KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn
There’s nothing better than a sweet and salty treat. KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn has been knocking it out of the park with its specialty popcorn for the last five years. With flavors like Classic Caramel, Buffalo Bleu Cheese, Maple Bacon and Rocky Road, KuKuRuZa has a such a wide range of flavors that everyone’s taste buds will be able to land on a favorite. But the best part about KuKuRuZa is that they’re a local company, and you know how much we love Seattle.
KuKuRuZa recently invited us to their flagship shop in downtown Seattle (215 Pike Street) to taste all their delicious popcorn. In addition to its downtown location, KuKuRuZa also has a shop in Ballard (2211 NW Market Street) and Bellevue (2033 Bellevue Square) as well a couple international locations in Saudi Arabia, Japan and Egypt.
I think it’s safe to say we’ve all tried flavored popcorn before. Some of it is fine, but it’s often stale. KuKuRuZa is very different from your typical flavored popcorn. I think the main reason for this is because all of the popcorn is made fresh every single day. In fact, when you order your popcorn at the shop, you actually watch the employees fill up your bag.
On top of fresh popcorn, the flavors are a super fun. Tim and I had a blast tasting everything when we visited. Their flavors include Natural Air Popped, Classic Caramel, Chicago Style, Cheddar Cheese, White Cheddar, Brown Butter & Sea Salt, KuKuRuZa Kettle Corn, Jalapeno White Cheddar, Buffalo Bleu Cheese, Vinegar & Sea Salt, Rainbow Fruit, Hawaiian Salted Caramel, Fancy Nut Caramel, Maple Bacon, Truffle Fromage Porcini, Seattle Style (a nod to espresso), Cookies & Cream, Dark Chocolate Kettle Corn, Tuxedo, Rocky Road, S’mores, Coconut Macaroon, Black Raspberry and Cinnamon Bun.
Every month, KuKuRuZa also offers a seasonal flavor. When we visited the flavor of the month was Strawberry Champagne. While we didn’t try every flavor, we did try most. Our favorites included Vinegar & Sea Salt, Hawaiian Salted Caramel, Seattle Style, Rocky Road and Cinnamon Bun. We ended up taking home several bags.
One of the best parts about visiting KuKuRuZa is the staff. They gave us great recommendations on what flavors to taste and they never told us we were trying too many flavors (which, we probably were!). In fact, they told us anyone is welcome to come in and try their popcorn.
I recommend popping your head in anytime you pass by since they’re always whipping up a new seasonal flavor. Great for a snack, a special treat, or even a gift, KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn should be on everyone’s list of favorite popcorn.
Have you ever tried KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn? What’s your favorite flavor? We’d love to hear from you! You can leave a comment or connect with us on Twitter, Google+, and Facebook. Don’t forget to also check out Seattle Bloggers for more great places to eat around Seattle.
UPDATE: GIVEAWAY CLOSED
Congratulations to our winner, Monica! Enjoy your delicious prize!
For Super Bowl 2014, KuKuRuZa is offering a very, very special popcorn in honor of everyone’s favorite football team. The popcorn is called Beast Corn (after Seahawks star running back Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch) and it’s blue and green. It screams Seattle Seahawks and it’s super sweet. We love that KuKuRuZa is a local company showing support of the Hawks. It’s only available through Super Bowl Sunday, so get it while you can. You can also enter our awesome giveaway and win a bag of Beast Corn. That’s right, we’re giving away a KuKuRuZa Seahawks Party Package! The package includes one medium bag of Beast Corn, and two medium bags of any other flavor you want. For an added Seahawks touch, we recommend getting their Rainbow Fruit flavor because it reminds us of Skittles (Lynch’s favorite candy).
KuKuRuZa Seahawks Party Package Giveaway Details:
- 1 Medium bag of KuKuRuZa Beast Corn
- 2 (two) Medium bags of any flavor of KuKuRuZa popcorn
- January 26, 2014 – January 30, 2014 at 6:00pm
How to Enter:
- Leave a comment below with what two flavors of popcorn you would pick if you win (keep reading for flavor details).
- You receive bonus consideration for sharing your response with us on Twitter at @SeattleBlgrs and/or on our Facebook page.
We’ll randomly select a winner on January 30 who will receive their prize by mail. The winner has until the end of the day on January 30 to claim their prize and email us their mailing address. If the winner does not claim their prize in time, we will select a runner up. If you don’t want to wait and see if you won, you can always pick up your own Beast Corn (or any other flavor) online or by visiting one of KuKuRuZa’s retail stores.