Before popcorn, moviegoers’ only snack option was to savor every syllable uttered by the debonair stars onscreen. Munch on a more satisfying treat with today’s Groupon to The Popcorn Fanatic, located in Winston-Salem. Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get $10 worth of gourmet popcorn.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of gourmet popcorn.<p>
The Popcorn Fanatic detonates an ever-growing fleet of more than 100 sweet, savory, and gourmet popcorn flavors, earning recognition from WGHP and WFMY’s Made in the Triad and tickling celebrity palates during a 2011 Emmy Awards event. Customers can taste or absorb through the skin any freshly popped variety, including the piquant buffalo wing, southwest jalapeño, or spicy crab ($1.45–$18.45/bag). The zesty loaded baked potato sprinkles bacon bits atop kernels peppered with cheddar, chive, and ranch flavors ($1.45–$18.45/bag), and candy creations quell confectionary cravings with key-lime, bubblegum, and coconut varieties ($2–$28/bag).
Premium chocolate flavors rain down upon candy-coated morsels, resulting in sweet concoctions such as banana pudding swathed in white chocolate and mini vanilla wafers ($4.95–$109.95). The Popcorn Fanatic fields custom requests, and also forges amalgams such as the denver mix, a union of white cheddar, caramel made from scratch, and local ingredients such as mountain rocks ($1.75–$24.95/bag). Like a tea party for a camel, each bag boasts anywhere from three to 110 cups.
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.