Although popcorn is a great concession stand/food cart offering, customers often want something more exciting than plain popcorn to satisfy their grumbling tummies. Thinking about adding some sweet and savory options to your popcorn cart? With just a few extra supplies, you can add gourmet caramel corn and cheese corn to the menu!
Here’s what you’ll need to make caramel corn: some popped popcorn, a caramel corn mixing machine or aluminum mixing kettle, caramel corn mix (and appropriate amounts of oil, butter, sugar, and/or water, depending on the type of mix), a kernel separation aid, popcorn scoops, a cooling rack, and some popcorn bags/containers to serve the caramel corn in. That’s it!
Optionally, you may also want to purchase some caramel corn posters, displays and signs to help you market your product, and a wood mixing paddle, if you prefer to make your caramel popcorn the old-fashioned way.
To make cheese popcorn you’ll also need popped popcorn, some mix, and a cheese popcorn machine or mixing bowl to mix the solution with your popcorn, along with a scoop and containers/bags to distribute the cheese corn.
Gold Medal offers all of the items you need to produce, serve, and market your caramel corn and cheese corn in one place. We sell caramel corn machines and cheese corn mixers in a variety of sizes and styles, as well as accessories like cooling racks, popcorn scoops, and mixing paddles. We also sell high-quality product mixes, containers, and merchandizers. For caramel corn, we even offer pre-packaged product and all-in-one merchandising wagons!
But just how does adding gourmet popcorn increase your popcorn stand profits? Well, it’s quite simple: gourmet popcorn has a higher profit margin than regular popcorn. Caramel corn, for example, has a profit margin of 72 to 82 percent. To learn more about how to boost your concession business profits, visit the resource section of our website.