Already a local favorite in Bluffton, managers at Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn are excited to expand into Findlay with their fourth branch opening in early October.
Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company started at Bluffton’s Shannon Theater when customers would come in off the street to buy popcorn, then leave without seeing a movie. These customers inspired the popcorn maker to create a stand alone business in 2009. Now, they offer 12 core flavors, as well as frosted almonds and pecans, popcorn balls, and a specialty flavor-of-the-month.
The community’s favorite flavor is Caramel-To-Die-For, named after Shirley’s favorite phrase. She would always exclaim that something is “to-die-for” if you just had to try it. Another popular flavor is Buckeye, Caramel-To-Die-For popcorn coated with chocolate and peanut butter.
And at Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company, the tins are refillable. Customers take empty popcorn tins back to any Shirley’s location and get them refilled for about half the original price.
Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn, 1042 Interstate Ct., across from the Trenton Avenue Walmart
Also find them on Facebook.com/Shirleys.Findlay