Cravings Blog

Entries for September 2013

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It's love.

Yes, I've been fired!

I didn't let that stop me from chasing my dream. Being fired was the spark that ignited my dream. Being unemployed gave me the motivation to do what I love to do.

I love making popcorn. I love eating popcorn. I love being creative.

My life passion is seeing happy faces when customers eat our popcorn. That is why our team is always trying to create new flavors.

It's love.

Do what you love. Find your passion. When love and passion come together, you will have happiness.

Read more about when I was fired and how I found success. The Lansing Chamber wrote a profile in their February 2013 edition. Meanwhile, if you get hungry or have the urge to chomp on some popcorn, check out our store. We have 48 hour shipping to most of our customers.

Posted in: Chad's Thoughts
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Party Time

Who doesn't like a party? When there is a good time to be had, you better have some snacks. The food you give your guests says a lot about how you feel about them. Serve up gourmet popcorn and you're telling your guests that this is a special moment.

We have many sizes to choose from. Popcorn tins will keep popcorn fresh for several months. Jumbo sized party bags are great for setting up popcorn buffets. Our Tall and Big sizes are perfect for sharing with a few friends of keeping it all for yourself.

Whatever size you choose, remember that popcorn has a funny way of creating memories and a funny way of stirring up nostalgic moments in your life.

Shop. Popcorn shipped FAST. Make yourself happy
Posted in: Entertaining Tips
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Mackinac Island

Last summer I visited Mackinac Island with my family. We hit all the gift shops and t-shirt stores on the island. We even checked out the scenic views overlooking the big lake. 

One of my favorite parts of the trip was the delicious caramel popcorn. I loved how crunchy it was and the rich molasses flavor. As soon as I got home, I created Dark Molasses Caramel with Sea Salt and every time I eat it, it reminds me of summer on the island.

I describe Dark Molasses Caramel with Sea Salt as a crunchy, molasses rich and salty caramel. I've heard people say that it reminds them of Cracker Jacks, but without the nuts. I know it's the sweet and salty that I love. It just tastes so good to me. 

Dark Molasses Caramel with Sea Salt is now one of our best sellers and every time I think of Mackinac Island there is a special feeling I get about that awesome trip. You can get the same happy feeling I get, right now. Get a tin delivered to your door right now by clicking this link.

Be happy.Dark Molasses Caramel.
Posted in: Gourmet Popcorn
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Donation RequestsWe receive donation requests almost every day. We simply cannot fulfill every request. This policy was created to ensure that our process is fair and donations go towards real and legitimate causes and organizations. An application must be completed at least two weeks prior to the event and your organization or group must provide a written anti-discrimination policy to be included with your application. 

You can print our donation policy and donation request application here.

If you have questions or want to submit a request, contact us at: cravingspopcorn.com/Contact 

Posted in: Community
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Robert's Day of CaringRobert's Day of Caring occurred September 15th in Old Town. Volunteers planted vegetation and erected an art piece in memory of Robert Busby, known as the 'Mayor of Old Town'.  Many people came out to beautify Burchard Park located south of Cesar Chavez Plaza. 

Although this day has passed, you can still participate in Robert's Day of Caring. Cravings Gourmet Popcorn will donate $5 for every 7 for 25 Card you buy between Monday, September 16th and Wednesday, September 18th.  The money raised will go towards upkeep and beautification of the park and artwork dedicated to Robert Busby in Old Town.

The 7 for 25 card allows you to buy 7 tall size popcorn for $25, it's like getting two free bags of popcorn. You can get popcorn whenever you want because it's a punch card.

Buy the card at Cravings Popcorn in Old Town, 1220 Turner Street or buy the card online. We will mail the card to you.

Posted in: Community
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Story Book EndingThere is a surprise in every book. We took a tour through some of these libraries in East lansing and placed a few surprises. Pick up a book, read it and see what you find. There may be a surprise of tasty popcorn waiting for you.

Try one of our delicious Cheddar Cheese flavors. We ship fresh gourmet popcorn to you. Some enjoy something lighter... Try Sea Salt & Pepper

Pinecrest neighborhood

When you see the "Crave Car" near one of these libraries, you might get a chance to receive free popcorn.
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Apple Cider Cinnamon Is BackIt's the return of the fall classic. Apple Cider Cinnamon is back and fresher than ever. Locally pressed apples from local farms. You will enjoy the sweetness of the apple flavor, cinnamon spice and sweet brown sugar with a hint of vanilla. Buy yours now and have it shipped to your door.



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Peanut Free PopcornWe've never put peanuts in our popcorn. One of a few gourmet popcorn stores in America that is peanut free. Our popcorn is safe for school parties, office parties and family gatherings. So grab a bag or tin and share your love of popcorn with someone today.


Enjoy your favorite peanut free popcorn right now. We ship fresh to you.
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Posted in: Gourmet Popcorn
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Most Popular Flavors

Choosing your favorite popcorn flavor can be a very difficult task when they are so many delicious flavors to choose from. Some people like sweet and some people like salty. No matter what you like, there something delicious for you. Here is a list of the top five gourmet popcorn flavors at cravings gourmet popcorn in Lansing, Michigan as selected by our fans.


#5 If there was ever a popcorn flavor that was polarizing, dill pickle is that flavor. People that love it crave its vinegary dill flavor. It’s surprisingly zesty taste is very addicting. Unlike many other flavors, dill pickle is not a flavor commonly mixed with other flavors. Dill pickle popcorn is delicious on its own.

#4 White Cheddar is popular on its own or mixed with a caramel popcorn. It's rich cheese flavor is unique and addicting. Because it is slightly salty, the flavor is made more intense by sweeter popcorn.

#3 Cheddar Cheese popcorn always makes your fingertips orange and cheesy. When eating it, you are constantly licking your fingers. Traditionally, it is a mixed with caramel popcorn to create what is called Chicago style popcorn.

#2 Original Caramel is our classic and most widely mixed caramel flavor. Made in small batches in our kitchen, the popularity of this flavor cannot the understated. Customers always buy original caramel to take to parties and to share with their friends. Of course mixing with cheddar cheese, white cheddar cheese or movie theater popcorn only makes it better.

#1 Dark Molasses Caramel with Sea Salt is our newest and most popular caramel popcorn. The deep dark molasses paired with delicious sea salt takes you back to a time when you enjoyed getting a prize out of a box of caramel popcorn. The prize when you eat this flavor is the smile on your face and nostalgia in your mind. By far the most popular and most addicting flavor.

Start shopping now. You can get fresh gourmet popcorn shipped directly to your front door.


Posted in: Gourmet Popcorn
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Pop-up LibrariesTo say it's a micro library is an understatement. As I have traveled Michigan, I keep seeing more of these super small book exchanges. What is cool about them is the decorative architecture and the fact that you can select a book, read it and take it back. The honor system is an old school concept that helped bond our community. 

Each time we see one of these little libraries, we are going to put cards inside of books for free popcorn. From Lansing to Okemos to Traverse City, be on the lookout and keep reading.

GET DELICIOUS POPCORN SHIPPED TODAYBook Exchange: Traverse City Michigan

There's nothing like reading and enjoying popcorn. A fun treat to relax with.

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Party Popcorn WeekendFootball season is here! Make sure you have enough popcorn for the party. This weekend only, come into Cravings Gourmet Popcorn at 1220 Turner Street in Old Town Lansing to pick up your $5 Jumbo Theater Style popcorn.

Regularly $10, you get 50% off this weekend only. 

Visit cravingspopcorn.com/contact for directions and store hours.