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!
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.
We 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
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.
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.
Start your own fundraiser with Cravings Gourmet Popcorn! Sign up, it is easy. Here is the link: http://bit.ly/1jKwlpY
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
There is no time like right now to order a Sweetest Day treat for someone you care about. Strawberry popcorn with Dark Chocolate Drizzle is delicious. Make a statement to someone you care about. Two sizes to choose from. Starting at $29 and free shipping when you order now.
Shopping is easy. Free shipping everyday and every order. Shop now to receive your fresh gourmet popcorn.
We are not a popcorn factory. We make popcorn everyday. Your popcorn is fresh and shipped fast.
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 www.cravingspopcorn.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
We 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
Robert'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.