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Heirloom Popcorn

alamobecky Oct 30, 2010 01:29 PM

Does anyone have a recommendation for a source for heirloom popcorn in the Danville/Walnut Creek area. I've seen wonderful offerings online but the shipping fees are prohibitive.

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    Joel RE: alamobecky Oct 30, 2010 03:30 PM

    Not sure what you mean by "heirloom."
    Berkeley Bowl sells popcorn on the cob. It is about $1.50 for a bundle of three. They are not marked "popcorn" as such -- I'm sure most people just buy them for decoration
    I bought the small red cobs. You put one of these (the whole cob, without the husks) in a small paper bag and microwave it until it pops.
    Be careful -- if you overcook it, it will catch on fire-- very bad.

    Berkeley Bowl
    2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

    1. Morton the Mousse RE: alamobecky Oct 30, 2010 08:06 PM

      Rancho Gordo beans carries Red Crimson popcorn. Their products are available in the Bay Area, though not in WC. Everything they offer is amazing. Their shipping is quite reasonable at $8 flat rate per order in that you can stock up on their truly incredible beans and hominy and just pay a flat shipping free.


      Rancho Gordo
      1924 Yajome St, Napa, CA 94559

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        lexdevil RE: Morton the Mousse Oct 31, 2010 12:42 AM

        The Rancho Gordo popcorn is great. Lots of flavor, and substantial. This is not a kernel bread for extreme size or fluffiness.

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