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. Be the wind beneath corn's wings with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of gourmet popcorn at The Popcorn Fanatic in Winston-Salem.
The Popcorn Fanatic, recently featured on WFMY News 2, snaps and crackles more than 100 flavors of popcorn and mulls incessantly over new flavors to offer avid patrons. Each flavor arrives in one of six sizes, from mini (3 cups) to XL (110 cups), and customers may swish and swirl any flavor before choosing. To see the maize in action, enter the buffalo wings ($1.50–$19.95) into a wing competition, sprinkle chili cheese ($1.50–$19.95) over a hot dog, or just eat the peach ($1.95–$29.95) plain after dressing up like a giant gallon jug of cream. In all, The Popcorn Fanatic divides the flavor roster into three categories―savory, candy, and caramel―for snacking delight.
The Popcorn Fanatic
Beer. Bacon. Banana pudding. Buffalo wing. These are just a handful of the more than 200 flavors available at The Popcorn Fanatic, though the staff is always adding new varieties to their repertoire and can create custom flavors based on customers’ requests. They sell popcorn by the bag or tin, and they also press hot kernels into snack-ready popcorn balls.
3216 Silas Creek Pkwy.
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27103