All you have to do is read 479 Popcorn’s “About Page” to understand why Homegrown small businesses are not only important but very special. These businesses are concerned about making a good quality product, of taking the ordinary into something special. Their popcorn exemplifies the small businesses that we feature here.
After all what is simpler than popcorn, or filled with more memories and nostalgia. From us old enough to remember Jiffy Pop, to anyone that has gone to a theater and got a big bag of “buttered” popcorn to the now ever-present microwave bags.
But this is as far from those popcorn memories as Welches Grape Juice is from a fine Pinot Noir. Basic popcorn is transformed into Alderwood smoked sea salt drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. Do you like cheese popcorn? Then how about Black Truffle and White Cheddar which features aged white cheddar drizzled with aromatic black truffle oil.
Perhaps you like your popcorn with some caramel. Then you really have hit the jackpot, because 479 Popcorn has three variety’s that will leave Poppycock in its wake. Chipotle Caramel & Almonds, Fleur de Sel Caramel which is caramel coated popcorn with sea salt, and Ginger Sesame Caramel give new flavor and deeper nuance to this sweet favorite.
Maybe you are more adventurous with your popcorn tastes. Vietnamese Cinnamon Sugar adventurous enough for you? Or maybe Madras Curry Coconut and Cashews. Still not enough? Then surely Pimentòn de La Vera with smoky Spanish paprika with bursts of ripe organic tomato and onion will do the trick.
Now as wonderful as all those additions are, it doesn’t mean anything without a good popcorn. With the care and quality of the ingredients that go into their toppings, you know they aren’t going to take any less care with the popcorn itself. They use heirloom organic grown by a small family farm that has been growing organic since 1945. The popcorn is then air popped with the caramel or spices added while still warm. They then ship it out the same day, no warehouses no mass production. Now that is the very epitome of homegrown.
479 Popcorn sells a wide range of box sets, kits, pouches and collections. Prices range from $14.00 to $55.oo. You can order from them online or check to see if you are located in one of the 29 states or two Canadian provinces that have stores that sell their products.