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Kettlecorn: New Flavor

For three years you have been asking for this flavor that reminds you of summer. We've been working hard to master the art of this sweet and salty treat. Now the time has come. You won't believe how addicting the flavor is. And the crunch is amazing.

Kettlecorn will be added to our line-up of "Traditional Flavors" which means you get to have Ketttlecorn everyday of the year. Kettlecorn will be available in "Tall", "Big", "Jumbo" sizes, as well as, special orders. Kettlecorn is also great in popcorn tins.

Kettlecorn will be available in stores and online beginning Saturday, July 19th.

Posted in: Gourmet Popcorn
Cravings Popcorn Now In Okemos and Old TownWe are now open in Okemos, a new store to compliment our Old Town location. Located at 1875 W. Grand River next to Dusty's Cellar is our new store complete with a 'Kitchen Stage' so you can watch the popcorn being made.

We have the same flavors and products at both stores. Hours are slightly different with Okemos Cravings open and hour earlier during the week and closing and hour later Monday through Saturday. 

Old Town Hours   Okemos Hours
Weekdays 11 am - 7 pm
Saturday 9 am - 7 pm
Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm
  Weekdays 10 am - 8 pm
Saturday 9 am - 8 pm
Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Stop in to enjoy our collection of soda pop, popcorn kernels and flavorings, poppers and of course our fresh gourmet popcorn. We are Michigan's most unique and delicious gourmet popcorn.
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Fresh Made. Not Factory Made.
When you think of the finer things in life, many of them are hand crafted by people. The human touch is something we all value. The gifts you give to loved ones are gifts you want to be special. Cravings Gourmet Popcorn is not made in a factory.

We make popcorn everyday. Small batches that take a little more time than factory made popcorn. There's a little more love too. We are real people who care about the popcorn we make for you. Our store is less than 1000 sq.ft. There is not a warehouse to store and manufacture months of popcorn.

During the holiday season or for a birthday, anniversary or celebration, try our popcorn. Give it to a friend and have a good time. The laughter and best times of your life are often shared over a bowl of popcorn. 
Cravings Gourmet Popcorn is not a popcorn factory, our popcorn is made fresh daily by real people who 

care about your happiness. Find us online at offering the highest quality 

popcorn available to ship anywhere in the continental US along with our flavor and freshness guarantee. 

Local shoppers, you can buy any of the items mentioned above at our Old Town Store.

Cravings Gourmet Popcorn is not a popcorn factory, our popcorn is made fresh daily by real people who care about your happiness. Find us online at offering the highest quality popcorn available to ship anywhere in the continental US along with our flavor and freshness guarantee. Local shoppers, you can buy any of the items mentioned above at our Old Town Store.

Image by: Michele Ursino
Posted in: Gourmet Popcorn
Sweet Popcorn Treat for Sweetest Day

Who thinks up holidays?  Many suggest that most come from some greeting card brain trust. But, as far as we are concerned at Cravings Gourmet Popcorn any reason to celebrate is a good one. Coming up this month on October 19th is Sweetest Day. This is a time to acknowledge someone in your life that fits that description.  The thinker uppers of this holiday had in mind two groups of individuals…those that are helpful and kind, and those that were often ministered to by the helpful and kind – the sick, aged or orphaned.

In honor of Sweetest Day we have reached into our recipe box for a very sweet combination that will warm your heart and delight your senses.  We call it Sweet Strawberry Chocolate Drizzle.  It starts with our finest popcorn in a variety that will hold up to the sweet chocolaty drizzle. The popcorn is flavored with strawberry and then our high quality dark chocolate drizzle tops it off.  Scientist say that both strawberry and chocolate are good for your heart. As if you needed any help feeling good about sharing such a delightful treat!

We have selected a great tin to package this treat. Once it is in the tin it is made ready to quickly ship to you and/or your sweetest along with our freshness guarantee.   Order now for an on time fresh delivery. We’ll make sure it gets there in time for Sweetest Day, or pick-up fresh in-store at Old Town.

While you are thinking about that someone in your life that needs to be acknowledged for their sweetness, visit the Cravings Facebook Page.  Look for the Sweetest Day post pinned to the top of the page and tell us who you are nominating and a quick story about their kindness in the comments.  Encourage your friends to visit and like your comment.  The nominee with the most individual likes will receive a special gift from Cravings Gourmet Popcorn.  

Cravings Gourmet Popcorn is online at offering the highest quality popcorn available to ship anywhere in the continental US along with our freshness guarantee.  Local shoppers, you can buy any of the above items at our Old Town Store.

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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
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
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.
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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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.

Determination and Perseverance

Your resolve. Your inner drive that propels you to a goal. Determination is what drives you to be great. Your greatness drives others to become determined. Do your best because you may inspire someone to be their best.

Posted in: Videos, Community
GenerosityGenerosity makes you feel good inside. It is the act of giving without expecting anything in return. You can change the life of someone while having a positive impact on your own life. Being generous is like planting seeds of good will. Its time for all of us to start a garden.

Posted in: Community
Why Do You Love Old Town?There are many reasons to love a day in Old Town. Shopping, art, food and festivals just to name a few. Many people have not been to Old Town since the 1970's and 1980's when the area was in decline. Today it is clean and safe, a beautiful area to visit and to be amazed by. You don't have to go up north to experience a small town downtown. Shop local businesses, enjoy a meal with friends and listen to music with your family. There's lots to love about Old Town Lansing.

Posted in: Videos, Community
What is your Old Town Passion?Passion is the fire that drives you to achieve your vision. Old Town has grown over the years because of the passion of the people that work and live here. We are passionate about our community and popcorn. Tell us about your passion.
Posted in: Videos

At Cravings Gourmet Popcorn, family is important to us and the month of November, particularly November 17, is a great time to celebrate family.

Sometimes the definition of family goes beyond the traditional.  Did you know that in Michigan there are over 4,000 children in the foster care system? And on any given day there are approximately 500 of those children waiting to redefine family as they wait for the opportunity to be adopted by their new forever-family.  To learn more about adopting children from the foster care system visit Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange.  There you will find the tools to find a child that might be a match for your family. 

Each year as the holiday season approaches in Lansing the courtroom of Judge Economy is transformed into a real party place as families celebrate the finalization of their adoption of children of all ages.  The about to be adopted children and in some cases their new siblings are decked out in their finest outfits for this memorable occasion. 

We celebrate these new families by encouraging them to stop by our Old Town store and receive a special gift to help the family continue the celebration – just flash your paperwork inked by the judge.  Nothing says party like popcorn!

Cravings Gourmet Popcorn is located in Old Town Lansing, the hippest area of Lansing, Michigan.  Cravings Gourmet Popcorn can be purchased online and shipped to anywhere nationwide.

Posted in: Family
Broad - Welcome to the Art Scene

It has been a long time coming and definitely worth the wait.  The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU is scheduled to be dedicated Saturday November 10 at an outdoor public ceremony, you can register online to attend the dedication ceremony.  An open house will be held Sunday, November 11. Additional details about these and other events to be held that weekend are forthcoming and can be found at the Museum website.

The dramatic building, designed by architect Zaha Hadid, is a work of art itself with its extreme angles and polished chrome-like finishes that seem to have grown organically out of the ground.  Hadid’s work is famous for this distinctive urban architectural look.  

Old Town Lansing was proud to have the Broad Art Museum present this summer displaying works of art from the museum collection in our neighborhood at the former home of the Chrome Cat (Isn’t that poetic?). And, we are equally proud of our own contributions to the local art scene.  The growth of Old Town as a destination is due, in large part, to the courageous gallery owners, art lovers and artists that have continued to enhance the quality of life here in our community.  Don’t forget to put the Old Town First Sunday Gallery Walk on your list of things to do. 

While you are in Old Town soaking up the local art scene be sure to stop in at Cravings Gourmet Popcorn.  There are always great flavors in store for you here and we would love to hear what you think about your art experience in Old Town and the Broad at MSU.

Cravings Gourmet Popcorn is located in Old Town Lansing, the hippest area of Lansing, Michigan.  Cravings Gourmet Popcorn can be purchased online and shipped to anywhere nationwide.

Posted in: Pop Culture
Tasteful Michigan Wedding

Cravings welcomes guest blogger Natalie Burg (now Vial) with her story about choosing Cravings Gourmet Popcorn gift bags as the guest favors for her Made in Michigan wedding.  Brava Natalie! You pulled off a meaningful and memorable celebration. We were proud to be part of it. 

According to the very scientific study conducted by myself, utilizing the vast resource of my own recent memory, 78 percent of wedding favors are pretty horrible. A trinket with someone else’s name on it? What am I going to do with this? A book of matches? This is supposed to make me feel favored?

For our wedding, my now-husband and I wanted our gifts to our guests to feel like actual gifts. We like our friends and family; why give them something horrid? We also wanted favors to surprising, fun and something people would genuinely use. Oh, and they had to be Michigan made in order to fit into the theme of our wedding. Not that we were setting the bar high or anything. 

It didn't take us long to dream up our ideal favor. Early in our relationship, I had taken my husband on an Old Town excursion for his birthday. He’s a musician, so I couldn't think of anything he'd love more than spending an entire day at Elderly Instruments. He did love that, but we ended up spending even more of our day at Cravings, where we sampled everything we could get our hands on and walked away with more popcorn than we could carry.

Since what we loved so much about that experience was discovering one delightful flavor after another, we wanted to share exactly that with our guests. So we made a bold proposal to Chad: How do you feel about making us 26 small batches of different popcorn flavors so our each of our guest tables can have its own? Is that asking too much?

It probably was, but that didn't stop the Cravings team from making it happen anyway. So on the night of our wedding, when our guests entered the ballroom at The Crofoot in Downtown Pontiac, they were directed to a table map showing them where to sit based on their popcorn flavor. Not only was everyone delighted by the deliciousness of their favors, but the map of flavors encouraged guests to mingle, checking out other tables and swapping flavors. 

Fun, surprising, useful, Michigan-made: check, check, check and check!

The reason having an all Michigan-made wedding was so important to my husband and I is that we're deeply proud of our home state and all the amazing talent we have here. We couldn't think of a better thing to send our guests home with as a reminder of that fact than a bag of Cravings Popcorn. 

I shouldn't neglect the one downside, however. For weeks, we fantasized about all the leftover and forgotten favors that we would inherit at the end of the night to take along on our honeymoon. But alas, with 250 guests, not one left their popcorn behind. We were equal parts bummed and delighted. I guess now that we’re married, we’ll just have to go back to Cravings and reload. - our wedding blog - my website - my husband's website - the Crofoot Ballroom

Cravings Gourmet Popcorn is located in Old Town, the hippest area of Lansing, Michigan. We welcome visitors to our store and our website.  Enjoy our unique naturally seasoned flavors and vintage sodas, and when you can’t come in person know that we will ship your favorites to you anywhere nationwide.

Posted in: Entertaining Tips