Maraca Popcorn Maker Adds Amusement to Popping Kernels

Maraca Popcorn Maker Adds Amusement to Popping Kernels
Design & Architecture

Maracas de Popcorn is a unique popcorn making set that encourages the combination of cooking and dancing

Emma Hutchings
  • 26 november 2014

Maracas de Popcorn, a.k.a. ‘the King of Pop’, is a set for popcorn-making at home that lets you add more amusement to cooking popcorn by transforming a traditional machine into a musical instrument. Aiming to “shake up” the world of popcorn-making, this unique Japanese product combines microwave cuisine with maraca shaking.

The design includes a pink striped bowl and a lid featuring a cartoon king’s face with a moustache. Then there is a gold crown on top, and two small hands at the side each holding a bright orange maraca.


To use the popcorn-making set you simply measure out the amount of kernels you want using the crown on top, pour them into the bowl and then place it in the microwave to cook. You then scoop out a serving of popcorn with one or both of the maracas, add a dash of your chosen toppings, close the top and shake.

Maracas de Popcorn combines cooking and dancing, encouraging children to enjoy a bit of light exercise as they shake up their snack. The shaking also serves to enhance the popcorn, as it infuses it with the added ingredients.


Parents don’t need to worry about the popcorn going all over the floor, as a handy locking mechanism on the maracas ensures all the contents stay inside even when they are vigorously shook up.

Maracas de Popcorn is available to purchase from Firebox for $48. The included instructions are all in Japanese, but they are accompanied by self-explanatory pictures that guide you through the process. You can check out the amazing Japanese product video showing children (with moustaches) enjoying the popcorn making set below:

Maracas de Popcorn

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