Update 13—Popcorn Shop, Popcorn Companies, Popcorn and Raccoons

Online popcorn shop goes brick and mortar

Signature Popcorn is a successful business selling flavored popcorn online. The business, started in 2013, is operated out of a 1,000-square-foot building that once held Long Grove Popcorn Shoppe. 

Signature PopcornSignature Popcorn opens a brick and mortar shop.

Signature Popcorn mixes different flavors of popcorn—traditional favorites and flavors that they dream up. Flavors include spicy toppings to sugary birthday cake. Traditional include butter-and-cheese styles.

Popcorn is popular and sales are good. So, the president, Eric Wallor, has decided that now is the time to open a brick-and-mortar store in Long Grove, IL. He feels Long Grove could be a fun place to live and visit.

Good luck to Signature Popcorn in their new adventure. Keep on popping!

From: Chicago Tribune by Ronnie Wachter

Prime Rib Popcorn?!

Primo's new flavor: prime rib end cutPrimo's new popcorn flavor: Prime rib end cut

Primo Popcorn, Hawaii’s #1 popcorn store, has an interesting new flavor—Prime Rib End Cut. Now that’s an interesting flavor combination!

From Living808 by Web Staff

From Snicker-Doodle to Loaded Bake Potato

Lammar Marie’s Gourmet Popcorn in Henrico County, VA, has quite the combination of flavors. Varieties range from sweet treats, like snicker-doodle, to savory ones, like loaded bake potato. 

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They also carry the traditional flavors like salted dark chocolate caramel.

The shop is trying out new flavors like apple and pumpkin.

Even non-popcorn lovers (and yes, there is such a person) are drawn to the shop for the unusual flavors.

From CBS 6 News at 7 by Web Staff

Boomchickapop May be Sold

Boomchickapop was started by Angie and Dan Bastian 16 years ago in their garage in Mankato, Minnesota. The original name of the company was Angie’s Kettle Corn. Later they renamed their company to Angie’s Boomchickapop.

The popcorn is packaged in brightly colored pastel bags. It comes in flavors such as sweet and salty kettle corn and dill.

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In 2014 Boomchickapop was acquired by TPG Growth, a private equity firm.

Now, Boomchickapop may be purchased by Conagra Brans—the same company that owns Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn.

The deal is not yet finalized and may fall apart. Or maybe Orville Redenbacher’s and Angie’s Boomchickapop will be owned by the same company. 

From: Yahoo! Finance

Popcorn Easier to Grow Than Sweet Corn

Raccoons getting your sweet corn? Then try growing popcorn. According to Charlie Nardozzi, raccoons don’t care for popcorn.

raccoonRaccoons don't bother popcorn

Popcorn needs fertile soil, full sun, water, and several plants for proper pollination. Although the kernels of several varieties may different colors, the kernels pop up to white or pale yellow.

Check out the section on Growing Popcorn for how to dry the husks for popping.

From: Vermont Garden Journal by Charlie Nardozzi