With its mix of sweet and savory flavors, popcorn samplers are the perfect food for hungry snackers who don’t have time to bake donut jerky or grill T-bone sundaes. Feed fluctuating cravings with today's Groupon: for $28, you get a two-gallon, four-way popcorn tin from Popcorn Chef (a $58 value). Sales tax is covered with the Groupon, but shipping and handling is not included.
The corn-heating geniuses based in Kitsap County ship tin-wrapped parcels of popped delights around the world. Detonated kernels are coated in inventive combinations of organic ingredients to create distinctive flavors not found at the local movie theater or popcorn quarry. Customers fill their two-gallon tub with their choice of five flavors of burst maize shingles. Clusters of dark chocolate morsels pair crunchy and chewy textures in a melodious, taste bud-pleasing duet—and can be made even more decadent with coconut, cayenne pepper, cranberries, chipotle, and white truffle oil. Popcorn Chef bakes its butterscotch caramel corn slowly, packing each bite with a smooth, buttery sweetness. The classic golden cheddar flavor sates savory taste centers, and the white cheddar with cracked black pepper infuses the sharp cheese kick with a bold zest. Eaters looking to turn up oral thermostats can stuff their cheeks for winter with the spicy Southwestern cheddar popcorn dusted with six different types of peppers.