8 places to get the best gourmet popcorn in New Jersey

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Who doesn’t love some delicious popcorn?

New Jersey has many delicious delicacies boasting everything from bread and boardwalk snacks to Italian fare. But, we also have taken our knack for kitchen wizardry to corny level…popcorn that is. Yes, the Garden State is home to some pretty delicious gourmet popcorn options and we decided to round up some of our favorites for you.

1. The Little Kernel, Manalapan


Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Jacqueline and Chris Laurita‘s company keeps it real with no artificial ingredients. They only use quality ingredients and it’s popped in olive oil so that it will be the best kind of popcorn. Some of their interesting flavors include truffle sea salt, sweet and salty kettle, white cheddar, and of course for the classic fans – butter flavored.

2. Gourmet Popcorn Creations, Collingswood

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This family owned and operated business has evolved into a popcorn factory that uses the finest ingredients to make the best tasting popcorn. They use real butter and there are no preservatives! They have some interesting flavors including orange, cherry cola, blueberry, and cheesecake along with the more classic ones like caramel and white cheddar. They even have a pizza flavor too! They have about 40 flavors to choose from so you will always be satisfied.

3. Johnson’s Popcorn, Ocean City/Wildwood

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Since the 1940s, this popcorn place has been an icon on New Jersey’s boardwalk. All of their popcorn are hand mixed in large copper kettles. You can also shop by size online and get a small party bucket or large beach bucket. The flavors include caramel, peanut butter crunch, chocolate drizzle, cheddar, and more. They are all cooked daily too.

4. Van Holten’s Chocolates & Sweet Shop, Brick/Seaside

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Even though this place is mostly for the candy lover, they carry popcorn too! They carry caramel, caramel with nuts, and even flavors like strawberry, banana, raspberry, cinnamon, and sour apple to name a few. A bonus: popcorn can even be shipped 365 days a year.

5. International Popcorn, Totowa

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This recently opened retail store is great so that you can try and sample many of their various flavors. It’s great for adults or kids – you can fill up your own popcorn cup using their CandyLand dispensing machine. There are many flavor categories to choose from including savory/tasty blends, cheese lovers (white cheddar cheese, cheddar ranch, bacon and cheddar cheese), chocolate drizzle, etc. They even have puppy chow popcorn! There’s so many to choose from, you will not be disappointed.

6. Granny’s Kettle Korn, Estell Manor

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Just the way granny makes it!

Granny’s best seller is the kettle corn, but they also make sour cream and chive, white cheddar, jalapeno, and more. The high-end kernel is grown in the Midwest and uses the finest corn so that the snack is wholesome, full of fiber and contains no trans fats.

7. Doc Popcorn, Freehold/Tinton Falls/Cherry Hill/Woodbridge

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In their tiny Manhattan apartment, Rob and Renee began blending and making their own naturally flavored popcorn. These small shops are popping up (literally) all over malls in New Jersey. They have interesting flavors like apple crisp, cookies ‘n’ cream, French toast, and triple white cheddar. Of course, they have classic kettle corn along with good old butter flavored popcorn.

8. Cape May Popcorn Factory, Cape May

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Made by the loving care of Father John, this gourmet popcorn is made from quality ingredients. They have caramel popcorn, candy coated popcorn, savory popcorn, kettle corn, and plain popcorn. Yum!