Time for Jolly Time Popcorn

History of Popcorn Brands including Jolly TimeSIOUX CITY – There are lots of brands of popcorn, and many consider it a commodity, particularly bagged variety sold under store brands.

But there are great brands of popcorn including:

Perhaps the oldest of popcorn brands is Jolly Time, which was founded in 1914 as the American Pop Corn Company. The company was founded by Cloid Smith in Sioux City, Iowa. The company is still run by the family. Go online to their site and you can order a Jolly Time towel, or other cool stuff.

American Pop Corn Company, One Fun Place, Box 178, Sioux City, IA 51102; 712-239-1232; Jolly Time


  • Garland Pollard

    J. Garland Pollard IV is editor/publisher of BrandlandUSA. Since 2006, the website BrandlandUSA.com has chronicled the history and business of America’s great brands.


  1. My favorite popcorn ever was “Merry Poppins.” It had a little bag of powdery flavoring in it that was tasty, and it had instructions in it that taught me a new, very effective way to pop corn. Put it on the burner until one kernel pops, pull it off for 60 seconds, then put it back on. It seemed to make the popcorn crispier.

  2. I have a can of bunny pop popcorn and I was trying to find
    out about it also.Wondering what year it came out. The can has The
    Ohio Popcorn Co — Arcanum, Ohio on it. If you have any info on it
    please let me know.

  3. What about Bunny Pop popcorn? It had a picture of Bugs Bunny on it. It was the kind they always had in the supermarkets here in NY, and I can’t find it anymore. Does it still exist?

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