Before tins were invented, a popcorn-craving public recklessly stored the hot, flavorful treat in everything from aquariums to dirigibles—until the Hindenburg disaster blanketed the New Jersey countryside in a three-inch layer of caramel corn. Safely sample the savory tidbits in your own airship with today’s Groupon. For $5, you get $15 of gourmet popcorn at Al’s Delicious Popcorn. This Groupon is good for in-store purchases only and can't be used for online orders.
Family owned and operated since 1985, Al’s Delicious Popcorn has been nurturing baby kernels into tasty, popped morsels of alternately sweet and salty deliciousness for 25 years. While factory-made popcorn traverses a labyrinth of cold conveyor belts and salt-shaking robots who understand the sense of taste only in theory, each order at Al’s is hand-prepared in the store by humans who can't even dance the Robot—and you can taste the difference. Al’s offers more than 60 tasty flavors, including jalapeno, kosher dill, bacon and cheese, blueberry, peanut butter and jelly, root beer, and cookies and crème. Sugar-free options include English toffee and vanilla, and customers can also mix and match any flavors to create their own tin. Pricing starts at $1.50 per bag for six cups of an original flavor and $16 for a two-gallon tin.
Popcorn is a versatile snack that superbly enhances the flavor of its toppings, as well as the tolerability index of films starring guys named Val or Jean-Claude. Buy a few bags with today's Groupon and munch happily away while watching your roommate search hopelessly for the DVD video cable among the 48 video-game cables connected to the back of your TV.
The Global YP blog is a fan, saying:
- Besides incredible customer service, the popcorn is, well, delicious! There is a myriad of flavors from which to choose, including fruit flavors, spicy and barbecue flavors, and candy flavors...The popcorn usually lasts for about two days in our house. You just can’t stop eating it. The colored popcorn turns your mouth the same color, so be careful! This doesn’t deter me from eating it, in fact, it is a fun treat for kids to enjoy. If anyone asks why my mouth looks that way, I just say, “Al’s delicious popcorn…want to try some?” – tluke
- Al's Popcorn is the real freaking deal. It's the sort of place you'd expect to find on a seaside boardwalk, not in Columbus. Al's offers an absurd variety of flavors of popcorn, all made in the store. – Randy S., Yelp
- All of the flavors really taste like what they're supposed to be. White cheddar and Smores has [sic] to be two of my favorites, along with the Vanilla Butternut… – Icewolf, Urbanspoon
- If you are looking for a tasty snack, or a unique gift for a friend or family member, even if you need a suggestion for a fund raiser [sic] for your organization; Als popcorn is the place to go. They have popcorn here in any flavor imaginable. – Catie L., Yelp
Al's Delicious Popcorn
Al's Delicious Popcorn makes more than 60 varieties of gourmet popcorn including jalapeño, mango, and white cheese and garlic. Each hand-prepared serving comes in a bag or tin, which come in several sizes, and the vanilla-butternut flavor comes in a number of colors to show support for causes and teams.