Reading Pete's thread on the history of popcorn, got me to thinking that I should add popcorn in with potatoes as the biggest racket in the food industry. Let me explain, I really think that food vendors / restaurantors, have a good thing going with what they can charge for a potato. My most recent example is this, last week I was at a hockey game, and I bought a loaded baked potato for $1.50, and my friend got an order of fries, and she paid $3.00. so what's up with that ?, I mean a case of fries only costs $19.00 for 30 lbs. and also with popcorn, I can buy kernels in bulk for something like $0.45 / lb. and yet if I go to the rink or to the theatre the prices anywhere between $2.00 for a small bag upto $6.00 for a large bag. Let me know what you think.