Thursday, October 6, 2016

Sweet Treats: Velvet Creme Popcorn

  One of the tasks that comes with the cooler weather is the need to begin thinking about holiday purchases. It seems the older we get, the larger the list of people to buy for, which means the need to get creative on gifting. We certainly wouldn't entertain the idea of purchasing just any item for people on our list, because we want the gifts we do pick to hold a special meaning. For us it is a bonus when the gifts originate in Kansas City. There is nothing quite like giving a little piece of the heartland.

  While there are a slew of Kansas City based products to choose from, at least some on our list will receive a package that originated at Velvet Creme Popcorn. Located in Westwood, which is just south of the WyCo/JoCo border, this business is a Kansas City icon. Started over 75 years ago, they pioneered the idea of putting flavored popcorn in tins. They started this tradition in 1954, and it is now mimicked by popcorn companies across the nation.

  Their popcorn has become so popular that they do a large portion of their business as mail order. The tins, which originally were hand painted, now come in a wide variety of decorations. Local sports teams logos adorn many of the most popular, but they also are available with many holiday themes. Tins come in 2 gallon, 3 1/4 gallon, and 6 1/2 gallon sizes, and can be single flavor or a mix of two or three flavor choices. With six flavors to choose from, everyone will be able to enjoy their favorite. 

  The options don't end with popcorn, as Velvet Creme also offers candy and snack options. From the beginning of the company's history they have offered fudge, and today's version is a delight to the taste buds. Don't stop there, as there are other chocolate and various candy products. They offer an assortment of nuts and trail mix style snacks, and some of these are also available in tins suitable for shipping. With all of these choices it should be easy to find gifts for everyone on your shopping list. For more information or to place an online order visit


  1. I would love to visit this store before Christmas!

  2. Hopefully you will find time. It is especially enticing after Thanksgiving.