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Poputopia gourmet popcorn and sweets location opens in Alton


poputopiaFrom left: Dill Pickle, Buffalo Bleu Cheese, and Curry popcorn.

ALTON – Poputopia, a gourmet popcorn shop specializing in unique popcorn flavors and sweet treats, has opened in Alton.

The store opened this month at 231 E. Delmar Road, next to the Real Deals location, owner Rebecca Pattan said.

Pattan describes the shop as having “a petite storefront with atomic-age décor to match the name and logo, and a wonderfully curated selection of sweet edibles.”

The popcorn, which is made in-house, comes in a variety of rotating flavors including classics such as cheddar, caramel, Chicago-mix, and kettle corn and specialty varieties like Rosemary and White Truffle, Buffalo Bleu Cheese, Curry, and Birthday Cake.

“The selection changes daily, and over the span of the year, you can expect to see over 150 sweet and savory popcorn flavors,” she said.

Poputopia also makes a variety of candied nuts – the current selection includes cashews, pecans, and almonds. There is a variety of other curated treats. Some of the current selection includes Salt Water Taffy, Hammonds Chocolate Bars, and a variety of old-fashioned candies.

Poputopia will also have a “beautiful case of assorted chocolates from a variety of fine chocolatiers” and a variety of sugar-free options, she said.

The store will also have a rotating selection of seasonal treats for Easter baskets, Halloween, Christmas gifts and Valentine’s Day.

The store is also available to provide popcorn and candy buffets for weddings, corporate gift baskets and tins.

The shop is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

For more information, go to Twitter & Instagram @Poputopia, and Facebook @PoputopiaPopcorn or contact the store at and (618) 433-8588.

      From the Illinois Business Journal

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