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Perk up the party with Popcorn

Monday, 10 March 2014 14:04:39 Europe/London

Perk up the party with Popcorn

Well, I think it’s safe to say, spring is finally upon us, and what a mighty fabulous time of year it is too. Daffodils popping up from every rogue grassy verge really are a true British signal that it’s time to open those back doors, and venture out in the open.

Let’s face it, us Brit’s love nothing more than to begin hosting parties at every opportunity, and with this beautiful weather brings children and adults alike enjoying the fruits of last year’s labour, lapping up the sunshine in our gorgeous gardens. But before you break open the tortilla chips and dip, why not spice things up and venture into new and wonderful foods to really surprise your guests?

At Empire Popcorn and Confectionary you could cater your entire party with a completely different twist. A family based Popcorn Manufacturer in Cheshire are the lead suppliers in gourmet popcorn. Making available to the Cheshire area, as well as UK wide, gourmet popcorn, in never before seen flavours.

Why not take everyone by complete surprise by having on offer some of their Spicy Thai popcorn with a delicious savoury spice after taste or maybe some Hot Madras for those who adore their Indian food.

For those less adventurous, there are more traditional flavours on offer, though no less exquisite. With their hand made sweet popcorn you can’t go wrong, delicious, sweet and expertly made, just like their salty popcorn too.

Mega crunchy Sea Salt popcorn, handmade with healthier sea salt than regular salt popcorn options, quite possibly the best you’ve ever tasted. With amazing reviews, country wide, it would seem a no nonsense decision. Gourmet popcorn supplies, from Empire Popcorn are the way forward for this springs parties, and why stop there?

For the icing on the cake why not go one step further and supply your party guests with a trip down memory lane? With Empire’s candy floss you’ll be whisked back in time to your childhood days spent at fairs with this Original Fresh Fairground Candyfloss.

Feeling like a child again when the soft, fluffy pink treat hits your tongue and immediately changes to sticky and sweet. What better way to spend a spring day than seeing the smile on kids faces when they discover the different flavours and textures of food to try. Not forgetting the big kids too when they walk into your home to see they’ve been transported back to a time of fun and no responsibility. Spring is here, lets enjoy it with Empire Popcorn.

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Stand out from the crowd with Empire Popcorn

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 11:00:07 Europe/London

Stand out from the crowd with Empire Popcorn

You can just image the scene now, you’re sitting with your favourite person in the cinema lovingly sharing a giant bucket of sweet popcorn, delicious. Or maybe you’re at your favourite teams match, watching score a goal, with every anxious shift in your seat you dive into your bucket of salty popcorn. But what if you didn’t just have to choose between regular sweet or salty or even the dreaded plain? What if you could choose between completely out of this world flavours, like Spicy Thai for instance, or maybe a more sophisticated sea salt and cracked black pepper flavour? Didn’t know these existed? Well you certainly do now.

Welcome to Empire Popcorn, the home of Gourmet Popcorn where after your first taste, you’ll simply never look back. Empire popcorn, Popcorn Supplier to the Cheshire area and even across the whole of the UK due to such high demand, are quite simply, the best of the best when it comes to popcorn. Providing sumptuous examples of the everyday known and loved flavours like Toffee, Sweet and Sea Salt hand-made popcorn, they now offer amazing new savoury flavours. Prepare to have your taste buds explode with delight when you introduce to them Sweet and Spicy Jamaican, mouth tingling sweet and spicy flavours with the Jamaican edge even  a true Rastafarian would be proud of.

Or perhaps you lean towards the more traditional Indian flavours, how about the seriously hot and spicy kick that comes with the Hot Madras flavoured popcorn, finishing off with a gorgeous Indian madras after taste. Maybe savoury isn’t your thing, but you’re starting to get a little bored of the regular flavours, why not try the new Pink sweet popcorn? A truly original spin an otherwise popular flavour, Empire Popcorn have taken their famous sweet popcorn and given it the edge, introducing to it a strawberry pink flavouring. Completely different to any sweet popcorn you’ve ever tatsed, giving you a new fresh flavour to play with.

As well as mastering the popcorn market, Empire Popcorn and Confectionary also supply Candy Floss, supplying their products to Cinemas, Theatres, Bowling Alleys…the list is endless. Using only the very best ingredients, including sticking strictly to rapeseed oil, which as everyone knows is lower in saturated fat, Empire Popcorn not only tastes good, but it’s the healthiest around too. Contact Empire Popcorn and Confectionary today and see just how fabulous they really are. Gourmet Popcorn has arrived! 

Popcorn Supplies from Empire Popcorn

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 13:50:46 Europe/London

Popcorn Supplies from Empire Popcorn

Like all of us at Empire popcorn supplies, have you ever enjoyed sitting at the cinema watching a film while you munch away on a cone of popcorn, the traditional cinema snack? What better way is there to pass away a few hours? What exactly is this delicious snack though, and how is it made? 

The corn that the popcorn is made from looks very similar to the yellow kernels in a tin of sweetcorn that you would buy from a supermarket. Popping corn is one of 6 varieties of corn that has to be dried to a certain humidity of 14%. At this humidity it can be packaged and sent to whichever supermarkets stock and sell it. 

One recipe for making the popcorn would be to cover the bottom of a pan with about 3-4 tablespoons of vegetable oil. A steep sided pan would be best if possible. Add a cupful of popping corn. Shake the popping corn and oil around in the pan until all the kernels are coated with the oil. It is personal preference as to whether to add salt at this stage of the process or wait until the process is complete and then add salt.

Turn the heat on and keep shaking and distributing the heat evenly around the mixture. The pan should take about a minute to heat throughout to a medium heat. After this the kernels will start to pop. Make sure the lid is on before this happens. The popping is, in effect, each individual kernel expanding and exploding inside out. It is quite a noisy process but keep distributing the heat evenly around until all the kernels have popped. It takes a few minutes for them all to pop. After that you can decide on your favourite topping to finish off your delicious treat.

Some prefer just a sprinkling of salt to top the popcorn. Other savoury suggestions are salt with pepper, parmesan with pepper, or tabasco. If you prefer a sweet topping, options would include caramel or syrup. Or just order your popcorn supplies from Empire Popcorn and let us do what we do best... Make Popcorn!

You might have enjoyed your tasty treat so much that you find yourself hoping that the world never runs out of supplies of corn, so that you can continue to buy and make it. You probably do not need to worry. Many countries, including  China , Brazil and Argentina grow corn. The biggest grower though, is the United States, who supply over 35% of the worlds total. There are a number of varieties of corn, popping corn being just one of them.

Other varieties include the sweetcorn more familiar to the UK, also dent corn and pod corn. More corn is produced throughout the world than any other crop. It is used to make many things besides popcorn, for example cornbread, tortillas, margerines, syrups, even glue and soap. The crop does need certain growing conditions, but providing the world always provides those conditions, corn and popping corn will be around for a long time. Contact Empire Popcorn Supplies today...

Popcorn Supplies to the UK

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 11:15:35 Europe/London

Popcorn SuppliesThere is nothing better than the fresh taste of popcorn and candy floss from Manchester based Empire Popcorn. Just when you thought popcorn couldn’t get any more nature friendly, you will discover Empire popcorn supplies popcorn with Rapeseed Oil in their manufacturing process. Moreover, we have also found that nearly all popcorn and candy floss sold at most places in the UK is ruled through “Green Friendly” policies. If you are a huge fan of super crunchy popcorn, with Empire popcorn makers you can buy popcorn as we adopt such policies.

The Best Types of Popcorn Flavours

We all love enjoy eating popcorn as a light snack and with so many different kinds of popcorn flavors to choose from, what could be a quick and simple trick to select the best one? After all, there are so many flavours  such as sweet popcorn, pink popcorn, Spicy Thai popcorn and many more. The easiest way is, if you have a sweet tooth, you would love crunchy Sweet Popcorn or if you are hunting for something hot and spicy, then, scrumptious Spicy Thai would be an ideal selection. For more exclusive flavours, you can’t go wrong with Empire Popcorn, who are the premium popcorn makers in the UK.

Popcorn Supplies

Popcorn supplies come in a spectrum of new trends depending on the occasion. Some popcorn suppliers provide to Shops, Leisure Parks, Cinemas, Theatres and corporate events, so that you can sit back and relish your popcorn while enjoying the occasion. Empire Popcorn also makes crisp and crunchy popcorns and scrumptious candy floss, so you don't have to go anywhere else in Cheshire or in the UK to get a yummy treat.

If this article has increased your craving, then think about Empire Popcorn’s traditional mouth watering crunchy popcorns. They are just a phone call away, delivering to most areas of the U.K!

Popcorn Supplies at the Ready

Thursday, 16 January 2014 10:26:21 Europe/London

Well it was hard to believe that popcorn was unavailable at the local cinema when we arrived. The best thing about the movies is getting those goodies and sitting munching while watching a good movie. Why I love eating popcorn in the theatre. So I vowed this would never happen again. I went online and searched for popcorn supplies and found Empire Popcorn. Ordered a whole load of popcorn in different flavours and it arrived 2 days later.

They say seeing is believing but tasting is the real proof by far when it comes to popcorn. I have never tasted popcorn as crunchy and tasty as Empire’s and I thought I best write this little story as a testimonial to the great standards they uphold. As a gourmet popcorn supplier they offer a good choice of popcorn and I’m more than happy with the delivery service too.

I would like to thank all the team at Empire Popcorn Supplies for making my cinema experience a much better one and look forward to seeing more flavours added in the near future.

Posted in Empire Popcorn News By Craig Devine

Pink stuff on a stick

Monday, 13 January 2014 11:00:00 Europe/London

Once upon a time a little girl by the name of Tia asked her mother could she go the fair. Her mother agreed and the very next weekend she took Tia to the fair and let her go on many of the rides.  She went on the Construction Zone, Monkey Jump, Fun Slide, Tea Cups and Bumper cars.


Tia was so excited and wore a very big smile all day long. Towards the end of the day Tia asked her mother could she taste the pink stuff on the stick. Her mother looked to see what Tia was pointing at and seen the Candy Floss Supplier offering candyfloss bags too.

Tia walked across with her mum to the Floss man as he moved the stick around the bowl covering the stick with sticky sweet candyfloss. Tia thought it was scrumptious and weeks later asked her mum could she buy her some candyfloss. “Where would I buy it from” replied her mum. Tia sighed and replied “online of course.”

Both Tia and her mother looked online and searched for candy floss supplies and found Empire Popcorn. All of her family now shop online and purchase candy floss and popcorn too.

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Popping all Over the World

Wednesday, 8 January 2014 10:50:54 Europe/London

With Mike Hague, family means business and partnering with family members running Empire popcorn has been a blast. Empire popcorn supplies manufactures and distributes candy floss and of course popcorn throughout the world.

Though many people dream of striking out on their own, others envision working alongside their family launching a new concept with the help of their siblings. While doing this, Mike has been very creative with his selection of popcorn flavours.

“It takes very different skill sets to contribute to the business and Empire Popcorn has successfully grown over the years” stated Mike.

Based in Cheshire, Empire Popcorn supplies still remains a family concern today and has many a happy client enjoying the personable service provided.

“We provide the best popcorn in the world” states Mike with the confidence and reassurance of what is a great tasting product, I very much agree with him!

Empire Popcorn sell to distributors, wholesalers, retailers and end consumers. As Status Quo sang the words Rocking All Over The World, Mike and all at Empire Popcorn will soon have us Popping All Over The World.

Popcorn Retailer with new gourmet flavours

Wednesday, 1 January 2014 14:53:00 Europe/London

For many years there were only three popcorn choices - sweet, salty or plain. These days the once humble food now comes in a myriad of unusual gourmet flavours.

Hot Madras, Spicy Thai and Sweet Spicy Jamaican popcorn have now been added to our range said Mike Hague, Empire Popcorn. UK popcorn retailer and popcorn producer Empire Popcorn based in Cheshire is coming up with unique tastes all of their own, and consumers are lapping them up.

 Pink Popcorn Hot Madras Popcorn

Many years after America first fell in love with flavouring popping corn kernels the UK gourmet popcorn industry now worth over £50 million a year is finally blooming. Popcorn became a popular modern snack by accident after the first popcorn machine was invented. American consumers and retailers were quick to embrace the cheap yet fibre-rich food.

But the list of ingredients that can be added to popcorn is almost endless.

"When we first started we supplied the normal selection of flavours," says Cheshire popcorn maker Mike Hague “but since then we have added many different flavours and we are getting amazing feedback from our customers.”

"Since we have had loads of suggestions for new flavours from customers, friends and the odd brain wave too” says Mike.

"We will select a few flavours to go with then go to a food show to test them out and measure the response.

 Spicy Thai Popcorn Sweet & Spicy Jamaican Popcorn 

Eating popcorn 'disrupts advertising'

Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:44:00 Europe/London

Skip those television adverts...

Eating popcorn 'disrupts advertising' according to a group of researchers.

A group of researchers from Cologne University has concluded that chewing makes us immune to advertising. Adverts manage to imprint brand names on our brains and this is due to the fact that our lips and the tongue automatically simulate the pronunciation of a new name when we first hear it. So each time we re-encounter the name, our mouth subconsciously practises its pronunciation. 

Eating popcorn disrupts advertising

However, according to the recent study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology, this "inner speech" can be disturbed by chewing, rendering the repetition effect redundant.

A group of 96 people was invited to take part in the experiment which involved them attending a cinema to watch a movie preceded by a series of adverts. Half of the participants were given free cinema popcorn throughout the session while the other half only received a small sugar cube which immediately dissolved in their mouths.

A test at the end of the screening showed that the adverts had left no effect on those viewers who had chewed their way through popcorn throughout, while the other participants showed positive psychological responses to the products they had encountered in the ads.

"The mundane activity of eating popcorn made participants immune to the pervasive effects of advertising," said Sascha Topolinski, one of the researchers. The research continues...

Posted in Empire Popcorn News By Admin

Candy Floss Suppliers

Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:36:14 Europe/London

Candy Floss

Cotton candy as it was also known was first recorded during the mid 1700's. During that period, spun sugar was an expensive, labour-intensive commodity hence not available to the public. Candy floss is the same thing as cotton candy.  Both names are adopted from the original name, fairy floss. 

Machine spun cotton candy was invented in 1897 by William Morrison and John C. Wharton. Its first public appearance was at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904 as ‘Fairy Floss’ with great success.

In the 1970s an automatic cotton candy machine was developed which made the product and packaged it. Since then the creations and innovations of this machine have vastly improved production and availability enabling it to be sold at carnivals, fairs, and stores during the 70s.

Candy Floss

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Candy Floss is mainly made up of air, but the sugar creates a large volume and physically large servings. A standard serving on a stick contains approx 115 dietary calories and is approximately 30 grams. It is often sold by Candy Floss Suppliers in bags, as well as sticks.

General machines which are used to make candy floss incorporate a bowl into which granulated, coloured sugar (or separate sugar and food colouring) is poured.  There are heaters next to the rim of the head that melt the sugar, which is squeezed ou  tiny holes by force.

The sugar solidifies in the air and then caught in a larger bowl which produces a cotton like product, which builds up on the inside walls of the larger bowl. At this point the candy floss machine operator twirls a stick, cone, or their hands around the rim of the large catching bowl, gathering the sugar strands into portions which are served on stick or cone, or in plastic bags. 

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