Popcorn Kitchen is no gourmet snack fly-by-night! We’ve been treading the boards making sublime, best-in-class popcorn since 2012, when we first made our name on the Surrey food festival circuit, selling ‘freshly popped’ popcorn from a mobile popcorn kettle, which explains our simple yet instantly recognisable brand logo.
Back then it was our Sweet & Salt recipe (believe you me that was cutting edge back in 2012) that first got tongues wagging and resulted in countless requests for a British-made bagged product that could be sold up and down the land.
Nine years down the line and the ‘pure popcorn happiness’ baton rests with Andy and Louise who’ve expanded the Popcorn Kitchen range to a dozen-or-so gourmet recipes and established an abundance of new fine snacking occasions that cover every imaginable ‘permissible snacking’ occasion from gifting and sharing bags to perfectly proportioned, me-time treat packs.
Simply put, Popcorn Kitchen is a small batch, artisanal operation that only works with best-in-class ingredients and stubbornly refuses to be party to any ‘quick-fix,’ synthetic short-cuts.
From Day.1 the business mission has been all about filling the gaping void that exists somewhere between the ‘everyday dependable’ and the ‘unduly fussy & finicky’ flavours that others champion.
It’s also worth noting that Popcorn Kitchen is not looking to chase quantity over quality, opting instead to focus on the fast-moving world of: Speciality Retailers, Garden Centres, Farm Shops, Delis, Hamper companies and independent cinemas & theatres, where standing proud from the crowd really matters!
If you’d like to become a stockist or would simply like more information on what we might be able to achieve together, please get in touch!
Our entire range is made using wholegrain, gourmet ‘mushroom’ corn which made its name by effortlessly popping into light, fluffy spheres with an unbeatable crunch to provide the perfect, well-rounded setting for all manner of indulgent flavours to shine. By opting out of ‘everyday’ butterfly corn, Popcorn Kitchen significantly reduces the amount of small popcorn shrapnel one might expect to find lurking at the bottom of your bag or bottle.
Each and every one of our products is suitable for vegetarians, many are 100% vegan and with the exception of our Malt Balls, we’re gluten-free which broadens our appeal yet further.
We spend a lot of time mulling over our designs and developing new packaging formats that build upon popcorn’s unique eating experience, including a couple of head-turning novelty gift packs that foster an extra sense of wow!
At the same time, we remain very mindful of our responsibilities to minimise our impact on the wider environment. We have made significant strides over the last 2 years: all our packaging is now produced in the UK to save needless food miles, all our bottles are PET and fully recyclable and we have reduced our plastic waste by 10%.
We recognise there's plenty more to do and at the start of any new project we begin by exploring ways to make further in-roads on recyclability or compostability, increased use of recycled content and general packaging reduction.
Our aim is to make our entire portfolio fully recyclable by 2023 and we will update on progress over the coming months!
Established back in 2012 as one of the original gastronomic popcorn pioneers, Popcorn Kitchen remains on a relentless mission to bring authentic, PURE POPCORN HAPPINESS to the masses, courtesy of a far-reaching assortment of deliciously decadent, artisanal popcorn snacks, gift packs and everyday treats!