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carri51106
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Kettlecorn - Sat, 05/31/03 8:50 PM
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Lately, I just can't eat enough kettle corn! I love to buy the microwave variety, but the best of the best would have to be the kind sold in Silver Dollar City amusement park in Branson, MO. You can watch them make it right there in the old fashioned cauldron!

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RE: Kettlecorn - Sat, 05/31/03 10:38 PM
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Out here in the Pacific Northwest people with cauldrons are setting up shop in grocery store parking lots and selling the stuff fresh.

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RE: Kettlecorn - Sun, 06/1/03 4:22 AM
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Originally posted by carri51106

Lately, I just can't eat enough kettle corn! I love to buy the microwave variety, but the best of the best would have to be the kind sold in Silver Dollar City amusement park in Branson, MO. You can watch them make it right there in the old fashioned cauldron!


I buy a jumbo bag of the stuff every October when the fair comes around. It's just not the same in the store or poppped in the mic. At the fair they now have a garlic version which is out of this world!

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RE: Kettlecorn - Sun, 06/1/03 6:22 AM
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I certainly love popcorn and I would consume it much more frequently if it was not for the hulls. I cannot stand the after effects. I immediately have to floss. Is there a variety that minimizes the teeth jamming hulls?

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

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RE: Kettlecorn - Fri, 06/20/03 6:36 PM
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In Gatlinburg, TN and on the main street of town, there is a shop that pops kettle corn with its windows open. The smell attacks your olafactory senses as you walk down the street. In this mountainous town and the cool evenings, the smell makes you want to buy all they have.

I am not sure what it is, but kettlecorn gives the best flavor to popcorn that I have ever experienced.

I really enjoy the many different flavors they have. Carmel,butter, hot pepper and on and on.

I always bring dental floss with me, but it is worth it.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

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RE: Kettlecorn - Fri, 06/20/03 9:09 PM
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not to be missed is Johnsons on the ocean city nj boardwalk(also available in the king of prussia mall outside of philly). i am thinking that kettlecorn is always caramel flavor. is that not correct?

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RE: Kettlecorn - Fri, 06/20/03 10:13 PM
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Frank,
No, kettle corn is not caramel corn, It's a fine line but kettle corn has sugar in the popping process, caramel corn is made after the popping is over. Kettle corn can be made into caramel but not all caramel is kettle! I like just plain old kettle corn, the slightly sweet taste with the salt. Okay ladies how many of you have looked for something sweet & salty with a chocolat chaser??

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RE: Kettlecorn - Thu, 11/13/03 11:48 PM
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P:

Vic's Kettle Corn is inexpensive and practically hulless. It's got huge kernels with JUST the right amount of sugar and salt.

-J
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Originally posted by Sundancer7

I certainly love popcorn and I would consume it much more frequently if it was not for the hulls. I cannot stand the after effects. I immediately have to floss. Is there a variety that minimizes the teeth jamming hulls?

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

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RE: Kettlecorn - Fri, 11/14/03 4:28 AM
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Sugar + popcorn - just doesn't work for me at all . Mother used to make caramel popcorn and popcorn balls for Halloween and Christmas -I could never stand it .

A co-worker bragged about this stuff a few months ago so strongly that I bought a case of it (microwave bags) at Sam's without ever trying it . She neglected to mention the sugar factor .

Live and learn . I fixed a bag, ate about half without gagging somehow and gave her the rest of the case .

Sometimes I don't very smarts .

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RE: Kettlecorn - Fri, 11/14/03 9:06 AM
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I tried making KC at home once; disaster.

I don't care for caramel corn, but I DEARLY LOVE Kettle Corn, fresh and still warm from the cauldron!

I've tried the store brands, and they just don't cut it for me. I'm happy to wait for some local festival.

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RE: Kettlecorn - Fri, 11/14/03 11:16 AM
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I'm no authority on kettle corn, but I consider myself one on plain old popcorn. I dislike microwave popcorn. Instead, I pop Newman's own kernels on the stove in canola oil for best results. The taste is so much better than Orville Redenbacher (which has no flavor at all, as far as I can tell.)

Does anyone else like Newman's Own? Unfortunately, it's difficult to find (the jarred kind, I mean). I ordered six jars recently from a website because it doesn't seem to be available in any store in the Chicago area (really!)


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RE: Kettlecorn - Fri, 11/14/03 11:29 AM
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I like the Newman's line, love the balsamic vinegar salad dressing, but I think that may be because of the little Elizabethan ruff he's wearing on the bottle. I'm a total sucker for the packaging of Newman's Own. They slay me.

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RE: Kettlecorn - Fri, 11/14/03 12:29 PM
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Trying health food stores for Newman's popping corn is a good suggestion. However, I actually went to the company's own website, and found out that the nearest store selling the product is in Wisconsin. (I live on Chicago's North Shore, where it's generally possible to find any food one wants - except for a really good corned beef sandwich, but that's another story)

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RE: Kettlecorn - Fri, 11/14/03 5:20 PM
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i know nothing is like the 'fresh popped' kettle corn.. but you could try "ACT II" it's microwavable and it's really not that bad.. but you have to eat it as soon as it's popped.. good luck! :)