Without tasty popcorn, theaters wouldn't be able to draw crowds for films such as Grandfather's Porch––a coming-of-age tale in which wet paint becomes dry paint. Today's Groupon keeps tongues on their toes with fire-kissed kernels: for $8, you get $16 worth of gourmet popcorn and gifts at Jody's Gourmet Popcorn. Redeem this Groupon online or at Jody's Virginia Beach location on Laskin Road.
Featured as the "Snack of the Day" on the Rachael Ray Show, Jody's Gourmet Popcorn comes in more than 20 fancy varieties. Flavorful fistfuls include chocolate-drizzle popcorn, featuring Jody's classic 53 caramel corn (whose secret recipe was solidified after 53 tries) completely Jackson Pollocked in splashes of dark and white premium chocolate. Cheesy jalapeño popcorn tickles tasters as vivaciously as bumble bees tickle cornflowers. Like employees who conduct experiments with their boss's lunch in cafeteria microwaves, the shop's signature snacks look forward to getting canned in sports-themed tin buckets and shipped to friends and family members as holiday gifts. See a full list of products and prices here.
The Rachael Ray Show featured Jody's Gourmet Popcorn as the "Snack of the Day." KosherEye.com also featured the shop. Four Yelpers give Jody's an average of 4.5 stars, and more than 1,000 Facebookers like it.
- This is the original Recipe # 53, hand drizzled with premium chocolates… we must report that it destroyed our will-power and we couldn’t stop eating until the bag was empty! Beware, chocoholics, this flavor is decadently addictive. – KosherEye.com
- The gourmet popcorn is offered in over 23 flavors! Ranging from jalapeno cheddar (a personal fav), cheddar, old bay, chili, white cheddar, cinnamon toast and the list goes on. – Jennifer W., Yelp
Jody's Gourmet Popcorn
For Jody—the namesake of Jody's Gourmet Popcorn—a kernel of popcorn is far more romantic than a red rose. In college, she would walk the streets of Chicago with her future husband, Alan, while they both nibbled caramel corn. The treat even played a role in their marriage: Alan hid Jody's engagement ring inside the prize envelope of a Cracker Jack box, which usually only contain platonic watchbands. So it was only natural that, upon moving to Virginia Beach and discovering a dearth of good caramel corn, Jody took matters into her own hands—or more specifically, her own garage. There, she and Alan started popping corn in pursuit of the ideal snack. On the 53rd attempt, they finally perfected the sweet recipe that would transform Jody's Gourmet Popcorn from a part-time hobby into a thriving business.
Their "Recipe 53 Caramel Popcorn" remains the shop's signature offering, though the duo has gone on to create dozens of sweet and savory popcorn varieties. The store scoops up everything from movie-style corn to kernels spiced with jalapeño or drizzled in white and dark chocolate. Jody and her team also create colorful popcorn in holiday colors or the hues of a favorite sports team, which customers can take home in a decorative tin. And for those unsure about this whole popcorn thing, the specialists also slice rich fudge in flavors such as chocolate chip cookie dough.
Northeast Virginia Beach
205 Laskin Rd.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451Get Directions