Popcorn is very American. Let's celebrate that with our favorite popcorn flavors from seven American popcorn brands using American grown corn. These companies pack their popcorn here in the States supporting jobs that support your popcorn habit. What's not to love?
Angie's Boomchickapop was born out of Dan and Angie Bastian's Minnesota garage and is now a BOOMing business that's popping (get it?) up across the nation's grocery shelves. They make my favorite brand for kettle corn. It's perfectly sweet and salty and has the perfect amount of crunch too. It's hard not to eat the entire bag in one sitting. Open it with others around so they can help you eat it, or not.
GH Cretors makes the best packaged ‘Chicago mix', caramel popcorn and cheddar cheese popcorn. Both the caramel and cheddar cheese popcorn kernels are so flavorful and make for the perfect sweet and savory popcorn mix. The brand has been in existence since 1885.
Good Health’s popcorn varieties include Good Health Organic Hint of Sea Salt Popcorn Half Naked®, Good Health Hint of Olive Oil Popcorn Half Naked® and Good Health Wild Buffalo Blue Popcorn Half Naked®. Good Health’s Popcorn Half Naked® varieties are air-popped to perfection with hints of subtle, yet scrumptious, flavor, and have only 24-37 calories per cup. The Wild Buffalo Blue Popcorn is my favorite flavor for its delicious savory and spicy taste and non-oily taste too. All varieties are Verified Non-GMO through the Non-GMO Project.
Halfpops are THE popcorn brand for those who love the crunchy kernels you find at the bottom of the bag or bowl when you're eating popcorn. The aged white cheddar is my favorite flavor. It's made with non-GMO popcorn, non-GMO canola oil, cheddar seasoning (organic buttermilk, organic cheddar cheese, organic nonfat milk, salt, lactic acid), and sea salt.
Riehle’s Select Gourmet Popcorn is a family run and owned business that is nestled in the heart of the fertile farmland of southeastern Indiana. Our services of planting, harvesting, cleaning, packaging and shipping hale from our farm that has been in our family since 1910. The Riehle family takes pride in growing popcorn for your table. Popcorn is a very nutritious, whole grain snack naturally high in antioxidants, and because ours is NON-GMO, you can be assured of consuming only the best for your health. Choose from thirteen varieties of popcorn with outstanding taste, texture and quality including: our four tender, virtually hulless, very small kernel corns – Baby White, Baby Yellow, Baby Blue and Autumn Blaze; our medium sized kernel corns – Shaman Blue, Ruby Red, Midnight Red, Pink Blossom and Pearl White; and our larger kernel corns – Sunburst, Goldenrod and Organic Yellow; and a special blend of all of our kernels – Rainbow Delight. They may be a small company, but we grow popcorn with a big, yummy taste.
These heirloom popcorn varieties are truly unique. The small Baby Blue popcorn was one of my favorites with a blue corn taste packed into a hulless corn kernel.
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Tiny But Mighty Popcorn is an American grown heirloom popcorn that is the tiniest of popcorns you'll find while still being insanely delicious. Despite their size, these tiny kernels are packed with flavor. The thin outer hulls virtually disintegrate when popped, so it won’t get stuck in your teeth and they are easier to digest; that's great news for folks with dental or digestive issues. This little popcorn has a rich history, dating back to the 1850's and an heirloom seed. It's never been modified or hybridized. Tiny But Mighty Popcorn offers seven different products, all grown in Iowa. The products include unpopped kernels, popped and bagged varieties (Sea Salt, White Cheddar, and Butter) and microwave varieties (spicy southwest, butter & light butter). All of its products are non-GMO, gluten-free, and kosher. I'm a HUGE fan of the popped White Cheddar popcorn for its subtle cheesiness and lightness.
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Image credit: GH Cretors