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Creole Burger Bar and Southern Kitchen in Old Town January 13, 2018 13:04

Creole Burger Bar Old Town Lansing

Old Town Lansing just keeps getting better and better. This week, The Creole restaurant transformed itself into the  The Creole Burger Bar and Southern Kitchen. According to a Lansing City Pulse article, they are serving up high end burgers, hand cut fries and tons of craft beer choices. On top of that, if you are a whiskey fan, you are in luck. They are pouring from a selection of 150 varieties. That’s cool!


Popcorn Christmas Gifts December 13, 2017 13:31

Candy Cane Christmas Popcorn Why are you still trying to figure out what you're going to send to those family members you only see once every ten years? Maybe you need a gift to pass at the office? Perhaps you own a business or are a salesperson that needs to say "thank you."


How Old Is That Popcorn? November 29, 2017 13:20

Christmas is upon us. Gift giving season is here. A chance to show the people in our lives some appreciation. We usually do this with our words and our gifts. The things we say have a tremendous impact on relationships. The things we give also have a great impact on relationships.

The Easiest Popcorn Gift You Can Give November 24, 2017 13:29

Easy popcorn gifts that are "Secret Santa Approved" is what Cravings Gourmet popcorn is about. "Stocking Stuffer Cards" are a great way to put popcorn into a stocking, greeting card or add-on to any gift. It is a punch card gift certificate. The receiver gets to choose the popcorn they like and they can get it when they want to get it. That's easy!

Create a popcorn bar Martha Stewart would be proud of September 07, 2017 10:36

So you want to have a popcorn bar at your wedding reception? I am sure Martha Stewart has many tips about how to make your popcorn bar as glamorous as a Hollywood wedding. You can make a popcorn bar as cool or themed as you wish, just check out the Cravings Pinterest page to see all that you can do.

One of the most popular trends in weddings is a popcorn bar. A fun way to give guests something tasty to munch on without busting the budget. I won't bore you with useless statistics about the average cost of a wedding these days. You already know it costs an arm and a leg. 

How much popcorn do you need to feed 100 people? Well the answer is not complicated. We have this handy guide located on the Cravings Gourmet Popcorn site. There are simple calculations on how much to buy, flavor recommendations and much more.

Seriously, should you buy more popcorn if you are serving alcohol? What if the party is a stuffy affair? How many flavors do you need? We have all of the answers to your questions.


If I saw Oprah shopping in Old Town, I'd need new underwear August 29, 2017 13:24

What I want to know is this: If a celebrity were to endorse your favorite store, what store would it be and who is the celebrity? 

If Earvin "Magic" Johnson came into Cravings to buy popcorn and gave his endorsement, you wouldn't be able to get the smile off my face.


So, Guy Fieri walks into a bbq joint and... August 22, 2017 13:30 1 Comment

Sometimes people say Lansing is a sleepy community. I object to that notion. You may be asleep, so you don't see what is really happening. Lansing, Michigan is awake. Breathing, kicking and making moves.

Channeling my inner Jay-Z August 21, 2017 16:14

I've been told by too many people that I need to be the face of Cravings Popcorn and that I am too humble about my popcorn. So, I need to access my inner Jay-Z. Become louder about the awesome flavors we make. Can't be bashful. 

Al Bundy or Tom Brady? August 12, 2017 15:02

It’s usually the parents that ruin sports for kids.

Youth sports are supposed to be fun, educational and competitive. Kids learn so much about themselves. Parents should be there to support them through the wins and losses. 


We can do this August 07, 2017 20:55

We don't DO fundraisers, we buy uniforms, athletic tape, pom poms, duffle bags, basketball shoes, athletic fees, insurance and trophies. 

Chicago is cool but... August 06, 2017 18:28

I was told that my blog post titled "You don't need Oprah to tell you your stuff is cool," may have been a little harsh and needed some clarification. Sometimes writing is different from the words you say. But I think I can make my point this way.

Quick and Easy Flash Fundraisers August 05, 2017 11:35

Yes, I am hitting the road in search of elementary PTA and PTO groups. Booster clubs for sports teams and marching bands. If your group or team can rally the troops, I bet we can raise a few hundred bucks (maybe more).

Ironic, like Alanis Morissette August 04, 2017 11:29

Have you ever had one of those moments when you "wish you would have known?" You know, you missed out on free tickets to see a NFL game. Your best friend had a lead on a job, but the job went to someone else.

Duh I thought August 03, 2017 13:42

I was reading this article about employee engagement. The title was Improving Company Culture Is Not About Providing Free Snacks. Duh I thought. Free snacks ain't gonna fix anything.

It's my L August 02, 2017 08:00

My favorite saying lately is this, "Sometimes you're the statue. Sometimes you're the pigeon." It's so true. There are days when you feel like a king or a queen. The world has erected a statue to honor you. Then, splat, a pigeon does the deed on your head.

Thinking. Creating. Making. August 01, 2017 08:00

Customer: It's great to see you Chad.

Me: Thank you

Customer: How does it feel to be in the store everyday?

Me: I love it. I am having so much fun. Being here is so awesome!


Be true to your real self July 31, 2017 08:00

What is the cost of NOT being yourself? What are you sacrificing by not being authentic? Another angle that is often ignored is this, what are others losing out on when they don’t get the real you?

You don't need Oprah to tell you your stuff is cool July 30, 2017 08:42

Sometimes people in smaller towns think stuff in bigger towns is better because it's in a bigger town. Sometimes people in smaller towns expect to park right out front, but are willing to walk for blocks, even miles in a bigger town. And sometimes people in smaller towns need or want someone from a bigger town to validate the stuff in a smaller town.

Spiritual inspiration is a rare thing July 29, 2017 09:16 1 Comment

Something strange has happened to me. I have been spiritually touched three times in less than a month and the effect it is having is profound.

Chocolate Fest Drizzled Gourmet Popcorn Event January 25, 2017 15:13

chocolatefest gourmet chocolate popcorn

ChocolateFest is our annual chocolate drizzled gourmet popcorn event. Held annually around Valentine's Day. Cravings Gourmet Popcorn will feature the best chocolate drizzled popcorn flavors we sell. From dark chocolate to white chocolate and flavors in between. 


Top 5 Super Bowl Party Snack Foods January 23, 2017 13:29

Super Bowl Snack Foods

The Super Bowl is a few weeks away. The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots will play for the Vince Lombardi Trophy in Houston, Texas. The Super Bowl party is like a national holiday. Friends get together to eat snacks, appetizers and hors d'oeuvres. From pizza to wings to popcorn and everything in between, food is what we do while watching the game and commercials. Here are my top 5 Superbowl party snacks.


Weekly Update | 1-18-2017 January 18, 2017 11:55

Cravings Popcorn Weekly Update

In this video we discuss new flavor releases. Party Style Patio Mix, Cheddar Bacon Ranch and Maple Bacon Caramel. We have a new weekly email newsletter for Cravings Popcorn. Full of deals, specials and surprises. Be sure to subscribe. Chocolate Fest begins January 23rd, 2017. There will be nine or ten chocolate popcorn flavors.


Weekly Update | 1/11/2017 January 11, 2017 07:37 1 Comment

Weekly Update 1/11/2017

It's the Weekly Update. Details about new flavors released this week at Cravings Popcorn.

In this video we discuss Sriracha Cheddar, Hickory Cheddar, Salt and Vinegar. We also discuss Hot Spanish White Cheddar and The Texan. Finally we talked about Dirty Carolina Mesquite and Hawaiian Salted Caramel then Amazon Honeybee popcorn and Chipotle Caramel.


Weekly Update | 1/4/2017 January 04, 2017 15:10

Cravings Popcorn Weekly Update

We have lots to cover in this weekly update. Among the topics are:

  • New deal of the day
  • New in-store combo deals
  • Chocolate Fest is coming soon
  • New online deals of the week

Enjoy the video and we really want to hear your comments.

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel. We will update the channel several times per week with new tidbits about Cravings Popcorn, deals, specials news and more.