What Are Some Facts About Orville Redenbacher Popcorn?


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Orville Redenbacher first began growing popcorn in 1919 at the age of 12, and in 1965, he and his partner, Charles Bowman, perfected their light and fluffy popcorn hybrid. The hybrid reaches an impressive 44 to one ratio in volume from popped to unpopped kernels, states Orville Redenbacher.

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Orville Redenbacher popcorn is light and fluffy due to the company's exclusive hybrid corn and meticulous moisture control from harvesting to packaging. Orville Redenbacher launched his first brand of popcorn, Red-Bow, in 1965. In 1989, Orville Redenbacher released its first light microwave popcorn, and a year later, ConAgra foods acquired the company. As of 2015, the Orville Redenbacher brand includes kernel popcorn, a broad line of microwave popcorn and the Poppycock line of candied popcorn.

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