Popcorn was discovered thousands of years ago, but did not enjoy mass consumption until the 19th century when butter and steam-powered microwaves were invented. Explore the history of snacking with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $14 worth of gourmet popcorn, homemade fudge, ice cream, and treats in-store and online at Palsie’s Popcorn & Sweets.
Palsie’s Popcorn & Sweets drizzles freshly popped corn in more than 70 gourmet flavors, coupling kernels with the sweetness of homemade confections. Popcorn flavors brim with palatable toppings including the sharp white-cheddar cheese ($4.65 for a small) and the caramel-peanut corn ($8.95 for a small), a blend of sweet and salty rarely seen outside of buddy-cop comedies. A slew of nonpopped pleasures slides past lips and gratified gullets such as the rich and creamy homemade fudge ($11.99/lb.) and hand-dipped ice cream ($2.75+). While confectioners deliver up droves of retro candies, chocolates, and taffies, chemistry interns study solid states of dihydrogen monoxide by manufacturing the block-ice basis for authentic New Orleans–style shaved ice ($2.25+).