Although corn is now a pop icon, it built its fan base through standing gigs in breakfast cereals and furtive poems published under the pseudonym C. Cob. Celebrate this star snack with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of gourmet popcorn at Cornucopia.
Cornucopia owner Nadia curates more than 30 creative popcorn flavors that fill silver metallic tins and giftable bags. All sweeter than a love note from a honeybee, candied varieties include caramel, salted toffee, and mexican sopapilla, and chocolate drizzles over the s'mores, zebra, and birthday-cake blends. Savory seasonings such as cheddar cheese, dill pickle, and sundried-tomato basil envelop other puffed kernels. For vegans, Cornucopia prepares madras curry, sweet and smoky barbecue, veggie green corn, and eight other flavors. Customers can blend a trio of tastes in the 3.5-gallon tin ($43), the one-gallon tin ($20), or sprinkle a 21-cup large clear bag ($13.50) of red and green Christmas Mix.
Cornucopia Popcorn Creations
The drumroll of corn being popped or devoured constantly resounds through air scented with butter, cinnamon, caramel, and curry at Cornucopia Popcorn Creations. The crew embellishes popcorn with more than 30 unique flavors, which are divided into four basic categories: candied, chocolate, seasoned, and vegan or gluten free. The list includes everything from basic butter or cheese popcorn to snacks reminiscent of Red Hots or s’mores as well as dill-pickle popcorn that the Austin Chronicle called “amazing.” They also serve up seasonal flavors like pumpkin pie, caramel apple, and candy corn. Like the spark plugs of your rival’s car, the creative munchies can be packed into decorative bags and tins to make an ideal gift. Popcorn fanatics can even enjoy the delicious popcorn from the comfort of their own home by taking advantage of Cornucopia's online ordering as well as catering options, perfect for weddings or corporate events.
In February 2014, Cornucopia Popcorn Creations moved from The Drag to new Hyde Park digs and have recently opened their second location serving North Austin, where visitors can take advantage of ample parking as they drop in to sample the ever-changing seasonal flavors.