|People often ask us in our store - "How did you get into this business?" and we always say - How much time do you have? It's been an interesting and long journey, but we have learned so much along the way. We'll tell anyone who cares to listen, just how we got to where we are today. Business is really Poppin'|
We both have always loved popcorn, especially caramel corn.
Dave has been self employed, managing and running many different types of businesses over a 25 year stretch.
Missy has always been in retail, retail design and the customer service industry.
Together we have traveled to many different places and always sought out treat shops or places that make and sell gourmet popcorn on the premises. We looked at each other on one trip to a gourmet caramel corn and chocolate shop in 2011 and dreamily said to one another ... "we should do this at home"
At home in Syracuse, NY we realized there was a need or a niche to fill, in the gourmet popcorn business. So after much research and studying in early 2012, we opened Kandied Kernel Popcorn Shop. Our guests loved the vibe in our store - we converted antique country store display cases into our popcorn bins and they are used to house and serve the popcorn, we will scoop and bag it for you to your liking - like a general mercantile shop owner would a century ago. The emphasis is on friendly and helpful customer service serving a unique and delicious product made with quality ingredients.
Most days there are fifteen or twenty flavors to choose from.
"The popcorn is made by us personally. We create it, we taste test it and package it. We're hoping this website will help us reach new "guests" that we may never get to meet face to face, yet enable you to sample and fall in love with our "kreations" the way our regulars have. We look forward to your order, appreciate your business, and thank you for helping us realize our dream.
Dave and Missy