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Downtown Belleville’s popcorn shop wants you to pick its next flavor

Here's how cheddar popcorn is made at Abe's Gourmet Popcorn in Belleville

Jan. 19 is National Popcorn Day. Check out how popcorn is made in downtown Belleville at Abe's Gourmet Popcorn next to the Lincoln Theatre.
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Jan. 19 is National Popcorn Day. Check out how popcorn is made in downtown Belleville at Abe's Gourmet Popcorn next to the Lincoln Theatre.

How does a bag of chocolate cheesecake popcorn sound?

In honor of National Popcorn Day, Abe’s Gourmet Popcorn, located next to the Lincoln Theatre, wants the public to pick its next popcorn flavor.

The downtown Belleville snack shop will make one of three flavors: Strawberries and Champagne, Chocolate Cheesecake and Cheddar Overload, which is a combination of white and yellow cheddar.

Voting will end at midnight Jan. 21.

Want to cast your vote?

Abe’s is teaming up with the BND to collect votes. Cast your vote on Facebook or send reporter Cara Anthony an email at canthony@bnd.com. If you really want to go old school, you can call Cara on her landline at 618-239-2471.

The shop, located at 101 East Main St., has more than 70 flavors, but it’s always looking to create more, owner Dave Schoenborn said.

National Popcorn Day is an unofficial holiday observed every year on Jan. 19, according to popcorn.org.

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