Who doesn’t love popcorn? Well, you would really be in love with popcorn if you sampled some Poppin’ Off Gourmet Popcorn. We had such a good time trying different flavors of gourmet popcorn from Poppin’ Off. Mike and Liz Smith are the owners of this neat and fun pop up shop. In case you are not familiar with what a pop up shop is, it is a shop that doesn’t have its own store front and it pops up in different places and at different events! So much fun! The day Sydney and I visited Poppin’ Off they had popped up at Lunch at 4 W Main in Troy, Ohio. The nice thing is that 3 Weird Sisters Studio and All About Books, in Troy, both carry Poppin’ Off popcorn in their stores. Anytime that Poppin’ Off doesn’t have a pop up shop, you can still get some of their delicious gourmet popcorn at either of these locations. How convenient!
We asked Liz how she came up with such a neat idea. She said that she has always loved cooking and baking, and loves being in the kitchen trying new things. This is how the gourmet popcorn idea was born. She was experimenting and discovered she had a knack for flavored popcorn. It just grew from there! They established Poppin’ Off in November of 2017.
Mike and Liz had a sample station set up so customers could try different flavors of popcorn. This was so nice. During the time Sydney and I were there, we heard people really liking the Blueberry and the Lemon Cream Pie.
I can not begin to tell you all the different flavors that Liz makes. She said the most popular is the Old Fashioned Caramel. It is followed by Chicago Style, then Cheddar, and finally Buckeye. Liz’s personal favorite is the Buckeye.
They have several different collections. The Classic Collection contains Cinema Style, Kettle Korn, Old Fashioned Caramel, and Chicago Style. They also have a Fruity Collection that contains Strawberry, Cherry, Watermelon, Blueberry, Grape, Orange, Blue Raspberry, Lemon, and Green Apple.
You can just pick one of the flavors from a collection or you can mix and match. Maybe you are after a certain taste or a certain color scheme, that is the beauty of mixing and matching. You can make it your own! Mike and Liz will also make you a custom order of whatever you need or want. Small order or super large order…it doesn’t matter, they will meet your needs.
The Savory Collection contains Sour Cream & Chive, Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper, Pizza, Buffalo Wing, It’s A “Big Dill”, Ragin’ Cajun, Salt & Vinegar, and Loaded Baked Potato. Their Cheesy Collection contains Cheesy Cheddar, White Cheddar, Cheddar Pretzel Ale, Cincinnati Chili & Cheese, Double Cheddar, and Cheesy Bacon.
Liz said that they popped 15 gallons of popcorn for this particular pop up event! That is a bunch of popcorn! Along with all the popping comes all the seasoning and flavoring. What a job!
They have tins for gift giving. They also do custom orders for popcorn bars. Popcorn bars are really popular for bridal showers, baby showers, wedding receptions, grad parties, corporate events, and proms. Sydney and I think it would be really cute to use the strawberry or blueberry popcorn for a gender reveal party!
They also have a Premium Collection which contains Buckeye, Caramel w/Chocolate drizzle, Black Forest, Death by Chocolate, Cherry Cordial, Chocolate Covered Strawberry, Strawberries & Cream, Blueberries & Cream, Lemon Cream Pie, Orange Creamsicle, M&M’s Movie Mix, Peanut M&M’s Movie Mix, Reeses Pieces Movie Mix, Movie Mix Madness, and Frosted Cupcake.
The above Premium Collection would most definitely be my favorite, without a doubt. All that salty goodness mixed with all the sweet chocolate. I just can’t think of anything better!! 🙂
Liz shared with us that she designed some Easter flavors for this past Easter. It included Jelly Bean Mix, Bunny Mix, and Bunny Bait. Perfect for Easter baskets! It is always nice when you can add a little something different into a child’s Easter Basket or Christmas stocking.
There are two collections left to share with you. The Nutty Collection contains Caramel Cluster (with mixed nuts), Caramel Cashew, Caramel Peanut, and Turtle.
The last collection is the Bridal Collection. This would be perfect for a bridal shower or a wedding reception. The Bridal Collection includes Black Tie, White Wedding, or Frosted Wedding Cake.
While we were there, the winner of the National Caramel Popcorn Day drawing came in to claim her prize. Rachael Wilkerson won a Jumbo size bag of Old Fashioned Caramel Popcorn. Way to go Rachael!!
Liz loves to experiment with different collections. She is currently working on her May Collections which will include popcorn for Mother’s Day. She is also working on a strawberry collection for the Strawberry Festival in Troy. She said she loves coming up with different collections for holidays and events. If you have a particular idea or theme, Liz would love to work with you and make you your own personal collection!
Have a great day!