Popcorn enthusiasts will soon have a new and unique place to get the iconic snack, one that offers a big twist on flavor.
According to a release form the company, Corn & Co, the country's newest popcorn specialty retailer, is introducing Popcorn Reborn this fall to local snackers at the Burlington Mall.
The company focuses on the classic American snack, but with a twist and custom flavors. Native Americans brought popped corn to the first Thanksgiving and today Americans consume 17 billion quarts of popcorn each year.
"Popcorn is an all-natural snack that is low in fat, high in fiber, low calorie and protein rich; and Corn & Co is dedicated to serving up the best of the best in flavor, freshness and fun," the release states. The new store and test kitchen wil be on the upper level of the Burlington Mall.
With a focus on customization, the store offers up to 16 flavors that will be freshly popped in the test kitchen each day. Customers can then add toppings and custom mix flavors to find their favorite.
"Each customer's bag is like a snowflake – unique and personal. In addition to daily fresh flavors, Corn & Co offers pre-popped grab-and-go bags of mixes, samplers and flights," the release says.
According to the company, Corn & Co is the brainchild of brothers Steven and Robert Berlin, both dedicated flavor junkies focused on making the freshest and tastiest popcorn while keeping it light and fun with more than 250 unique flavors in their "library." Sixteen of these are proprietary flavors making the base for their menu. Flavors range from savory Salt & Vinegar, Dill Pickle and Bacon to sweet Watermelon, Cotton Candy and Cheesecake to exotics such as Teriyaki, Thai Chili or Wasabi. The case also features signature mixes such as S'mores, Caramel Apple or Trail Mix. The company's hand crafted popcorn is popped in sunflower oil and gluten-free, nut-free, and Kosher.
"We believe that popcorn is a uniquely American snack that can satisfy all cravings – sweet, salty, sour, sticky and crunchy – just by adding great flavors and mixing them in custom ways," says Steven. "Corn & Co is all about corn, customers and community – fantastic taste, lots of choices for our Lucky Snackers and supporting agriculture and education in our communities," adds Robert.
With The Popcorn Song in the background, and staff welcoming each guest with "What's In Your Bag?" the Corn & Co experience is more than popcorn. Fun and flavor is primary. The store itself features a classic apothecary look with a modern flair – look for chrome fixtures and a massive flavor menu board reminiscent of the periodic table of elements. An open kitchen design invites customers to be a part of the theater of popping and see the care and craft the company dedicates to delivering a high-quality product. Each visit is a true multi-sensory experience designed to inspire wonder and amazement.
Corn & Co is slated to open early this fall at the Burlington Mall. For more information, visit www.cornandco.com.