Pete Goes Shopping!

As you may know, we have a little “Traveling Pete” cardboard cutout that has been flying all over the country, visiting families.

Pete the Popcorn is the star of our new Children’s Book… titled… well, Pete the Popcorn! It comes out on February 29th, 2012 through Amazon.com and we are hoping you’ll help us out by purchasing a copy or two on that specific day.

But it’s been really cool seeing what families do with Pete! He has helped out at a daycare center. He has seen the sights in our Nation’s Capital. And now he’s gone to the grocery store.

It AMAZES me the amount of Popcorn-related products there are on the shelves at the grocery store. Of course, it appears Pete has found them all. Much like your kids are learning about all the things they can grow up to be, Pete is busy learning about popping up! Thanks Paula Gnacke and family for that pic!

Speaking of learning, we’ve learned a whole lot about popcorn over the past few months as word has spread about Pete the Popcorn! Of course, I knew that my taste buds start making love if they get a hint of caramel and cheese corn together. But that usually requires getting a piece of corn from two separate containers and then alternately POPPING them into my mouth. Too much work, I say!

So Campbell’s Sweets Factory in Cleveland, Ohio has taken their caramel corn, let it dry… and then runs it through the cheese process. Making cheese-coated caramel corn. They call it dichotomy. And it’s okay if you’d like to go look it up in the dictionary. Because I sure did. Go ahead. I’ll wait.

And who knew that there’s actually a popcorn made to taste like Chicken Wings with Ranch Dressing? POParazzi Gourmet POPcorn in Houston, Texas blew my mind with that one!

Or for someone with a discerning palate, Balsamic Vinegar and Cracked Pepper, like the good folks at Grand Rapids Popcorn have done? That would be awesome with a chilly class of Pinot Grigio. For the parents, of course.

Pink Peppercorn Popcorn, you ask? Popcorn Palace in Chicagoland is responsible for that one.

Mac and Cheese is just one of the flavors dreamed up by Popcorn Girl out in Las Vegas!

And how about picking up some popcorn in an airport? Queen City Popcorn at CVG (that’s Cincinnati, Ohio in airport lingo!) has you covered.

Finally, cherry cola popcorn? Al’s Popcorn in Columbus, Ohio— you’ve stolen my heart.

 

Be sure to pick up some treats for your family at these wonderful, locally owned and operated businesses. Some of these shops have confirmed dates with us to appear for signings… and others are still in the works. But all of them deserve your business.

I didn’t realize how much I liked popcorn until Pete came along… Speaking of Pete, have you pledged to help us and buy a book on LEAP DAY? PETE DAY is LEAP DAY.

Talk to you soon!

Nick

 

 

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