Popcorn is a testament to America's love of exploding snacks, continuing to be slightly more popular than cherry-bombs jubilee and meatloaf land mines. Trigger the flavor detonator and demolish tired taste buds with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of regular or gourmet flavored popcorn at Vic's Corn Popper in Andover.
Vic's Corn Popper blows up bags of old-fashioned, preservative-free popcorn in 16 gourmet flavors. Dip a paw into a treasure trove of kindled kernels with flavors such as white cheddar, chocolate-toffee-almond, and caramel apple, a combo of sweet and tart that induces nostalgic autumnal activities such as blindfolded corn-bobbing ($2.99 for a small bag). A large bag of fiery cinnamon or kettle corn grants a heap of at-home noshing whether watching a movie or critiquing a younger brother's dishwashing ability ($5.99). Vic’s also packs its regular and specialty flavors in medium ($3.99) and extra-large bags ($13.99).
Andover Popcorn Company
Owners Vaughn and Kristi Huslig cast an aromatic net out the door of Andover Popcorn Company, drawing shoppers in with the scents of freshly popped corn and tasty desserts. Once inside, guests can browse 16 flavors of gourmet popcorn and pick their favorites to stuff into colorful, seasonal tins or buckets adorned with the logo of a favorite regional college team. Popcorn flavors range from white cheddar and salty-sweet kettle corn to fiery cinnamon and the peanut-butter-and-chocolate puppy chow, which is not a recommended replacement for actual puppy chow.