The best gourmet popcorn is all about the process and the experience. While most of us have had the old microwave version of popcorn, there’s nothing quite like carefully made gourmet popcorn. Making the best gourmet popcorn is all about love and attention. Once we perfect the popping process, next comes flavoring. With many exciting flavor options available, we make the best gourmet popcorn around!
The dictionary definition of gourmet simply means: (of food) very high quality. But gourmet is so much more than just high quality. Gourmet can also describe a person. A gourmet looks at food in an artful way. They are passionate about their food and see it as more than a way to satisfy their hunger.
Many people slap the word gourmet in front of food, raise the price, and call it a day. But that is not in the spirit of true gourmet. True gourmet is refined and experienced. It puts quality above all else, both in ingredients and in preparation. For this reason, the price may be higher than average, but this is due to necessity. Raising the price of something does not make it gourmet. And gourmet itself doesn’t always mean something is expensive. It’s all about quality.
Making the best gourmet popcorn means choosing the best type of corn. Zea mays everta is a special type of corn that is ideal for popcorn. Known for its short ears, this type of corn has a higher than average moisture content and hard kernel. When we cook the popcorn in our kettle, the internal temperature rises and creates steam. As the steam looks for a way to escape and pressure builds, it explodes. Gourmet popping corn is also grown in specialized soil to give it the best texture possible.
Once you have that perfectly popped corn, it’s time for flavoring. We currently have over 35 flavors to choose from. We hand-select these flavors to find the best tasting combinations. We only use the highest quality ingredients to make the best gourmet popcorn possible. From classic flavors like kettle corn and our signature Chettle corn to Strawberry and Sriracha, there’s a flavor for everyone.