Americans love corn more than any other food, including cottage cheese and chocolate-covered fishing twine. Today’s Groupon gets you $30 worth of corn-edibles from Cornucopia Popcorn Creations for $15. Your autumnal cornhusk decorations will appear as poor exercises in corn-creativity after experiencing the vast possibilities within each CPC kernel.
Corn has been inadequately represented through culinary history with meager attempts of butter and salt. The dedication of Cornucopia’s Nikki and Nadia has elevated the kernel to heavenable possibilities. CPC offers more than 40 different colorful, gourmet popcorn flavors, including cheddar, jalapeño, loaded baked potato, pesto, Madras curry, Texas chili, cinnamon toast, watermelon, green apple, cherry, s'mores, vegan options, and much more. Nikki and Nadia spend significant time in their flavor lab, constantly concocting new palate-pleasers with game-changing ingredients.
Each kernel is popped fresh daily in-store and made by the hands of Nikki and Nadia's friends, which happen to be attached to the arms of Nikki and Nadia's friends. One-gallon pails run from $15–$24 depending on flavor (you can mix and match) and small gift bags from $4.75–$7.25. There are sizes for every appetite, and with the holidays approaching, there’s plenty of popcorn gifting opportunities.
You must purchase your sweet maize treats at the store on Guadalupe Street, but delivery within a specified area is always an option for a few extra bucks (order must be $25 or more). Bring a kernel or two of peace to your holiday season by happily filling the bickering mouths of family and in-laws.
- I have never seen such a selection of flavors when it comes to popcorn, and I applaud their creativity when it comes to some of the non-traditional ones. – Danielle S., Yelp
- . . . as soon as you walk in you feel so warm and welcomed not to mention that your [sic] hit with this amazing aroma of pure goodness! – Mikki N., Yelp
Corn: Don't Listen to the Rumors
Corn, and especially corn syrup, has come under fire recently from activists who feel the grain is appearing in too many food products, leading to a homogenous diet. To counter these rumors, here's a press release from the National Corn Appreciator's Union:
Will purchasing corn cause the downfall of our great nation? NO! Join the ranks of America's corn enthusiasts who enjoy corn in a variety of forms: in flakes, as a syrup, wearing inexpensive corn-garments, and on the cob.
Don't listen to anti-corn rumors. Corn is a healthy, sensible food that is in no way a part of a master plan by a cabal of shadowy European bankers. Said cabal will not soon find a way to use corn overproduction to enforce a One-World Currency (made from corn paper). This is nonsense and should not be dwelt upon or considered.
Corn makes you more attractive and corn's enemies, who are numerous, are Communists. Remember, everything will be okay.
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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.