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Popcorn companies show the future for popcorn with gourmet flavours

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 11:38:22 Europe/London

Popcorn companies show the future for popcorn with gourmet flavours

If we asked you where the last place was that you enjoyed a nice big bucket of popcorn could you remember? Could you set the scene complete with every detail in your head? Maybe you were snuggled in the back row of the cinema with a loved one trying quietly to share the crunchy popcorn you’d just treated yourself to when you bought the film tickets. Better yet perhaps you were sat shifting in your seat, just waiting to jump up and scream the very moment your favourite team scored.

It could have even been the last time you visited your local leisure centre, it made a great treat for the kids and yourself after a big splash around in the pool. Now if we asked you what flavour it was, could you remember? This one’s probably the easy answer isn’t it because it seems no matter where you go now, you get either salted or sweet and that’s about it. Times are changing however and it’s popcorn companies like ourselves here at Empire that are lighting the way for a rather exciting future for popcorn. Sweet and salted aren’t all you’ll have to choose from anymore because we’re bringing gourmet flavours to the forefront. Be warned, once you’ve gone gourmet, you won’t be going back.

The USA first brought us gourmet flavours

Popcorn has been around for generations and generations but the idea of gourmet popcorn is a whole lot newer. It was the wonderful United States of America that first brought us gourmet flavours. These included new and wonderful additions such as Wasabi and Sweet Ginger, Peanut Satay and even Crispy Bacon and Maple Syrup. The public lapped it up and if they weren’t going crazy for the wonderful flavours of strawberry cheesecake, they were doing all they could to get their hands on caramel or gingerbread popcorn.

As with everything we do in the UK however it was a case of getting our hands on it and making it even better and that’s exactly what we’ve done with Gourmet Popcorn, especially here at Empire. We grabbed it by the horns and really made a go of things and as a result gourmet flavoured popcorn has taken the UK by storm.

Here at Empire we have a range of Traditional and Savoury options and we guarantee that no matter what side your tastebuds lean toward, we’ll have a flavour that you’ll find irresistible. What’s more you don’t need to wait until you visit the cinema or your local leisure centre to enjoy them because now you can rather conveniently buy popcorn online and have it delivered straight to your door nearly anywhere in the UK. Here at Empire we pride ourselves on being one of the best gourmet popcorn companies around so give us a try, we guarantee you won’t find better tasting popcorn.


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Popcorn companies world record popcorn ball

Here at Empire we know that popcorn isn’t just for eating as bizarre as that sounds. Did you know that popcorn companies are used all over the world to create some of the most exciting world records? From the longest string of popcorn to the biggest popcorn ball, the Guinness World Records have seen it all. Here are just some of the world records created throughout the world with the popular tasty snack.

The largest ever popcorn ball was successfully attempted way back in 2006. This was created by the employees at The Popcorn Factory, Lake Forest Illinois and weighed in at a whopping 1552.64 kg. Now that’s a huge ball of popcorn.

If you’re looking for inspiration for your upcoming wedding cake then why not do something similar to the 50 members of the Sri Chimnoy Centre in New York. In August 2006 the members created the largest popcorn sculpture ever that measured in at 6.35m tall and 3.88m wide in the shape of a five-tiered cake. Unfortunately weighing in at 5301.59kg, we think it would be a tad difficult to get to the wedding venue.

On 16th April 2011 the international company Cineplexx all the way in Croatia achieved the largest box of popcorn ever created. Attempted in order to celebrate the opening of two new Cineplexx malls along with two Cineplexx cinemas, the popcorn box that measured 52.59m cubed, was successfully filled within one hour and fifty-seven minutes.

It would appear the Americans love to make a world record with yet another achievement, this time in Santa Clarita California back in 2004. This one was so impressive however it was actually unveiled on the Discovery Channels ‘BIG!’ television show. Built in just five days the popcorn machine came in at a whopping 6.77m tall, nearly 3m wide and almost 2.5m deep. Coming complete with two kettle cookers the machine was able to pop the corn simultaneously creating a huge amount of popcorn at once.

With the most recent of these being 2011, here at Empire we were wondering when another amazing popcorn world record was going to be attempted but luckily for us we didn’t have to wait for long because on 26th July 2014 the good people of Bristol at the At-Bristol Science museum successfully created the longest string of popcorn. Created by volunteers the stringing took nearly 24hrs to complete with the string eventually coming in at 280m. That’s a long bit of popcorn.

If you’d like to attempt your very own popcorn world record then why not try it with some of our amazing gourmet popcorn flavours here at Empire, one of the UK’s leading popcorn companies. At the very least you’ll be left with a tasty snack if it doesn’t quite go to plan. 

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