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Crispetas, popcorn, fields, pyre corn, popcorn: what is this called in your country?


Some common names for this snack in Latin American countries are popcorn, popcorn, canchas, piranha corn, popcorn. 

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(CNN Spanish) -


You are reading the second chapter about the differences that exist in the Spanish of the Latin American countries.

We already talked about sandals, flip flops, flip flops or quotes;

We also established differences between T-shirt, T-shirt, T-shirt and solera.

Now we want to talk about food, and one that could also cause some controversy, but that we all enjoy: pyre corn.

Well, popcorn.

Okay: cotufa ...

pop corn


It is understood, no?

Anyway, we love it, whatever it's called.

✔️ We want to know: what do they call the snack that appears in the image in your country?

Leave us your comment!


- CNN in Spanish (@CNNEE) October 14, 2021

What is this



in your country?

This is what we collected, based on what you replied to us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

What is it called in your country?


  • Poporos

Poporopos 🇬🇹🤭

- National Seismology of Guatemala (@sisnagt_oficial) October 14, 2021


  • Pororo

  • Pipocas

In Santa Cruz, Bolivia, we call it Pororó, for the sweet version, and Pipocas for the salty ones.

- Ea Leon (@Ea_leon) October 14, 2021


  • Pyre corn

  • Popcorn

  • Puffballs

In Colombia ... Pyre corn, popcorn, popcorn ... some of today's children "pop corn"!

- Andrea (@dravelz) October 14, 2021

Did someone call list?

"In 🇨🇴 # Colombia🍿🍿🍿 the production base. The input:

Corn Pira.

The finished product:




  • Popcorn

  • Little goats

Popcorn or goats in 🇨🇱

- giovanni marconi (@ gmarconi13) October 14, 2021

Costa Rica

  • Popcorn

In Costa Rica it is called: Popcorn 🍿.

Pure Life.

- Jorge (@madriz_jorge) October 14, 2021


  • Canguil

In Ecuador by its real name, canguil.

- Lorena Velasco 🇪🇨 (@lvelascog) October 14, 2021

The Savior

  • Popcorn

  • Pop corn

In El Salvador popcorn

- Luis Flores (@luisenriquelaw) October 14, 2021


  • Popcorn

In Spain they are also called popcorn, and almost all of us make them in the microwave in packages that are bought, few people traditionally make them in a pot.

They have always been salty but a few years ago the sweet or buttered versions came out

- (͡ ° ͜ʖ ͡ °) ๏ ร c ค г®ⓟ (@ mente23azul) October 14, 2021


  • Poporopos

Poporopos in Guatemala 🇬🇹

- Mariela López (@Mariela_LopezD) October 14, 2021


  • Popcorn

In 🇲🇽 we say "popcorn"

- Edgar Anaya (@EdgarAnaya) October 14, 2021


  • Popcorn

Nicaragua 🇳🇮 "Popcorn" and some daring we put lemon.

- Ing. Marlon Noel Valdivia Córdova (@valdiviamarlon) October 14, 2021

Dominican Republic

  • Popcorn)

  • Rosettes

in my country Rep. Dom. 🇩🇴 this is Popcorn or Rosettes and the red candy is cocaleca

- Raynier Mateo Mazara (@Raymazara) October 14, 2021


  • Millo

  • Popcorn

  • Pop corn

In Panama we say it in 3 ways: millet, popcorn and popcorn.

- ricardo warner (@rwarneri) October 14, 2021


  • Pororo

In Paraguay 🇵🇾 we call it "Pororó" because of the onomatopoeic sound of the corn exploding during cooking.

- Mrs. Vivi (@menaqui_vivi) October 14, 2021


  • Canchita

In Peru 🇵🇪 canchita or “pocor”, depending on the city

- cristinabedregalzupan (@ cristinabedreg1) October 14, 2021


  • Popcorn

  • Cockerels

In Venezuela: popcorn.

It comes from the term "corn to fry", used by the North Americans from the oil companies.

- Carola Capriles (@carocapri) October 14, 2021

In Zulia, cockerels and popcorn.

- lela (@ AdelaRo66523768) October 14, 2021

PopcornPop corn

Source: cnnespanol

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