Caramel popcorn lovers, rejoice. You don’t need to make a trip to the beach for your favorite treat. Robin Garrison has come to your rescue with her new business, Popsations Popcorn Company. “Baltimore needed hot, fresh, gooey popcorn,” says the Towson native. “I decided to go for it.” She now makes gourmet popcorn—in flavors including caramel, chocolate caramel drizzles, and classic cheddar—in a commercial kitchen in Timonium the old-fashioned way, using copper kettles and wooden paddles. Customers can purchase the air-popped corn in colorful pails, from one-gallon ($22) to 6.5 gallons ($86) via popsationspopcorn.com. Eight-ounce bags ($6.99-9) are available at Greetings & Readings in Hunt Valley, With Gratitude in Stoneleigh, The Nut Farm and Creamery in Green Spring Station, and other local shops. Even after a few months of operation, Garrison is already thinking ahead: “I’d eventually love to have a retail spot, where people could walk in and watch us make the popcorn.”
Artisan popcorn arrives on the local scene.
Issue date: April, 2012