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 to taste all their delicious popcorn. In addition to its downtown location, KuKuRuZa also has a shop in Ballard and Bellevue 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, Instagram, 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.
I gave KuKuRuZa as a gifts to my family this Christmas! So fun! Cool giveaway guys!
My two flavors would be Chicago Style (I love the cheese and caramel mix) and Maple Bacon (How unique!)
Oooh I would pick Seattle Style for me and Maple Bacon for my husband. Go Hawks!
Ooooh yum! Since I have to limit it to two, I would choose Hawaiian Salted Caramel and Seattle Style! Yum!
So many flavors to pick from…I’m going with Hawaiian Salted Caramel and Coconut Macaroon!
Never tried this but it sounds SO GOOD – and I would choose Hawaiian Salted Caramel and Fancy Nut Caramel.
Must have Dark Chocolate popcorn! …it says so in the West Seattle Survivors Guide…ok I made that up…but it’s my comment…and I’m a Dark Chocolate addict…TWO please! Thanks Seattle Bloggers & KuKuRuZa!
I’m going to have to cheat and choose three favors because I love them so much! My favorites are: Hawaiian Salted Caramel, Tuxedo, and Maple Bacon. I like to mix all three together.
Thank you Seattle Bloggers and KuKuRuza!
The Jalapeno White Cheddar or the Hawaiian Salted Caramel sound great!
I want ‘Hawaiian Salted Caramel’ and ‘Dark Chocolate’ plzz.
TOO many great flavors, but I would have to say Maple Bacon (sounds intriguing) and Dark Chocolate Kettle Corn.
Classic caramel, and fancy nut caramel.
The other two flavors I would choose are Fancy Nut Caramel and Cinnamon Bun. Thank you!
I tweeted my comment to you also
Maple Bacon, Truffle Fromage Porcini
What an awesome giveaway!! My two favorite flavors are Chicago Style and Seattle Style. Mmmmm!
Going to have to go with Hawaiian Salted Caramel and Brown butter & sea salt:)
Kettlecorn and maple bacon!! Both are delicious!
Salted carme and nut Carmel.!!!!!!!!!!
Love Sea salt & Classic caramel! #GoHawks!!!
Hawaiian Salted Caramel and Chicago Style please! Yum!!
My two flavors would be Maple Bacon (who says no to bacon???) and Buffalo Blue Cheese (for the contrast)!!