Last week, I took a trip to Pittsburgh, PA. I have a full blog post coming on that, but first I wanted to focus on one of the local shops I visited while there. The shop was called The Pittsburgh Popcorn Company. I was checking out the Strip when this place caught my eye. They were also giving out free samples so I couldn’t help but give it a try. The sales associate told me that there were five locations in total and the one that I had visited was the original one.
As soon as I stepped into the shop I fell in love with the interior. The big lit up ‘Pop’ sign immediately caught my attention. I would say that I would love to have it in my apartment, but I would have nowhere to put it. It’s small and has a vintage movie theater feel about it. I wouldn’t be surprised if the ceiling was original. The design reminds me of a bygone era.
They have a wide range of popcorn flavors that were listed on the chalkboard. There aren’t as many as Metropolis Popcorn, but the prices were about the same. I got a small bag of the Vanilla Almond and let me tell you, it reminded me of the butter almond cookies that I buy and gobble up in the same day. It’s really good and fresh. The almonds balance well with the light hint of vanilla and what I think was caramel coating the popcorn. Sadly, I should’ve gotten a couple more flavors to try, but as they say, hindsight is 20/20.
I’m a huge fan of the design of the logo. For some reason I find it really cool looking. Anyway, I would suggest that if you live in the Pittsburgh area or are dropping by, you should give this place a try. I mean, who doesn’t love popcorn?
The Pittsburgh Popcorn Company
209 21 Street
If this review has peaked your interest and you aren’t near Pittsburgh, you can have their popcorn shipped to you here.
Great popcorn – I always get some to take home to Mom and Dad during the school holidays! They have a chocolate/peanut butter (Reese’s-esque) flavor that’s pretty ridiculous 😀