Cravings Blog

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Popcorn Purchased Now Will Stay Fresh Through the Holidays!Good news! If you've been waiting to stop into Cravings to buy gifts for the people on your list, wait no more! Our popcorn comes in heat-sealed bags and stays fresh for up to a month. Pssst: that means it will stay fresh through the new year. So, beat the crowds and stop in today to pick up your Cravings goodies.

Adding a bag of Cravings to any gift is a unique way to add a delicious something extra to every gift you are giving this season. If you're still searching for that perfect gift, we also have a number of gifts that are perfect in and of themselves, such as gift baskets and boxes. Visit us today and pick some up. Get some for yourself while you're at it. 
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Delicious Cravings GiftsBoy, do we have something for you. This season, we're doing things a little differently. We have some familiar holiday gift ideas and some brand new ones that will fit anyone on your holiday shopping list. Stop by a store for any of the items listed below:

Gourmet Gift Baskets: starting at $39.95, these baskets are a popcorn lover's dream come true 

Gourmet Gift Boxes: Choose 4, 6, or 8 tall bags of your choice of popcorn. Starts at $30.00

Gourmet Popcorn Tins: The gift that keeps on giving! Pick your size and refill for a few bucks throughout the year. Starts at $15.00

Popcorn of the Month Club Card: Get a bag of popcorn per month for a full year for just $39.95.

Epic upgrades are available for all of the above products, and we're certain these gifts will be a hit for anyone on your list. We promise not to tell if you buy one for yourself while you're at it.
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Unique Gift Ideas for the HolidaysNo matter your religious affiliation, December is traditionally a time of giving gifts to the significant people in our lives. Whether this is done at Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa or just a celebration of family and friends, many Americans are beginning the search for the perfect gift for their loved ones.

Of course, we recommend including Cravings as part of your shopping. We have many unique gifts that are perfect for the popcorn-lover on your list or for that person that has everything. Popcorn you purhcase now will stay fresh through the new year, so there's no need to wait. We also have Whirly Pop popcorn poppers, refillable popcorn tins, and so much more. Be sure to look online or stop into any store to check out the selections.

To aid in the rest of your holiday shopping, check out these links below for some unique ideas!

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/gift-ideas/ghk-holiday-gift-ideas

http://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/fashion-articles/holiday-gifts

http://dodoburd.com/best-toys-and-gifts-for-kids
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Last Chance to Get Your World Famous Thanksgiving Popcorn Dinner Box!Thanksgiving is now upon us. Don't bring the same boring potato salad you've brought for the past several years. Don't be that guy. Add something unique to your holiday with a Cravings World Famous Thanksgiving Popcorn Dinner box! Stop into either our Old Town or Okemos store and pick up a box today. For $50, you can bring laughter and delicious popcorn to your Thanksgiving celebration. Each box contains a bag of turkey, cranberry, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, white chocolate pineapple upside down cake drizzle and pumpkin pie. We'll even throw in a mystery holiday flavor to boot. What are you waiting for?!
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Best Thanksgiving RecipesWith Thanksgiving quickly approaching, do you find yourself bored with just the thought of taking the same green bean casserole you've taken for the past 8 years? Don't get me wrong, green bean casserole is delicious, but why not try something new this year? The Detroit Free Press recently released a nearly exhaustive list of some of the best Thanksgiving recipes, including a way to turn green bean casserole into a true delicacy. There are dessert recipes, potato recipes, and so much more.

Check out the full article here!
Posted in: Holidays
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Give Thanks this SeasonThis time of year, we often think about homemade turkey dinners, family gatherings, football games, and Black Friday deals. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and it's important to keep the reason for this holiday in mind. We take pause during this time to reflect on all that we are thankful for -- the big things we often take for granted, like a roof over our head and food on the table and the little things that make life feel so full, like friendship and giving back to our communities.

Cravings Popcorn is thankful for each and every one of our customers and this year, we invite you to celebrate with your families with one of our Thanksgiving Dinner boxes. These boxes feature five bags of popcorn that taste just like turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie for only $50. Each flavor tastes exactly like it sounds, and are more delicious than you can even imagine. Share these with your friends. Share them with your families. You'll bring a fun, new element to your holiday and we know you won't regret it. Order online or stop into any Cravings location today.
Posted in: Holidays
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Don't forget to vote on Tuesday, November 4! It's that time of year again! Voting is hugely important every year, not just during Presidential elections. At Cravings, we value this civic right and duty and encourage all of our followers to get out and vote! Stop by the closest Cravings store on Tuesday, November 4 with your "I voted" sticker, and we'll even throw a 20% discount on your purchase. What are you waiting for?!

Make sure you're registered and get more information about voting in Michigan at https://vote.michigan.gov/mvic/

Find the most convenient voting location for you at: http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_8716_11583---,00.html
Posted in: Community
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November Flavor Launch Party We had a blast last night at our Flavor Release Party! We had over 20 special guests come try our new holiday flavors and play several fun games. Each guest received a gift bag with a bag of each new flavor (over $40 worth of popcorn!). Guests also won prizes for playing each of the games. Everyone was a winner!

The new flavors are hot chocolate, sugar cookie, candy cane, butterscotch caramel, and butter rum. The most popular new flavor was the butter rum, and we will have each of these flavors available in both Cravings locations on November 1. Be sure to try all of them and let us know which one is your favorite! We're certain you're going to want to share these with everyone you know.

Keep an eye out for more information on our next Launch Party in November where we will reveal our 2015 Thanksgiving Popcorn Dinner boxes. They're as delicious as they sound.
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Celebrate National Popcorn Poppin' Month

Guess what? October is National Popcorn Popping Month! There's still time to celebrate, and before you head to Cravings to pick up some kernels for home or your favorite Cravings flavor (we’ll do the popping for you), we wanted to give you some information about popcorn you never knew you wanted to know.

  • Americans eat around 17 billion quarts of popcorn each year—enough to fill the Empire State Building 18 times.

  • Popcorn kernels can pop up to three feet in the air.

  • There are about 1,600 popcorn kernels in one cup.

  • In ancient times, people would make popcorn by heating sand in a fire and then stirring kernels of popcorn in the hot sand.

  • Autumn is the peak time for popcorn consumption, followed by the winter months. Popcorn sales taper off during the spring and summer.

Be sure to pop into a store to celebrate National Popcorn Popping Month in style. There’s no better way than with a bag of mouth-watering Cravings popcorn.

 

And, in case you haven’t gotten your fill of popcorn facts, read more about the history of popcorn as well as these additional facts!

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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
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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.
Posted in: Promotions
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What's better than Cravings Gourmet Popcorn? Supporting Cub Scout Pack #386 and Troop #111 as they fundraise for scouting fun by selling delicious and addicting Cravings Popcorn. Your fundraiser does not have to be bland and tasteless. We can help you raise $100 or $5000. 

Posted in: Community
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Start your own fundraiser with Cravings Gourmet Popcorn! Sign up, it is easy. Here is the link: http://bit.ly/1jKwlpY

Posted in: Community
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Old Town Lansing is not just for weekends. There are many restaurants, bakeries, antique shops, hair salons, clothing and gifts. Take some time out of your day stroll through the shops. There are tons of parking spots, you just need to be willing to walk a little to enjoy the fresh air. 

Posted in: Events
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Popcorn Flavors That Make You Say Yum

We are happy to announce our ten new flavors. These flavors will be available February 21st. As suggested by one our genius Facebook fans, three flavors were voted on via poll. Those three flavors are Premium Signature Gold, Bacon Cheddar and Buffalo Cheddar.

The next three flavors were selected by the Cravings team. Those flavors are Cajun Spice, Nacho and finally Sun Dried Tomato & Basil.

Chad had final say over the last four choices. He selected Jalapeno Cheddar, Chicken & Waffles, Coconut Cream and Coco Invasion (our crunchy, caramel like cocoa popcorn).

Finally, don't forget we always have our classic flavors Original Caramel, Dark Molasses Caramel with Sea Salt, Cheddar Cheese, White Cheddar and Lightly Salted Movie Popcorn every day.

Your ideas inspire us to make awesome popcorn. Please share with your friends.

Posted in: Events, Promotions
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Is your group or organization looking for a tasty fundraiser? Cravings Gourmet Popcorn is offering a new program to help you raise money.

If you have an interest, click the link and complete the form. We will contact you soon.

[Click here to apply]

Posted in: Community
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Everyone loves to eat fresh popcorn during the holidays. Now is the time to get your popcorn. Here is a guide to make sure your popcorn is fresh.

1. We make popcorn every day. During the Christmas season, none of our popcorn is more than a few days old. We don't have a warehouse to store our popcorn. We are not a popcorn factory. We make as much as we can to keep up with demand.

2. Plastic bags are sealed and stocked daily. You can expect them to stay fresh for 2-3 weeks.

3. Popcorn tins stay fresh the longest, up to 3 months unopened. Once opened, popcorn will stay fresh if you close it between snacking.

Of course, gifts like Whirley-Pop poppers, gourmet seed, seasonings and oil, shirts and soda will stay fresh in plenty of time for gift giving. Beat the long lines by shopping during the week. 
Posted in: Holidays
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Gobble, gobble, gobble. The 3rd annual Thanksgiving popcorn dinner box is back. By popular demand. Our most popular popcorn gift box. The conversation starter for all Thanksgiving get togethers.

It's easy to get your own and be talk of the party: [http://bit.ly/1aewoCF]

We can only sell 50 of them, so hurry and get yours.

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Fall Flavors

Nothing says fall like apple cider, pumpkin pie and caramel apples. We know you love popcorn, so try these three special fall flavors.

Apple Cider Cinnamon is made with real apple cider. Some say it tastes like Apple Jacks cereal.

Pumpkin Pie is made with real pumpkin and pie spices. It's crunchy and delicious.

Caramel Apple is sweet caramel popcorn with apple flavor in every bite.

There are two size tins. One gallon tin (16 cups volume) or two gallon tin (32 cups volume). Because it’s made fresh, you can expect tins to stay fresh for 60 days. Keeping popcorn sealed and away from high humidity and direct sunlight will help to keep your popcorn fresher.

We are real people who are passionate about our popcorn. We aren't a popcorn factory. We know you'll love the popcorn.

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Thanksgiving Popcorn Dinner

It's our 3rd annual "World Famous Popcorn Thanksgiving Dinner". Currently we are doing a "pre-order period" for this limited offer. We only have 50 of these gift sets to sell and they generally go quickly each year.

Included in each pack are these five flavors:

Turkey: Mouthwatering turkey flavor
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy:  Real buttery potatoes and gravy with no lumps
Stuffing: Perfectly spiced, ready for seconds?
Cranberries: Real cranberries
Pumpkin Pie: Real pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices, the perfect desert

Plus, we are going to include our Candied Yam Marshmallow Bar

We thought it would be a fun idea to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with some fun popcorn inspired by our favorite foods.

It’s a special holiday.  Sharing with our family and friends is what makes everything better.

Real natural ingredients. No tricks. We are real people who are passionate about our popcorn. We aren't a popcorn factory. 

Every order ships November 19th, 2013 via UPS.

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