215 Pike Street
The ultimate gourmet popcorn drizzled in chocolate! Artisan, old-fashioned caramel corn at its best!
Ever been to the movies and think this popcorn stinks? Well that’s exactly what George Marema the founder of KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn thought to himself one evening out at the movies. “Everybody around George was eating movie popcorn and he thought to himself at that moment, why doesn't somebody create some really amazing popcorn instead of this fake butter inferior popcorn stuff, that costs a fortune?” And so the idea for Gourmet popcorn was born! When you eat KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn there are certainly no complaints!
From a block away you can smell KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn. It really lures the customers in. “The scent of fresh caramel catches your nostrils and draws you in!” laughs Grant Jones, the store’s current owner. And you won’t be disappointed once inside. Customers are actually encouraged to sample all the flavours to their heart’s content. Now that’s my kind of place! The store hasn’t lost its roots and keeps its 1930’s décor, right down to the nostalgia music of the day. Ragtime anyone?
Popcorn had its roots in the 1930s as an affordable indulgence of the time. KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn celebrates a simpler time and hasn’t forgotten its humble beginnings. But they certainly do experiment with new flavour combinations. In fact, you’ll find a display of over 25 flavours to choose from in the store. Our favourite is of course, you’ve guessed it, the chocolate covered popcorn. Did you really need to ask?
Suit up for the Tuxedo. A dark chocolate and white chocolate lovingly latticed on fresh scratch KuKuRuZa Caramel Corn. It’s the perfect pair to a root beer float in my humble opinion! Watching a movie will never be the same again with the S'mores popcorn. Envision old fashioned caramel corn that is blended with graham cracker chunks and marshmallows, then drenched in premium chocolate. Yum! Not quite hit the nail on the head yet? Try the Rocky Road, a classic caramel corn blend in Cashews, Almonds, and Pecans. Now fold it all in luscious marshmallows and then lattice it with dark and white chocolate. Last but not least, try the Coconut Macaroon. Starting the delectable KuKuRuZa caramel corn infused with rich almond extractives. Then they mix the fresh sweet coconut with fine rich dark chocolate and top it off with toasted coconut.
KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn is open Monday thru Saturday 10-7 and Sundays 11-6.