Gourmet Kettle Korn

Popping Up More Than Original!

The 2016 Season Is Poppin! 

Our Season is from April through November (Or Until the Snow Flies!)

Gourmet Kettle Korn is a family-owned mobile kettle corn business. You can find us popping gourmet kettle corn all around Southern Wisconsin at farmer’s markets, festivals and other community events.

Gourmet Kettle Korn is registered by the State of Wisconsin and licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture. We meet all health regulations for mobile food service and carry ample liability insurance.

All of our kettle corn is popped fresh, one batch at a time, on location in a large 160-quart kettle for that perfect sweet n’ salty kettle corn taste!  We use 100% pure corn oil for popping our popcorn. Corn oil is a polyunsaturated fat and contains no cholesterol. Other oils, like coconut oil, contain large amounts of saturated fat and are usually cheaper to use.

We always offer free samples.

Sweet. Salty. Savory.

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Kettle Korn Flavors

Our Original is a Blend of Slightly Sweet N’ Salty Kettle Corn

WEEKLY FLAVORS

Original | Caramel | Cheddar Cheese | Cheddar/Caramel Mix | Dill Pickle | Buffalo | Cinnamon & Maple

GOURMET FLAVORS

We offer thirty-three other gourmet flavors, made to your special order. Some of our yummy flavors are:
Birthday Cake, Caramel Apple, Cheddar & Jalapeño, Cheesy Taco, Smokin’ Lime, White Cheddar, Hot Jalapeño,
Low Sugar, Parmesan and Garlic, Ranch, Salt and Vinegar, and Fruity Rainbow.


We offer many different colors! Please contact us to learn more.

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If you would like us at your festival, fundraiser, business event, wedding or party, fill out the form below or call us at (608) 305-4203! We bring state of the art equipment, a professional colorful booth, experienced Master Poppers, warm smiles and wonderful smells to your event.

We are proud to say that our kettle corn is always nut-free (except for the owners) and many flavors are gluten-free. Our original kettle corn uses only four ingredients and we use the best quality of those ingredients: best quality popcorn, corn oil, salt and sugar.

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Randy and Julie, Master Poppers

 

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Location:
Southern Wisconsin, Janesville, WI

Phone number:
(608) 305-4203

Kettle Korn Facts

Fun & Interesting Facts About Popcorn!

  • Kettle corn was first introduced in the early 1700s. Settlers popped corn in large cast iron kettles, then used rendered lard and whatever sweetener they had on hand, most often molasses, honey or sugar cane.
  • Americans consume 59 quarts of popcorn per man, woman and child each year.
  • Popcorn is a member of the grass family. It’s a type of maize.
  • Moisture in the kernels makes them pop.
  • October is National Popcorn Popping Month.
  • Popcorn is listed as a sugar-free snack by the American Dental Association. It is low in calories along with apples, cheese, pears, nuts and plain yogurt.
  • Popcorn can pop as high as 3 feet.
  • The world’s largest popcorn ball was created by volunteers in Sac City, Iowa in February 2009. It weighed 5,000 pounds, stood over 8 feet tall, and measured 28.8 feet in circumference.
  • Before choosing the name “microchip” for computer chips, Bill Gates toyed with the name “Kettle-Chip.”

— Source: The Popcorn Board

Global popcorn market set to be worth $12 Billion by 2020. 2/04/2016

— Source: FoodBusinessNews.net

Gourmet popcorn declared among top 10 food trends in 2013. 1/03/13 

— Source: SpecialtyFood.com

Some cool Popping Sorghum facts:

  • Popping sorghum seeds are small. VERY small. But don’t let size fool you. They have HUGE flavor!
  • It is a super healthy whole grain food (containing calcium, magnesium, potassium & iron), low in calories and fat, and gluten free! This makes it great for Celiac sufferers.
  • Because it is essentially hulless, Popped Sorghum grain may also be tolerated and enjoyed by some sufferers of Crohn’s disease and diverticulitis (please consult with your doctor).
  • It does have a lower yield than popcorn (meaning that up to 30%-40% of the grains may not pop) however, that’s part of its charm. Many of the unpopped grains are toasted in the process, making them crunchy, nutty and delicious! What doesn’t pop or toast during popping can be carefully toasted in the popper or even in your toaster oven. We sift out the unpopped grains (like you would old maids from popcorn) and make sure they are toasted. Then we just pop them into our mouth along with the popped grains and it is fantastic! (As always, remember to chew carefully.)
  • This tiny super grain has supported communities in Africa for centuries. Join us in the latest craze that just happens to be healthy for you! Popping Sorghum – ancient grain…snack food of the FUTURE!
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