normal corn cob contains on average about 600 corn kernels.
No, not every grain of corn can be made into popcorn. Only the so-called "popcorn" is suitable for it.
Other types of corn are, for example, the "fodder corn" for animals or the sweet "sweet corn" that we humans consume unpopped and often as a salad.