Today I had to drop a friend off at the Indianapolis Airport at lunch time and stopped on my way out of town at the Metropolis Mall in Plainfield, Indiana (Futura Parkway just off Perry Road, which is a little West of the airport off of I-70.) There's a nice little Irish pub there we had a blog meet at once, that I wanted try again for lunch before I hit the freeway.
Heidi Pops Gourmet Popcorn. I heard about it from a friend that works in Plainfield. She said --"Heidi and her husband have black labs-- you need to go say hello". So I did. Owned by a husband and wife team, the store's been open for a couple of weeks, ready for their permanent sign out front and hungry customers. This is their dream, to have their own Mom and Pop (pun intended) business, after years of good jobs working for others, the entrepreneurial spirit of America alive and well in them. They've put their future in this dream, this endeavor and I know that has to be a little bit daunting.
There's a couple of other popcorn places around the area. Good, but not enough to make me go out of my way to get some. But I DO like popcorn. . .
I was warmly greeted by Mr. G. and given a quick tour of their treats and tastes. Then I snapped some pictures while he set up more samples for the day. hey always have some standards, caramel corn, caramel corn with pecans or almonds, cheddar cheese.
Today they also had buffalo ranch. MMMMM. And Pickle. Yes Pickle. If you love sea salt and vinegar style chips you will snarf up the pickle flavor.
The cheddar popcorn is amazing It's a sharp cheddar and tastes like the best quality cheddar, not that cheddar-like dust you usually find on popcorn. It's like you mated the best quality Indiana popcorn with that wonderful sharp cheddar pub cheese in the brown crock. I would drive a long way for this cheddar popcorn.
You can get a single serving size bag, or small, medium,or large for sharing, and tubs up to many gallons, which you can fill with more than one flavor. There were a lot of flavors in addition to the ones pictured here, including chocolate and some colorful fruit flavors that would surprise you.
How did my steering wheel end up orange?