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Candyfloss takes on a whole new meaning with Japanese Street Art

Monday, 27 October 2014 17:30:39 Europe/London

Candyfloss takes on a whole new meaning with Japanese Street Art

Here at Empire Popcorn and Confectionary Company we’re not just passionate about popcorn and the number of gourmet flavours we supply, we’re also passionate about our Candyfloss. We’re a huge fan of finding out what’s going on and what’s happening around the world with our favourite treats and when we came across this rather amazing method of creating Candyfloss we just couldn’t ignore it. Introducing to you the fabulous, the flamboyant and the down right amazing Candyfloss street art that’s currently taking Asia by storm.

When you buy Candyfloss it’s usually haphazardly spun and twirled around a stick in a rather ball like fashion. It’s sometimes even stuffed into a paper cone and then placed in a plastic bag with the usual clown face or other fairground associated picture printed on the front. This however is no longer the case, well not for China or Japan that is because they’ve been creating wonderful Candyfloss flowers that are proving almost too beautiful to eat. You won’t believe how they’re made either.

Candyfloss flowers first begin the very same as any normal Candyfloss does. Coloured granulated sugar is placed into the Candyfloss machine. A skewer or chopstick is then positioned in the centre as normal. As the strings of sugar are thrown out in to the machine the skewer is rotated and a layer of Candyfloss begins to form around it. This simply continues as normal until all the sugar has turned into the familiar Candyfloss we know and love. Normally this is where it would stop and be given to one of the many waiting faces but with Candyfloss flowers a little more attention is needed.

This now becomes the base and now it’s formed a different colour must be added. It’s here that they begin simply rotating again until all the sugar has turned into Candyfloss. Once this has happened the flower will begin to take on the shape. To do this a wet skewer is used to carefully make indentations in the fluffy sugar. This process of adding a different colour and rotating followed by use of the wet skewer is repeated until a beautiful flower is created.

As you can see a lot more effort is used to create such a masterpiece, which is why it’s possibly so difficult to eat. It takes a long time compared to the traditional way and it’s perhaps not as cost effective but it’s certainly interesting. Luckily for you however here at Empire, one of the UK’s leading Popcorn manufacturers, we supply an array of Candyfloss in different colours just ready to be delivered fresh to your door. No more waiting and no more standing around. At the click of a button or a simply phone call you can have the tastiest Candyfloss delivered just in time for your party, wedding or mere indulgence.

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Added home made toppings for your favourite sweet popcorn

Thursday, 23 October 2014 10:32:11 Europe/London

Sweet popcorn

The most popular snack with our customers lately has to be our sweet popcorn. A huge serving of around three cups of popcorn is a mighty whole grain snack with minimal calories and fat. It also provides a great serving of fibre too. For some the sweet popcorn is absolutely the only way to go but for others on special occasions they like to add a little something extra. This can be disastrous when your experimental topping goes wrong so here we’ve found some great topping ideas for fewer than 150 calories that will add extra zing in plenty of ways.

As soon as your popcorn has arrived from us here at Empire it’ll be ready for some of your homemade toppings. To make your herbs, spices and seasonings to stick you’re going to need a little liquid such as oil. A little goes a long way so use it sparingly. Choices are usually between olive oil, butter, truffle oil or even coconut oil. The tip is to add half of your sweet popcorn to the bowl, pour on half of your liquid and then add the rest of the popcorn and the rest of the liquid. This makes for better distribution of the ingredients. Then it’s time to get down to business and start adding your toppings. Here are our favourites…

Chocolate

When adding chocolate as a topping we suggest heating your sweet popcorn a little in the microwave. Then sprinkle on a teaspoon of chocolate chips. You don’t need any fat just a pinch of salt. Toss it well and make sure you have a few napkins to hand as this one can get messy. You can always swap the chocolate for other flavours such as butterscotch or mint chocolate.

Cinnamon-sugar

For this you’ll need unsalted butter or coconut oil, sugar and cinnamon to taste. Sprinkle the sugar on the buttered popcorn and then shake on the cinnamon. It’s that simple. You could also try so many other great combinations such as sugar and chai spices, powdered ginger and sugar or even vanilla sugar.

Buttery Maple

Drizzle on just one teaspoon of salted butter and one teaspoon of maple syrup. For this one we suggest you eat immediately as it can get a little soggy in places. For even more added flavour you could even add a sprinkle of rosemary or black pepper.

Don’t worry if this all sounds a bit too much like hard work because here at Empire Popcorn and Confectionary Company we have a wide variety of gourmet flavours that we’ll deliver straight to your door. So no matter what sort of mood you’re in, we’ll have a tasty option to suit. We even supply a fantastic range of hand made fair ground Candyfloss too. For the best in quality when it comes to sweet popcorn and any other flavour popcorn for that matter, there’s only one place to go and that’s here at Empire.

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The perfect popcorn occasion for you

Monday, 13 October 2014 12:38:18 Europe/London

The perfect popcorn occasion for you

We all have those moments in life when a certain crisis calls for a massive bar of chocolate and bottle of wine, a particular family get together means a huge homely roast dinner and a stroll along any British sea front equals a giant helping of fish and chips. When it comes to popcorn however, there only seems to be one moment in life when it springs to mind and that’s the good old cinema. The perfect snack for sharing in the dark whilst sat engrossed in the latest blockbuster but is this the only time we can enjoy one of our favourite snacks or are we missing perfect opportunities every single week? Here at Empire we want to show you all the moments in life when only popcorn will do, so sit back, relax and imagine if you will…

One moment that some may already be accustomed to is the much-loved home movie. Nights in with that someone special or even the whole family bundled on the sofa just never fail to put a smile on your face. Cuddled up close and entertained to the max watching the latest DVD to hit the shelves and made all the more perfect with a giant bowl of popcorn that quickly has to be refilled again and again. What better way to avoid the cinema queue and noise than turning your living room into one?

Children’s parties and summer garden parties are becoming more and more popular, especially the last couple of years with the beautiful weather we’ve been having. With sunshine however, comes the heat and although we might love it, the chocolate and ice cream definitely do not which makes popcorn or even our fresh fairground Candyfloss the perfect accompaniment for any summer party. Loved by the kids (even the big ones), popcorn really is a huge hit especially with our gourmet flavours.

Afternoon Tea is the quintessential British treat. Loved and adored by the nation yet as times change so do our traditions. New and wonderful ideas are brought forward and within them are often a few amazing ideas that stick. One of those just happens to be modern spins on afternoon tea. With some places introducing petite fours and ice cream instead of finger sandwiches and pastries, we want to put forward the idea of popcorn “ice cream”. Sweet popcorn, covered in a mixture of melted chocolate and marshmallow, rolled into “ice cream” balls and placed in cones. Perfect additions to any modern twist inspired afternoon tea and even fab for family parties at home.

In spite of our awesome ideas we know there are some of you out there who simply enjoy popcorn as a healthy day to day snack and for those people we suggest a little shake up with some of our fabulous gourmet flavours, you won’t regret it. For deliveries to your door just buy popcorn online from us here at Empire, great flavour and great prices.

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Home movie night with our incredible popcorn flavours

Friday, 3 October 2014 14:35:19 Europe/London

Home movie night with our incredible popcorn flavours

With summer slowly disappearing and the dark nights drawing in, it can mean only one thing and that’s home movie nights and lots of them. You can enjoy spending time with friends, neighbours and all the family too by hosting the best autumn movie night filled with food, fun and irreplaceable memories that you’ll treasure forever. If you’re feeling particularly select you could make it a movie night for the immediate family only; if their name isn’t down then they’re not coming in - just don’t forget the popcorn for everyone.

The place to start is obviously with the invitations. You could just tell people by word of mouth but what makes an occasion more exciting than when you receive a rather special invitation? Start by giving those who will be invited the start time of the event but also the time you’ll be screening the movie. That way if people are running late they’ll know when to be extra quiet when walking in. It makes it even more like a real cinema too.

Of course the next issue is picking the perfect film. If there are more than two of you it can be a little difficult choosing a film that everyone will like so it’s best to go with the majority. If there’s a special occasion surrounding your movie night such as Christmas or a Sports event then why not choose a film that might be related in some way. Give your night a special theme and see the excitement rise. If not then we suggest making a few different choices and simply deciding by show of hands when everyone has arrived. A fun way of doing it may be to include a choice of three or four films on the invitation and allow people to vote when they RSVP – we bet you’ll get some very speedy replies that way too.

There is just one final decision to make and that’s your choice of snack. Now we’re not talking crisps and chocolate here, rather flavours of popcorn. There’s a reason that popcorn is the most popular snack when it comes to movies and that’s down to its irresistible flavour and crunch as well as it coming in easy to eat bites. Movie nights and popcorn are the perfect combination.

To make things easier and please everyone why not try an assortment of flavours ranging from savoury options such as our spicy offerings and a few traditional flavours like salted or sweet popcorn. You could even give everyone a real treat and dish up a candyfloss dessert. For more information on our fabulous gourmet popcorn flavours just check out our website where we display absolutely all the flavours we have on offer. Give something new a try and host the best home movie night you’ll ever see with a helping hand from us here at Empire Popcorn and Confectionary Company.

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Here at Empire we provide the best popcorn supplies in the UK

Friday, 19 September 2014 13:57:40 Europe/London

Here at Empire we provide the best popcorn supplies in the UK

Here at Empire we’ve made it our life long mission to dominate the market when it comes to popcorn supplies in the UK. Not only has our company been in the same hands for well over a decade but we’re also the most green friendly popcorn and confectionary company here too. Most importantly we believe our gourmet popcorn and fresh hand made fairground candyfloss is the absolute best you can get. If you’re not completely familiar with what we have on offer here at Empire then here’s a run down of the fabulous popcorn flavours and melt in your mouth candyfloss available for you to try.

Traditional

Although we do enjoy making waves with new and original flavour ideas, we know it’s just as important to pay homage to the traditional things in life and keep them alive. Only here at Empire, being the way we are and enjoying the finest ingredients we’ve made even the most traditional of flavours exciting. Of course we have wonderful Toffee popcorn with a mouth watering flavour that once you try, you’ll never be able to give up.

Then there’s our delicious sweet popcorn that’s loved and adored across the UK but here at Empire we thought we’d put a little spin on the classic sweet flavourings. Offering a little something different whilst still paying homage to the “traditional” title, we give you Strawberry Pink Sweet popcorn. With its faint pink hue and delicious subtle strawberry flavour, this delicious popcorn is perfect for any girls night in or sweet princess’ party.

Savoury

It’s our savoury popcorn that we’re probably best known for. Offering thebest gourmet flavours that you’ll find in any of the popcorn companies in the UK. They’re all completely original too; the Americans may have begun with the experimentation of gourmet popcorn flavours but we grabbed the bull by the horns and took it that bit further. If you love your spicy food then you’ll be our new biggest fan with our three spicy options.

Beginning with Hot Madras that offers the spice you’d usually enjoy along with a wonderful Indian aftertaste. Then there’s Spicy Thai, so hot and spicy in fact that you’ll find it hard to handle unless you’re a seasoned pro and last but not least, let’s not forget the amazing Sweet and Spicy Jamaican flavour. On top of these blow-your-mind options we’ve also got Butter Salt along with Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper.

Candyfloss

Although we might specialise in popcorn, it’s not our only love. It’s actually our Candyfloss that’s our best seller. Maybe it has something to do with its amazing fresh taste and the fact that it’s completely hand made unlike the processed stuff you get from the supermarket. It’s the best you’ll taste in the UK that’s for sure.

Buy candy floss and attempt your own world records?

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 12:24:23 Europe/London

Buy candy floss and attempt your own world records?

Here at Empire we are hugely proud of our hand-made candyfloss. We make delicious and traditional fairground candyfloss by hand and it just so happens to be one of our best sellers. Unlike so many other companies we refuse to pump preservatives into our food so insist on our lovely fluffy stuff only standing on the shelf for one month but once you taste its amazing freshness you’ll understand why. Now as you probably already know we don’t just specialise in candyfloss, we also make some amazing gourmet flavours of popcorn and if you know that, you’ll also know just how much we love a fun fact. We’ve spoken before about the great Guinness World Records that have been achieved with popcorn such as the biggest ball of popcorn, but did you know that candyfloss also has its name in lights for some amazing achievements? So why not buy candy floss from us here at Empire and try your hand at some of these, better yet let’s see if you can do better.

The tallest candyfloss ever made was attempted successfully in Germany on the 13th July 2013. This was organised by two German men who went by the names of Abenteuer Leben and Kabel Eins. The candyfloss somehow managed to reach a whopping 5.45metres, that’s over 17 feet.

That’s not all because there was also a world record attempted and achieved for the most candyfloss made in 90 minutes and it was successfully achieved in our very own home country, more specifically in Blackpool. Peggy Chadwick achieved this particular record back in 2001 on the 31st August. It was attempted as part of a UK Youth Week that was held at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. The amount of candyfloss made reached a mammoth 204. Now that’s a lot of candyfloss.

Last but by no means least comes the very exciting Guinness World record, which involved creating the longest candyfloss ever. Kocaeli Fuar Mudurlugu in Turkey achieved this. Attempted on 10th July 2009 and was a result of 70 of the Kocaeli Fuar Mudurlugu staff participating. They managed to create one whole candyfloss measuring 1,400 metres in length, that’s over 4,593 feet and took a very long and tiring six hours to complete.

Think you could achieve something this amazing with our equally amazing Candyfloss? Why not buy our candy floss online and while you’re at it, take a look at some of our popcorn supplies that we distribute UK wide too. With only the very finest ingredients used you can feel happy in the knowledge that you’re giving your family the very best. You could also be creating some great family time together too attempting your very own world records. If all else fails just enjoy eating whatever you’ve created.

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Popcorn and candyfloss supplies the simple way

Monday, 1 September 2014 22:02:00 Europe/London

Popcorn and candyfloss supplies the simple way

It would seem every six months there’s a new and exciting trend that people are jumping on and enjoying to their full advantage. Last year saw a number of different people hiring waiters for their party or event. The kudos that came with having your own staff was just divine and something to be admired. Quite simply if you had staff then you’d made it and could bask in the glory for weeks and weeks to follow. Not long after that however a new trend emerged, something quite different but a trend all the same. This one came in the form of a photo booth. For some this is still going strong and might possibly continue until the vast majority have enjoyed its effects.

With people enjoying trying on the different accessories of big outlandish hats and glasses and pulling funny faces for the camera, the photo booth was a clear winner making any party’s atmosphere instantly exciting. Though it would seem that photo booths are now being kicked to the curb for something completely different altogether. Offering a trip down memory lane for the adults and the fun of watching it being made for the kids, popcorn and candyfloss booths making fresh treats would appear to be the next big thing. The question we should be asking ourselves however, does it really require us hiring machines in order to get fresh popcorn and candyfloss supplies?

Great quality and fresh tasting popcorn or candyfloss

For some the cost of hiring machines as well as the staff to man them is quite simply unachievable. With costs ranging anywhere from £100 to £200 plus, it isn’t something to be taken lightly. This is without considering whether you have the room for such contraptions. Does that mean however that you can’t enjoy great quality and fresh tasting popcorn or candyfloss? Here at Empire Popcorn and Confectionary Company we’d like to answer that with an unequivocal NO.

At Empire we pride ourselves on the great quality and amazingly fresh tasting popcorn and candyfloss we supply up and down the country. With our gourmet popcorn ranging from hot and spicy flavours to sweet and salty traditional kinds, we know there’s something for everyone. Our candyfloss is also highly desired, being hand made fresh with an unbeatable taste, we really believe there’s nothing else out there like it.

So the next time you’re thinking of having the party to remember, why not think of us here at Empire. You could give your guests the great tasting delights of our fresh produce and save hundreds of pounds in the process. Buy candy floss and popcorn online and you never know, you could save yourself enough money to hire a photo booth too. Then you really would be the talk of the town. 

Some little known facts about CANDYFLOSS

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 17:23:24 Europe/London

Some little known facts about CANDYFLOSS

Fluffy Candyfloss is a carnival staple and perhaps one of the most iconic treats at the circus as a small child. Most know that it’s nothing more than coloured spun sugar but that doesn’t stop it from being so popular. Whether you buy it freshly made in front of you or even order fresh hand-made CANDYFLOSS from us here at Empire, it’s something that almost everyone does as part of their summer experience. Whichever way you enjoy Candyfloss, there are probably some interesting facts that you might not actually know.

Candyfloss the medical wonder

When candyfloss is spun it creates microfibers that traps air and gives it the cottony look we all know and love. This process is also used to spin supply vessels for skin grafts. The main reason skin grafts fail is a lack of blood transfer from the body to the new tissue but by adding a vein or ventricle system that’s knotted like Candyfloss it would ensure maximum blood flow and help the tissue anchor itself to the body. 

Candyfloss is art

Although it’s not really seen here in the UK, candyfloss industries in East Asia have actually been making Candyfloss more glamorous. Often seen at fairs and on street sides in the tourist locations, vendors have turned spinning Candyfloss into an art form creating shapes and patterns while it’s still warm and pliable. Layers of different coloured Candyfloss are spun on top of each other to create different designs of multi-coloured flowers and stars. 

Candyfloss is fat free so enjoy

There is no other ingredient in Candyfloss other than sugar meaning there isn’t actually any fat content. Everything we consume has calories however if you’re counting fats or trans fats then munching on Candyfloss is safe. Be careful of supermarket shelf candyfloss however that pumps their Candyfloss full of preservatives to keep it fresh for months and months, unlike us. Here at Empire we insist on our Candyfloss being eaten within a month to avoid adding preservatives and additives.

It’s not called Candyfloss it’s called Fairyfloss

If you left the UK and attended a fair in another part of Europe then asking for Candyfloss would just get you confused stares. Before gaining the name Candyfloss or ‘cotton candy’ as it’s known in the states, it was originally called Fairyfloss. This wasn’t because it was mainly eaten at fairs, instead it was called that because so many people said the light fluffy stuff reminded them of magic because of the way it was spun. 

Candyfloss is a wonderfully exciting treat, not just for its taste but the history and technique behind it. If you’re looking for Candyfloss supplies near you then look no further than here at Empire Popcorn and Confection Company. Our Candyfloss is hand-made, fresh and absolutely delicious. Try it for yourself and we guarantee you’ll fall in love.

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Could our SWEET POPCORN be the next big thing?

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 16:31:44 Europe/London

Buy Sweet Popcorn

Rice, potatoes, pasta and beans all have a long history as flavour transmitters i.e. foods that will readily take on the flavours of other foods that they’re cooked with or carry the flavours of whatever’s ladled on top of them. Now however, there’s a new wonder in town ready and willing to take the title on the flavour train and that’s our very own popcorn. Whether it’s salty, buttered or even SWEET popcorn you usually eat, here at Empire we’re changing that up. It must now be known that one of our most favourite snacks is no longer content being simply salted or sweet. It wants more flavour, more taste and it wants to give eaters an explosion, a sensation in fact when they try it. It’s begging for curry powder, for Thai sauce and for the sweet aromas of the Jamaican shores. Suffice to say our good old sweet POPCORN has grown bored and is waiting to party.

Here at Empire one of the reasons we adore popcorn so very much is because you can quite simply throw anything at it and it takes on the flavour. There are so many different routes to try and so many wonderful flavours to behold. It can literally be anything you want it to be, sweet or savoury. Flavoured popcorn is hardly new, first introduced in the United States. As with a lot of things however the UK have grabbed hold of it and made it there own introducing some of the most original flavours. At Empire we know it’s not just about toffee or buttered anymore. Popcorn really is great because it’s the perfect vehicle for other flavours and experiments. You can never get bored of it when it’s always changing.

The response in the UK too says it all. No matter what flavours we’ve offered, the people of the UK have been more than willing to try it and the reviews have left us very happy indeed. With flavours on offer from Hot Madras, Sweet and Spicy Jamaican, Sweet Pink Strawberry and even Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper the plain old popcorn of the past has been taken to an entire new level.

What makes it great is that you can even try it home, whether you buy our unpopped kernels or even simply purchase our salted popcorn you can still add ingredients at home to make it even more suited to your individual tastes. Popcorn never really leaves our minds because whether we are out at the movies or enjoying a DVD at home, it’s always wanted so why not make it even more delicious than it already is?

If you like to keep things simple, then take a peek at the flavours we have on offer here at Empire. There’s one to suit everyone and while you’re at it why not check out our fresh handmade candyfloss too? Here at Empire we dare you to take a step beyond the average Sweet popcorn. 

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