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Poppycock is a brand of candied popcorn. Though it is marketed in a variety of combinations, the original mixture consists of clusters of popcorn, almonds, and pecans covered in a candy glaze. Other specialty combinations include mixtures with emphasis on cashews, chocolate, and pecans.[1]


The history of Poppycock is uncertain. According to Lincoln Snacks, Poppycock was invented by Howard Vair in the 1950s as a snack to accompany him on road trips.[2] In 1960, Wander, a Swiss company, bought the rights to Poppycock and moved production to their Villa Park, Illinois, facility.[2]

However, in 1969, a snack matching the description of Poppycock was patented by Arnold Rebane, who worked for the Wander Company.[3]

In 1991, Lincoln Snacks Company acquired Poppycock[2] and on September 7, 2007, Lincoln Snacks was purchased by ConAgra Foods. The product is also now cross-branded with the Orville Redenbacher's brand.

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  1. ^ Poppycock flavors from Poppycock website
  2. ^ a b c "Lincoln Snacks official Poppycock History". Lincoln Snacks. Archived from the original on 9 February 2005.
  3. ^ "Patent for snack matching the description of Poppycock". US Patent Office. Retrieved 15 November 2010.

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