Out of all the things I tasted while at the Foodbuzz Bloggers Festival, this is not only my favorite, but for me, likely the coolest and official Foodbuzz Star! I love popcorn, especially fresh flavorful popcorn, and at 479 Popcorn what you get is amazing, made to order popcorn seasoned with the most amazing blends of spices and flavorings. Not only do they have packages of each flavor, but they also offer samplers and pop it yourself kits! Here are some photos I took of their booth at the Tasting Pavilion. Then read on to see what the creator has to say about the company!
Yum right? I’m thinking that this will be my go to gift for the holidays along with another little foodie giftie I’m scheming over!
The creator, Jean Arnold has this to say:
“479° Popcorn began with a fond childhood memory of cozy evenings spent playing cards and devouring fresh popcorn with my family. My mom refused to serve anything other than organic popcorn cooked in a sturdy stovetop popper that she’d hand crank until the kernels turned into a delightful fluffy treat. Then, as now, a bowl of popcorn could turn an ordinary moment into a special occasion.
Over the years, I experimented with making my own organic popcorn and flavoring it with exotic seasonings inspired by my international upbringing and training at Le Cordon Bleu in London. In the process, I came upon the discovery that 479 degrees Fahrenheit is the optimal temperature for popping corn. I knew immediately that this would be the name of my popcorn company, because it reflects the careful attention to detail that I work so hard to incorporate into every single element of the business, from the pristine ingredients to the beautiful packaging to the avid dedication to customer satisfaction.
These days, as I make popcorn by hand in the San Francisco kitchen I started with my husband, I am reminded of how simple, honest pleasures are often the most rewarding. As we continue the tradition of making this satisfying organic snack by hand, using the highest quality ingredients, our hope is that 479° Popcorn will become a treasured indulgence for you too.”
I love supporting businesses like this! Check them out!