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Gourmet Popcorn

What makes for great popcorn? Passion!
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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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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 www.cravingspopcorn.com 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 www.cravingspopcorn.com 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.

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Chocolate Strawberry Popcorn

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.

Shop now. Free shipping.
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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.
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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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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.


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Get Your Crunch On in a Peanut-free Zone – Craving’s Gourmet Popcorn

At Cravings Gourmet Popcorn we continue to follow relevant news about food allergies. Over the past several years there have been many news reports that there is a growing trend of young children experiencing allergic reactions to peanuts/peanut butter among other high allergy producing foods. However, there is little known about why this trend is occurring.  

A health news story on Fox News.com in 2012 cautions parents with this message:  “Because peanut reactions can be severe, even lethal, measures to protect allergy sufferers from accidental exposure are becoming more common too, with peanut bans on airplanes, peanut-free sections of baseball stadiums and "school safe" packaged snacks manufactured in nut-free environments.”

And on the other end of the spectrum this 2013 story from the Wall Street Journal online suggests: “Parents trying to navigate the confusing world of children's food allergies now have more specific advice to consider. Highly allergenic foods such as peanut butter, fish and eggs can be introduced to babies between 4 and 6 months and may even play a role in preventing food allergies from developing.”

Here is our opinion: It doesn’t matter why allergies to peanuts is on the rise or what people will do to prevent symptoms of allergies from developing – as long as there are health risks to some kids or adults we will maintain Cravings as a completely peanut-free zone.

There are just so many great options in our product line to get your crunch on that we feel completely confident that you will never miss the peanuts.  So, shop with confidence at Cravings Gourmet Popcorn.

Cravings Gourmet Popcorn is located in Old Town Lansing, the hippest area of Lansing, Michigan.  Cravings Gourmet Popcorn can be purchased online at cravingspopcorn.com and shipped to anywhere nationwide and for gifting virtually to Lansing area residents via Conpoto.com.

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Craving’s Own Matt Strickling, Chief Flavorologist

In this July series of blog posts Cravings Gourmet Popcorn acknowledges events, people and businesses that positively contribute to the unique identity and experience of Old Town.

Matt Strickling starts his day early (7am) at Cravings Gourmet Popcorn, especially when it is a busy time in Old Town. Before or after an event like the Festival of the Moon and Festival of the Sun there is plenty to do to build up or replenish the stock of fresh flavored popcorn, including the unique to Cravings flavors.

Craving’s product line is continually enhanced with new flavors to try out based on customer comments and requests and Matt’s own crazy creative foodie mind. “I’m always thinking about food and flavors that might translate well to a popcorn seasoning recipe,” says Matt. “At Cravings we start more unique flavors than any popcorn store I know of.”  It is a point of pride with this flavorologist that the flavors that are created always start from the core ingredients. “If I have an idea for a flavor I will source several good recipes looking for the common themes or ingredients to create the base recipe and then go looking for that one ingredient that will top off the flavor.”

Matt relies on his wife, Steph, for a critical opinion as he tweaks a recipe. Once it is deemed ready for customer comment he creates a large enough batch of the recipe to dry into a seasoning powder and rolls out the new popcorn flavor for local sampling and critique.  Local customers are alerted to the new flavor via the Cravings Facebook page, or Matt walks the Old Town district to offer free samples to other business owners and workers.

Currently Matt has three new flavors in development: spicy mustard, cool ranch, and chili cheddar. One of these flavors will end up being the house flavor for Zoobies Tavern. Which one do you think will go well with the Zoobies craft beers and local wines?

Matt Strickling and his wife Stephanie have recently purchased a home from the Ingham County Land Bank (a great deal – he says) and are putting down roots for good. When asked about living and working in the Lansing Old Town district Matt says, “This area is really becoming something to be proud of, something that we want to talk about to everybody. There are so many great things happening here.”

Cravings Gourmet Popcorn is located in Old Town Lansing, the hippest area of Lansing, Michigan.  Cravings Gourmet Popcorn can be purchased online at cravingspopcorn.com and shipped to anywhere nationwide and for gifting virtually to Lansing area residents via Conpoto.com.

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Let The Vacation Season Begin

If you are planning a vacation this summer there is no better choice than a Pure Michigan vacation. Travel Michigan, the Great Lakes state, because it is perfect for boating, camping, hiking and swimming for the ultimate “Up North” vacation. The coast around our beautiful peninsula has 3,288 miles of shoreline which is more than any other state except Alaska.  That is probably why there are 829 boat access points, ten spectacular light houses punctuating our shores, and 97 state parks that offer unique natural beauty experiences.

While you are planning your vacation, we would like to suggest that you take Cravings along. Check out our online store for tins of flavor-sealed popcorn to purchase for your vacation snacking, the shipping is FREE.  Or, if you are local, just plan on making your last stop, before you hit the road a ,stop to our Old Town store on Turner Street in Old Town.  You can’t miss us, just look for the giant popcorn box. 

Pretty sure you will gobble up the popcorn long before the vacation is over – here are some suggestions for the empty tin:


-          Use the tin to scoop up some smelt from one of the many streams flowing into the lakes
-          Fill up your tin with the distinctive Petoskey stones that you find from your Lake                Michigan beach walk
-          Others like to collect small pieces of driftwood or sea glass for art projects, use the tin to    carry them home
-          At your camp site fill the tin with tinder for starting the fire and fill the tin with water for    dousing the fire out at the end of the evening
-           Flip the tin upside down and use it to sit on while you roast your marshmallows for     everybody’s campfire favorite – S’mores.  (Made with marshmallows, chocolate and                graham crackers)
-          Or, if you are really smart, you will save that tin for a refill at Cravings Gourmet              Popcorn to take on your next vacation.


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.

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No Fooling…We’ve Got a Great New Flavor

April Fool’s Day is a great day for pranks and other foolishness.  You will get some extra leeway on this unofficial holiday of Fools as you try to pull a hoax on your friends and family - because on this day, everyone can take a joke!

The early history prior to the actual April Fools' Day includes the ancient Roman festival of Hilaria, held on March 25 and there are even references to April Fools in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, circa 1390.  But seriously, there is something to the idea of taking the risk to be foolish.  Cher, of Sonny & Cher fame, suggests that “…until you are ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.”

At Cravings Gourmet Popcorn we are taking the risk of looking foolish this month by introducing our latest new flavor, Chicken and Waffles!  Inspired by this southern soul food tradition we are bringing you this flavor for your consideration and tasty sensation.   

Stop by and give it a try. We think it’s great!

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.

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Getting on the Bacon Bandwagon

Its official, people are crazy for bacon.  In December of last year this website was published featuring the most outrageous uses for bacon.  If you do a Google image search for bacon you will see bacon tattoos, bacon food constructions including a Christmas creche made entirely from bacon, and bacon food innovations like pancakes with bacon cooked into the middle.  There are bacon recipes for bacon flavored ice cream, bacon fudge, bacon cupcakes, bacon-wrapped turkey, and even a Bacon Freak website with tasty ideas like Bacon of the Month Club.  What will they think of next?

Cravings Gourmet Popcorn has jumped on the Bacon Bandwagon for salty/sweet snacks that feature bacon.  You simply have to try our Maple Caramel Popcorn with Hickory Smoked Bits of Bacon mixed together.  We guarantee that you, or some bacon lover (not Kevin Bacon) you know, will go whole hog (forgive us…can’t help ourselves) for this tasty combination. 

So the next time you bring home the bacon, make a stop at Cravings Gourmet Popcorn, get on the bandwagon and pick up our new Maple Caramel Bacon Popcorn, and really bring home the bacon!

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.

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Popping Popcorn at Home - The Right Way

Yup! There is a right way and a wrong way to pop corn. It all starts with quality seeds. The kind of seeds you choose will determine both the flavor and the texture of the popped corn.  New seeds, commonly called baby seeds will yield a smaller and crunchier corn with a nutty flavor. More mature seeds will have a milder sweeter flavor and a chewier/softer texture.  Our favorite vendor for quality popping corn seeds is Amish Country Popcorn, we carry of full line of their products in our store.  You will only find non-genetically modified popping corn in our store – just a good idea to avoid a product that has been altered to create its own pesticide.  Look for Non-GMO on the package.

We highly recommend using the Whirley Popper.  This stovetop device calls for you to be present to tend to the popping by cranking, listening and smelling. All in all, this is a pleasant experience, especially if you engage help.  You guessed it – Whirley Poppers are available in our Old Town Lansing store.

You need oil for popping the corn, from our point of view the only real choice is coconut oil. Once you have it in your home you are going to find lots of other uses for coconut oil which go far beyond cooking in the kitchen. This website presents 122 uses for coconut oil. Who knew?

We’ve said it before, naked popcorn tastes good and is a perfectly healthy choice, but, if you want, there are oh so many wonderful flavors you can add to your popped corn. Watch for more on this topic later this week or next.

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.

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Popcorn Seasoning - Be the Gourmet

The best way to learn how to create your own unique gourmet flavors for your popcorn is to review some existing recipes. We have selected, from Popcorn.org, three low-fat or no-fat recipes for flavoring your popcorn at home.  Look at these recipes closely for inspiration and make your changes. Another tip that was suggested in some recipes: use egg-whites as a no-fat alternative to adhere flavors to the kernels.

Dilly Lemon Munch

Yield: 2 quarts

Ingredients

2 quarts popcorn popped

2 tablespoons shredded lemon peel

1 teaspoon dill weed

Optional: 1/2 teaspoon low-sodium salt

Directions

Toss popcorn with lemon peel and dill weed.

Flavor enhances as popcorn stands.

Cheesy Popcorn

Yield: 10 Cups

Ingredients

2 tablespoons garlic flavored or vegetable oil (We recommend coconut oil)

1/2 cup popcorn kernels

1 tablespoon melted butter, optional

2 tablespoons nutritional yeast or brewer’s yeast (found at health food stores, adds a cheese-like flavor without the calories or fat)

1 teaspoon curry powder, optional

Directions

In a large, heavy-bottomed pot (with a lid), place oil and about 3 popcorn kernels.

Heat over a medium-high heat until you hear a kernel pop. Add remaining popcorn; cover.

Once corn begins to pop, shake pot constantly over heat. When popping slows, remove pot from heat and transfer popcorn to a serving bowl. Pour butter over popcorn, if desired, and toss.

Sprinkle yeast and curry powder, if desired, over popcorn and toss to distribute evenly.

Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container.

Chili Lime Popcorn Snack Mix

Yield: 1 quart

Ingredients

1 quart popped popcorn

1 teaspoon brewer’s yeast powder (or nutritional yeast; available in health food stores)

1 teaspoon lime juice

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 300° F.

Spread popcorn on a baking sheet.

Sprinkle yeast powder, lime juice, chili powder and salt over popcorn.

Heat about 7 minutes and toss just before serving. Serve warm.

 

Hope you enjoy these seasoning ideas and are inspired to create your own. Send your own recipes along in the comment section.

 

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.

 

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Holiday Tins Full of the Best Popcorn!

If you let your palette be your gift guide, you simply can’t go wrong with a Holiday Popcorn Tin from Cravings Gourmet Popcorn.   We have two sizes to choose from - 2 gallon or 3.5 gallon. Trust us, you are going to want to choose the bigger size. The Holiday Popcorn Tin is a perfect choice for groups to share.

Now, gift giving couldn’t be easier. Go to our website to review the current list of available flavors, then make your order online and make arrangements to have it shipped, or, if you are local, make a plan to pick-up your order in the store.

Our Holiday Tins can be filled with your choice of 1, 2, or 3 flavors.  You can go wild and mix them all together or have them safely divided.  Your tin will be hermetically sealed (well maybe not hermetically - just love to say that word) to guarantee freshness for 90 days. But we bet the tin never make it to 90 days!

We are so convinced that this gift will be a huge hit that we also offer a ridiculously big refill discount if you bring the empty tin to the store!

So skip the homemade gifts plan and put your personality into your gift with a creative selection of flavors from Cravings Gourmet Popcorn.  Here’s our #1 popcorn shopping tip: Buy one to give and one to keep. 

Cravings Gourmet Popcorn, located in Old Town Lansing and online at www.cravingspopcorn.com, is your go-to holiday gift giving location.
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Oh, Nuts? No Nuts!

When you buy popcorn flavors at Cravings Gourmet Popcorn you can be confident that our products come from a nut-free zone.  Now, we like nuts (of all kinds) but with so many people having nut allergies it is simply easier and safer to avoid nuts all together. 

At Cravings we guarantee that you will never miss the nuts and it will be a flavorful and worry-free snacking experience.  Although be advised, we must caution you, that Cravings Popcorn has been known to create a severe popcorn snacking addiction.

So, if you have a hankering for nuts, we’d like to suggest The Peanut Shop in downtown Lansing.  This is a legacy shop that has continued to serve the Lansing area with roasted nuts of all sorts since 1937. It started out as a Planter’s Peanut Store so you will still see lots of Planters memorabilia with the stick-legged peanut in a top hat and spats.

We wish you happy and healthy snacking!  If you would like to check out what’s new at Cravings be sure to visit our Facebook Fan Page.  “LIKE” us to become a regular fan which qualifies you to sample new popcorn flavors in development and cash in on special promotions reserved specifically for our Facebook Fans!

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.

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Popcorn Like No Other – Why Craving’s Popcorn is Better

There are lots of specialty popcorn companies scattered across the country, but   when you visit them, the flavors seem to be eerily the same. Why? They all seem to be buying the same shake-on seasonings off the shelf. 

Our popcorn and vintage soda store, Cravings Gourmet Popcorn, is different.  The difference begins with not settling for off-the-shelf shake-on seasonings. When we add a new flavor to our offerings the seasonings have been created in our kitchen from scratch - beginning with our favorite recipes.  If we are going for a barbecue flavored popcorn you can be darn sure that the recipe started out as a real barbecue sauce.  And that, my friends, is why our popcorn is better.  Seasonings made from real food inspiration, real secret recipes, and no preservatives. 

POPCORN TRUTH SQUAD! There is one, just one, flavor of popcorn on our shelf that is made with a seasoning manufactured outside our store. I didn’t want to do it, but it was the one flavor that I couldn’t seem to capture.  Bet you can’t guess which one it is? 

The best thing about making our gourmet flavored popcorn is our crew of local fans that will taste test until we’ve got it right.  And, until it’s right that flavor does not go into our permanent line-up.

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. 

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We strongly believe that having a choice of flavors is good for business – but too much choice is just that - too much.  That is why at Cravings Gourmet Popcorn we go through a careful, and sometimes lengthy, process to add a new flavor of popcorn. 

Apple Cider Cinnamon





Apple Cider Cinnamon Popcorn is made
with real local apple cider
It all starts with a flavor idea or inspiration and then we go to work in the kitchen to create a recipe to match the inspiration. Here is where our customers come in, especially those that are close by the store in Old Town Lansing.  Once we have a batch ready for sampling we put the word out to our fans via Facebook, describing the new flavor and offering samples.

The samples are free, but not really. What we want from our fan taste-testers is brutal honesty. Without your feedback we don’t know what you really think – or what you really want.  Until you are satisfied, and we are too – a new flavor of popcorn is not added to our stock. 

And, at the same time, while we are considering adding a new flavor, we take a hard look at sales volumes of all of our current flavors. Flavors that seem to be declining in popularity will be put on a watch list for “retirement.”  So, if you have a favorite flavor that you think you can’t live without – let us know. 

Here it is – your chance to tell us your favorite flavor.  Go ahead, don’t be shy.

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.

 

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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.
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