Dale and Thomas Popcorn
New York, NY 10036
Are you crazy about popcorn? Sometimes you don’t need to watch a movie to enjoy popcorn. Instead you can check out the Dale and Thomas Popcorn franchise store on the Upper West Side that exclusively sells all sorts of specialty popcorn made fresh daily. Yes I did say this was a franchise – I’ve never seen one before but apparently the founder is from Popcorn, Indiana and one of the co-founders is Isiah Thomas. They sell a variety of fresh popcorn including Dale’s Caramel, the Hall of Fame Kettlecorn (mixture of salted and sugared popcorn), North County Cheddar, Backyard Barbeque, Chocolate Chunk n’ Crunch, and pure plain popcorn. They also have daily “Drizzlecorn” special flavors such as Toffee Crunch and Peanut butter with white chocolate. It’s kind of like the Ben and Jerry’s of Popcorn if you think about it. All popcorn is popped on the premises and then batched into each type of flavor. We got a regular bag of Kettlecorn for $3.50 . The kettlecorn is a special blend of salted and sugared popcorn. I know it sounds weird, but it’s actually pretty delicious and addicting.
I also tried the peanut butter with white chocolate but that was a little too sweet for me. The popcorn is always fresh and crunchy and never stale, although if you enjoy your popcorn warm like in the movie theaters, you’ll have to wait around till the next fresh batch of popcorn comes out. (Like you would at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts). All in all, the popcorn from the store is a great snack and can be enjoyed anytime and the popcorn gift baskets are great for the holidays.