Two Is a Trend: Questionable Popcorn and Alcohol Mash-Ups

Photo: Courtesy of Pub Corn and Stoli

As if the 2,473-calorie popcorn at Yankee Stadium wasn’t nauseating enough, get ready for Pub Corn, possibly the most dubiously named food marriage since the PickleSickle. So what’s Pub Corn? It’s probably not a “snack craze that’s sweeping the nation,” as its site describes. But in any case, it’s popcorn, created by University of Missouri senior Cary Silverman, that’s dusted with three flavors: beer, Irish cream, and pinã colada. Thanks, but we like our alcohol to be alcoholic, so we’re going to opt for the popcorn cocktail that B.R. Guest mixologist Eben Klemm created for the Tribeca Film Festival. The “Darkening Theater” is made with popcorn-infused vodka and salted Coke syrup, and garnished with caramel popcorn.