Make your baby shower, wedding or corporate event pop with Vail Gourmet Popcorn
“Love is sharing your popcorn.”
Those are the wise words of cartoonist and creator of the comic strip Peanuts, Charles M. Schulz. What better way to show your love and appreciation than to serve up popcorn, one of the world’s oldest snack foods.
According to the foodie website The Spruce Eats (www.thespruceeats.com) popcorn can be traced through the ages, from cave fires used by Native Americans to pop the corn to colonists adopting it and making it their own by eating it with milk and sugar like a breakfast cereal. Colonists also cooked popcorn with a small amount of molasses, creating a snack similar to today’s kettle corn.
Vail Gourmet Popcorn, founded by long time Vail local Molly Macaulay, features classics like kettle corn all the way to wedding cake flavored popcorn. Every batch of popcorn is popped at altitude in Edwards, made from scratch, hand mixed and made to order so that every kernel is delicious. Macaulay uses Non-GMO corn, gluten free ingredients, sweet creamery butter and the finest seasonings available.
Have a special event coming up? The holidays are notorious for engagements, so if you are a bride to be, mother of the bride or a maid of honor planning a shower or engagement party, add a little popcorn to the mix.
Find your favorite gourmet popcorn from the vast menu of flavors from sweet and savory to salty and spicy. Try the frappe chata chocolate drizzle caramel popcorn or even dill pickle flavored popcorn. “I love doing collaborations and our latest flavor uses Sriracha-flavored salt from the San Francisco Salt Company on buttery caramel popcorn,” Macaulay said. “It’s buttery smooth with a kick of spice.”
Macaulay will then help you carry out your theme with gift bags and boxes for special events like weddings, corporate seminars, golf tournaments, charity events, birthday parties, baby showers and more.
Vail Gourmet Popcorn even offers customized labeling like “Justin popped the question and Krista said ‘yes’!” for an engagement party or “Julie’s ready to pop” for a baby shower. Hotels and property managers can have custom labels made to welcome their guests. Macaulay is also working with other Colorado-made products to create baskets of local and regional items.
To find out more go to wwwpoppedwithaltitude.com and follow Vail Gourmet Popcorn on its social media channels. One more fun fact, National Popcorn Day is this Saturday, January 19, so grab a bag and share with friends. Vail Gourmet Popcorn is sold at several retail outlets throughout the valley and at many of the on-mountain restaurants.
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