The History of Kettle Korn

Kettle Korn History

Kettle Korn is an age-old tradition brought to life in the mid 1800's by Missouri farmers. These German immigrants used to pop corn in their large cast iron kettles after a day of rendering lard from hogs. They would then add honey, molasses, or sugar to sweeten their freshly popped treat. The korn was then cooked over a wood fire, stirred with a wooden paddle, dumped into a large kettle, and scooped out by hand. While the recipe we use is similar to the original, we've replaced the lard with soybean oil, using a little sugar and salt, and fire our popper with propane instead of wood.

Today, our "Old Fashioned Kettle Korn" is sold throughout Northern New England at various craft shows and specialty events, as well as via mail order.

As a small family owned and operated business, we guarantee that each order is popped and personally packaged and within hours, transported to the U.S. Post Office for shipments to you and /or your friends.