Moving on In: Poppin’ Dorm Warming Gifts

They’ve moved in, met their roommates, and hung up their posters, now what’s next? It’s time to enjoy their first days living on their own and celebrating their independence! Make their first days even sweeter by surprising your scholar with a wow-worthy dorm-warming gift for them to snack on then reuse!

Here are some of our favorite crunchy, student-approved back to school gifts they’re sure to love!

dorm-warming-gifts-college-team-tinCollege Team Tins

Help your scholar cheer on their school’s team with one of our College Team Tins, each filled with 3 gallons of our famous popcorn. Once the last kernel has been devoured, they can reuse the tins to organize their supplies or simply line with a plastic bag and use as snack storage for when they are watching the games!

dorm-warming-gifts-single-serve-popcorn-bagsSingle Serve Snacks

How do we make our irresistibly crunchy and savory popcorn even better? Pack it into single-serve, on-the-go snack bags! Surprise your special college student with an assortment of individual bags filled with their favorite popcorn treat. Choose from a classic assortment featuring our most POPular flavors (cheese, white cheddar, and caramel) or from our flavor variety sampler featuring over a dozen different flavors for more flavor fun.

dorm-warming-gifts-personalized-tinPersonalized Tins

Take your favorite popcorn tin gift to the next level with personalization! Add a photo of your scholar’s family, friends, or even favorite pet so they have a piece of home nearby no matter how many miles away they might be. Choose from a classic popcorn combo or snack assortment for the perfect personalized gift for your special scholar.

dorm-warming-gifts-snack-assortmentSnack Assortment

Popcorn is a cool classic, but if you’re looking to mix things up with their snack selection, send a savory, fun-filled gift with one of our must-try Snack Assortments! From candies to cookies to chocolate covered pretzels, there is a snack selection to satisfy all.

Back To School Care Packages

As the dog days of summer wind down, it’s time to start gearing up for fall, which means it’s time to head Back to School! College is a big step for parents and their new students. As you send them on their way, make sure you remind them how much you care and how proud you are of them when you surprise them with one of our Care Packages filled with delicious popcorn and treats. We have a wide selection of treats they’ll be sure to love and share with their new roommates!

University of Snacks Snack Stash

University of Snacks Snack Stash

University of Snacks Snack Stash

Here’s a school you’ll never want to graduate from! The University of Snacks invites you to study these tempting munchies: Gourmet Cheese Popcorn, White Cheddar Popcorn, Sour Green Apple Kettle Corn and Buffalo Ranch Popcorn; Mini Pretzels, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Dry Roast Peanuts, Sour Stars, Jelly Belly® Beans and Sour Sassy Taffy.

 

 

 

Snack Attack Popcorn

Snack Attack Popcorn

Snack Attack Popcorn

When hunger hits, hit back! Our 2 and 3½ gallon Snack Attack Popcorn Tins come filled with freshly popped Gourmet Popcorn in our three most popular flavors—Butter, Cheese, and Caramel.

 

 

 

 

 

Deluxe Study Sampler

Deluxe Study Sampler

Deluxe Study Sampler

Whether your student is working hard at home or away at college, this Deluxe Sampler in our new Study design is sure to make them score a 100. We’ve filled this shareable snack gift box with so many delicious treats-chocolate chip cookies, honey roast peanuts, mini pretzels, assorted Jelly Belly® beans, double twist caramels, 2 Rainbow sandwich cookies, red licorice twists, robust Cheese popcorn, delicate White Cheddar popcorn, and Almond Pecan corn, it will make studying truly enjoyable.

 

 

Make It Personal With Customized Popcorn Gifts for Every Occasion!

Big Day Small Canister SetHave a big day coming up? Whether you’re celebrating a Sweet 16, a wedding, a birthday or an annual family trip, nothing makes your present pop out from the crowd more than a customized label for your gourmet popcorn tins! So the next time you want to make the day extra-special, try one of these two awesome ways to personalize your snack gifts!

Big Day, Small Canister

These small custom canisters send a big message that’ll make your big event even more memorable. Each set of four canisters comes with adorably illustrated logos that can be tailored with the name and date of your event. Choose from a selection of three out-of-this-world popcorn flavors to fill your canisters with: caramel, Cornfusion (a blend of caramel, butter and cheese popcorn) and pink passion fruit popcorn. Then, pick the label theme that best fits your special day: baseball, congrats, golf, birthday, patriotic, party, summer, or wedding. These pint-sized snacks make the perfect party favors or miniature gifts for the guests of honor!

Personalized ZigZag 3-Flavor Popcorn TinCustom Popcorn Tin Labels

These popcorn tins don’t just come in super-stylish designs. You can make them even more unique for your big occasion by adding a custom photo label on the lid. There are loads of tin designs to choose from, including flowers, butterflies, patriotic stars, birthday party hats and more. Plus they come filled to the brim with mouthwatering gourmet popcorn flavors (like cheese, white cheddar, and almond pecan, just to name a few), pretzels, cookies, candy and more! Once you’ve chosen your tin and the snacks you want to fill it with, put the final personal touch on your present: a completely customized label. Whether you add a photo, a message or both, this is one keepsake gift that will last long after all those delicious snacks are gone!

How will you choose to personalize your popcorn gifts for your next big celebration?

Colorful Graduation Gifts for Every Grad

Whether they’re getting a master’s degree or a kindergarten diploma, every grad deserves to be applauded for their hard work and great achievements. And what says “You did it!” better than a delicious gift of gourmet popcorn? After your favorite grad marches down the aisle, hand them one of these colorful graduation gifts as a wish for a bright and promising future!

Say It In Color Snacker's Choice Gift BoxSay It In Color Snacker’s Choice Gift Box

A special occasion like this one calls for a gift with a very special message. So don’t settle for plain snacks; give your grad something with meaning. This neon gift box isn’t just filled with yummy gourmet cheese, cinnamon, almond pecan, and cracked Pepper and sea salt popcorn; triple chocolate cookies; honey roasted peanuts; foil-wrapped chocolate stars; sour stars; Jelly Belly jellybeans; and two original-recipe popcorn balls. It also features a heartfelt graduation message inside that shows your alum just how proud of them you are.

Say It In Color Tins & TowersSay It In Color Tins & Towers

With so many accomplishments stacked up high, your grad now has a stepladder to reach for the sky! Show them how monumental their graduation day is with a whopping seven-tier rainbow tower filled with sandwich cookies, gourmet pretzels, chocolate chip cookies, foil-wrapped chocolate stars, sour fruit chews, jellybeans and more. Plus it comes with a 2-gallon popcorn tin with our famous three-flavor assortment: butter, cheese and caramel. The stars are the limit!

ZigZag 3-Flavor PopcornZigZag 3-Flavor Popcorn Tin

Just like your alum stands out from the crowd on commencement day, give them a gift that’ll really pop too! With a vibrant design on the outside and three mouthwatering flavors of popcorn on the inside, this popcorn tin will make grads of all ages beam with joy. To make your gift really unforgettable, personalize it with a thoughtful message, your favorite photo of you with your grad, or both. After the popcorn is gone, the tin becomes a keepsake they can enjoy well after they’re on the road to success.

Celebration CanistersCelebration Canisters

What graduation bash is complete without some colorful confetti? When your dearest grad finally has that diploma in hand, top off their big day by showering them with confetti popcorn! One canister of this sweet and salty kettle corn comes with four festive colors to celebrate one of life’s most shining moments. Go ahead: Toss that cap into the air and celebrate graduation in a delicious way. A lifetime of achievement starts today!

Which colorful gift will you give to your special grad on commencement day?

Made In the USA Popcorn

 Welcome back Popcorn fans

To say that popcorn is our passion would be a huge understatement. Here at The Popcorn Factory we live, breathe, (and most importantly) eat popcorn! From the moment an idea “pops” into our head to the time our delicious popcorn gift reaches your door, we’re working hard to supply you with the best tasting popcorn and fun popcorn gifts that could be imagined. We care about each gift tin design, material, natural flavors, down to each individual kernel; we track it all. And we’re able to keep track of every last popcorn kernel and stay with it throughout the entire process because our popcorn is popped fresh from corn grown in the USA!

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Made in the USA popcorn

Being an Illinois popcorn store, we know that the United States is the leading provider of the best corn all over the world. When popping over 1 million pounds of popcorn per year, we know we have to look for the best. So why would we ever want to travel far when we have premium corn in our own backyard? This is why we’re proud to display our “Made in the USA” flag banner at the top of our website!

The Popcorn Factory is a Made in the USA kind of business. Our corn is grown here on American soil and taken to our facility in Lake Forest, Illinois for popping using 100% corn oil and infusions of the tastiest and natural flavoring! At our facility, you’ll find the creative behind our fresh popcorn gifts working to make even more fun and enjoyable popcorn gifts for you. Here, you’ll also find our many kettles of natural flavoring, our expert popping machines and workers bringing you the best popcorn gifts around.

Even the gift tins your delicious popcorn treat come in are important to us. Our 3 flavor, 4 flavor and single flavor popcorn tins are a “100% Made in the USA” gift, perfect for holding our 100% Made in the USA popcorn! In addition, all of our gifts are assembled and distributed from our Lake Forest facility.

For the last 30 years, The Popcorn Factory has been the “popcorn authority” with our remarkable collection of popcorn gifts and unique popcorn flavors. We’re committed to our standard of excellence in providing the best and freshest popcorn and popcorn gifts. We guarantee complete satisfaction, from a “Made in the USA” company you can trust!

Happy Popping!

 

College Care Packages for Finals

Hello Popcorn Pals!

The Holiday season is upon us! That means the family is home and together, everyone sitting around the fireplace, cups of hot cocoa, building snowmen, warm sweaters and slippers, and watching holiday movies around the clock…that is, after college finals are over.

Probably the most stressful time of the winter season (next to visiting that one weird aunt), college semester finals are a time when most students will be lucky if they even have the time or energy to get in one good meal. Late night study sessions will extend far later than any campus convenience store stays open, and they’ll need something to refuel with when they get that study break craving. Help out your scholar and send them a light, fun snack that they’ll enjoy!

college care package survival kit popcorn gift tin snack assortment

College Survival Kit Popcorn Snack Tin $29.99; Product code: C3420C

Our popcorn makes the perfect college study break treat. Light, fluffy, and packed with flavor; a few (or more!) handfuls of this treat won’t leave studiers feeling sluggish or too full to concentrate. Plus, they’re great for sharing with a large study group or college roommates. We like to think we’ve perfected the perfect college snack for those final study breaks, with our college survival snack gift tins. Not only do we offer our delicious popcorn flavors in butter, cheese, or secret recipe caramel, we also throw in mouthwatering chocolate chip cookies, savory chips, chocolates, and various candies. All of the essential treats to make your college gift that much sweeter!

These college care packages won’t break the bank either! With a majority of college gifts ranging from $19.99 to $39.99, you can make sure your college kid is eating a tasty snack without having to take out another loan for it. Our exclusively decorated tins and containers can be reused again and again for storage, snack, or even decoration.

Don’t miss out on showing school pride either. Check to see if your college has partnered up with us for a specially decorated tin donning the school colors and mascot! They make for the perfect accessory at any tailgating party or in the stands snack.

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College Popcorn Gift Tins

Order your college care packages soon, and let your hard-working college student know that you’re thinking of them…and their snack time!

Back To School Cool

College Extreme Survival Kit Snack Assortment & 3-Way Popcorn Tins $44.99 - $59.99

Another school year is here! It’s time for buying books, going to classes, late-night study sessions, and the occasional paper or test. Or perhaps this is yours or your loved ones first year going away for college and making a fresh start. No matter which case, it is always a fun, exciting (and maybe a little scary) time for everyone.

During this crazy and busy school time, we know that it’s the comforts of home that everyone looks forward to most. Whether you’re sending a care package, homecoming gift, study snack, or even their favorite snacks, it will definitely be appreciated (and maybe you’ll even get a phone call home!). We like to think that we’ve perfected our own kind of college survival kits and college study kits; the perfect gifts to let your little think-tank know that you miss and support them…and that you don’t want them to starve when they’ve run out of late night snacks and the campus store is closed! A delicious popcorn treat can really help keep focus for an all-night study session, and is the perfect between meal snack to keep them full and happy.

These tins are also perfect for fast approaching Homecoming weekends! Show your school pride if you’re an Illini, Badger, or any of your other favorite mascots. These college team tins are great to bring to any tailgating parties, mid-game cravings, or a delicious gift to any alumnus.

We don’t like to brag (too much) but we bet if they shared one of our delicious sample popcorn tins with our secret recipe caramel, or our real cheese cheddar popcorn, they will be making friends in no time. Several of our snack tins include our favorite flavors of popcorn like butter, white cheddar, or secret recipe caramel. They also include a variety of tasty bites like cookies, chips, candy and many more sweets to keep your scholars satisfied. We can even personalize the messages on the tins with a picture or note (this would be the perfect time for any silly family photos from home). When they’re done with the goodies inside, the tins are perfect for storage and decorated with your University’s logo and colors or fun, bright designs so that they can easily fit in with the dorm décor.

So what do you all think? Let us know in the comments what would be in your ultimate college survival tin? Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook as well!

The Ultimate College Care Package Party – 3 prizes!

College Popcorn Gift Basket

College Popcorn Gift Basket

Welcome to The Popcorn Factory Ultimate College Care Package Blog Party!

We want to know what you would consider to be the ultimate care package that a college student could receive. What would be in it?

So in about a paragraph or two, let us know what amazing contents would make up this ultimate care package. If you include popcorn as one of the contents, let us know what type of popcorn would fit best and why. Also don’t forget to mention what type of creative holder it would come in. Let your imagination run!

We will pick 3 random winners!

Winner Status:

Surprise “1st Post” Winner) Vanessa (Post on May 10th, 2011 @ 5:23 pm)

Winner #1) Antane (Post on May 10th, 2011 @ 6:36 pm)

Winner #2) Elvis Moya (Post on May 10th, 2011 @ 5:37 pm)

Winner #3) Kathy (Post on May 11th, 2011 @ 1:29 pm)

Go Popcorn! Go College!

College Popcorn Blog Party. 3 Prizes!

College Hang In There Popcorn Snack Tin

College Hang In There Popcorn Snack Tin

Welcome to The Popcorn Factory College Popcorn Blog Party!

If you’re in college and you are reading this blog post, you should be studying. But while you’re here, we have something for your break (that’s what you’re doing right, taking a break from studying? Nod yes for your parents). What goes with studying. Snacking right?

So in about a paragraph or two, tell us how you feel about popcorn as a snack while you study. Also, tell us about how many breaks you take while studying (or if you’re the parent how many you think they take) and how often does that break include spinning your chair around and turning on the t.v. (yes, we remember that all too clearly from college too!) Oh sorry, that just dated us. We mean spinning around in your chair and alt-tabbing to Netflix.

We’ll pick 3 random winners and send them that nice beautiful tin of popcorn goodness you see above. It’s called the “College Hang In There Deluxe Snack Tin“. You see that frog on the tin. That’s you. No you don’t look like a frog. We’re not that mean. But the frog is ‘hanging in there’ just like you at college. We know the studying is tough and keeping focused is always a challenge (specially with all the distractions), but remember that there’s a lot of other students in the same boat and just give it your best. You’ll make it through to the other side. Oh and if you’re one of the lucky winners, we would love to see how you use the tin in your dorm/apartment afterwards, whether that’s putting it in the corner and shooting a basketball into it or storing a bunch of supplies that you have stuffed into that way-too-tiny dorm room closet.

Ok so go ahead and give about a paragrah or two on the topic mentioned above  and we’ll pick 3 random winners. (Yes, that’s all we ask for. No crazy long form asking for every bit of information about you. And the only reason we need your email address when you submit your comment is in case you win that beatifully delicious tin of popcorn you see above.)

Winner Status:

Surprise “1st Post” Winner) Katy Stahlman (Post on May 4th, 2011 @ 11:07 am)

Winner #1) Fred (Post on May 6th, 2011 @ 10:48 am)

Winner #2) Max Ferg (Post on May 5th, 2011 @ 7:01 am)

Winner #3) Kari Domiter (Post on May 5th, 2011 @ 11:19 am)