Cravings Blog

Recently on a shopping trip to my local Kroger store, I spotted popcorn in the produce section.  This area is usually reserved for natural snacks like dried bananas and granola.  It's impressive for any small company to be on the shelves of a giant like Kroger.

I always like to check out what other popcorn companies are doing, it's hard to make better popcorn if you don't know what others are doing.  The brand is called Will Cole and they are based out of Oxford, Michigan.  This is what I observed:

1. Our popcorn is bigger and more tender.
2  We have tons more chocolate. Theirs looked like the chocolate was smeared on.
3. Their taste could not compare with our fresh sweet caramel, it has a slightly burned flavor.

Believe it or not, the above picture represents the exact same amount of popped kernels.  Ours on the left, Will Cole brand on the right. 

We've had opportunities to sell at bigger stores.  We always turn them down.  It's difficult to keep high standards when you're mass producing. 

We never sacrifice quality for profit.
Posted in: Gourmet Popcorn
Sometimes we take for granted our favorite things. Some of the best things in life can be gone in a flash.  We always talk about doing the right thing, but sometimes doing the right thing can have bad consequences. Fort Worth Star-Telegram article about Dr. Pepper's impact on small town Texas.
Posted in: Soda Pop
Liquid Popcorn with Caramel Froth is a liquid popcorn treat.
Check out this tasty idea from the website
Soda Pop Bandit was caught in Columbia, South Carolina by K-9.  

Posted in: Weird Stuff
Apparently there is a Dr. Pepper museum in Waco, Texas.  Being the soda fan that I am, I am surprised that I did not know this fact.  

Dr. Pepper was invented in 1885 by Charles Alderton in of all places, a drug store.  Like Coca Cola, it was thought the beverage would have medicinal effects.  People just liked drinking it and it became wildly popular.  Kinda makes you wonder if folks in 1885 were chasing a high that never materialized?

Read more about this cool place. Then visit the museum website.
Posted in: Soda Pop
We are a proud supporter of roller derby, especially the Lansing Derby Vixens.  Oh, you haven't heard of the Vixens?  Get a taste of the action these tough girls dish out.

Hold on to your popcorn!
Posted in: Events
It's the final Turner Street Movie.  It's been so much fun and the turnout has been tremendous.  So many people hanging out and having fun.  It's big family fun at the Cesar Chavez Plaza in Old Town.  

July 29th features The Princess Bride (1987), starring Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin and Robin Wright

Cravings Gourmet Popcorn closes at 10 pm.  Be sure to stop for popcorn and soda pop before the show.
Posted in: Events, Pop Culture
Big family fun at the Cesar Chavez Plaza in Old Town.  

July 22nd features The Sandlot (1993), starring Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar and Patrick Renna
July 29th features The Princess Bride (1987), starring Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin and Robin Wright

Cravings Gourmet Popcorn closes at 10 pm.  Be sure to stop for popcorn and soda pop before the show.
Posted in: Events, Pop Culture
I love Cheerwine.  It's a southern soda pop treat that is as refreshing as it is tasty.  Cheerwine and Krispy Kreme doughnuts may make my head explode.  Check out this blog post from CookBookAholic

If that makes your mouth water, you can get a bottle of Cheerwine at Cravings Gourmet Popcorn & Soda Pop Market in Old Town Lansing.
Teaching kids to cook is great bonding time that creates memories for a lifetime.  Check out the blog from What A Dish!
Has reality television jumped the shark?  I know I love to watch a fair amount of junk television while chomping on a bowl of popcorn, but every time I find out the show I am watching is fake, I become disappointed.  

Check out the Windy City Writeups blog.  What do you think?
Posted in: Pop Culture
If you are an adventurist, then homemade soda pop just might be your thing.  It's an old school thing that modern conveniences have given us no reason to continue.  But for a fresh and refreshing beverage on a warm day, try making a natural drink that will make you feel good.  

Check out for great books and read this article for more great ideas. 
Posted in: Soda Pop, Recipes
One of the best parts about making popcorn at home is the ease that you can make a unique snack with robust flavor and do it in a healthy way.  This recipe from The Curvy Carrot blog is a tasty example of what you can do with simple spices, coconut oil and your imagination.
Posted in: Recipes

Birch Beer
Birch beer has a distinctive flavor that is bold and flavorful.  Great to create ice cream floats, black cows or as a refreshing sip.

  • Made from herbal extracts of Birch bark
  • Tastes most like root beer
  • Common colors are brown, red, purple and clear

Posted in: Soda Pop
We are your Super Bowl popcorn & soda pop headquarters.  Get all your treats for the big game.
We hope 2011 is a special year for you.
Be sure to think about friends and family this holiday season.  We ship anywhere in the country.  Order early to ensure you gift will arrive on time.
We are opening two hours early Friday morning. There will be pre-made popcorn tins, a new 12 pack gift box and other fresh items. See you then.

Cravings popcorn is now closer than ever.  If you work or live near the Downtown, Old Town or Reo Town area, we can deliver your order.  We will even deliver to East Lansing.  Minimum order is $10.

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