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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

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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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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.

Image by: Michele Ursino
Posted in: Gourmet Popcorn
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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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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 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.


Buy Sweetest Day Popcorn
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It's love.

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.

It's love.

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.

Posted in: Chad's Thoughts
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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
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Donation RequestsWe 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 

Posted in: Community
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Robert's Day of CaringRobert'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.

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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.
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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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Posted in: Gourmet Popcorn
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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.

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Party Popcorn WeekendFootball season is here! Make sure you have enough popcorn for the party. This weekend only, come into Cravings Gourmet Popcorn at 1220 Turner Street in Old Town Lansing to pick up your $5 Jumbo Theater Style popcorn.

Regularly $10, you get 50% off this weekend only. 

Visit cravingspopcorn.com/contact for directions and store hours.
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How to Crash a Tailgate Party

As the final blog post in this series of party ideas, here is the ultimate party idea:  Forget about planning, take this advice on How to Crash a Tailgate Party – no planning required.  Cravings Gourmet Popcorn  makes no guarantees or promises that you won’t get thrown out for crashing a party. 

Examine your motivation.  If you are thinking to crash a party for a free meal or drinks you are going to have less success than if you are crashing to find some kindred souls that care about the team, the sports, and the tradition of tailgating. 

Be prepared to do a little six degrees of separation conversation, in other words: find some common ground fast.  Everybody knows somebody that knows somebody that knows you. 

Size up the tailgate landscape; if everyone is huddled in close with their backs to the common walkway; chances are you are going to have a tough time breaking in or through this group.  Better to make your approach to a group that seems literally and figuratively open.

Plan some entertaining opening ice-breaker comments.  Know that if you can appear to effortlessly contribute to the conversation and raise the level of fun just a bit, you will more than likely be warmly welcomed.

Note the level of food preparation, if it is obviously significant, chances are the host tailgaters may have a problem sharing, unless of course, you break out your Foodie persona and demonstrate you interest and skill in food preparation.

Come at the tail end of the tailgating.  Chances are people will be more willing to share than to figure out what to do with leftovers. 

Come dressed for the part, wear the colors of the hometown team and you will have 1000s of new best friends, and by all means DO NOT show up empty-handed.  Bring something popular like…Cravings Popcorn!

Remember where you are and who you are talking to, because if you are successful at crashing, you may be invited back for the next big game.

If you are brave enough to do this party idea, be sure to let us know how it went.

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.

Posted in: Entertaining Tips
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Back to School - Party of Two

In our series of blog posts on parties Cravings Gourmet Popcorn looks at several occasions to have a party.  In this post we fear that the partying will be all one-sided.  Here is a way to re-frame the celebration.

No matter what the age of your student, after you finish your back-to-school shopping, it could be a great time to come to Old Town, find a quiet corner in one of our many local restaurants and have a small parent/student Back to School party.  Take this time to reflect on the significant accomplishments of the last school year and talk about some goals for this upcoming school year. (Bring a pad of paper and pen, or your smart phone or tablet to record the details of your goal-setting)  Now you have cause for celebration.

When the deal is done be sure to stop in to Cravings for a congratulatory treat. While you are here don’t forget your new teachers.  They can be your most important allies at school to help your student accomplish their goals.  Why not start the new school year and new relationship with teacher on a good foot.   Our suggestion – you guessed it – the gift everybody likes: POPCORN!  

A tall cellophane bag with a bright ribbon tied on it means that there will be some good snacking after school on those long first days of school  or a gift certificate or a Conpoto certificate means when the teacher is ready the popcorn will appear. 

As you start a new school year remember this wise saying from Albert Einstein:  “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”

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
Posted in: Entertaining Tips
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