It used to be that your options for popcorn were limited to either homemade or at the ball game or circus. No longer. Now, popcorn is a specialty that caters to every palate.   Here are some of the places we recommend for the popcorn connoisseur.

Popped! Republic

Popped! Republic offers a great array of DC themed flavored from their 2381 South Dove Street, Alexandria, Virginia, retail location. Among their savory favors, the White House White Cheddar gets our vote. We also admit a craving for their Cinnamon Roll K Street Kettle Korn. In addition to the store, they also have a popcorn food truck, and yes, you can have it shipped to you. The popcorn. Not the truck.

Garrett Popcorn Shops

Garrett Popcorn Shops, are scattered conveniently throughout Chicago, at 26 W. Randolph, 625 N. Michigan, and 4 E. Madison. That means you can satisfy your taste for their delicious selections wherever you may be in the Windy City.  It’s hard to go to Chicago and not get some Garrett’s. Go for the cheese-caramel mix.  Or splurge with the Macadamia CaramelCrisp(r).  We are simply nuts about it.


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Buffalo Blue Cheese. Caramel Apple, Dill Pickle, and Maple Bacon are just some of the creative and alluring favors that draw people to Popportunity, in Columbus, Indiana.  In a city famous for its stunning collection of modern architecture, you can find popcorn that is just your style. The store is located at 1122 25th Street.

Cravings Gourmet Popcorn

Cravings Gourmet Popcorn, at 1220 Turner Street in Lansing, Michigan, the Original Caramel is hard to top, and yet, you know you want to try the Bar-B-Que White Cheddar and the Butterscotch Caramel.  Mix and match your flavor choices, or go whole hog with their Bacon Cheddar Cheese. Personally, the Dark Molasses with Sea Salt is unforgettable.

Great American Popcorn Company

Iowa is famous for corn, so you’d be right to expect to find some of the most stellar popcorn there. Head for Great American Popcorn Company, 1123 3rd Street SE, Cedar Rapids, for 100 succulent flavors, you heard that right!  Where to begin? Why not with Land O’ Lakes Cheddar!  Hand dipped ice cream, 200 kinds of bottled soda, and an amazing array of candy are also offered.

Popcorn Pantry

Popcorn Pantry has a cluster of many flavors to choose among. Try one of their chocolate enhanced popcorn flavors, such as the amazing Butterfinger Popcorn.  Yes, they have Banana Pudding Popcorn, as well as Cajun, and Parmesan Garlic. They also serve frozen yogurt. Find them at  5721 Highway 153 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

De La Pop Gourmet Popcorn

Bubblegum, Blueberry, S’mores?  Yes, these are among the spectacular selections of popcorn at De La Pop Gourmet Popcorn, 5592 Whitesvile Road, Columbus, Georgia. There are 125 flavors in all. Red Velvet, anyone?

Wirtz Family Popcorn

Banana,Peanut Butter and Chocolate = Elvis Presley Gourmet Popcorn!

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Wirtz Family Popcorn, located at 898 Capital Avenue, Battle Creek, Michigan, brings popcorn lovers Craft Beer Popcorn, Spicy Louisiana Crawfish, and Angry Pickle, as amazing to eat as their names suggest.  Very Cherry Popcorn Balls, Nerdy Munster, Love’s  Spell Popcorn, these are among the distinctive menu items you’ll find. Also try their gourmet caramel apples and fudge.

The Popcorn Shop

The Popcorn Shop, 421 East Oak Street, Pocatello Idaho, is a sweet popcorn shop. To prove the point, go for their, Lemon Cheesecake, Huckleberry and Marshmallow Popcorn taste bud pleasers. The cute store with the bright yellow storefront and striped awning, offers as well, Root Beer Float, Cocoanut, and Cashew Crunch Popcorn, to name a few more.

Corny Cravings

Corny Cravings Colorado Springs

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Corny Cravings, 2872 North Powers Boulevard, Colorado Springs, will grab you with their colorful and delicious Cornfetti mix of flavors. They also have fruit flavors such as Strawberry, Watermelon, and Grape.  Dr. Pepper, Parmesan Garlic, Ranch, and Birthday Cake Popcorn are among Corny Craving’s favorites. They  also have a large selection of sports tins and pails to choose from for the sports fanatic.