My goal for 2018 is to eat more fruits and vegetables so naturally I’m celebrating National Popcorn Day because that counts as a vegetable right? Popcorn is one of America’s oldest and most favored snacks and is not just for movie goers these days. It only makes sense that there’s a national day for this beloved treat which works out perfectly because I’ve been dying to share My Popcorn Kitchen with you! Now when I say it’s My Popcorn Kitchen, I don’t actually mean I’m creating this amazingness at my house-My Popcorn Kitchen is located on the West side of Scottsdale Rd. just north of Thunderbird.
Of course My Popcorn Kitchen offers the classic flavors-Buttery, Cheddar, White Cheddar, Caramel, and Kettle – but they push the envelope, or should I say the popcorn bag with flavors like Egg Nog, Red Velvet Cake, Meyer Lemon, Gingerbread, Midwestern White, and the number one seller and my personal favorite: Beer Cheddar. Actually, my favorite might be the dark chocolate sea salt caramel, we’ll just call it a tie because I cannot possibly pick one over the other.
Fun fact: The husband and wife owners and popcorn masterminds make popcorn like they cook at home. Great ingredients that offer exceptional flavor and that means being picky about ingredients! For instance, for the chocolate varieties, they looked at one chocolate maker and sampled their products but found another company whose chocolates are richer and silkier and offer superior coating over the caramel and fruit flavored kernels.
The My Popcorn Kitchen team also considers their popcorn artisanal. The definition of artisanal is “made in a traditional or non-mechanized way” and they use specific equipment for the flavor, but make the seasoned popcorn by hand, in small batches to ensure each batch is the same flavor profile each and every time. I can speak from personal experience, I loved all the flavors that I tried and my mouth is watering as I write this story!
Everything is bagged to order and popped fresh in store. Recently, the store expanded and now offers a retail area with party tins that can be customized with a few popcorn flavors to suit all taste buds. Whether you’re looking for the perfect Superbowl party snack or a tasty way to say “Happy Birthday” or “Thank You” I can’t think of a better way than with the BEST popcorn in town at My Popcorn Kitchen!