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If popcorn replaced sweets on the
W.W. II U.S. home front, what replaced steak?



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Popcorn was introduced as a snack food to American movie-goers as a result of the candy shortages during the earliest years of the Second World War.
Attached is a petite notice documenting the fact that the substitute was a wise one:

"By 1952, movie houses accounted for about one-third of the nation's annual $350 million retail popcorn sales."

Reference is also made to the efforts that were made to secure "noiseless" popcorn bags.

     


Popcorn Finds a Home at the Movies (Quick Magazine, 1952)

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