By Devon Johnson
Alberta-based gourmet snack brand Poko Popcorn is planning on expanding nationwide. The company who currently has 4 locations in the Calgary area has announced an aggressive expansion plan to open 40 locations within the next five years.
Poko Popcorn was founded in Calgary in 2015 as a “kitchen experiment with a small group of friends who saw an opportunity to create an exceptional snack product by investing in real, quality ingredients, developing a unique process and creating flavours packed with punch,” according to the company. This process has gained a cult-like following.
Unlike many signature popcorn stands, the company produces their popcorn in small batches to ensure a fresh taste and warm temperature. The popcorn also comes in thirteen varieties, including Orange Cheddar, Red Caramel Corn, Chicago Style, and Caramel Pecan. Each batch is flavoured and drizzled in front of the customer’s eyes. This ensures the product is served warm, and is packed full of fresh flavour.