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. Revisit popcorn’s roots with today’s Groupon to Great Scott’s Gourmet Popcorn in Charlottesville. Choose between the following options:
- For $6, you get $12 worth of gourmet popcorn.
- For $12, you get $25 worth of gourmet popcorn.<p>
The kernel gurus at Great Scott’s prepare more than 30 flavors of original, savory, seasonal, and sweet-and-candied popcorn concoctions. Customers can fill a 1-gallon bag ($5) with buttered or plain bites, or pile three flavors—such as barbecue, butterscotch, and tomato basil—into a sports-themed box ($15) replete with a referee who flags family members trying to eat from it before dinner. Patrons may also nestle trios of tasty flavors within a variety of elegantly designed 2-gallon tins, including a shimmering platinum tin ($24) and a winter-inspired tin adorned with an illustration of kissing reindeers ($24).
Great Scott’s arranges its abundant treats on bright green- and blue-hued display walls within its cozy space in Charlottesville’s historic Downtown Mall, which shelters more than 120 shops, 30 restaurants, and 40 trillion air molecules.