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Baskin-Robbins is Testing Sweet and Savory Popcorn Flavors

Baskin-Robbins is known for one thing — well, make that 31 things. The popular ice cream chain has been proudly serving up its 31 flavors since 1945, which is how the company launched to now international fame. So to think of Baskin-Robbins selling anything that doesn’t involve ice cream (and yes, we’re counting their mind-blowing ice cream cakes) just feels… weird.

But we might all have to get used to this idea, and fast. As of March 2017, Baskin-Robbins has announced that they are testing a brand new product, one just as delicious albeit very different from the company’s iconic scoops: popcorn.

The company has created a few savory and sweet popcorn flavors for our snacking enjoyment and each one sounds more delicious than the next.

For savory, we have a classic butter and a cheddar jalapeno flavor. For sweet-lovers, a few flavors that are shout-outs to Baskin-Robbins’ classic ice creams: cookies and cream, sweet and salty, and the classic caramel praline.

Baskin-Robbins’ VP of Marketing, Carol Austin, informed us that of all the flavors, plain butter is surprisingly garnering the most attention. Despite this, she insisted that stranger flavors could be following these initial ones, provided that testing goes according to plan.

For now, the popcorn is only available for purchase in Tennessee and Illinois, but Baskin-Robbins representatives feel strongly that this product is testing well enough to hopefully expand. If the results do come back positive, we could be seeing this new snack in Baskin-Robbins locations across the country sooner than we think.

Until then, we’ll just enjoy our Flavor of the Month cones in anticipation.

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Wine-Infused Popcorn is the Holy Grail of Movie Theater Snacks


Sometimes the food gods shine down upon us, bringing flavors together to create epic hybrid creations, case in point, the Cronut and Mochi Donut. This time wine and your favorite movie snack have joined forces (cue in celebratory orchestra music) to bring you the perfect drunchie munchie to sneak into your next movie outing.

NYC-based Populence and New Zealand wine maker Kim Crawford have brought forth a boozy snack in two flavors: Pinot Noir Drizzle and Sauvignon Blanc Kettle. This wine-infused popcorn is meant to be paired with the wine it’s made with, which is probably a hint that you can’t get drunk off the popcorn alone. Psh, we’ll see about that.

However, for those of you who can figure out a way to sneak your favorite Pinot or Sauvignon Blanc into the movie theater: Respect. For the rest of you, you’ll just have to enjoy this unique pairing from the comfort of your living room.

Wine-Infused Popcorn, $8 (Sampler) – $48 (2 Gallon Tin) @Populence

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479° Popcorn

Another popcorn company, wouldn’t you know it; but what makes 479° popcorn different? They pop their kernels in heavy copper kettles, and toss it while still warm with buttery organic caramel or one of their classic spice blends. Their popcorn is never mass produced or stored in a warehouse and they ship their popcorn out the same day they make it, ensuring that it arrives fresh and delicious every single time.