Using high-quality kernels of corn harvested from farms in the Midwest, POPtions! Popcorn dazzles snack cravings with a dizzying selection of gourmet maize. Customers can invent their own custom popcorn flavors, first choosing a popcorn flavor, then adding on sweet and savory ingredients before deciding between a Bissinger's white, milk, or dark chocolate finish. POPtions creations make a tasty impression on any special event and have the amazing ability to top themselves with occasion-specific lids that celebrate the holidays with greetings such as "Merry Christmas," "Happy Holidays," "Season's Greetings," and "Happy Hanukkah," plus lids for sporting events and birthdays. POPtions also creates wedding gift bags to make special days even more memorable, and corporate gift tins with personalized company logos.
Felix Potin Paris can trace its history back to 1844, when founder Félix Potin opened his first chocolate shop at the age of 24 in Paris. His sweets empire steadily grew throughout the years while Potin’s chocolatiers perfected their craft in kind. More than a hundred years later, Felix Potin Paris still crafts rich single-origin chocolate truffles that incorporate extra-dark chocolate, pralines, and buttery salted caramel. The Black Collection integrates different creative flavors into its truffle repertoire, stashing salty toffee chips or candied orange peels inside each cocoa-dusted sphere. Staff members at Felix Potin Paris also craft four different flavors of tender fruit gels, coating them in dark chocolate or fine sugar.
Turkey Gone Wild! It might sound like a surreal newspaper headline, but it’s actually just the name of one of Small Planet Delicatessen & Bakery's hot sandwiches. The gourmet creations are the deli’s specialty, and the aforementioned Turkey Gone Wild is a melty layering of turkey, white cheddar, purple onion, and avocado spread. The deli's New Planet sub also starts with turkey, but bulks up with hard salami, jalapeños, and pesto sauce, tucked between slices of jalapeño-cheese bread. Customers can also build their own sandwich from a diverse selection of breads, meats, and toppings that includes everything from sweet ham to artichoke hearts.
The rest of the menu boasts an international spread of deli- and bakery-inspired foods. There’s country french quiche and athenian gyros, mesquite-chicken quesadillas and kids’ personal pizzas. A tempting array of baked goods in single-serving sizes enables patrons to try just a slice of tuxedo-truffle cake, or a single white-chocolate-and-walnut cookie, the crumbs of which can be tossed in the air for a post-meal celebration.
For 40 years the brewing connoisseurs at Beer & Wine Hobby have aimed to impart culinary know-how to pupils via home beverage-crafting tools and introductory courses at their warehouse store. Aspiring brewers learn via a bevy of beer-making gear, including brewing kettles, fermentation supplies, and funnels, and winemaking equipment assists do-it-yourselfers with corks, bottles, and tubing. Beer & Wine Hobby's classes bolster brewing knowledge, providing students with thorough instruction on intricate brewing processes as well as the lyrical chants necessary to concoct complex libations. The store also carries berry presses for making small batches of fruit wine and a smattering of food kits, including cheese-making supplies.